Sunday, 22 July 2007

The Famous Grouse Crieff 10k

I went off on hols immediately after the 10k last Sunday, so this is the first opportunity to give it some brief blog coverage.

There were 240 entries, encouragingly up on last year's 217, and 223 finishers. First home in 34.18 was last year's winner and course record holder Robert Gilroy. Sandra Brett of Dumfries was first woman in 42.12.

Nine Harriers ran, with Digby and Angela picking up the prizes for first local man and woman. Digby ran a particularly impressive 38.40.

The weather was great, Gilbert the Famous Grouse really got into the spirit of things, and informal feedback on the day from the runners was that the club had managed to provide another very enjoyable experience. Thanks to all who contributed, particularly to Club Secretary Liz Mestecky for all her hard work.

Club photographers, please send your pics of the event to - I was hunched over a hot laptop and didn't have a chance to capture any of the day on camera.

Extra: See Brad's photos of the day below!

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Club Championship Update - Ian and Ali extend their leads

Results after Brig Bash and including Ian and Phil's West Highland Way Race and now Simon and Adam's Lairig Ghru.


1. Ian Beattie (5 races) 67.8 points*
2. Gordon Morrison (5) 62.6
3. Ben Wake (3) 38.8
4. Peter Gaylor (4) 37.6
5. Adrian Wake (3) 35.6
6. Simon Wake (3) 31.4****
7. Phil Mestecky (2) 25.8
8. Digby Sym (2) 25.0
9. Phil Tipping (2) 23.8
10. Rob Bolton (2) 20.1
11. Colin Glencorse (1) 13.0
12. Allan Mooney**(1) 12.8
13. Doug Flint (1) 12.2
14. Victor Johnstone (1) 10.1
15. Eric Sidebottom (1) 9.6
16. Adam Wake (1) 9.5****
17. Phil Pass (1) 4.3

* Includes West Highland Way Race as a Long category C Hill Race.
**Allan's total includes a "joker" race local to him (Dick Wedlock 10k).
***As Ben is U17 his points have been multiplied by 1.45.
****Includes Lairig Ghru as a Long Category C Hill Race.


1. Ali Manners (4) 37.1
2. Liz Mestecky (2) 20.9
3. Cathy Tilbrook (1) 10.7
4. Shelagh Crighton (1) 9.8
5. Karen Pass (1) 9.0
6. Beth Fotheringham (1) 8.0

Next race is the Comrie Fun Run Thursday 2nd August 7.30pm in Laggan Park, Comrie.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

The Brig Bash 5

And there were indeed 5 Harriers running in the Brig Bash in Bridge of Earn last night. The rain stayed off, the sun came out and a field of 173 runners competed round a loop of 5 flat miles on road. They were led home by John Hargreaves of Carnegie in a time of 26.07, with Ian Beattie the fastest Harrier in 31.56, a respectable time given his recent WHW run.

Gordon Morrison finished in 34.48, pleased to have run sub-7 minute miles, Pete Gaylor ran 36.31 without recurrence of injury, Ali Manners ran a very creditable 38.09 and Rob Bolton ran a solid 41.24. Full results are here.

Thanks to Sam and Brad for their support, and congratulations to Perth Road Runners for a well organised race and a fine spread afterwards.

See Sam's pics below.