Corstorphine 5 Mile Road Race – 5 June 2019

A cool but thankfully dry evening saw a good collection of runners assemble for the latest CAAC 5 Mile road race.

Despite being a Wednesday night and with a hill grand prix race also taking place at Red Moss Kips, there was a healthy turnout from the Harriers. Me, Charlie, John, Ritchie and Zoe were all competing and coach Dave was there supporting and offering encouragement.

It’s a race I always look forward to as I enjoy the midweek races and this is long enough to be worthwhile but short enough to be able to go reasonably fast.

The route is on the open road starting from the end of Turnhouse Road and circling Turnhouse Golf Course and Cammo. There is a fast downhill start before doubling almost towards the town and round Cammo, a good uphill is quickly followed by a sharp downturn in the road to the 3 mile mark. Just before the 4 mile mark there is another incline before the course drops to a fast finish just off Turnhouse Road.

This year it was chip timing and there were no entries on the night. But at only £6 for entry it is good value.

Our Harriers did well amongst a strong field where the race was won in a time of 26:44.

Harriers results below:

Bib
FName
LName
RaceTime
ChipTime
GunTime
Gender
Age
Team
Type
RANK
Bib
FName
LName
RaceTime
ChipTime
GunTime
Gender
Age
Team
Type
RANK
121
John
Gibbs
00:28:32
00:28:28
00:28:32
M
38
Penicuik Harriers_M
Runner
11
94
Ritchie
Thomson
00:28:41
00:28:38
00:28:41
M
34
Penicuik Harriers_M
Runner
15
202
Allan
Dunbar
00:33:21
00:33:14
00:33:21
M
43
Penicuik Harriers_M
Runner
74
193
Charlie
Crawford
00:36:22
00:36:10
00:36:22
M
40
Penicuik Harriers_M
Runner
118
195
Zoe
Fowler
00:37:20
00:37:09
00:37:20
F
39
Penicuik Harriers_F
Runner
129

There were bananas and water for finishers at the end of the race and, as I only discovered much later, a selection of tray bakes and other sweet treats were also available to those that managed to find them.

As always a really well organised and competitive race. Thanks to Corstorphine AAC for putting it on.

Sorry I don’t have any photos – I think Dave got a shot of us after the race but I’ve not seen it yet.

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