Bill impresses at Ravenscraig races

Last week was another busy week of racing for many of the Haddies.

First out in action was the currently unstoppable Bill Simpson who raced in the first of Fife Athletic Club’s series of Ravenscraig races on a dreich, grey and drizzly Tuesday night.

Several runners from around the Kingdom headed out to take on the challenge but it was Haddie Bill who impressed the most.

Bill romped home over the two mile course in great form and a time of 13.29 .

On Saturday Davie Burgess bravely took on the challenge of the Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultramarathon.

This 55 miler follows that course of the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals, taking in the Antonine Wall and the Falkirk Wheel before leading competitors into the heart of Edinburgh.

The gruelling journey is as competitive and difficult a race as you’re likely to find in the country with all racers needing to be at the absolute peak of the physical capabilities.

Davie ran the course in an incredible 9:05:54 and if this wasn’t impressive enough he did it all to raise funds for the Forth Child Development Centre in Glenrothes.

Three Haddies ran in St Andrews Parkrun on Saturday producing some good results for the club.

Mike Reilly raced in (20:23), Tricia Wallace (25:04 and a PB) and Lauren McQuade (30:10).

Racing on Sunday, Hazel Bradley had a fantastic run in the ‘Round the Houses 10k) at Grangemouth.

This is a hugely competitive race due to the flat and fast route and Haddie Hazel ran impressively to claim the 1st FV60 prize in a time of 45.18.

Two regular Haddie racing aficionados were out to experience the first ever ‘Tay Ten’ race in Perth on Sunday, which started and finished in Perth stadium and was run on quiet country roads.

The course was billed as a fast and flat 10 miler with PB potential and it didn’t disappoint with both Tricia Wallace and Jane Anderson achieving distance PBs in 1.25.35 and 1.25.55.

With the summer season now approaching the Haddies will be looking to maintain their fine club form over the coming months in the better weather.