KINGHORN’S CHICAGO WARM-UP
NO SOONER had Sammi Kinghorn crossed the finish line in the 10km elite wheelchair race in Glasgow than she was boarding a plane bound for America and a Chicago Marathon experience she hopes will end in qualification to compete over the 26.2-mile distance at next year’s Commonwealth Games.
The 200m world record-holder is learning all the time about road racing and was second at the weekend in 29:45, finishing behind men’s winner Sean Frame (29:28), with Simplyhealth Great North Run winner Simon Lawson third overall in 31:36.
In the other 10km races there was a win for Ronhill Cambuslang’s Stuart Gibson in 31:37, ahead of Shettleston’s Alasdair McLeod (31:55) and Darren Thom of New Marske Harriers, who clocked 32:55. Bedford’s Rebecca Murray continued her successful return from injury by winning the women’s event in 34:30, followed by Jenny Bannerman of Inverness in 35:50 and Metro Aberdeen’s Claire Bruce (35:55).
Rebecca Murray: 10km victory
Sammi Kinghorn: marathon mission