Archive for January, 2015

Top 8 Finish For The Ladies Relay Team

On Sunday 25th January, Strathclyde Park played host to the annual Scottish Veteran Harriers Road Relay Championship. This race is open to teams of runners over 35 years of age, with teams of 4 competing for the men and 3 for the ladies. The route is a 3.8 mile circuit around the mostly flat paths of Strathclyde Park forming a circuit of the loch. Weather conditions were kind, with mild temperatures making for great racing and a big field (with over 70 teams toeing the start line).

Troon had one team competing, a strong ladies team of Laura McGarrity, Anne Noble and Caroline Mutch. Laura took the first leg and was always well placed, storming round the 3.8 miles in 23’45 (6th fastest lady on the day) setting the team up nicely in 5th place in the ladies race (well up with the mens’ teams with the races running simultaneously). Laura handed over to Caroline on the second lap and she continued in good form going round in 27’35 and holding 7th place. Anne then took over on the “glory leg”, and with the Tortoise ladies fighting to retain their position Anne ran another great leg in 27’54 to secure a fine 8th place. A great top ten result for the ladies and Troon’s best result at this championship event.

This is a tremendous event, well run and with a great atmosphere, it’s one that should be in everyone’s diaries for next year and is well worth supporting. As well as a chance to compete in a championship event it offers a real chance to hone some speed work in conjunction with the longer winter training miles.

Times and time results
http://scottishmastersathletics.webnode … lts/a2015/

Thanks for the report Caroline.

Isle Of Arran Marathon June 13th 2015

Some Tortoises were quick of the block entering this marathon, limited to only 200 places it’s sure to sell out fast.

A 12.30 start and is run on a flat four loop course where the triathletes will be finishing off there event on the same loop

Podium Position

Congratulations to Caroline Mutch who finished 3rd vet at the recent East Kilbride cross country run, the whole course was covered in snow, a great result and reward for some hard training.

Results on the 2015 results page

Bournemouth Marathon 4th October 2015

This a fantastic marathon and with direct flights from Glasgow to Bournemouth with Flybe its not to far away, if you fancy running this marathon please see George before booking.

Stranraer 1/2 Marathon now open online

Follow the link on the right hand side of this page or search via Google.

If you enter please list on the Stranraer forum page as you may be able to share driving.

January Training Plans

Thursday sessions

As you know in addition to the usual steady three/five mile run on a Thursday night there is now a second run option which is listed below, those doing these runs please note that this group will leave the hall at 19.10 approx, and will do there warm up as part of the session, those doing the steady run this group will leave the hall at 19.20 following a short warm up.

8th Jan – 10 mile run – head torch advisable
15th Jan – 10k Time trial – followed by a short recovery 5k run back to the hall – around nine miles in total
22 Jan – Tempo Hill session – this is the Troon hills run twice at a steady pace – around eight miles in total
29 Jan – 11 mile run – head torch advisable

At the end of every session there will be 15 minutes of stretching and recovery which is optional but advisable.

Tuesday sessions
Will follow the usual format, following a short warm up we will depart from the hall at 19.15, everyone will do the same session.

6 Jan – 5k club time trial
13 Jan – Troon Hills – slow run with a faster pace over the railway bridges – total run around 4 miles
20 Jan – Mile reps – 3 one mile loops of Ottoline crescent run at your own pace with rets in between – total run around 3 miles
27 Jan – A choice of 1/2 mile speed reps or a 3k time trial – total run around 4 miles

January Club 5k

A blustery windy night in Troon saw Nineteen Tortoises brave the cold and take part in the first club 5k of the year,

Stuart Swan took the honours with a time of 19.25 to secure his first ever number one place, special mention to John Clarkson who took a massive 10 minutes of his previous PB finishing with a time of 34.17.

Thanks to Mags for the timings.

Full results are on the forum and the ‘Results 2015’ tab on this page.

Troon 10k Entry Details

Entry for this years Troon 10k opens on 2nd February

This is the 30th anniversary  of this well established event

Race date is Wednesday 6th May this event is sure to sell out fast.

Entry is via Sports Systems please follow the below link.



Alloa & Stranraer Half Marathons

Note Alloa is expected to sell out in the next few week with over half the spaces now filled, they will be publishing a closing date soon, if you have not entered and want to take part you are advised to enter asap.

Stranraer –  the website is still not allowing any online entries despite it stating that it would from December you can though enter on the day, if anyone manages to enter online can they post on the Stranraer forum page.

Back at Mar College for the January 5k

This Tuesday see’s the first running of this years club 5k, we are back at Marr College please be there as close to 7PM as possible as we will be doing a small warm up before heading to the start

Please remember reflective clothing.