Ayr youngster Finlay Rae wins at Edinburgh but Jethro Lennox shows his class at Glasgow, whilst Nicola May and Toni McIntosh continue their return to form.
First Time Finlay
At the first time of asking three youngsters demolished the field at Cramond. Fourteen year old Finlay Rae of Ayr Seaforth AAC won the Edinburgh parkrun on Saturday, February 27 in a time of 16:25. Slightly older Andrew Christie (JM15-19) representing Corstorphine AAC took second by two seconds recording 16:27. Yet another youngster, Cameron Milne (JM15-19) of Kinross Road Runners, ensured the youngest ever podium by placing third in a time of 16:40.
Second Win in February for May
In her third appearance, grown up, Nicola May (VW35-39) of Scottish Prisons AC won in a time of 19:24. Lothian's young lassie, Lana Turnbull (JW15-19) was runner-up by 43 seconds, recording 20:07. The oldest person on the podium was Central's Katie Whitehouse (VW40-44), who placed third in a time of 20:33.
In the Age Graded competition, Finlay Rae's time of 16:25 equated to a performance of 86.40%
Individual Points Table
In the points competition non runner Iain Taylor's lead has been reduced to 297 points over second placed John Owens on 1150. Non runner Robert Milton remains in third place with 1040. Irene Miller remains at the top of the women's table, her 1563 points given her a lead of 319 over second placed Mary Gibson by 319. Eirwen Campbell's new total of 927 points keeps her in thirdplace.
Lennox Sees Off Young Challenge
Through in Glasgow, mountain running champion Jethro Lennox (SM30-34) put the youngsters in their place by catching early leader Martin Fishwick (JM15-19) and running home 18 seconds ahead of the Giffnock Junior who recorded a PB of 16:37. Regular parkrun youngster Ethan Sloan-Dennison (JM15-19) was well off the pace this week and the Victoria Park/City of Glasgow runner had to settle for third place in 18:04.
Bonnie Lass Wins Again
There was more success for Ayr Seaforth as Toni McIntosh (SW30-34) once again won the Glasgow women's event in a time of 19:14. Clydesdale super veteran Kathryn Scott (VW45-49) defied her years by placing second in 21:16 before participating in the afternoon's Jack Crawford 10k. School girl Morgan (Katherine) Jaimieson (JW14) placed third in her maiden parkrun with a time of 21:46.
In the Age Graded competition, Martin Fishwick's time of 16:37 equated to a performance of 86.40%
Individual Points Table
In the points competition, John Gilhooly made up some ground on non runner Alastair MacLachlan (905) whose lead has now been cut to 47 points. Andrew Strachan Brown's 100 points for volunteering, sees him replace non runner Ian Goudie in third spot on 757.
Non runner Jeanette Whiteside remains on 769 but her lead over Sophie Mary Parcell has now been reduced to 23 points. Non runner Erica Christie has been leapfrogged by Greenock Glenpark's Susan Clark on 601.
Great video of the run provided by Iain Thompson and Chris Upson (best viewed with the sound on).