Another good turnout, and lovely weather, for the Alloa Half Marathon this year. If you’re looking for the results, they can be found here.
The crowd is always good for this run, and their encouragement is very welcome. The route is also good – along the base of the Ochil Hills. There’s a bad hill at about 11 miles.
There were two unfortunate lads who collapsed at 12 miles, and neither looked well at all. It’s just as well that Fat Mac didn’t pitch up – there were so many runners that he’d probably have set a record by needing an abulance before reaching the starting line.
As I’m now an ultra vet, or whatever those over 60 are called, I no longer warm up with a coffee and a ciggie, so I was fair gasping by the end.
My chip time this year was 2:01:02 and I was 31st in the M60 category. I was just beaten by a young woman athlete running pushing a baby buggy. It was great running behind her, as the crowd gave her special cheers.
Last year my time was 1:57:56
In 2010, my time was 2:02:36
Here are the winners.