5th December 2014
With the road running season drawing to a close, Perth Road Runners tested their off road skills at the first race of the Falkland Trail Runners Frostbite series. The series is made up of 4 races in the attractive surroundings of Falkland Estate. The 5k race is 2 laps on a multi-terrain route of tracks, trails, streams and a strategically placed log or two.
Neil Muir was first home for PRRs in a superb time of 24.34 taking 20th place overall in a field of just under 200 competitors. Paul Grace was Perth’s runner up with a competitive performance at 26:06. Barry Campbell and Stewart Dallas finished within half a minute of each other at 27:07 and 27:36 respectively. Alan Paterson did well in 35:33 leading home Daile Sipple in 36:02 and Eleanor Paul in 38:08. Fiona Morrison and Robin Wombill finished together in 42:04.
The previous day PRRs sent a team to the East District cross country League race at Alloa. Simon Grieshaber reported a lot of mud and one of the best cross country races in the country – tough hilly and muddy! The event marked a record for East District XC League with 730 finishers across all categories. Fiona Manson did an excellent time of 32:21. In the senior men’s field, David Hunter’s time was a superb 35:11 taking 41st place in a field of 250. Simon Grieshaber and Mike Dales were very competitive at 44:07 and 45:30 respectively.
Diary dates for PRRs are the AGM at Bells at 7.15pm on Thursday 4th December and the Yahoo Club Handicap race on Tuesday 16th December. For the festive season the Xmas run will take place on Sunday 21st December from Dunkeld to Loch Ordie. The Ne’erday Nonsense challenge will take place on 1st January 2015. Please see PRRs website for further information. We are on Facebook too.
PRRs veteran Neil Muir vaulting the infamous log at Falkland Frostbite Trail Race
Perth Road Runners at Falkland Frostbite Trail Race
12th December 2014
With the cross country season well underway, PRRs sent a team to the East District XC League race at Camperdown Park, Dundee The course was a testing 3 laps of a 2- mile circuit with a few inclines for added interest. In the senior men’s field, David Hunter’s time was a superb 36:11 taking 40th place in a field of 239. In a welcome return to the green vests, David Knight produced an excellent 38:47 and runner up for Perth. Hamish Shankland in his debut cross country race was very competitive at 45:17 followed by Simon Grieshaber at 45:52 and David Wood at 52:32.
The following day Duncan Ryan headed North East to contest the10k Christmas Canter on Aberdeen Beach Front. Duncan won the race in a superb time of 37:16, picking up a PB and the winner’s trophy.
Intrepid PRRs Kirsty Johnston, Alan Paterson and Fiona Morrison earned their mince pies last Saturday when they contested the Perth Parkrun in the morning and went on to complete Perth’s first 5km Santa Run in the afternoon.
Recently returned from Lanzerote Marathon Festival, the Club’s Bob Brown has now completed an epic 127 marathons. Bob has picked up First Vet over 70 Years honours in 30 out of 35 races this year.
Diary dates for PRRs are the Yahoo Club Handicap race on Tuesday 16th December and for the festive season the Xmas run will take place on Sunday 21st December from Dunkeld to Loch Ordie. The Ne’erday Nonsense challenge will take place on 1st January 2015. Please see PRRs website for further information. We are on Facebook too.
Perth Santa Run – Kirsty Johnston, Alan Paterson and Fiona Morrison
PRRs team at East District XC Championships Dundee – David Wood, Hamish Shankland, Simon Grieshaber, David Hunter and David Knight
19th December 2014
Perth Road Runners returned to Falkland Estate for the second off-road race in the Falkland Trail Runners Frostbite series. The 5k race is 2 laps on a multi-terrain route of tracks, trails and streams.
In wet, windy and freezing weather Neil Muir was first home for PRRs in a competitive time of 25:26. Stewart Dallas was Perth’s runner up in 28:16. Richard Hughes and Barry Campbell finished within half a minute of each other at 31:21and 32:05 respectively. Alan Paterson did well in 35:33 leading home Caroline Hogarth in 35:51and Eleanor Paul in 36:3. Robin Wombill persevered with a back injury to finish in 49:04.
Twenty six PRRs turned out on 16 December to contest the Club’s annual 10 mile handicap road race, the infamous Yahoo. The route takes in the north, south, east and west of the Fair City with stiff climbs at Newhouse Road, Craigie Knowes and Glenlochay Road.
First over the line, and winner of the Yahoo trophy 2014, was Nicola Crowe in an excellent time of 1:11:07. Julie Reid in 1:37:57 and Julie Ramsay in 1:09:46 stormed home as second and third to cross the line. Stuart Robertson picked up silverware for the fastest time on the night with a superb 1:01:04. The scratch times for the rest of the field were: Andrew Lochhead 1:06:40, Barry Campbell and Claire Douglas 1:09:49, Grant Wooler and John Rudd 1:13:58, Kenneth Stewart 1:16:28, Steven Gilbert 1:17:30, Sonja Crow 1:18:30, Fiona Angus and Allison Brown 1:22:05, Sue Jones 1:27:32, Debbie Jackson 1:35:32, Sally Newton 1:35:38, Margaret MacIntosh 1:36:24, Gillian Smith 1:41:01, Eleanor Paul 1:41:05, Caroline Hogarth 1:42:58, Alan Paterson 1:45:36, Jean McCullough 1:50:05, Fiona Morrison 1:52:40. Fiona Manson and Linda O’Neill had good race and took a right turn before the timed finish line. Everyone thanked Grant Strachan for another excellently organised handicap race.
At the PRRs Annual General Meeting on 4 December, PRRs elected the 2015 Committee: Chair – Neil Muir, Vice Chair – Debbie Jackson, Secretary – Sally Newton, Treasurer – Sue Jones, Press Reporter (s) – James Fotheringham and Stuart Robertson, Championship Organiser – Grant Strachan, Web Organiser – Simon Grieshaber. Outgoing Chair Kenneth Stewart thanked the 2014 committee for their work.
The Club Xmas run will take place on Sunday 21st December from Dunkeld to Loch Ordie. The Ne’erday Nonsense 3-race challenge will take place on 1st January 2015 – see website for details.
Perth Road Runners celebrate annual Yahoo Handicap 10 mile road race
PRRs with Frostbite medals at Falkland Trail Race