EAC Road Race Grand Prix Update

Update from Richard:

We’ve pretty much passed half way in the Grand Prix and things are shaping up nicely.

Men’s Championship

The Men’s race looks to be very close across all the age groups. The top 3 senior men could be very close if Neil Renault and Leon Johnson complete a fifth qualifying race. At the moment Bryan Mackie sits atop of Disco Stu.

Andy Latham is racing away with the V40 championship, but there are number of runners that could make a late surge to deny him. And David Cross could yet challenge Chris Creegan in the V50 category. It seems as though no one will be able to stop Eric Stevenson in the V60 category, but if anyone can, then Coach Alex is the man to spoil Eric’s planned party.

Lots of good running still to go!

The Current Top 10:

Position Athlete Age Catergory Num of Events Total
1 Bryan Mackie Sen 5 693
2 Stuart Johnston Sen 5 656
3 Nicholas Wolverson Sen 5 583
4 Neil Renault Sen 4 570
5 Andrew Latham V40 5 522
6 Leon Johnson Sen 4 520
7 Malcolm Parry V40 5 508
8 Iain Craven Sen 5 502
9 Chris Creegan V50 5 496
10 Neil Jack Sen 4 494

You can view the full tables by clicking the link: 07_05_15 EAC-Road-Race-Championship-Male (5th July 2015)

Women’s championship

There seems to have been less interest in the championship from the women so far, but there are still enough races left to get the 5 qualifying races in, so hopefully this will pick up.

The top 3 so far are certainly in a close race and any one of them could win it depending on how they get on in the second half of the summer. Some good running from Charlotte Garry and Hannah Waugh have seen them move to the top of the current table, but Karen Dobbie is not too far behind. All still need to complete a final qualifying race, so it could all change again.

A couple of the other runners just need to complete a few more races and they too could be competing for the podium spaces. There are also more than enough races left for those that haven’t even started yet, but still fancy a go. Check out the list at the end.

The Current Top 5:

Position Athlete Age Catergory Num of Events Total
1 Charlotte Garry Sen 4 383
2 Hannah Waugh Sen 4 357
3 Karen Dobbie V40 4 344
4 Nikki Gibson Sen 3 308
5 Lyndsay Fraser Sen 3 273

You can view the full tables by clicking the link: 07_05_15 EAC-Road-Race-Championship-Female (5th July 2015)

Upcoming Races

There are still loads of races to come in the championships and following the confirmation of some races a few more qualifying races have been added to the championship (highlighted in red below).

So please look out and take part, as there will also be lots of team prizes up for grabs too.

  • 18th July – Musselburgh 10k (Medium)
  • 8th August – Haddington Half Marathon (Long)
  • 9th August – Forth Road Bridge 10k (Medium)
  • 23rd August – Forfar 10k Road Race (Medium)
  • 30th August – Barry Buddon Half Marathon, East District Championships (Long)
  • 2nd September – Self Transcendence 5k (Short)
  • 13th September – Stirling 10k (Medium)
  • 19th September – The Scottish Half Marathon, Edinburgh (Long)
  • 26th September – Parkrun Sliverknowes – only on this date (Short)
  • 27th September – Loch Ness Marathon (Long)
  • 3rd October – Parkrun Portabello – only on this date (Short)
  • 4th October – Great Scottish Run, Glasgow – half Marathon (Long)

As always if you have any questions about the championship or if you have spotted any errors/mistakes in the spreadsheets then please let me know.

Cheers

Richard

richardmeade13@hotmail.com

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