Four fifths of the macdonald clan spent Sunday morning (31st March)
running the Tom Scott Memorial 10 mile road race.
Consisting of 2 laps of Strathclyde Park near Motherwell, the race attracted a top field of 360 athletes.
The women’s race was won by Elspeth Curran of Kilbarchan (56min).
The men’s race was won by Lachlan Oates of Glasgow club Shettleston in a time of 49:15.
This was around 2 minutes slower than the winning time of 47:34, recorded in 1965
when Jim Alder won the event in a new record (albeit on a different course).
A mention in dispatches also goes to Doug Gunstone (son, Neil, is currently a member of Morpeth).
Doug won the junior race in 1970 and was second in the senior race in 1972 (47:53).
This year, first home and 8th senior woman was Catriona Macdonald (1:02:40)
running for her Scottish Club Bellahouston Road Runners.
Having placed 2nd at last weekend’s Dishforth Dash 10k,
Lorna finished a creditable 11th Senior Woman in a time of 1:06:44.
Alistair, getting back from injury and a week of excess in the Highlands clocked 1:12 (23rd M50)
and was pleased to get his 2019 racing account off to a start.
Margaret enjoyed her Mothers Day out returning in a time of 1:42:43 for 26th F50.
Report by Alistair Macdonald