Five Come Alive For EMF

At the recent Edinburgh Marathon Festival, five Harriers made their way north to the Capital, ready to race in three of the seven different events.

The increasingly popular running weekend, staged on Saturday May 28th and Sunday 29th, hosts races for both kids and adults, ranging from a 1.5k junior race, to the Hairy Haggis Team Relay, to the Half and Full Marathons.

David Bell sporting his hard earned Medal
David Bell sporting his hard earned Medal

On the Saturday, David Bell sporting his recently acquired Teviotdale Harriers training top, tackled the 10k. David was rightly happy with his run and finished 96th out of 2333 runners in a time of 45:11. David also placed 7th in the over 45 category.

The Half Marathon, held first thing on the Sunday morning, was the next event featuring runners from our club. On the start line were Greg Walker, who set off amongst the ‘Elite Club Runners,’ Bruce Hughes and Michael Yule.

Greg ran a tremendous race and finished 30th in a highly respectable 1:18:02, smashing his PB in the process. Bruce also ran a new PB, finishing 60th in 1:21:11 and Michael Yule finished 488th in 1:33:13.

Alan with proud daught Ishbel
Alan Inglis with proud daughter Ishbel

Special mention and huge well done to Darrell Hastie running for our neighbours Gala Harriers who won the Half Marathon in 1:10:37.

Later that Sunday morning, the Full Marathon runners would be let loose on the streets of Edinburgh where Alan Inglis would don the Harriers vest. Alan was one of 6596 runners and completed the 26.2 miles in 709th position, in a time of 3:27:51.

Well done all the runners and those who made the journey in support.


Bruce’s EMF Blog HERE