Some runners kicked off the month with a nice 20-miler on the 4th - the Edinburgh to North Berwick - with the sun deciding to shine. Stuart Hay finished 4th over all in 2:04:09, taking the 1st vet prize. James Addie finished in 2:16:16, Rhona Anderson in 2:22:06, being 2nd lady and 1st vet, Mary Wood in 2:29:24, Silver Storic in 2:45:34 (his and James' first race at the distance), Neil Jones in 2:50:39 and Anne Hay in 2:55:11. Rhona, Mary and Anne were presented with the ladies team prize. Later the same day the Tiree Half Marathon took place with the competitors battling against extremely windy conditions. Ian Sills finished 4th in 1:24:33, Brian Davidson 8th in 1:31:32, Jane Timms in 2:08:17 and Theresa Davidson in 2:11:07.
On Monday 6 May, Sheila Morrison ran the Belfast Marathon, a favourite of hers, finishing with a time of 4.42.15.
On Saturday 11th, the runners had to contend with blustery conditions again at the Penicuik 10k. Stuart finished 13th in 37:46 and Anne finished in 50:56.
The following weekend saw Sheila running in the 10k in aid of motor neurone disease at Strathclyde Park, finishing in a time of 54:20. At the same time Lee Curtis was taking part in the Scarfell Pike Train Marathon - with 1800m of ascent it is England's highest race (and also longer than the average marathon at 27.6 miles). Lee finished in 21st place with a time of 5:22:49 .
On Saturday 25th, the National Trail Races took part at Falkland in far warmer temperatures than expected. Anne finished in 53:56 in the ladies 10K, with Stuart and Ian Sills finishing in 57:49 and 59:30 respectively in the mens 15K.
The big race the next day attracted a large number of runners, sweltering in the heat - the Edinburgh Marathon! James Addie, running his first marathon, finished in an excellent time of 3:09:28, Brian Davidson finished in 3:30:26, Silver, also running his first marathon, finished in 4:06:48 and Neil Jones in 4:32:07. Well done!
Sheila completed a challenge mid-month - 5k for 50 days (at least) - she ran 435 kilometres in total. Well done Sheila.
June races will appear shortly.