Edinburgh Athletic Club’s marathon man NeilRenault
was a clear winner of the mens 5km at the Meadows on Weds (5th July ). Passing through 1 mile in 4.53 , He was already well clear of the chasing group of Malcolm Lang (Lothian) , Alastair Brokie, ( Corstorphine ) and Ali Wilson. At two milreached in 9.56, Renault was almost 45 seconds ahead of the others who were still locked together. Maintaining 5 min mille pace, Renault crossed the line in 15.33 well clear of Lang (16.46 ) who held off Brockie (14.48) for second
There was a women's win for Sophie Collins ( Edinburgh Uni H+H) .Collins was through the first loop in 6.04 a few seconds ahead of Linlithgow’s Lynne McGill, and Portobello’s Emma Baker . Her winning time was 19.39with Baker ,19.58, just getting the better how McGill 20.01
There were over 50’s win for Falkirk’s Kenny Rankin 18.30 who just got the better of Carnegie’s John Hynd ( 18.39) Martin Veal took the Vet 60 with 20.14.
In her first week as a vet 50 Ferranti’s Claire Gilchrist won with 22.17 to make a family double as Mum, Betty, took first vet 70 in 25.44 Cecilia Heron was first woman over 60
Next week’s race is a 2 mile at 7pm.
Video and photos on gallery.