14 Bella’s made the trip down to Irvine for the Irvine Running Club‘s 5 mile road race, which was the penultimate short distance race of this year’s Club Championship.
Gathering clouds and a weather forecast to match that didn’t promise great weather, but an epic downpour 45 minutes before the event started seemed to clear the air perfectly, leaving good running conditions – the odd sea breeze excepted – for the event. An out and back from the centre of town, along cycle path on the way out, and a closed for the event Marine drive on the way back made for a great course (a few deceptive climbs over rivers and roads excepted), and excellently marshalled.
Full results available on the Irvine Running club website, club member performances were:
Irvine 5 mile 2015
A total of 165 runners took part, and First male runner home was Neil Renault (Edinburgh AC) in 24:58 and first female Melissa Wylie (Dumbarton AC) in 31:05.
A couple of prizes for the club: Claire Wharton was 3rd female home, and Mary senior 1st F40.
A special mention too to Lyndsay Kennedy too for whom this was her last race with the club before moving south to Poole.
Well done to everybody! A reminder that the Strathclyde parkrun on 8th August is the final short race in the club championship.