National Masters Cross-Country Championships taking place at Bathgate
on Saturday and the Bupa Murrayfield Hospital Lasswade 10 mile road
race on Sunday.
At the Balbardie Park of Peace, the venue for the Masters, the ladies
race was won by Susan Finch of City of Glasgow, with Anne Hay of
Dunbar Running Club finishing in a respectable 27th place. In the
men's race there was a bit of inter-club competition between Ian Sills
and Ian Rowland, with Ian Sills managing to pull away on the final lap
to finish in 38th place overall in a time of 38:04 – 11 seconds ahead
of his club mate. Stuart Hay finished in 40:57, with Richard Taylor
finishing in 42:35. The Rev. Keith Mills of Dunbar also put in a good
effort to complete the tough course.
The Lasswade 10 mile the following day was a good course, slightly
changed from previous years, but still a challenging, somewhat hilly,
route. Ian Sills came in 11th overall with a time of 59:08, with
Stuart Hay finishing in 63:46, and Steve Pattison achieved a personal
best, finishing in 69:22. Anne Hay finished in 75:06, Mary Ennis in
81:05, Jenny MacFarlane in 89.42 and Theresa Leslie in 93:26 - all
also having fairly good runs with Theresa also achieving a personal
best for the distance. Well done everyone!