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 :-
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.
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.
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.
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