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Blackwood 10k

26/08/2015

Now bedded in as a welcome addition to the local racing circuit the 5th running of the Blackwood 10k trail race last Sunday had warm conditions of sunshine and dry weather for those eager to test themselves on one of the more challenging, yet technical races.

With a long steady climb after the start at the Auldgirth Inn the runners entered the Blackwood estate with a network of forest tracks that provided a stiff test in the first half yet opened out to allow smoother running in the second section of the race.

 

Organiser Frank Skachill managed a coup by not only getting landowner Richard Gladwin to allow the race on his land he actually persuaded him to take part in the race itself and in doing so Richard claimed the prize as first local man. In all 24 members of Dumfries Running Club took part along with several who helped with timing and placing. As a counter in the Grand prix trail race series there was keen competition for points in the overall series and as an extra impetus there was a very healthy turnout from Annan and District AC.

 

The race winner Mark Whitelaw completed the course in 40.57 and first club member home was Jo Zakrzewski who set a female course record in 5th place in 42.26, only 12 seconds in front of Kevin McQueen. Graeme Cross ran well in 10th in 44.35 just over a minute in front of Sandy Shankland and Adam Dickie ran well in 14th in 47.32 and a strong run in 48.15 saw Simon Mortlock finish thirteen seconds ahead of Craig Malcolmson with James Kellock thirty seconds behind.

 

Les Hill in 20th finished seventy seconds clear of Ian Anderson and Mike Jardine ran well in 54.27 to head off welcome returnee David Burns by less than 100 metres and first over 50 prize winner Anne McFarlane was delighted with 28th place in 56.14. Only seven days out from her wedding Ali McKean received the congratulations of her club mates in 57.05 and Susan Gallagher warmed up for future ultra runs in 59.03 and Jo Needham, in training for an autumn marathon ran well to break the hour mark by the narrowest of margins.

 

Dawn McDonald did things the hard way by doing a 21 mile run the day before as well as completing the race in 61.19, barely sixty seconds ahead of Sean McGleenan with club chairman Peter Hutchinson thirty seconds behind. First over 45 prize winner Saty Burns ran well in 66.06 to finish narrowly in front of both Fiona Jardine and Gemma Leadbetter with Margaret Laurie a few minutes behind. Stephen Mohan was the race sweeper and in doing so helped both Jane Taylor and Sharon Tait to share the prize as first local females.

 

 

 

 

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