15 June 2022

ADAC 5k to Ultra
ADAC taking on the short to the very VERY long. The ADAC beginners Couch to 5k group
graduated this weekend by completing the Crichton Park Run. Weather conditions were a
bit wet, but this did not dampen this enthusiastic group. With support from ADAC members
and the Parkrun volunteers cheering them on around the route. It was all smiles at the end
with a nice warm cuppa and cake. What next for these guys, think a few have the running
bug now!
Ross Wellburn, Ed Woodman, Richard Smith and Wendy Gass represented the club at
the Guid Nychburris 5k on the Crichton grounds with Ross getting a top 10th place with
a blistering time of 19.04. We look forward to seeing if his improving form can get him to
Sub 19 mins over the summer.
James Taylor travelled for a day out in the lakes to Ambleside. Before exploring the local
trails, he put in a speedy 18.38 5k time in the Rothay Park run to place 4th. Sub 18 a
possibility for James this summer?
Richard moved south to Carlisle from his Guid Nychburris run to have a good run round
Chances Park at the Carlisle Park run.
George Fraser enjoyed the "bonny bonny banks of loch Lomond" earning a 2nd place in
his age category at the Loch Lomond 10k run. With James Taylor completing the Tough
mudder challenge at Drumlanrig.
Ultra-news! ADAC senior Neil Richardson completed the 100 Mile Ultra Scotland
Marathon finishing in 10th place out of over 40 starters. It follows the Southern Upland
way section from St. John’s Town of Dairy finishing in Melrose. The distance covered by
Neil was over 106 miles with assent of 4611m and dissent 4546m. Completing this in 29
hours and 33 mins. An outstanding achievement.
This achievement was then followed by Marie Marshall and Louise Hopper who took on
the West Highland way race 2022 and completed the 95-mile Ultra course in 30 hours
and 3 minutes. ADAC club members Gordon Vivers, Linda Cameron, Johnny Minto,
Peter Grant, Liz Dawson and Alan Creighton provided fantastic support for these two
Wonder women along the way.

ADAC Summer league continued with race No7 (Handicapped series race 4). 6-mile
race at Lockerbie.
Club member George Fraser was our host for this ADAC race. Summer conditions were
very welcome around an enjoyable route. Karen Gatehouse oversaw starting duties and
keeping general order to enthusiastic athletes at the starting line.
With Marie Marshall’s massive west highland way challenge just a few days away it
didn't seem to be holding her back any with the fastest time of the night at 41.19 which
gave her the highest age grade score of 75.2. Norman Johnston had to reluctantly give
up his clipboard to take part and achieved 2nd fastest time and age grade score of 42.09
% and 72.3 respectively. Andy Robb got the 3rd fastest time of the night. With another
strong run from Linda Cameron resulted in 3rd highest age grade of 66.9%
Our Lockerbie run was also part of our handicapped series where runners are started off
depending on previous age grade scores.
Our winner tonight was Alan Creighton who is making a very welcome return to form.
Linda Cameron gained just under 3% in age grade score to earn 2nd place followed by

Ed Woodman who's consistent training attendance is paying dividends with an increase
of 2.4%.
Members enjoyed wonderful hospitality afterwards. So much so there may been a
request put into Mr & Mrs Fraser to host all future races in Lockerbie.
ADAC Summer league race no. 8 -The sun was out today but there was a strong wind
which made the going tough for those Seniors who managed to make the trip south to
Kirkcudbright for the Buckland Burn up. This is the first competitive running of the event
since 2019 and it was great to see a good turnout. There were some excellent results
with fastest on the day for ADAC, James Taylor. Fastest lady was Marie Marshall taking
first lady Vet40 and was very thankful, along with Louise Hopper 2 nd lady Vet50, that
there was not another 90 miles to go in the event. Ed Woodman had a great run, picking
up his first competitive medal 3 rd in Vet60 male and there were successes for Linda
Cameron 3 rd Vet50 female, Wendy Grass and Johnny Minto who came in very close.
Alan Creighton was in fine form looking strong in the last half mile after a torturous hill
and Grant Seaton was pleased with his run despite not wanting to see that hill again. Liz
Dawson came in strong to finish first lady Vet60. George Fraser enjoyed the run and
looked good coming into the final half mile and 1 st Vet70 Male. Well done ADAC!
We look forward to seeing where ADAC members will be doing the club very proud next

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