Scottish Half Marathon 2014 Race Report By Tracy Philp

Hi folks, I hope you get this as I’m not really in to this techie stuff, but here goes.

Saturday 6th September 2014 A big turnout of around about 2500 runners at the 1st Scottish Half Marathon in East Lothian. The weather was ideal for the race, very light winds not too sunny, starting at Meadowmill Sports Centre, just outside Prestonpans. I met fellow Harrier Sadie at start in one of the colour coded pens. The run started in waves at 11am sharp heading out to Longniddry through village back streets then out on to main road to Gosford House turning on the road and heading back along Longniddry Bents coast road to Port Seaton and Cockenzie then through Prestonpans following the Edinburgh Marathon route to the finish at Musselburgh Race Course main Stadium. A reasonable turn out of spectators especially in Prestonpans where the locals like at the Marathon handed out jelly babies to the runners. Plenty water and gel stations along course and a better finish in the stadium than at Pinkie Park for the Marathon as the spectators had a chance to see runners come in to the finish.Good medal and finishers goody bag and tech top t shirt on completion, great to see Sadie waiting at finish for me as well.Good PB potential on a flat course.Results are

Sadie Kemp 1:41:59Tracy Philp 1:50:28

 

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    5 comments on Scottish Half Marathon 2014 Race Report By Tracy Philp

    1. Mark Dawson says:

      Great report Tracy and a fantastic finishing time. I’ve signed up for it next year now 🙂

    2. Tracyp1972 says:

      Thanks everyone it’s much appreciated.

    3. Bill Bennet says:

      Great report Tracy and superb runs from the two of you.

    4. Susan says:

      You did the techie stuff pretty well Tracy! Great first report and great times to match. Sounds like a scenic route and maybe one for next year…

    5. Amy Kerr says:

      Fab times girls! Well done on your first race report Tracy 🙂

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