Tuesday, 19 June 2018

WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE TRAINING

Please note we NO ACCESS to our usual hall in the Sports Club on Wednesday 20th June.  We have agreed in advance a local scouts group are holding their annual AGM in the hall.
 
Please meet in the reception area of the Sports Club to allow the register to be taken and we will finish there as well.
 
Thank you
Richard

Sunday, 17 June 2018

WEEKEND ROUND UP 16 / 17 JUNE

Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #72 - 17/06/18

3rd, Max Jones, 8:13, 6th junior parkrun
9th, Steven Cooper, 8:50, 13th junior parkrun

Great run from Max & Steven today. Both top ten and Max got a podium position. Fantastic effort from Max chasing the 2nd place runner, only 11 seconds in it.

119 runners in the field 

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #176 - 17/06/18

6th, Kai Wheeler, 8:19, 49th junior parkrun, 2nd in the JM 11-14 age group

88 runners in the field 

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria-juniors/results/latestresults/


Well done Max, Steven and Kai.  Good to see racing hard and producing good performances. Keep working hard and you will reap the rewards.

Richard

Saturday, 16 June 2018

POLLOK PARKRUN #486 - 16/06/18

Saturday's training session this week was in Pollok Park on the south side of Glasgow taking on the Pollok 5k parkrun. To encourage people to train with purpose and attend Wednesday & Saturday sessions, every so often Coach Mark Saez volunteers to meet the juniors there for a warm up before the 0930 start or kick off as they say in some other sport that has a huge event going on right know.

The run at a Parkrun allows both coach & athlete to assess their fitness and improvement which comes from applying yourself, working hard and attending Wednesday & Saturday sessions regularly.

However today's session we only had 2 juniors, Lucy Saez (under 17) and Lewis Moir (under 13) and in support we had Lewis's Mum Lynsey and Grandpa Stuart and myself all taking part. Not really a junior session! Lewis's Gran Maud and Mark were our cheer leaders today.  Mark is in rest mode as he is running the Mens 10k in Glasgow tomorrow hoping for a sub 38 10k. Go for it Mark!

All 5 of us got ourselves to the start and after the all announcements we were off in the pouring rain. I started mid field after bumping into an old friend and too busy chatting so missed my start near the front as this parkrun has always had a crammed start even for today's 372 runners.

Not long after the first turn I heard wheezing in the background with a guy eventually passing with his rat or small dog with 3 inch legs going like the clappers and then a guy barging by me with a double buggy on a  narrow part of the route, the cheek!  Once we got up the hill the course opens up and everyone can spread out a bit.  At this point I passed Lucy who was running well and then I could see Stuart in the distance and slowly closing in on him. Towards the end of the first lap I passed Stuart and the wheezing dog had given up.  The poor thing was knackered and its owner was trying to get it to move faster but the dog was spent. Thank God quite humiliating had the dog beaten me!

Onto the second lap and I was committed to grinding it out and clearly no chance of catching Lewis on this occasion or maybe any occasion now. This lap was uneventful with an attempted fast finish from the last right turn I passed the runner in front who wasn't paying attention then I could hear him stepping up to get by me and he beat me by 1 second to the line. Results are:-

Pollok Park 5k Parkrun #486 - 16/06/18
34th, Lewis Moir, 21:22, 23rd parkrun, Course Pb by 19 seconds
54th, Richard Lawton, 22:41, 63rd parkrun
61st, Stuart Waugh, 22:58, 52nd parkrun
123rd, Lynsey Moir, 25:26, 27th parkrun
161st, Lucy Saez, 27:07, 9th parkrun
372 runners in the field 

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/pollok/results/latestresults/

Friday, 1 June 2018

DECHMONT LAW TRAIL RACES

Sunday 24th June 2018
Dechmont Law Trail Race in Livingston, West Lothian

http://www.lothianrunningclub.co.uk/trail-race/

This is an alternative style of running event to take part in and good practice if your taking part in our own Trail race on Friday 29th June.  You can enter on the day up to 30 mins before the race and this will cost you an extra £1 on the day or enter via Q Buster:
https://q-buster.co.uk/dechmont-trail-races-2018

2k Fun Run
@ 10:45am, cost 50p, Runners under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult

3.5k junior Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £8 (£6 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 12 to 16 years)

3.5k Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 16 years +)

10k Trail Race
@ 12pm, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 17 years +)