A perfect day , a perfect setting , a fantastic course for this year’s Nationals at Falkirk. This is the 4th or 5th year that this event has been held here & if you’ve run the course or just been a spectator , you can see why the organisers keep using this setting in the grounds of CallendarPark.
I headed down to the ParkRun 5K fully expecting to see Torvill and Dean skating on the ice that was on the route which accompanied an extremely cold morning. Running at pace was nearly impossible and I found myself doing a bit of cross country and using the grass to avoid the ice. Managed 38th with 20.31 which is about 2mins
Another healthly CAAC turnout for this weeks ParkRun. A lovely bright morning saw a record 220 runners set of round the 5k loop. This week race was won my Ross Toole (KIlbarchan AAC) who set the course records with a time of 14:31. I run a bit faster than I thought and got a Parkrun PB at 18:12 (12th !!). Gillian was pipped to the post and came in 2nd with a time of 19:32 on her Parkrun Debut.
After Jo's win at the Edinburgh Parkrun on Saturday and Keith's success at Galashiels on Sunday I thought I'd make it 3 victories in 5 days for Corstorphine AAC by winning the Scottish Civil Service Cross Country Champs at Stirling University and defending the title I won last year.