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Scottish Athletics Virtual 1 Mile Challenge 8 – 11 May

Published on Saturday, 06 June 2020 18:05

43 Pitreavie athletes took part in the latest Scottish Athletics COVID-19 virtual event. This time the challenge was to run for a mile, with top rankings based on the fastest times.  With over 1200 people taking part, this was the most popular Scottish Athletics Virtual event so far. The event attracted both track athletes and endurance runners alike, and Pitreavie was able to field 10 teams, with runners in U13 Boys, U13 Girls, U15 Girls, U17 men, U17 women, U20 women, seniors and masters categories.


Leading the Pitreavie men were Cam Warner (M40) overall 131st man with a fast 5.19 minutes, David Henderson (M35) 186th man on 5.32, and John Cotton (M45) 213th man on 5.40. Amidst a very competitive field, that included international athletes, Pitreavie A team placed 66th overall out of 254 teams, with a total time of 22.23 minutes, 0.01 minute behind Cambuslang on 22.22.  Running for the A team were Cam Warner, David Henderson, John Cotton, and Ben Fraser (Sen Man with 5.52).  Pitreavie B placed 110 with 23.57 minutes, with Gavin Major (M35) on 5.53, Craig Moriarty (Sen Male) 5.58, with Graeme Downie (M45) just behind on 5.59, and Paul Allan (M45) on 6.07.  The Senior Men’s Team (David Henderson, Ben Fraser, Gavin Major and Craig Moriarty) came 15th with 23.15 minutes ahead of Bellahouston Road Runners on 23.45 minutes.  Amongst the younger athletes, Christopher Paisley (U17M) ran in 8.42 mins, and James Gordon (U13B) in 7.00 mins.


There were good performances from the women, with the first three Pitreavie women being track athletes Lynn Harvey (U17) running a fast 6.20 mins and 14th in her age group, Ariane Baillie (U13G) on 6.34 and Beth Aitken (U17W) close behind on 6.44. Lauren Gordon (M35) was the first senior woman back with 6.48, followed by Erin Mackie (W40) on 6.52, also in the Masters.


Pitreavie’s A team Masters Women placed a solid 15th out of 29, with Erin Mackie, Michelle Murphy (W40) on 7.02, Carole Bruce (W40) close behind on 7.08 and Susan Stevenson (W45) with 7.22.  The women’s B team ran well to place 20th with 30.11 just ahead of local club Kinross Road Runners on 30.36.  Running for the B team were W45 Nicola Moriarty with 7.29, Pamela Patterson (W65) was close behind on 7.31, Gail Cree (W45) 7.35 and Morna Fleming (W65) with 7.36.  Holly Gordon represented the U15 girls with her 7.04 min mile, and Laurie Hunter (U13), Ariane Baillie’s cross country team mate, was on 7.27.


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