ADAC on the go
A new ADAC Beginners group has kicked off with a Couch to 5k in 8 weeks. With a planned 5k graduation at Crichton Park run. We have had a fantastic turnout. The man with the whistle, Coach Norman Johnstone takes the beginner’s group each Thursdays at a busy
Everholm track , especially as Senior Coach Joe Boardman runs the Seniors regular track session at the same time. Well done all.
Park runs keep a lot of our ADAC members busy when no league races to partake in.
Liz Dawson broke the 80% age grade barrier at the Victoria Park run in Glasgow. National class!
Marie Marshall finished as 1st female at Morecambe Park run following very little sleep and
a 10 hour shift due to west highland way preparation and work commitments in a time of
Gordon Vivers took part at the Pollock country park, Fiona Latimer at the Severn Valley Park run with Johnny Minto nearly a regular at Dundee Park run. Andrew Johnstone and George Fraser were in attendance at Crichton park run and Marie Marshall was leading
lady at Talking tarn. Closer to home at Crichton Park run Ross Wellburn is getting back to
form with a speedy 19:24 finish. Never a dull moment from team ADAC well done to all of you out and about putting in some
amazing Park runs all over the place.
The ADAC Summer league schedule has been a little hectic of late
Summer league race No.3 - Holywood Stroll, Dumfries. ADAC
FEMALE STARS SHINE AT
Senior members took part in the Holywood stroll 10 th May and put on a dazzling show. Marie Marshall collected silverware for her 1st place female prizewinning performance in a time of 32:14 over the 5-mile course leading home her supporting cast of Katrina Smith and Rowane Glendinning to gain the winning club female team of the race.
In the Female Vet 50 category there were reasons to smile about for Wendy Gass who took the honours here.
Catching the eye was a fine performance from James Taylor, ADAC’s leading man at the moment for an overall 6th place finish in a time of 29:55. There was another Johnstone family showing with son Jack Johnstone outshining his father Norman James Johnstone by 20 seconds in a time of 32:40 with Andrew Johnstone gaining a
new PB on the course of 36:43. Andy Robb has recently dusted off his running shoes and impressed with a top 30 finish in
34:57 Other cast members for ADAC’s starring performance at Holywood were Gordon Vivers, Richard Smith, Geoff McQueen, Johnny Minto, Linda Cameron, Marie Beer Parker,
George Fraser and our newest star Lynne-Marie Thomson.
ADAC Summer league race No 4 - Powfoot.
No one could have been accused of being "stuck in the mud" at the 4.5-mile route set up by
Alan Creighton along the roads and woodland pathways near Powfoot. The summer league race was also part of our handicapped series, so runners were set off at
times based on previous age grade scoring. Johnny Minto found it easier to shake off a stubborn James Taylor than his recent cold to finish ahead of James in the handicapped
race. Jack Johnstone had a very strong run to finish 3rd ahead of Katrina Smith in 4th. Newcomer Lynne-Marie Thomson is progressing well to gain a 5th place finish.
Fastest time of the night was James Taylor... with 29:23 not sure how much further back the
handicapper can start him without having to move him into a different time zone. Jack Johnstone is continuing to improve (31:31) and hopefully with some regular training can
keep making gains throughout the summer. Marie Marshall had another strong run to finish 3rd with a time of 31:59 which equated to the highest age grade score of the night .70.1
2nd highest age grade was James followed by Linda Cameron with 61.3. Well done everyone for some solid running.
ADAC Summer League race No 5 - Hightae (6 miles)
Despite some valiant efforts ranging from just off a Turkish beach for pre-race excuses there
was never anyone going to beat James Taylor’s excuse after his mammoth/crazy efforts up
and down a big hill in the Lake district the previous day
James "just a jog" effort was enough to earn him a 2nd fastest time of the morning behind Marie Marshall who also bagged the highest age grade score of 75.8%. Stuart Bell made a welcome return to the starting line-up and stormed home in 1st place in
the Handicapped race. Some age grade improvement from John Murphy and Johnny Minto was rewarded with a 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
ADAC Summer League No 6 - Carlisle Tri 10k
James Taylor came in overall 5th place with a speedy time of 38:07, followed by Andy Robb, Richard Smith, then Gordon Vivers who achieved 2nd in his age category. Next over the line
was Rowane Glendinning followed by Geoff McQueen and Wendy Gass with only 7 seconds between the two of them. Followed by Linda Cameron with George Fraser getting 1st in his age category position. Our next league race takes place June 14 th for a 10k in Lockerbie. Good luck to all team
ADAC taking part
ADAC athletes have been busy further afield for races not least Richard Smith and James
Taylor who travelled down to the Keswick Mountain festival.
Richard took on the “Sprint Tri” a 400 m swim ,18k cycle before finishing off with a 5k trail
run. James did himself very proud in the 25k mountain run with an 18th place finish out of 408. Liz Dawson had a great result in the Alnwick castle 10k trial race getting a 1st place in her age category.
Getting their trail shoes on Gordon Vivers, James Taylor and Johnny Minto took part in the Queensberry hill race with James achieving 12th place. Wendy Gass took on Kirkudbright half marathon and despite the odd hill or two crossed the
line with a smile. Gordy Vivers had hardly got time to change his running shoes before joining other ADAC
members Louise Hopper, Grant Seaton, Tracy Nolan, Marie Beer Parker and Marie Marshall
in the capital city for the Edinburgh half marathon. All had strong runs in good running
conditions with Marie Marshall getting a fabulous new PB of 1:28:11. Our ADAC London marathon representative draw has taken place. Some serious training forthe next few months in order for our lucky winner Stuart Bell …GOOD LUCK!!!
Keep an eye out for where “Team ADAC” will be showing up next.