Ron’s Runners not Spring 5k – Wednesday 1st September
The Ron’s Runners not Spring 5k took place at the Beach Park in Irvine. Over 180 runners tackled the course on a mostly flat course but with a section on sand to test already tired legs. A warm night saw everyone record great times with Lorna finishing 3rd Female overall and Darren as 9th Male Senior.
Ian Brown 23:57
Katrina Livingstone 32:13
Gordon McBain 25:32
Darren Nicol 17:55
Scott Strachan 22:43
Lorna Todd 20:39
Drumlanrig Sportive – Saturday September 4th
This Sportive offered two routes covering 100km and 44km. Both routes start and end at the magnificent Drumlanrig castle, both take in some breathtaking scenery and both include the infamous Dunreggan Brae. Several members from Ayrodynamic tackled th 100km challenge of the sportive and had a fantastic day in the saddle
Knockburn Scottish Championship – Sunday 5th September
This Triathlon was at Knockburn Loch located 15 miles from Aberdeen. It was a very tough course… 2 lap swim in 15 deg water, 3 laps of the bike on a rolling course with a tough wee climb each lap and a 2 lap hilly run on multiple surfaces consisting of gravel, grass, trail and tarmac. The run offered no hiding place for competitors and Lorna was involved in a close battle with a runner just behind in her age group but came away victorious run so no hiding
For the members of Ayrodynamic competing it was a great day with David Auchie 3rd in AG, Lorna Todd 1st in AG and 1st V40 in open race with strong performances from Scott Russell & Brian McKeating too
Davie Auchie 2.29 3rd in ag
Lorna Todd 2.35 1st in ag, 1st V40
Scott Russell 2.41
Brian McKeating 2.41
The Beltie Triathlon – Sunday 5th September
Charlie Martin and Chris Figgins were at Crossmichael for the Wee Beltie Triathlon. It starts with an open water swim then a bike leg heading North from Crossmichael through New Galloway, following the shores of the Loch south to Laurieston then returning to the transition area via Glenlochar. To finish there is a run route of mostly tarmac in the main with a short trail section at the start. Chris got 3rd MSV and Charlie was 1st vintage. Stewart McKinstry was also doing the middle distance for a relay team who finished second.
Lochore Meadows Off-Road Festival – Sunday 5th September
Darren Nicol and Scott Strachan were at Lochore Meadows Off-Road Festival. The full distance Triathlon should have included a 1000 metre swim in the beautiful fresh water of Loch Ore however this was cancelled and a 1500 metre swim took its place instead. The off road bike section was a 13km cycle over a 2 lap course. Each lap takes in a descent of Harran hill providing some small technical sections (with rocks, roots and mud) but nothing too challenging
The run was over a mixed terrain 5km course which circumnavigated the hilly Clune and an old iron age fort before coming back in by the loch side to the finish.
Scott was 11th in category (42nd overall) and Darren was 4th in category (12th overall)
Harrogate Sprint – Sunday 5th September
Grant Young flew the flag at the Harrogate Sprint – a pretty tough if scenic event . A 420m swim followed by a 24 km cycle of two loops with two killer climbs per lap and some very technical descents, and a 4.6 km run of two laps, with, you’ve guessed it, a very nasty climb per lap. It was Grant’s best effort of the season by miles and he ended up 71/150 overall and was also 3rd over 60 and first over 70.