Tom Scott Memorial

The Tom Scott Memorial 10 Mile Road Race proved itself as one the top races of the year with quick times up front in a sell out field. Harriers rose to the occasion with the men's team picking up national silver and the women national bronze with several Harriers running personal bests.

A strong quartet of Colin Thomas, Jack Arnold, Gregor Yates and Crispin Walsh acquitted themselves well at the sharp end of the race, working as a solid pack for the first half of the race. Splintering on the final lap of the Strathclyde Park Loch after 6 miles of running, Colin and Jack pulled ahead fighting all the way to the line as they both recorded a time of 54:26. Gregor and Crispin followed with new personal bests alongside their top 20 finishes.

The tight bunching of the top trio was enough to secure second place in the team competition and earn both National and West District medals. Crispin wasn't to go unrewarded, earning an individual West District bronze medal.

Next in was David Mackintosh in a time of 57:13 while Paul Clawson and Stuart Miller nicked under the hour, Paul edging Stuart by three seconds. The most agonising result of the day fell to Robbie Ferguson in his first attempt at the longer distance, finishing narrowly outside the hour in a time of 60:01.

The Bella ladies weren't to be outdone when it came to tight packing as the top three in the winter club championship, Bernadette O'Neil, Lynne McDowall and Erica Christie and were separated by a minute. National and West District team bronze medals was just reward for their efforts. Erica also scooped up first place in the V50 category.

Elsewhere, only a couple of places separated Emily Jackson and Lynne Sim, both running 81 minutes. Karen Speirs and Linda Moffat recorded new PBs while Jennifer Hoyle and Stella McCulloch took on the distance for the first time.

In the Round the Loch 6k race, Fraser Armstrong finished in sixth spot and first male under 20. Deirdre Hoyle and Anne MacFie also competed, finishing 50th and 61st respectively.

Full results can be found here. Race photos from Kevin Ramage can be found here.

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