80 runners turned out on a beautiful late summer evening for the last race of the season.
Just over 100 runners turned up for the Self Transcendence 5k race in the Meadows, Edinburgh. Next week is the last race of the season.
As the Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow, grass roots running is alive and well in Edinburgh.
Murray Strain (HBT) and Neil Renault (EAC) had a good duel at the front with Murray just edging Neil by 1 second (9.24 to 9.25).
Carnethy Hill Runner Charlotte Morgan again showed she has a good turn of speed on the flat finishing 1st woman and 12th overall in 11.10.
In the men vet 50s Ken Rankin (Falkirk V) and Colin Feechan (Cambusland) had their own duel with Kenny coming home the stronger in 10.59 to 11.03.
1st MV60 was Jim Scott (Portobello) in 12.33. Also there was an outstanding run from Vet 70 Bert Carse in 13.15. Bert was originally from Edinburgh and now lives in Western Australia and often fits in a race when he's in Edinburgh.
1st FV50 was Joy McAleer in 14.50 and FV60 was Betty Gilchrist (Ferranti) in 16.48.
A big thank you to everyone who turned out (both to run and help). We had a record 64 teams so nicely took over the Meadows on a sunny July evening. We have checked the results and found some spelling queries so if you let us know any corrections we will amend the results accordingly.
We especially liked some of the team names (in no particular order):
Pray for Pilki's Calf
The Road to Ruane
Huff 'N Puff
Carnegie Harriers (Spanish theme team names).
67 runners tonight on a beautiful sunny evening in the Meadows.
Neil Renault (EAC) was 1st male in 9.28 heading off Patryk Gierjatowicz (HBT) 9.34.
Grant Noble (Dunbar) in 10.52 also just pipped Kenny Rankin (Falkirk Victoria) 10.56 in the Male vet 50 category with Chris Creegan taking the 3rd medal. 1st male vet 60 was Jim Scott (Portobello RC) 12.37. 1st male vet 70 was Willie Murray (Portobello) 18.10.
1st woman was Jill Knowles (Scottish Prison Service) 11.33 was well clear of Rachel Smithwaite (HBT) 12.05.
1st FV50 was Mary Pattison (Tynebridge H) 15.00 and Linden Nicholson (Lasswade) was 1st FV60 in 14.46.
Not great weather tonight, windy and it tried to rain but thankfully held off for the race.