Michael Carroll, Greg Simpson and Ewan Taylor of Perth Road Runners were unlucky not to have made it a 1,2,3, finish at the Strathallan 5 mile road race on Saturday 01st of June. Michael Carroll and Greg Simpson finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in 26.48 and 27.35, the trio were split by Gordon Barrie (27.49) of Dundee Hawkhill, ahead of Ewan Taylor in 4h in a time of 28.36. Whilst Stuart Robertson and Terry Hislop in 10th and 11th place couldn’t be split finishing in 30.36. There was to be even more drama as James Fotheringham, Duncan Ryan and Neil Muir were separated by only six seconds finishing in 32.02, 32.06 and 32.08 respectively. Barry Campbell and Simon Greishaber had another closely fought run finishing in 34.18 and 34.30 with Julie Ramsay close behind in 35.18. Bob Brown completed the 5 miles in 37.42 ahead of David McRae and Amy Greig in 41.20 and 41.,30, who were followed by Melanie MacRae in 41.39 and Beth Gripton in 42.22. Kenneth Stewart finished in 43.15, as Fiona Hair and Debbie Jackson could only be separated by a single second in 43./35 and 43.36, ahead of Susan Smith in 44.18. Fiona Morrison led a trio of Perths ladies including Kirsty Johnson and Jean McCullough as they finished in 54.34, 54.35 and 54.29 resepctively. Robert Thornton also completed the race in a time of 54.48.
PRRs duo, Robin and Anne Wombill took to the hills of Perthshire for the return of the Strathearn Marathon on Sunday 09th June, an event which looks to have firmly secured its place in the Scottish calendar, and one which has gained considerable notoriety across the UK for its hills. Robin finishing in 04:49:43 and Anne in 05.06.50. Chris Paton who also ran finished in a time of 03.44.24.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Perth Road Runners, why not visit our website at www.perthroadrunners.co.uk or find us on Facebook, where all the important details including membership and training can be found, including details of our current membership offer which includes entry to the clubs annual Brig Bash 5 mile road race, which this year will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 3rd of July and your own club vest!
Members are also reminded that they can now forward their most recent race time and results simply by visiting the clubs website!
On Sunday 12th of May BUPA’s now annual Great Women’s 10k in Glasgow saw PRRs Allison McArthur post another quick time over the distance finishing in a time of, 0:53:22.
On Monday 13th Paul Grace also took 11th overall at the recent Cape Wrath Hal Marathon finishing in a time of 01:46:22. He was followed on the Saturday 18th by John Rudd was completed the Full Marathon in a time of 03:58:48 ahead of Bob Brown in 04:05:13 and Peter Ritchie in 04:29:49. Robin Wombll, not one to turn down a challenge, took on the Marathon in a time of 05:22:13.
Perth Strathtay Harriers hosted their annual Kinnoull Hill hill race on Thursday 16th which saw a number of PRRs runners take to the hill to compete . Tony Jackson setting the pace for Perth’s runners on the night and crossing the finish line in a time of 0:27:28 in 4th place overall. Brian Cooper was the nearest Green vest in 0:30:41 followed shortly by Duncan Ryan and Angel Park in 0:31:19 and 0:32:09 respectively. Clare Douglas finished ahead of Nicola Crowe in 0:32:43 and 0:34:23 respectively. Whilst Fiona McLean completed the distance in 0:34:47. Dolores Ralston was next in 0:35:49 and was followed by, William Lawson 0:40:17, Sue Jones 0:45:26 and Robert Thornton in 0:46:52.
There was a strong field of Green vests that turned out last Friday evening for the latest installment of Fife ACs Beveridge Park 5k series. Stuart Robertson lead Perths runners round in a time of just 0:18:01, with Simon Grieshaber shortly behind in 0:20.32. Julie Ramsay lead Perth’s ladies in a time of 0:20:47 ahead of Barry Campbell who ran a time of 0:21:11 ahead of Sundays Edinburgh Marathon. Beth Gripton finished in 0:24:35 and was followed by Melanie McRae 0:24:54, Susan Smith 0:26:01 Fiona Hair 0:26:23, Fiona Morrison 0:31:47, Jean McCullough 0:31:56 and Helen Caunce 0:31:57.
Edinburgh was deluged by runners across the weekend as the largest running event in Scotland, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival came to town. With a 3k, 10k, Half and Full Marathon, not to mention a full program of junior races, the EMF as it has become affectionately known, has something to offer runners of all abilities. Barry Campbell took on his 2nd Marathon of the year and finished in a time of 03:46:41. Lynne Murphy running her first marathon finished in a time of 05:43:43.
Now that summer might just finally have arrived, and we’re touching wood on that, now might just be the perfect time to up your training, set some goals, and embrace some new challenges! Perth Road Runners offers exactly that, to all our members, and more! Joining a club can be a daunting thought, especially if you are new to running, and perhaps consider yourself to be too slow, or just not quick enough, well you’d be wrong! At Perth Road Runners we have a membership base which reflects a multitude of varied abilities, and our members have their own very different goals, and have made some notable achievements too!
We meet for two training sessions per week, a Tuesday night club run, which depending on experience and ability, is varied in length and will depend on which group you fit into. On Thursday nights we have alternative training sessions which focus on speed work and hill work, these alternate between the George Duncan Athletics Arena where the focus is on track work, and Kinnoull Hill where hill reps are the order of the day.
Whatever your ability, we are sure you will find a group which is ideally suited to you. If you think your up for the challenge, why not visit our club website at: www.perthroadrunners.co.uk where we have plenty of information relating to membership, training and club activities, or alternatively if your addicted to your social media you can find and contact us on Facebook too! We hope we’ll see you soon!
The Heavens certainly opened and Hell would rain down upon those who had failed to prepare for the challenege as the 2013 Heaven and Hell Half Marathon hosted by Perth’s very own friendly running club, Perth Road Runners, took place on Sunday 29th Apil. Lenny Burnett was the first of the Perth Men to finiish in a very respectible time of 01:36:17 and was followed shorlty behind by James Fotheringham in 01:38:21. There wasn’t much to seperate Barry Campbell in 01:39:42 from both Robin Livingstone who finished in 01:39:57 and Zsolt Szarka in a time of 01:40:11. Bob Brown finished strongly in a time of 01:47:49, whilst Susie Lockett the sole representative from PRR ladies finished in a time of 01:49:59, this just a week after the London Marathon, impressive! Yuri Gattafoni finished in 01:59:13, whilst Mark Leach crossed the line in 02:15:18.
Meanwhile PRR’s Peter Ritchie had opted to head south to the Greater Manchester Marathon. Describing the conditions as windy on the day of the race, Peter earnt a very respecitble finishing time of 04:07:00.
Alyson Macpherson, of Perth Road Runners competed in the 53 mile Hoka Highland Fling ultra trail endurance race on Saturday 27th of April. The Hoka Highland Fling is an IAU accreditted race, and was chosen by both British Athletics and Scottish Athletics for the 2013 Ultra Trail Championship Race. The ‘Fling’ as it is known is also recognised as a qualification race woth 2 qualifying points to the prestiguous UTMB (Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc) and also the Western States Endurance Race, and is not to be taken lightly. Alyson completed the 53 mile challenge in a superb time of 12 hours 27 minutes and 44 seconds.
If you too are looking to take your running to the next level, or perhaps you might want to try training within a group with the added benefits of a club mentality, with like minded runners to support your goals, then Perth Road Runners could be just for you. Further club details and membership information is available at www.perthroadrunners.co.uk, and we can also be found on Facebook too!