Central AC Press Report
The Scottish Championship 5 kilometre Road Race was held on Wednesday 29 April on the traditional out and back course at Silverknowes, Edinburgh with Central Athletic Club winning the Men’s Team title. Excellent performances by Alex Hendry (fourth; 14min 58secs), Alistair Hay (fifth; 14.49) and Cameron Milne (eighth; 14.53) ensured the Gold medals while Scott McDonald (ninth; 14.58) didn’t even make the scoring team, demonstrating the depth at the Club.
Runaway winner, in a new course record of 14min 17secs was Commonwealth Games representative Callum Hawkins. A large group of Central athletes contested the event with Jamie Crowe (15.48), Cameron Harris (15.57), Alan Hume (17.09), Neil Cameron (17.37), Aidan Cameron (18.10), Donald Shaw (18.13), Robin Mussett (18.40), Gordon Appelbe (18.55), Robert Hutchison (19.20), Kenny Hislop (19.56), Patricia Milne (20.40), Raymond Milne (22.12), Alison Curry (25.57).
Commonwealth Games Marathon runner Ross Houston seems to have found a new niche through Ultra Running. In only his second Ultra Race Ross represented Scotland in the Anglo Celtic Plate in Redwick, Monmouthshire competing over 100 kilometres, an eye watering prospect for all but the hardiest of athletes. Ross produced consistent running throughout to cap his day with victory in a time of 6hours 43mins 35secs to become the UK and Scottish Champion. This superb run was the sixth fastest ever by a UK athlete and third fastest of all time by a Scot.