Runners in Scotland

A heat wave and the Edinburgh Marathon routinely coincide, and this year was no different. The prospect of running 26.2 miles is daunting enough, but to take on the distance in hot weather can shake the hardest resolve.

Taking to the streets of Edinburgh were Linda Harvey who ran a strong 3:57:40 and Sharron Anderson, who fought back from being injured at Snake Lane, to record a debut marathon time of 5:22:32.

Nearer to home was the multi-terrain Driffield Mucky Duck 8.5 mile race. First over the finish line was Steven Worth in 10th place followed by Harry Bryan 62:43, just in front of Alan Kendra in 62:45. Debbie Rycroft was the first of the club’s woman runners to finish, in a time of 78:07, followed by Sue Vicary 78:32 and Helen Reevell, who is throwing herself into a return to racing, in 102:27.

Park running this week was Warwick Anderson who completed the Edinburgh 5km in 19:19 (PB).