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Garscube man Kieran McLaughlin came in 223rd from 386 runners at the Loch Leven Half Marathon at Kinross on Sunday.

Meanwhile eight club runners turned out for the Glasgow Parkrun 5k race at Pollok Country Park on Saturday. David Dickson in his first attempt at the event finished in 20th place in 19mins.

Other times: 36th Patrick Bayliss - 20:06 (race PB), 55th Paul Wynne - 21:03, 78th Mark Barrow - 22:14 (race PB), 89th Cody Stevenson - 22:37, 127th Peter Dow - 24:04, 240th Caroline Dow - 27:47 and 261st Andrew Bell - 28:40. 400 runners finished. Garscube man Andy Griffiths finished in 141st place out of 187 competitors in the Self Transcendence Scottish 5k Road Championships at Silverknowes, Edinburgh last Wednesday in 21mins 21secs. On Sunday May 8 22 club runners were in action in the Ignis Asset Management Women’s 10k in the south side of Glasgow. First vet and first to finish for the club was Lesley Chisholm in eith place overall in 37mins.

Other Garscube results were: 11th Kirsty Husband - 37:33, 29th Ali Winship - 39:38, 31st Mairi Stanley - 40:22, 59th Laura Devine - 42:42, 66th Kathryn Scott - 43:24, 92nd Diane Clark - 44:58, 119th Debbie Martin-Consani - 45:53(pb), 201st Natasha Mulrine - 47:24, 207th Sandra Irvine - 47:27, 275th Claire Peters - 48:35, 376th Irene Vezza - 49:39, 626th Lindsey Cairns - 51:42, 631st Jennifer Duru - 51:45, 664th Isobel Martin - 52:02, 740th Mary Cox - 52:32, 927th Morag Casey - 53:40, 1128th Alison Condie - 54:41, 1671st Caroline Dow - 57:05, 2349th Karen-Anne McLennan - 59:14, 3102nd Lucy Watson - 1:01:36 and 4835th Barbara Wallace - 1:07:01. A total of 10,114 finished.

Two days earlier John Murray finished in seventh place in 10mins 43secs on the last of this year’s Atkins on the Green series of 3k races in Glasgow Green. A total of 30 finished.