Busy couple of weeks for Garscube athletes

On Sunday six Garscube athletes competed in the Montessori Balfron 10k with Nicholas Parker finished in 60th position in a time of 42mins 44secs.

Other times: 82nd Norman Baillie 43.52, 107th David Esler 45.15, 145th David Hamill 47.15, 171st Tony Hall 48.02, 419th Maria Laverty 57.36. A total of 599 runners finished the race.

The previous day Garscube athletes were competing at both ends of Britain. At the K 2 Leisure Centre track during the AIM. 12 hour Ultra race, husband and wife, Marco and Debbie Consani finished 1st and 2nd.

Marco was first with a new course record of 90 miles in 12 hours. Debbie was second overall with a new British record.

Meanwhile in the Hoka Highland Fling race which started from Milngavie Station at 6am and covered the 53 mile course to Tyndrum on the West Highland Way, Malcolm Shepherd finished in 43rd position in a time of nine hours 26 minutes and 49 seconds. Other results: 81st Nicola Adams-Henry (9.49.57), Barry Queen (11.47.18), Karen McIlvenna (11.59.11). A total of 431 runners finished the race.

On Tuesday April 21 at the Boston Marathon, Euan Geddes and Athole Smith represented the club. Euan finished in a time of two hours 41 minutes and three seconds. Athole recorded 3.07.00.

And on Sunday April 13 at the Virgin London Marathon, first home for the club was Chris Devine in a time of 02-48-56. Next club runner to finish was Marion Kelly 03-22-06. In what was his first marathon, Scott

McPherson recorded 3-32-24. Other times Irene Vezza 03-56-39 and Raghbir Sing 05-14-30.

On Sunday April 12 Donald McPartlin won the Deafblind Scotland Canal 5k with a personal best time of 17mins 11secs. Fifth was Morag Casey (23mins 11secs) and 15th was Joan Morris (29.31).

A 10k race also took place at the same time and Garscube woman Jo Sutton finished in 36th position in a time of 47.29 and John Dryden was 57-13.