There was considerable success by Central athletes at the iconic Black Rock 5 race held on the evening of Friday 14 June in Kinghorn, Fife. The 5 mile race features some fast downhill stretches and a tortuous uphill finish as well as a run into the Forth estuary to round the Black Rock.
The 30th running of the race saw some 1,000 runners toe the line but there was no doubting the winner as Central’s Jamie Crowe took the final uphill finish in his stride to win in 22 minutes 5 seconds, missing the record by a frustrating 2 seconds. In the women’s race Morag Millar continued to show excellent form to win in an exceptional 25 minutes 25 seconds and set a new women’s record for the event. There was further success for Central’s runners with Scott Brember (24.18) taking the Veteran’s prize and Neil Cameron (27.34) winning the Over-50s race.
Other notable performances came from Scott Green in 12th (24.54), Will Hensman as third Veteran (26.21) and Natalie Stewart as third female (27.32). Amy Hendry finished in 31.20 to round off Central’s success in winning both the Men’s and Women’s team prizes.
Friday night’s seem to work well for Central’s top runners and the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10K on Friday 21 June filled the bill nicely. The Bellahouston Harriers organised race in Pollock Park, Glasgow has a reputation for fast times and it was good to see Morag winning again in a tasty 33 minutes 51 seconds and Jamie taking second in the Senior Men’s race in a personal best 29 minutes 43 seconds only headed by Commonwealth Games marathon runner Callum Hawkins.