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CCL Land O’Burns 10k Road Race – Wednesday 24 May 2017

This years CCL Land O’Burns 10k Road Race took place in near perfect conditions last Wednesday. Almost 250 runners took part with the race being started by Max Wojtowicz, Digital Marketing Manager of race sponsors CCL Logistics of Troon. The route takes runners along Ayr seafront towards Doonfoot after which they pass through Doonfoot & Alloway before passing Burns Cottage on their way back to the finish line within the Old Racecourse at Seafield. As well as increased prize money being on offer there were numerous spot prizes given out at the finish line. First home and taking the mens race was Richard Mair of Kilmarnock Harrier & Athletic Club with Ruth Joss of Shettleston Harriers taking the womens race. The full race results can be found using the following link RESULTS

Land O’Burns Road Race 2017


(Scottish Athletics permitted event under UKA rules)

Date : Weds 24th May 2017
Venue: Seafield Pavillion, Old Racecourse, Ayr, KA7 4DN
Race start : 7.30pm
Minimum 15 years old on the day of the race

Pre entry: SAF members £9.00, Non members £11.00.

Online www.Entrycentral.com

Send completed entry form (download here) and cheque payable to “Ayr Seaforth” to

Laurence Baker
10 Mainholm Smallholdings

Registration from 5.30pm

For further information contact
Phone : Laurence Baker 07887794882

£100 prize for 1st Male and 1st Female
Spot prizes
T shirt and medal for all finishers

Road Race Results Update

It has been a busy weekend for members of the Ayr Seaforth Road Race section with several in action at various locations around Britain. On Saturday Tim Downie completed the John Muir Way Trail Ultra Marathon which is a 50km ultra race that primarily takes place along The John Muir Way in East Lothian navigating through places such as Gullane & North Berwick before finishing in Dunbar. Tim was one of 165 runners who took part and he completed the 50km course in a creditable 5hrs 21mins.

Next up was Laurence Baker who also competed on Saturday but this time in a slightly longer race, namely the Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra Marathon. This is a 55 mile race which starts in Ruchill Park, Glasgow and follows a course along both the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals before taking in the Antonine Wall & Falkirk Wheel before the finish in Edinburgh Key. A truly daunting prospect for most but Laurence completed the course in 10hrs 38mins.

On Sunday 3 athletes took part in this years Manchester Marathon. John Ross and George Ross both completed the 26 miles in 2:58.05 followed by Stephen McDowall in 3:15.34.

Also running was Janice McKellar in the Tom Scott 10 mile race. This race takes place on paths around Strathclyde Loch and Janice completed the 10 miles in 1:29.28.

Congratulations to everyone from all at Seaforth.

Recent Road Race Results

 Below is a round up of some recent results attained by members of the Road Race section:-

Nigel Barge 10k Memorial Race – 22 January 2017

10th     Kenny Neill     34.19

40th     Laura Wallace     38.35(3rd female)

LSK Vets Relays(3.6 mile legs) – 22 January 2017

Team A

Calum MacDonald          20.57

John Ross                       22.14

Ian Young                       23.42

Stephen McDowall         23.35

Team B

John Hannah                  25.48

Stuart McColm                26.08

Laurence Baker              23.58

Calum MacDonald          23.13

National Vets XC – 28 January 2017

Laurence Baker(M55)            35.01(189th)

Iain Pettigrew(M45)               36.54(227th)

John Hannah(M40)               38.44(254th)

Tim Downie(M60)                 39.22(264th)



Glen Ogle 33 – Friday 5th November 2016

3 members of Ayr Seaforth were amongst nearly 400 runners who set off on 5th November for the sixth staging of the Glen Ogle 33 mile ultra marathon. The course started and finished in Killin, and undulates through the Stirlingshire countryside with 2,700 ft of ascent. 

The Seaforth team acquitted themselves well with Kevin Bloy first home in 4 hrs 40 (35th place) followed by Davie Jones (5.15 – 87th) and Scott McIntosh (5.55 – 190th).

Kevin Bloy, David Jones, Scott McIntosh
Kevin Bloy, David Jones, Scott McIntosh

TamFest 5k Fun Run – Sunday 30 October 2016

This years TamFest 5k Fun Run was organised by Ayr Seaforth with the race starting and finishing in Ayr High Street, after leaving the High Street runners crossed the River Ayr then followed a route taking them along the river to the Fire Station and back to the High Street for a second lap of the course. Several competitors took the occasion to heart running in fancy dress outfits but it was runners wearing the colours of Ayr Seaforth who took the honours with U17 Declan McGhee winning the male race and U15 Rosie Davidson taking the female race. All proceeds received from the race entries are being donated to the Aberlour Child Care Trust in Prestwick. Full results for all runners can be found below:-

