Personal bets for Leven Las Vegas runners

Leven Las Vegas runners were out and about in force at the parkruns last week, with several members hitting peak form.

Monday, 20th June 2016, 2:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:10 pm
Leven Las Vegas runners at the Glenrothes 10k
Leven Las Vegas runners at the Glenrothes 10k

The club’s Akira O’Connor, Ross Johnston, Angela Johnston, Gordon Christie and Douglas Clews set new personal bests with both Peter Rieu-Clarke and Angela Johnstone winning their age categories.

The St Andrews parkrun on Saturday was a special takeover day.

Leven Las Vegas were invited to provide all of the run organisation for the day, using the opportunity to declare it to be a rock’n’roll run with runners encouraged to dress to impress in keeping with the theme.

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The wide variety of costumes and the sound of rock’n’roll music echoing around Craigtoun Park certainly made it a day to remember.

It was back to serious business on Sunday as 25 LLV lined up on the start line of the Glenrothes 10k on a warm and muggy morning.

It was the first 10k event for Sandra Cooper and Jennifer Humphreys who were ably assisted and encouraged by their LLV club mates who made sure they enjoyed the experience and finished in good form.

First Leven Llas Vegas runner home was Chris Russell who finished in fifth place.

He was closely followed by Akira O’Connor, who was ecstatic with having taken one and a half minutes off his previous best.

There were a host of personal bests for other LLV recorded at Glenrothes;.

Kate Cross, Tracey Millar, Gozde Ozakinci, Davie Hogg, Matthew Miller, Karen Capewell and Jim Aiton were amongst those who excelled at the race on the day. Peter Rieu-Clarke also continued his fine form with an age category win.

The Leven Las Vegas jog group meets on Tuesday nights at Leven Leisure Centre, with the club’s popular absolute beginners section always welcoming to aspiring runners.

Several of the club’s beginners, total novices to the sport, are now regularly involved in club meets and longer distance races.