August 2015

14th August 2015

Perth Road Runners have been out in force lately in many parts of the country as racing season is truly in full flow.Debbie Jackson travelled to do the Ardbeg Islay Half marathon and ran well posting a time of 2hrs 5 mins.Simon Grieshaber ran the Haddington half marathon in a quick 1 hr 38 mins on a tricky course with plenty climbing.
The Forth Bridges 10k also took place with Stuart Robertson having his first competitive run in over 3 months and ran a sparkling 39 mins 15 secs. Jimmy Fotheringham ran the same race in 41 mins 30 secs again after a lay off.
The 90th Perth Parkrun took place on Saturday with 10 green vests taking part out of 126 runners.Jordan Strachan was first back from them in 18.59,Stuart Fraser19.42,Grant Strachan 20.24 and a new PB,Mike Dales 21.42 and a new PB,Fiona Manson23.48, Andy Lockhead 25.46, Mel Macrae 27.54,Sally Newton28.56,Karen Walters29.47 and Fiona Morrison completing the PRRS home in 34.50.
The Perth Half Marathon also took place at the weekend with a fantastic 18 Road Runners taking part out of 199 runners.Pride of place going to Greg Simpson with a magnificent time of 1 hr 17mins.13and winner overall of the race.Michael McConnell 1hr 24.23 followed by Duncan Ryan in 1hr24.48.Ronnie Glen 1hr 29.17,Kevin Riddell1hr29.24,Martin Mcewan 1hr 33.21Kevin Rogers 1hr 34.22 Grant Key1hr.38.30,Richard Ward1hr 41.04,Stewart Reid 1hr 41.56 Sonjia Crow 1.44.59,Barry Campbell1hr46.34,Craig Antribus1hr46.38,Kenny Stewart1hr48.29,Hugh Daly 1hr48.46,Dale Maria 2hr 7’Robin Wombill 2hr23 and Caroline Ness 2hr33 completed the fantastic turnout home.
Mention also must be given to Mike “soapy Souter” who ran a PB in the 5k kilt run in a magnificent time of 17 mins 42 secs coming home in second place.
Runners remember that it’s photo time at the Perth Parkrun this Saturday along with the Kinross Road Runners.Please wear your club colours.


Greg Simpson – winner of the inaugural Perth Half

21st August 2015

This week saw the Perth Road Runners have their annual Duathlon event.This comprises a 4.2 mile run and a 12.4 mile cycle.This could be done as an individual event or as a team.first home in the individual even was Myles Bax.He completed the run and cycle in 64mins and 13 secs.
Nicola Crowe was First Lady home in a total time of 82mins 34 secs.The team event went to Elvis Reid and Terry Hislop who managed a time of 69 mins and 19 secs.There was a great turnout for the event and thanks must go to all the volunteers with special mention to Alan Paterson and Kirsty Johnston who did most of the organising.
The 91st Perth Parkrun was also on at the weekend and a magnificent 36 Perth Road Runners were included in a total field of 214 runners.
Greg Simpson was first home in 16.51,Mark Dunn18.18,Terry Hislop 19,Martin Mcewen 19.10, Stuart Fraser 19.13, Jimmy Fotheringham 19.17, Claire Douglas 20.12 and new PB,Ronnie Glen 20.45Andy Lochhead 20.58, Stewart Dallas 21.01,Kenny Stewart 21.19,Fiona Angus 21.31,Sonjia Crow 21.49,Stephen Ferguson 22.19, Richard Hughes 22.28, Fiona Manson 23.30,Brian Cooper 24.05,Amy Greig 24.15,Christian Muir 21.46,Mel Macrae 25.45,Debbie Jackson 26,Stewart Reid 26,52,Gillian Smith 26.53, Alan Paterson 27.25, Fiona Hair 27.37, Sally Newton 27.52, Joanna Northcott 28.09, Jean McCullough 29.04, Karen Walters 29.23,Zsolt Szarka 30.21, Caroline Hogarth 30.27,Fiona Muir 32.12, Eleanor Martin 32.28, Fiona Morrison 34.23 and Kirsty Johnston 34.41 completed the Road Runners home. A club that is going from strength to strength and more runners are welcome to come along for a taster session at 6.25 pm on Tuesday’s at Bells Sports Centre. One of the runners always being available to meet and greet new runners.
Forfar 10 k takes centre stage this weekend as the next championship race.