Harriers brave the elements in 5k race
Ca l d e r g l e n Ha r r i e r s h a d a great turnout for their f i n a l Au l d h o u s e 5 k t i me trial last week as members braved horrendous weather conditions to compete.
The rain eased slightly for the start and had stopped completely by the time the 5k was finished. However, the 19 runners who took part still had darkness, deep puddles and a strong headwind along Leaburn Road to contend with.
Fast t i mes could not be expected on such a night so those who achieved season’s bests or personal bests are to be especially congratulated. The fastest time of the night went to Mark Saez (18:46), onl y s l i g ht l y down on hi s best earlier i n t he season, whilst fastest lady was Julie Beveridge (20:00).
T h o s e s e t t i n g s e a s o n ’s bests or personal bests were Billy Buchanan (23:27), showing that he is returning well f rom i njur y, and Kay Conneff (22:05), continuing to improve and work out how to judge the pace.
Russell Couper (27:32) also produced a season’s best as h e g r a d u a l l y o v e r c o me s various injuries and set backs, while Emma Craig (21:40), after only a month at the club, recorded a massive 5k PB.
Finally, Robert Dewar recorded a time of 23:23 in his first Auldhouse 5k, while Allan McLellan came home in 21:22 and Eddie Reid crossed the line in 21:36 as they both t ook bi g s t eps f or ward on their return from injury. Sharp
The Caley Thistle boys receive their kit from sponsor Louise Neilson