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Great Scottish Run

05/10/2016

On Sunday 2nd October 13 Dumfries Running Club members took part in The Great Scottish Run in Glasgow in either the half marathon or 10k which was given 3 hours of live coverage on the BBC as Scotland’s biggest festival of running. 

Starting at George Square in the city centre the conditions were perfect all weekend with it being dry, bright and mild. With over 10,000 entrants the half marathon showcased the city with a run through both Pollok estate and Bellahouston park and the final mile along the Clyde attracted thousands of spectators who supported even the most exhausted competitors. Kevin Conchar was the fastest club runner in 81.19 in 154th place and with the support of his family he was three minutes faster than the time he obtained in last week’s hilly Dumfries race. Hazel Smyth had an excellent run in 90.37 in 592nd place. Stephen Mohan turned back the years in 94.43 closely followed by Anne Macfarlane who had a superb run in 98.20. Skye Sarahs ran well in 121mins, a minute in front of Sean McGleenan and Sheila Graham accompanied her friend and work mate Lesley Stevenson on her debut at the distance in 129.10 as both raised money for Parkinsons and Jody Dempster ran with her sister Laura Broatch in 137.18.

In the 10k earlier in the morning, Niall Campbell had an outstanding run in 44th place out of 12,000 in 36.06 and Lindsey Tait ran confidently in 53.21 to finish well into the first 25% of the field. Craig McCallay ran well in 55.46 as did his wife Lesley who finished strongly in 62.19 alongside Lynne Wilson both of whom started with JogScotland in January and have now completed the Dumfries and Glasgow 10K runs.

Kevin Conchar writes "Sunday October 2nd was The Great Scottish run in Glasgow. My time was 81.18 which was a little slower than I was after but I've been struggling badly with a chest infection for a few weeks now (excuses!). The race starts up St Vincent street which is pretty tough. My first 3 miles were all sub 6mins and wasn't feeling too bad. However, almost in an instant I started feeling tired and found my chest infection causing me trouble. The next few miles were very tough and my mile splits were rapidly slowing. My aim of sub 80mins required an average of 6.06 per mile but that had gone by mile 8. Instead of chasing 80mins and killing myself I decided to try and get under 82mins and taking the pressure off myself helped. A couple of sharp inclines through the park sections had their usual bite but they were over reasonably quickly. The crowd support as always was fantastic. The next few miles were easier and the long straight run in wasn't anywhere near as bad as it has been in the past. The last 400m is always rammed with spectators and the run to the finish is pretty special. Not my fastest run ever but considering how I was feeling I would have taken 81mins before the run in an instant. My average splits in the end were 6.15's and I was around 1 min slower than last year."

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