Irvine 5 mile road race, 20 July 2015

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

Andrew AllenMM5029:05
Alan MossMM30:44
David FergusonMM32:15
Garry PorchMM32:37
Claire WhartonFF4033:26
Mary SeniorFF4033:59
Richard LeytonMM4035:01
Alexandra YoungFF36:53
Sandra BandFF5038:06
Walton PantlandMM4038:42
Helen CraigFF38:46
Emma LindsayFF38:46
Lyndsay KennedyFF39:42
Alison BrownFF5040:51

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.