Crowe and McKenna take the senior titles while Fiona Matheson lands a World V60 5km road record.
Full Results HERE with gun and chip times
GB International Jamie Crowe of Central AC, set a new course record of 14:14 when winning the Sri Chinmoy 5km race in Edinburgh.
The event again incorporated the Scottish Athletics 5km Road Championships and gave Crowe another National championship to add to his two National Cross Country titles. Despite the strong breeze on the shores of the Firth of Forth, there was the usual in-depth competition from the Scottish clubs.
Falkirk Victoria’s Scott Stirling took 2nd in 14:16, also inside Callum Hawkins 14:17 time from 2015. His clubmate Kane Elliott was 3rd in 14:19. Behind them, the traditional strength in depth of the event was again evident as 23 runners broke the 15-minute barrier, including five under 20 athletes. GB Junior Hill running international Fraser Gilmour from Kilbarchan showed some good flat speed to record 14.30 in 5th place overall.
Shettleston’s Lynn McKenna took the women's title in 16:04, the third fastest time on the course behind Morag Millar’s 15:52 and Mhairi Maclennan’s 16:00 from 2019.
Dundee’s Natasha Phillips took second and 1st U/20 in 16:14, with Stefanie Tucker of Aberdeen AC taking the bronze in 16:22.
In the Master's category, there were excellent performances as well. Gala Harrier’s Darrell Hastie with 14:59, just out-kicking East Kilbride’s Grant Bailie (15:00) for the M/40 title.
Fellow Gala Harrier Sarah Green made it a Borders double, taking the W/40 title in 16:54 just two weeks after her London Marathon. Lesley Bell took the W/40 silver in 17:27.
Fiona Matheson of Falkirk Victoria Harriers took the W60 category. Her chip time of 18:22 is inside her British age group record and well inside the listed World O/60 road best of 19:04 set by American Kathryn Martin in 2011. (subject to the usual ratification process)
Teviotdale Harriers Alastair Walker’s chip time of 16:38 was just outside his current M65 World and British record.
Scottish Athletics Masters Winners - All gun times.
M40: Darrell Hastie (Gala Harriers) 14:59
M50: Robert Harrison 16:27
M60 Alastair Walker (Teviotdale Harriers) 16:38
M70: Ed Norton (PH Racing) 19:46
W40: Sara Green (Gala Harriers) 16:54
W50: Allie Chong (Giffnock North AC) 19:10
W60: Fiona Matheson (Falkirk Victoria Harriers) 18:22 W70: Patricia Allen (Motherwell AC) 33.12
Full Category Results HERE