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19 Sep

Mackie Magic At Scottish Half

Bryan MackieOver 5,000 runners were greeted with bright, sunny weather as they took part in the Scottish Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday (18 September). Participants were spurred on by thousands of supporters as they took on the East Lothian course.

The 10K, which kicked off proceedings at 9am, was won by Scott Stirling from Falkirk in a time of 31 mins 19 seconds. He was chased home by Peter Avent in 32 mins 50 seconds and Andrew Lawler in 32 mins 59 seconds to complete the top three.

First female home in the 10K was Sarah Laverty of Edinburgh in 37 mins 53 seconds, with Jennifer Carrasco in second with a time of 39 mins 26 seconds and Kristin Lownie in third with a time of 40 mins 49 seconds.

The half marathon saw Bryan Mackie of Edinburgh AC first home in 1 hour 11 mins 36 seconds. James Bennett from London finished second (1 hour 13 minutes and 22 seconds), with Craig Reid from Bishopton following closely behind to finish in third in 1 hour 13 minutes and 55 seconds.

Bryan spoke about his victory afterwards: “I thought it was going to be a closer race than it was. I’ve not had that much confidence with my form lately so I was happy to get the win.”

Dianne Lauder from Hawick, won the women’s race comfortably with a time of 1 hour 20 minutes and 14 seconds and setting a new course record by a whopping four minutes on the previous time held by Jennifer Forbes. Mia Lutsch from Edinburgh won a well-fought second place as she tussled with Jo Newens on the finish straight with a time of 1 hour 26 minutes and 21 seconds. Jo Newens, Edinburgh finishing third in 1 hour 26 minutes and 24 seconds.

Dianne said: “My aim for today was to dip under 80 minutes, and I was on for that time at the start but it was slightly windier on the turn so I didn’t quite manage that. It was a great day though and I’m really happy with the win and delighted to get a new course record!”

For a full list of results, go to our race listings page.