CORSTORPHINE athletes clocked some impressive results as the track and field season made way for road races and the start of the cross-country campaign.

Tom Martyn took a fine silver in the half-marathon at the AJ Bell Great Scottish Run in Glasgow.

Tom (pictured) crossed the line in 1:06:59 having tackled the steep undulations of the course featuring George Square, Bellahouston Park, Pollok Country Park and Glasgow Green.

Josie Wren Golder also secured an excellent second place in the women’s 10k in a time of 36:14 at the event on October 1.

CAAC teams braved horrendous conditions to compete in the Lindsays East District XC Relay Championships.

Torrential rain and mud made the going difficult at Deans Community High in Livingston on Saturday. The men’s Masters M40 team of Iain Hutchinson, David Hall, Tom Ferrington and Alastair Brockie bagged silver in 58:30. Iain’s opening leg of 14:05 was the third fastest in the race featuring 34 teams.

Fellow CAAC quartet Chris O’Brien, Ross Milne, Ken Speirs and Iain Macleod finished fourth in 1:00:59, while Andy Nichol, Keith Ovenstone, Steven Blair and Moray Anderson were 17th. The Senior women’s team comprising Josie Wren Golder, Kara McKenzie-Tait and Zoe Carruthers secured their highest ever finish in the event as they came home fourth. Their time of 46:34 included a 14:54 split from Josie – the sixth fastest in the event.

Kirsty Macaulay, Jessica Tovey and Amy Crawford finished 11th in the 35-strong field.

In the Senior men’s race, CAAC performed well to finish 6th, 13th and 26th out of 45 teams, with Tom Martyn continuing his fine form to run the eighth fastest time in 12:31. There were also strong and determined showings in the boys’ race as CAAC came home 14th and 31st, while the girls’ teams finished 22nd and 36th despite having no U17s available.

Tristan Rabaeijs showcased his endurance ability by completing the Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra Marathon on Saturday. A soaked Tristan raced 56 miles on the route from Glasgow’s Riverside Museum via the Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall before crossing the familiar finish line at Saughton. Massive congratulations to all our runners and coaches – and to the spectators who helped cheer them on during the downpours!

Photo copyright of Bobby Gavin

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