Edinburgh Athletic Club’s Iain Whitaker was a close winner of the Sri Chinmoy 1 mille race at the Meadows on June 29th. He crossed the line in 4.40 a second ahead of Shettleston’s Peter Avent with Julien Barrable (Corstorphine) third a further second behind in 4.42 .
There was also a close finish in the ladies race with Gala’s Kirsten Maxwell (5.25) just holding off Edinburgh AC’s junior, Pippa Carcas (5.26). Sophie Collins , Edinburgh Uni Hares and Hounds was third in 5.45. There were veteran’s victories, for Kenny Rankin (MV50 Falkirk) 5.23 from Carnethy’s Mike Andrew, 5.29. Allen Marr from Anster Haddies was top MV60 prize in 5.39. Alan Gordon (HBT) was first MVet 70 in 7.42. Woman’s veteran winners were: Vet 50; Claire Gilchrist (Ferranti) in 6.30; Vet 60 Linden Nicholson (Lasswade ) in 6.56 and Vet 70 Betty Gilchrist in 7.43.