TamFest 5k - Sunday 30 October 2016

Position Name Club Time
1 Declan McGhee Ayr Seaforth 18.15
2 Alex Crooks Ayr Seaforth 18.32
3 John Ross Ayr Seaforth 18.43
4 Jake Graham 18.48
5 Rosie Davidson Ayr Seaforth 19.05
6 Jon Goodenough Galloway Harriers 19.36
7 Keith Boardman Salford Harriers 19.40
8 Ross Parker 19.46
9 Jamie Philips Kilmarnock Harriers 19.59
10 Morven Hubbard Ayr Seaforth 20.06
11 Evie Mackay Ayr Seaforth 20.32
12 Derek Chambers 21.15
13 Noel Stafford 21.18
14 Bobby Millar Troon Tortoises 21.23
15 Fergus Muir Ayr Seaforth 21.40
16 Tess Crooks Ayr Seaforth 22.25
17 James Deans Toni's Tigers 22.45
18 Blair Gemmell Ayr Seaforth 23.10
19 Sharon McNichol Troon Tortoises 23.18
20 Islay Hubbard Ayr Seaforth 23.43
21 Susie Hubbard Ayr Seaforth 23.44
22 Bobby Crombie Girvan AC 24.20
23 Alan Connelly 25.08
24 Alastair Hamilton 25.11
25 Paul Reid 25.24
26 Sarah Green 25.32
27 Lynda Hamilton 25.43
28 Paul Davidson 25.46
29 Andrew McDerment 25.50
30 Janice McKellar Ayr Seaforth 25.57
31 David Lock 26.03
32 Iain Rankine 26.55
33 Abbie Rankine Ayr Seaforth 26.55
34 Richard Hirst Toni's Tigers 27.01
35 Marie Hirst Toni's Tigers 27.01
36 Jocelyn Gough 27.08
37 Kirsty Davidson 28.05
38 Joanne Lang 28.06
39 Barbara Stewart 29.37
40 Rachel Cox Monkton Milers 34.07
41 Becky Cox 34.07
42 Alistair Kirkcaldy Ron's Runners 40.18
43 Janette Kirkcaldy Ron's Runners 40.18
44 Angela Deans Toni's Tigers 43.30
45 Audrey Gibson Toni's Tigers 43.30


Great Scottish Run 2016

This weekend saw the Great Scottish Run once again take place in Glasgow city centre and again there were numerous athletes from Ayr Seaforth competing in the various races. First up on Saturday was the Junior 2.5k race which saw 11 athletes from the Junior section competing. The performance of the day was no doubt that of U15 girl Rosie Davidson who took 3rd place in her age group gaining the bronze medal. Sunday was the turn of the senior athletes as they competed in either the 10k Road Race or the half marathon which was won by Scottish Olympian Callum Hawkins. Several Seaforth athletes gained excellent personal best performances in both races. Well done to everyone who competed.

Great Scottish Junior Run 2.5km 2016

Name Age Group Position Time
Rosie Davidson 3rd 9.44
Alex Crooks 30th 10.06
Euan Bell 31st 10.13
Sam Drummond 45th 10.56
Fergus Muir 14th 11.01
Brodie McGregor 18th 11.11
Lewis McGlynn 28th 11.32
Max Cunningham 64th 11.37
Sammy Jones 104th 13.26
Leo Stack 112th 13.58
Leo Brockie 155th 14.43
Ross Bain 186th 15.17

Great Scottish Run 10km 2016

Position Name Time
18th Craig McPike 34.13(PB)
52nd Stephen McCrorie 36.23

Great Scottish Run - Half Marathon 2016

Position Name Time
41st Kenny Neill 1:12.58(PB)
144th Calum MacDonald 1:19.31(PB)
167th Grahame Hopper 1:21.01(PB)
174th John Ross 1:21.23
372nd Laura Wallace 1:26.25
740th Alasdair Meldrum 1:32.14(PB)
894th David Jones 1:33.58
918th Ian Young 1:34.22
1816th Christine Smiley 1:41.32(PB)
1887th Stuart McColm 1:41.55
4768th Abby Cunningham 1:57.54
5071st Janice McKellar 1:59.41(PB)
5797th Kirsty Green 2:04.11(PB)

Rosie Davidson 3rd Place
Rosie Davidson 3rd Place

George Cummings Road Relay – Houston, Renfrewshire – Saturday 24 September 2016

For the first time in many years, Ayr Seaforth entered two teams into the George Cummings Road Relay held on a challenging 2.7 mile course in Houston, Renfrewshire. Despite hills, rain and wind, the teams finished in 10th  and 26th place in the mens events in what is a high quality field. Team A – 10th place Fraser Stirling (14.23) Craig McPike (14.35) Calum MacDonald (15.16) Kenny Neill (14.20) Team B – 26th place Stephen McCrorie (15.23) John Ross (16.13) Iain Pettigrew (18.02) Craig Brown (16.09)

Jimmy Young Marymass 10k Road Race – 17 August 2016

Jimmy Young Marymass 10k Road Race - 17 August 2016

Position Name Time
2nd Kenny Neill 34.58
6th Steven Reid 35.46
13th Calum MacDonald 37.07
19th Grahame Hopper 37.45
20th John Ross 37.52
29th Peter Laing 40.07
32nd Stephen McDowall 40.24
33rd (1st Female) Laura Wallace 40.26
34th Paul Turnbull 40.42
41st David Jones 41.41
71st John Strachan 45.43