The Schedule for the rest of August is now posted and correct. Apologies for the glitch earlier this week on Tuesday.
May 2nd Session will be a timed hill run at Menstrie. It’s for the MIRL so your time will be compared against the same session later on in the year where hopefully you’ll see some improvement after all the training your putting in…….
This is just to remind you that on the first Tuesday of each Month there is a timed run over different routes and distances. There are five in the first half of the year and five identical ones in the second half. The times recorded in the first five races against each individual are then compared against the identical races in the latter half of the year and a percentage improvement is allocated to each participant. To qualify you must run in at least three races in the first half of the year and their corresponding races in the second half of the year. All the races are listed in the spreadsheet attached on the Most Improved Runner League page – MIRL Races and Results.
If anyone manages to complete either four or five corresponding pairs of races, the improvement will be based on their best three percentages.
The point of this is that it gives everyone in the club a chance to win the Most Improved Runner title based on their own improvement, i.e. it will be the person with the greatest percentage increase that will win. It doesn’t matter how fast you are but how much you’ve improved.
This Tuesday see’s the third of those events taking place and it is ran round the Gartmorn 6 Route. There are only two races to go in the first half of the year after Tuesday. It would be great if everyone could get there on Tuesday and try and take part in the rest of these events.
The Devils Burden Relay race takes place annually. Starting at Falkland it takes place over 4 legs going around and over the Falkland Hills. It’s open to anybody and as usual with the club it’s all about participation and fun. Anyone that want’s to enter can.
This is a great day out with the WCH entering a few teams. If you would like to take part in a team then could you please let George (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gordon (email@example.com) know before the 7th January so we can get teams entered and sorted.
More information is available at: Devils Burden 2017
For anyone that’s not aware the traditional New Year Dumyat Club Run takes place as usual on the 2nd January, 2017 @ 10:00am . It starts at the Carpark next to the Logie Kirk Cemetery Carpark.
This is a fun run/jog/walk, up to the top and back doon again, where there’s a rumour of cupcakes being available.
Look forward to seeing you then, ready to run off your New Year excess.
Location Map: Logie Kirk Carpark
Congratulations to the Wee County Club Champions for 2016.
Winning the Ladies Title after being in the frame for the last couple of years is Fiona Nicholl, well done Fiona. After the 2016 Marathon times were collated Christine Caldwell collected 6pts for her time at Boston, which drew her level with Shona Campbell so they’ll have to share 2nd prize.
Ladies results are:
1st Fiona Nicholl
2nd Christine Caldwell and Shona Campbell
3rd Claire Campbell-Swan
The Men’s title once again goes to Bob Warnock after another great year. Like the ladies, the men too have two guys sharing the prize for 2nd place – Graeme Wilson and David McNeil. However, David can console himself for not overtaking Graeme because he’s the Club Men’s Most Improved runner Champion for 2016.
Men’s results are:
1st Bob Warnock
2nd – David McNeil and Graeme Wilson
3rd – Alastair Outred
Finally the Most Improved Runner’s League and a big Congratulations to Heather Cassidy, who won the Ladies title for 2016 and David McNeil, who had a massive 7PBs in 2016 and (as mentioned above) shared 2nd Place for the Men’s title.
Most Improved Runner League Winners:
Ladies – Heather Cassidy
Mens – David McNeil
Well done to all!!