An altogether cooler day after some rain, but quite dry and very pleasant. 9 folk turned out; David, Lesley, Jack, Jan, Bill, Mark, Shirley, Dave I and Rick. Again we had takers for all three distances and we talked about the Ballater 10 mile on Sunday as well as the 5 mile run in Clatt.
26 degrees C in the shade seemed only to fuel the athlete in Jack, Dave D, Lesley, Irene, Morag, Shirley, Fiona, Bill and Mark. Some managed the 5km route with increasing ease; Mark managed a PB around the 8km route on his own while David whipped the rest of us half way up Scolty doing hill speed reps of 2 minutes on – 1 minute recovery. Apparently this is good, but it did leave some of us wondering what repercussions would manifest in the musculoskeletal make-up of those poor souls involved.
Heat wave running experience saw nine hardy souls turn out. Jack, Dave D, Lesley, Irene, Morag, Shirley, Dave I, Rick and Fiona. We had runners on all 3 routes, but more are favouring the 8km choice. Fiona has volunteered for the Crathes Half organising team. We are still looking for 3 more please.
Pleasant run on a warm evening. The five of us who turned up did not feel up to a hard workout, so we all did a gentle 8km circuit. It was the heat you know, otherwise I’m sure we’d have worked harder!
Lovely evening. Warm and dry with no wind. 9 runners – Jack Rob, Lesley,Dandy, Bill, Rick, David, Morag and Irene. We had runners on all three distances. (5,7 and 8km) Talked about the new website and the need to login to Mapmyrun when viewing the course map links. jack to investigate. Also discussed upcoming Crathes Half Marathon and to search about for 4 volunteers to help with the race and also to man the club gazebo. jack to initiate a program to help first time entrants to train for the race.
Please enter your comments to leave any ideas or your name if you would rather volunteer than run.
|Pos||Cat Pos||Race No||Name||Time||Chip Time||Category||Gender||Gen Pos||Club||TOD|
|21||11||139||Steven Robertson||01:32:44||01:32:34||17-39||Male||19||banchory running club||12:48:47|
|59||16||215||Mark Crawford||01:40:02||01:39:53||40-49||Male||53||banchory running club||12:56:05|
|94||25||143||Smith Gordon||01:45:58||01:45:28||40-49||Male||84||banchory running club||13:02:01|
|104||16||188||Jack Honey||01:47:22||01:47:14||50-59||Male||94||banchory running club||13:03:25|
|169||74||201||David Dawson||01:57:54||01:57:27||17-39||Male||141||banchory running club||13:13:57|
|200||29||202||Lesley Cheyne||02:03:09||02:02:43||17-39||Female||41||banchory running club||13:19:12|
I have to say that of all the races I run over the year, of all distances from 10km to 35.5 miles – the Stonehaven Half is my favourite. I think it’s a combination of the warm weather, great countryside and the hills. Yes, I can do hills, especially if there is a piper on the top bend to help drag out the last reserves of power, but its the last 6 miles in a marathon I really struggle with and of course that’s no issue in this race. I can just run fast without having to fear the total body breakdown of a marathon.
Turnout of 7. Dave, Lesley, Morag, Steve, Gordon, Mark and Jack
Smashing weather for a run. Clear blue sky, 18 degrees and a gentle breeze.We opted for a plain run, some over the 7km and others the 8km route at a gentle pace to save ourselves for the Stonehaven Half Marathon on Sunday. I for one, ran intervals of fast for 2 minutes then slow for 2 minutes over the whole 8km to try impress on the grey matter between my ears that is my engine room, that on Sunday I will be calling for FULL SPEED AHEAD!
Good luck to those racing on Sunday. If there is anyone still wanting to enter the Stonehaven Half Marathon, there are at the time of writing, still places available. If that situation continues, they will accept registration on the day, otherwise you can do it online at EntryCentral until Saturday.
The following committee members can be contacted through our Facebook group – any and all questions welcome!
Treasurer: Sandy Reid
Chairlady: Lesley Cheyne
Coach: Bill Paul