Archive for December, 2015

Turkey Trot

Nineteen Tortoises braved the wind and rain to run this years boxing day 10k along the Ayr Esplanade, with both a 5k and a 10k race taking place there was plenty of choice to either run just the Christmas dinner away in the 5k or include desert and also run the 10k – Suzy took this option and continued her run of running more races than any other Tortoise in 2015.

Three Tortoises achieved podium finishes with fantastic times.

Results on the 2015 Results Tab


Cyclist v Harriers XC

This Sunday sees the annual running of this great event, where runners are pitched against cyclists over a cross country course of five miles.

Registration is from 11am at Irvine sports club with the race starting at 1pm.

The organisers also ask that you bring a gift to the value of around £3 for s gift table as after the race everyone gets to pick a gift from all the gifts brought by the runners, a sort of runners secret Santa – without the wrapping up !!



Roll Of Honour

December 5th saw this years Xmas meal followed by the 2015 Trophy Presentations  at Troon’s South Beach Hotel. There was a great turnout from members
both old and new and a great night was held by all.

Club President George MacGregor did the hosting of the presentation of the club championship trophies for the various disciplines. Winners in each
category were:-

Road Running Champion (Men): Jim Phillips
Road Running Champion (Women): Caroline Mutch
Cross Country Champion (Men): Jim Phillips

Cross Country Champion (Women): Caroline Mutch
Hill Running Champion: Anne Noble
Ultra-Marathon Champion: David Ruthven
Chirstmas Handicap: Richard Beall
Well done to all Tortoises for another great year of running, here’s to great 2016 year of running