Make sure you catch up on the BBC I-Player to watch a fantastic day for the club at the Great Scottish Run events.
The main event of the day was the 1/2 marathon and Shettleston had two athletes on the International Podium.
First over the line for the club was Olympian athlete, Tsegai Tewedle, who finished 3rd overall. Chris Thomson of England was a surprise winner ahead of Callum Hawkins
and Tsegai in difficult conditions. Tesgai recorded the same time as Callum as both athletes sprinted for the line with Callum getting the nod.
Fionnula again showed her recent excellent form to take 3rd place in the international race behind the Commonwealth Games Gold medallist from Kenya and Charlotte Purdie from England . She again lowered her PB to record a time of 74.26 and move into the top 15 in the UK . Fionnula also was crowned the Scottish 1/2 marathon Champion.
With Tsegai 2nd in the Scottish Championships, Ben Johnson and Lachlan Oates both recording PB performances in 5th and 6th position and the club easily took the men’s Scottish 1/2 marathon team title.
Ben is off to Canada in a couple of weeks to represent England over the marathon distance and we all wish him well on his international debut.
The club had 27 athletes in the 1/2 marathon event and full results can be found at this link. Well done to everyone.
The Great Run event also features a 10km event and again the club was showcased with Ally McLeod taking 2nd place behind Stuart Gibson of Cambuslang. Ally is moving to Leeds at the end of the month to take up a new job so we wish him all the best .He assured us he will return home to support the club in hill and cross country events.
The youth of the club showed great progress in the 10km event with Lewis Raeburn finishing 9th in the 10km event with an excellent time of 33.55. Lewis and his club mate Jamie Burns were both running 10km for the
first with both boys in the top 20 as 16 year olds! See the link for the full results
Friday and Saturday saw the opportunity for our young members to get involved in a great weekend of running. On Friday the schools ran around Glasgow Green and plenty of our younger members ran for their schools. On Saturday in the 2.5k run we had at least 13 young athletes running with some great performances : – David Woods 10.02 (23rd), Johnny Burns 10.25(8th), Elsie Hollywood 10.46 (10th), Chloe Orr 11.40 (48th), Jessica Grant 12.14 (18th), Matty Bradshaw 14.00 (101st), Anna McDowell 14.10 (98th), Lucymay Smith 14.15 (76th), Cormac McGrath 14.40 (179th), Ruaridh Prentice 15.17 (221st), Katie Burns 16.34 (136trh), Erin Orr 16.36 (138th), Rosie Burns 20.54 (234th) (if I missed anyone please accept my apologies)
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