11 February 2022
ADAC storm through the wind and rain ADAC members took a wee trip north to take part in the fourth race of this winter seasons handicapped town run series over a 4.6-mile course around the streets of Moffat. Barry Fitzgerald kept order of the handicapped start times and recorded finishing places and times as runners crossed the finish line. Johnny Minto enjoyed being in home territory as he cruised to first place. Linda Cameron and Wendy couldn't be separated both improving well on current age grade score to finish second equal. Fiona Latimer achieved 4 th place followed by Karen Gatehouse managing to hold off a late push from Gordon Vivers to get 5th. "Gordy" did have the consolation of achieving highest age grade of the night of 78%! James Taylor capped off his birthday celebrations with fastest time of the night of 28:04. ADAC Winter league race no 4. AUCHENRODDEN A hardy bunch of ADAC members braved the wet, windy and cold conditions to complete the 4th race of this winter seasons league. Recent storms had created a few fallen trees on the course but after some exceptional assistance from Barry Fitzgerald and his wife Sandra, ADAC athletes negotiated the course and conditions in determined fashion. Despite a painful back problem restricting his training James Taylor emerged with the fastest time of the morning followed extremely closely by Marie Marshall. Colin Walker continues his improvement with 3rd place. Highest age grade was achieved by Louise Hopper just pipping Marie with a score of 69.89%. Well done you brave/crazy runners. ADAC Winter league race no 5. Tour de Moffat………………… Latest leagues after Tour de Moffat We have some movement on positions at the top, still everything to go for in the remaining races. Out and about at other events Joe Boardman, Marie Marshall, Wendy Gass and Gordon Vivers competed in the Dumfries Running club cross country race. Well done all ......tough in the wind but the ground conditions were pretty good on a great route. ADAC members braved the winter conditions and literally crossed the border to compete in the X border 10k 2022 event, Gretna to Carlisle. The cold seemed to suit the hardy ADAC crew as some new PB’s for the distance were achieved. Marie Marshall continues to improve with a new PB of 38:27 which is an age grade of over 80%! This fabulous performance brought her in as 1st female on the day and 13th place overall. Finishing in an almost identical time was Neil Richardson a couple of places ahead. Norman Johnstone narrowly missed sub 40 with a time of 40:17 but managed 2nd in his age category and 33rd overall. A new PB of 49:47 was also achieved by the ever- enthusiastic Geoff Mc Queen. Liz Dawson achieved 3 rd place in her age grade. George Fraser after much discussion on abstaining from wine the previous night proved he is ageing like a fine one with a 3rd place in his age category. Rowane Glendinning, Wendy Gass and Alan Creighton all did themselves proud with fine runs. Wendy Gass and George Fraser competed in the DH River Run 10k again in wet conditions. George Fraser for his next race teamed up with Colin Walker. Another wet and windy run in the 3 Village 5-mile race. With George coming in 3 rd place in age category. Wendy Gass was not able to join the guys as she went further south to run the Blackpool half marathon in very challenging weather conditions. Well done, great results and all still smiling at the end.
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