Six Bella’s headed to Livingston on Saturday, 31 March, for the Scottish Road Relay championships. This is the most important of the road relay events in the running calendar and so it is important for our club to be taking part.
Conditions although overcast at first turned into an afternoon of fine weather and excellent for running.
The men’s event comprises 6 stages, 3 runners covering a short loop of approximately 3.2 miles and 3 runners covering a longer loop of 5.8 miles. For this sort of race you need a bit of self motivation as, beyond the first runner, you can be heading out on your own without anyone to keep pace.
Our team put in a fine performance. We were 22nd out of 46 finishing teams, covering the course in a total time of 2:36:37
Brian O’Donnell 18:59
Bruce Carse 33:45
Rankin Lawther 20:01
Cieran Dougherty 32:55
Gerard Scullion 18:06
Craig Reid 32:51
It’s interesting to note that, last year our first team finished in a time of 2:34:14, just over 2 mins quicker than this year but finished in 8th position out of 43 teams. Entries from some clubs must have been a lot stronger this year.
Report from Gerry