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Virtual 5k

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Inverclyde AC’s Jonny Glen finished top of the standings in the Scottish Athletics 5k Virtual Championships, leading an array of top performances by the club’s athletes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletics in Scotland has been largely limited, with Scottish Athletics hosting virtual races instead.

The latest looks to act as a qualifier for the Scottish 5k Championships – which the governing body hopes to host this autumn in one of its first in-person competitions.

Jonny was able to use his time from the Podium 5k race in Burnley, where he finished 14th in a time of 14:01 – enough to finish top of the table.

His teammates were close behind with Andy Douglas placing fifth in a time trial time of 14:42, ahead of the ever-improving John Bell in sixth in 14:44.

Ross Gray was next from the club in 23rd in a time trial time of 15:13, ahead of Mark Doherty – who also ran the Podium 5k race, in 15:21 for 28th.

Pete Tucker was close behind in one of his quickest times in years in 31st in 15:27, three seconds ahead of Jon Hammerman who finished in 34th and as top veteran in the over 40 category.

Cammy Watson placed 36th after his 15:36 effort from the Podium 5k race, followed by second Vet 40 David Henderson in 63rd in 16:02, Al Myers in 16:09 for 68th and Colin Doherty clocking a time of 16:15 for 74th.

The women were out in force too with under 17 Abi Hammerman recording the best time in the club with a best of 18:53 – in what looks to be a massive personal best to finish fourth in her age group.

She was closely followed by Rachael Bushfield who finished 13th in the senior women’s category in 19:03 and Nynke Mulholland who has had an absence from training in recent months, placing 17th in 19:32.

Jennifer Lyne and new start Cara Hoey showed the depth that is starting to show from the women’s team as the finished with time of 20:32 and 20:34 respectively.

Jennifer was 10th under 20, while Cara finished 23rd in the senior women’s category.

Back to the men’s results, Dylan Crawford narrowly missed the top 100 with a time of 16:45 to place 101st, while Paul Friend finished 188th in a time of 18:32 to round off the senior team’s results.

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