18 Jan

Two Out of Two for Knowles

Jill Knowles

Ross Milne and Jill Knowles were first home in an impressive field of some 120 runners in the 13th Edinburgh parkrun held at Cramond on Saturday.

Milne's the Man

After placing third in his first appearance in December with a time of 15:52, Ross Milne's, slightly slower, time of 16:16 was good enough to take gold at the 13th Edinburgh parkrun held on Saturday, January 16. The 32 year old Lothian AC runner beat Teviotdale's Darrell Hastie by 17 seconds with Carnegie Harrier's super veteran Ian Stewart (52) placing third in a time of 16:49. Well done to Mitch Fraser (Race Director), who after helping bring Edinburgh parkrun to life, managed to run the event for the first time in an excellent time of 19:23.

Prison Service Strollers

The women's course record holder, Jill Knowles made her second appearance at the Edinburgh parkrun and finished in first place with an excellent time of 18:30, just ten seconds off of her record. The 32 year old Scottish Prison Service AAC runner beat her close friend and club mate Jennifer Telford by 92 seconds. The 40 year old improved her PB by eight seconds to edge ever closer to her target of a sub 20:00 run, with a time of 20:02. Portobello's Denise Muir maintained her fine form, which has seen her placed in her last four outings, by finishing third in a time of 21:16.

Age Graded

In the Age Graded competition, Ian Stewart recorded the top performance with 89.10%

Race Statistics

At this week's event there were 120 finishers, 38 first timers and 24 runners recorded PBs.

Comment from the Front

Women's Race winner and course record holder, Jill Knowles told www.scottishrunning.com "It is a lovely flat wee course. The ice is now all but gone. If it wasn't for the side on wind, the conditions would have been almost perfect for racing. Well done to the volunteers for organising the event, I'm already looking forward to the next one".

The event was closed by Liz Smith (W35-39), who placed 120th with a time of 37:53.

Full results here

Photographs here