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Ayr Seaforth Senior/U20 Road Race Championships 2013

The senior/u20 Road Race Championships are open all 1st claim club members. There are both male  and female Championship trophies up for grabs and these are won dependant on your accumulated points total from your 6 best points scoring runs. The points are awarded for Seaforth ranking in events as follows :-

1st     20points

2nd    18points

3rd     16points

4th     15points

5th     14points

6th     13points

etc.

 

The races which are used to determine the champions are :-

  1. Wednesday 8th May Troon 10k
  2. Sunday 7th July Arran half marathon
  3. Sunday 14th July Girvan half marathon
  4. Monday 15th July Irvine 5m
  5. Wednesday 31st July Kilmaurs 5k
  6. Wednesday 7th August Dundonald 10k
  7. Wednesday 21st August Irvine Marymass 10k
  8. Sunday 8th September Round Cumbrae 10m

Also taken into account are best times in the following races :-

  1.  April – October…..Best 5k Time Trial
  2.  April-October…….Best 10k time
  3.  April-October…….Best half marathon time
  4.  April-October…….Best marathon time

Troon Tortoises 10k – Wednesday 8 May 2013

 

A group of 10 Road Runners from Seaforth entered this years Troon 10k race on Wednesday night with some excellent results. This was the 28th Troon 10k race which attracted the usual large number of entries resulting in 934 finishers. The positions and times of the Seaforth runners are shown below :-

26th    Stephen Kay                36.59

29th    Euan Webster              37.09

34th    Craig Brown                 37.29

42nd    Peter Laing                 38.01(PB)  4th o/50

84th    Stuart Brockie              40.44

86th    Paul Turnbull               40.55   6th o/50

113th  Laura Wallace              42.32   8th female

181st  Gael Riddle                  44.29

256th  Calum MacDonald        46.50

407th  Aimi Barker                 51.37

Aimi Barker
Aimi Barker
Calum MacDonald
Calum MacDonald
Craig Brown
Craig Brown
Euan Webster
Euan Webster
Gael Riddle
Gael Riddle
Gael Riddle, Aimi Barker, Craig Brown
Gael Riddle, Aimi Barker, Craig Brown
Paul Turnbull
Paul Turnbull
Peter Laing
Peter Laing
Seaforth Squad
Seaforth Squad
Stephen Kay
Stephen Kay
Stuart Brockie
Stuart Brockie

 

 

 

 

3K On The Green – Friday 26 April 2013

The most recent 3k On The Green race took place last Friday 26 April. The races are run over an accurately measured 3k road race course in Glasgow Green which extends upstream from the McLennan Arch for 1.5k and then turns sharply to follow the same route home finishing at the boat house. Seaforth were represented at the last race by Peter Laing who finished in 14th place with a time of 10 mins 49 secs.

Hoka Highland Fling Saturday 27 April 2013

Last Saturday 27 April saw 3 hardy souls from the Road Race section enter the race known as The Hoka Highland Fling which is very different from the dance it may sound like. The race is held over the 53 mile stretch of Scotland’s iconic long distance
trail The West Highland Way trail, from Milngavie, a northern suburb of Glasgow
to the beautiful Village of Tyndrum in Highland Stirlingshire. Held in good,
almost perfect conditions, ‘The Fling’ as it has become known has grown to
become one of the largest ultra trail races in the UK  and this year almost 500
runners toed the start line for the early 6am start.. The 3 from Seaforth who decided to run were Kevin Bloy, Barry Duddy and David Hughes and each deserve congratulations for their efforts and excellent finishing positions especially when you take into consideration the fact that Barry and David both ran the Lochaber marathon less than 2 weeks before this race.

Their finish places were as follows :-

Kevin Bloy  89th 10hrs 20mins 41secs

Barry Duddy  108th  10hrs 31mins 00secs

David Hughes  110th  10hrs 32mins 12sec

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Barry duddy

 

Seaforth at The London Marathon

Last Sunday 21 April 2013 saw 3 members of Ayr Seaforth run the Virgin London Marathon. In near perfect conditions Allan Watt, Ian Young & Lynsey Cooper set off on what must surely have been one of the best experiences of their running careers. All 3 completed the course with their times as follows :-

Allan Watt                3:24:51

Ian Young                3:58:48

Lynsey Cooper        4:46:02

Ian and Lynsey
Ian and Lynsey

Another Seaforth athlete was running in the London Mini Marathon which is also the UK Junior Road Race Championships. That athlete was Kirstin Oakley who was selected for the Scottish u15 Road Race team. This race is run over the last 3 miles of the marathon course and teams of six runners from Scotland,Ireland,Wales and the nine English regions compete for the team title, also in the race are teams representing the 33 London Boroughs which makes for a sizeable field.The first 4 runners in each team count towards the teams points total, Kirstin was the 4th Scottish athlete home and was in 24th place overall helping her team to the bronze medal position.

Kirstin Oakley (far left) with the other members of the Scottish Team
Kirstin Oakley (far left) with the other members of the Scottish Team

 

 

 

 

Lochaber Marathon 2013

On Sunday 14th April a total of 6 runners from the Ayr Seaforth long distance squad travelled to Fort William to compete in the Lochaber marathon. A total of 364 runners completed the course in times ranging from 2:33:19 to 6:10:45. The course proved a real test with blustery winds greeting the runners in the last 6 miles, just when fatigue was setting in. The Seaforth performance of the day was by Steven Reid who took the 2nd Male trophy. There were also personal best times recorded by Stuart Brockie and Gael Riddle which was tremendous running in inclement weather conditions. Barry Duddy achieved the age group qualifying time for the 2014 London Marathon which was yet another magnificent performance by a Seaforth athlete.
The men’s team picked up several well deserved cases of beer as their 2nd team prize.

Results

Steven Reid 2nd Male 2.48.09
Barry Duddy 32nd 3.11.48
Laurence Baker 50th 3.21.30
David Hughes 94th 3.31.08
Stuart Riddle 138th 3.41.49
Gael Riddle 165th 3.46.54