Silverknowes in Edinburgh seems a long way to go for a 5k, but this was a Club Championship race and also included the Scottish Athletics 5k Championships. Although it’s a pancake flat course with great views down by the Forth, the strength of the field was only exceeded by the strength of the wind. The strong field spurring runners round to good times, the strong wind holding them back. Not that this seemed to hamper winner Calum Hawkins, who broke the course record to finish in 14:17, nor Hayley McCrorie who took the Bella “Performance of the Day” award – demolishing her previous 5k PB by over a minute.
2015 Self Transcendence 5k - Edinburgh
Photo from Peter Gallanagh