East Fife Tri Club

Race Report October-November 2016

Whilst the triathlon season has effectively come to an end, the off season is a great time to enjoy other types of races, and club members have been enjoying some great running races!

One of the final multisport events of the season took place on 29th October in Dundee at the University Aquathlon, which was the Scottish Student Championship race.  Eilidh Smyth had a fantastic race, finishing 2nd female and 20th Overall, in a time of 34.21 minutes.  Marcus Taylor and Adrian Wood also raced well.  Marcus finished 7th overall in a time of 30.44, and Adrian finished 39th overall, and 2nd in category in 36.47. Excellent results in an extremely competitive field!

Saturday 5th November, Craig Trewartha took on the Glenogle 33, his biggest running challenge to date.  He said of the event: “On a glorious November's day we set off from Killin on a 33 mile course that passed over the Glen Ogle viaduct, through Lochearnhead, past Rob Roy’s grave in Balquidder before looping around Strathyre and heading back towards Killin again. The route included sections on road, cycle paths, trails and steep forest tracks. Despite some nutritional issues and muscle cramps at mile 27 (thank goodness for the fellow runner who handed me two McDonalds salt sachets to neck!) I completed the course in a moving time of 5hr 25 and an official gun to tape time of 5hrs 38mins. Despite its gruelling nature I haven't been put off doing another!! I think the attached photo perfectly conveys how much fun I had!!”

The following day, Dundee Road Runners held their ever popular Templeton 10.  This a great 10 mile course, notorious for being challenging with a few hills and frequently windy.   Marcus Taylor finished in 1:06.39, pleased to beat his time from last year, Tracey McFee in 1.41.07, Lynn Hardie in 1.42.31 and Jane Askey in 1.57.36.

Another extremely popular race is the Glen Clova half marathon which was held on Saturday 12th November.  Known for its stunning setting, this race is always a must in the winter calendar, but only Adrian Wood was lucky enough to secure an entry this year.  He ran a great race finishing in 1.33.34.

Very well done to all!

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