The weather was perfect, the club members had swept (with brushes) the course the week before, had volunteered for lots of jobs and then turned up on the day with their baking and their enthusiasm ready to support the runners!
The winner was Neil Renault, Edinburgh AC (33.12), second place was Darrell Hastie, Gala Harriers (33.27) and third place was Iain Whitaker, Edinburgh AC (33.45).
The ladies race was a little more spread out with the winner being Freya Ross, Falkirk Victoria Harriers (37.10), second place was Kirstin Maxwell, Gala Harriers (39.38) and third place was Jocelyn Moar, Edinburgh AC (41.04).
A record pre-entry of 280 led to a start-line of 261 which was a record by 1
Grateful thanks to all the runners for bringing contributions for the foodbank, the Penicuik North Kirk were overwhelmed with the amount of bags. Also, thanks for the donations for the post-race refreshments, we raised £330 which will be split between our chosen charities Macmillan Cancer Care and The Penicuik Youth Band. This amount was boosted by a generous donation from the runner who required medical assistance during the race, he wanted to thank Penicuik Harriers for looking after him so well.
Our Sponsors that support our club annually and allow us to be able to put this event on are: Run & Become, Stuart & Stuart, Headcases Hair Studio, Fraser Murray Car Sales, Tesco and Flowers By Lindsey.
Scottish Athletics officials give up their time for our race and their expertise is much appreciated.
896 Penicuik Air Cadets were at the water station handing out water to our runners, no doubt much appreciated.
Our wonderful photographers out on the course captured the day well, I’m sure you’ll agree! A link to some are below, I will try and get a link to Chris’s too…
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment on facebook, the website or email – we are quite blown away by the positivity and thanks.
The date for next year’s race is Saturday 9th May 2020 – hope to see you there!!