20th February 2010

Results | Photos (women’s race) | Photos (men’s race)

Glorious sunshine and great running conditions greeted the participants at Falkirk’s Callendar Park, for what turned out to be another enjoyable mudfest.

The women’s race was won decisively by Freya Murray. Ellie had a very strong run to lead our women’s team home, gaining places throughout her run and beating some notable opposition (see results), and was followed by Helen (having a storming day), Pauline, Elizabeth and Pat, who later added their support at various stages during the men’s race.

The men’s race was a much tighter affair at the front, with Central AC’s Alastair Hay battling successfully to lead Shettleston Eritrean Tsegezab Woldemichael home. For the Westies, 666 was the number of the Snake (not the beast), and David Riach slithered through the mud to be first male Westie to finish. Due to Owen’s retiral from the race, John Denovan was next home, nursing his dodgy calf muscles over the line. I followed, after making steady progress through the field, having started right at the back with GrimOrr. Dave Calder was next, on a similarly steady strategy, then Ken MacMahon, John Quinn, Hamilton, and the yellow teacosy of the Grim One.

Captain Chris was on photo duty again so I’m sure there will be plenty to follow. Thanks also to Don and Elma for support, as well as to all Westies cheering around the course.

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