Linlithgow athlete set for national squad

Athlete Keri competing in Dundee
Athlete Keri competing in Dundee

A YOUNG Linlithgow athlete who trains with the Lothian Running Club is fast making a name for herself in the world of triathlon.

Keri Greig has been selected to join Triathlon Scotland’s Foundation Squad for the forthcoming year.

This has been a very good year for the Linlithgow Academy pupil in triathlon having won the Scottish Schools 13-14 years Championship in June and then the Scottish Youth Championship in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow in August.

Keri also competed in Liverpool in June and latterly represented Scotland in the British Inter Regional Championships in September.

Lothian Running Club’s Edel Mooney followed up her Edinbugh Parkrun win the previous week by racing to victory in Saturday’s EFD Energy Dunbar 10 mile ‘Doon Hill’ Race.

Edel produced a fine performance, recording a time of 1 hour two minutes 57 seconds, placing her seventh overall.

It was all females who represented the club at the event with, 29th and fifth female Suzie Hannah [1:12.01], 42nd and 10th female Saran Jones [1:16.57] and 55th and 17th female Jill Horsburgh [1:21.56]. 83 Completed.

Lothian Running Club athletes enjoyed another winning weekend at both the Falkirk and Edinburgh Parkruns.

At Falkirk, Brian Turner covered the 5k course in [17.50] and Lana Turnbull who also finished ninth, overall came home in [23.33].

The clubs two other representatives were female vets Mags Turnbull and Val Finch who both set new PBs.

For Mags, who stopped the clock at [26.09] it was her third PB in as many weeks. Val running the event for only the second time improved her time from seven days prior by a massive 86 seconds in finishing in [36.41].

Overall Mags was 50th and ninth female with Val 89th and 36th female.

In the Edinburgh race Chloe Cox took the women’s title and in doing so recorded a new PB of [17.56]. Chloe also finished fourth overall.

Leanne Webster was the only other club runner in the race and she finished 44th overall and eighth in the female category in a time of [21.32] .

There was further success down south where club veteran Ian Leggett contested the Milton Keynes Parkrun and won the MV70 category, finishing in a time of [22.38] Ian also finished 31st overall.