After the cancellation of the race last year due to Covid-19, it was back to business for seven Ayr Seaforth senior athletes at the popular Roon the Toon 10k in Kilmarnock. With a field of over 1,100 runners taking part, and a large crowd cheering on the route, it made for a fantastic atmosphere. It isn’t too often that you run past a church with the bells chiming Chariots of Fire by Vangelis!
The strong field of runners and the great atmosphere lifted all the Seaforth athletes to produce some great times. Finishing 13th overall and in 1st Place in the Male over 40 category, Kenny Neill continued his impressive form to smash his PB set only 5 days earlier by 25 seconds finishing in a time of 32.39.
Well done to all Seaforth members who participated on the day…
Ayr Seaforth Legend Tom McCulloch is celebrating the amazing achievement of 50 years membership of Ayr Seaforth. Tom is a phenomenal runner for the club who excelled in all distances, including road, cross country and hill racing. One of his most finest achievements was finishing the Ben Nevis Hill race in a remarkable time of 1 hour 47 minutes. To mark this special occasion, senior members of the club presented Tom with a gift of train tickets and spending money for a trip away to Fort William with family and friends.
Well done Tom from everyone at Ayr Seaforth for all your amazing achievements over the years.
We need Volunteers! For events like this to operate we rely on the help of as many volunteers as possible. Duties will be simple and you will be supported by experienced volunteers. If you are available to assist on the day and want to help support our amazing athletes, please indicate that you are available in the email.
For any other general enquiries relating to this event, please email Connor Rennie.
Ayr Seaforth will be hosting their annual presentation night on Saturday 13th of November 2021 at the Mercure Hotel, Ayr. Look out for more information coming soon…
As in previous years, we are planning to produce a booklet to give out at the event that will detail prizewinners’ names and photographs, and news and information highlighting achievements by our members from throughout the year.
If you work in or own a business, or know any businesses that would be interested in placing an advertisement in the booklet, the cost is £30 for a quarter page, £55 for a half page and £100 for a full page.
To secure an advertisement in the booklet please contact the Club Secretary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayr Seaforth’s Brian Robinson proved to be a master of the track at Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Winning his third National gold medal, he came first in the Scottish Athletics National Masters 5000m track championships over 45 age group. In the sweltering heat Brian ran the race in an amazing time of 16.40.
The first race of the 2019 cross country season took place at a very muddy Kilmarnock on Saturday. This was a chance for those new to this type of running to get their teeth into a true cross country course that had plenty of mud and the infamous Kilmarnock swamp. There was a healthy turnout from Seaforth with the Senior Men being particularly well represented.
The Junior races take place over a 2500m course with 3 athletes per team. The first runner is an under 13 athlete with leg 2 allowing for either an u13 or u15 and leg 3 being an u15 or u17. The Senior Womens race comprises of teams of 3 athletes each taking on a 4000m course and the Senior Men being teams of 4 athletes taking on the same 4000m course.
In the Junior Girls race the Seaforth team of Iona Hubbard, Sophie McColm and Morven Hubbard took a creditable 5th place with the 2nd Seaforth team taking 27th place in a 48 complete team field.
The Junior Boys race saw the first Seaforth team home in 18th place with the 2nd team taking 24th, the 3rd team 26th of 47 complete teams.
In the Senior Womens race Seaforth saw teams home in 10th and 48th place.
The Senior Mens race saw a massive 70 complete teams take part with Seaforth taking 12th, 21st, 45th and 59th places.
A busy week of competition was started by this years CCL Land O’Burns 10k Road Race which took place last Wednesday and had an increase in entrants to over 300. This no doubt is in a large part due to the excellent sponsorship of the event given by CCL Logistics of Troon with increased cash prizes for the first 3 finishers in both the male and female categories, additional spot prizes and goodie bags being given to all participants.
Conditions on the night were excellent with dry, sunny weather being the order of the day for a race which starts on the sea front at Seafield then winds its way through Doonfoot & Alloway past Burns Cottage before coming to a conclusion within the Old Racecourse.
In the mens race it was Sean Chalmers of Inverness Harriers who took the title with a new course record of 31:17.5 followed by Stuart Gibson (31:58.7) of Cambuslang Harriers and Colin Whitby (34:49.9) of Irvine Running Club. The womens race also a new course record of 36:59.0 set by Toni McIntosh of Ayr Seaforth AC who was also 12th overall. Second place in the womens race went to Julie Beveridge (40:27.7) of Calderglen Harriers whilst third place went to Andreea Petrescu (41:43.1) who ran as unattached.