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Neil McCover Half Marathon 2011

Linda and Mario (Photo courtesy of Claire Thompson)
Linda and Mario (Photo courtesy of Claire Thompson)

This was the inaugural running of this East Dumbartonshire half marathon and was held in memory or Kirkintilloch Olympian Neil McCover.

“Neil McCover, competing athlete, club chair, membership secretary and junior coach of Kirkintilloch Olympians was tragically killed in a cycling accident on 8 October 2010. Neil was a keen long distance runner, competing in marathons, duathlons and triathlons, including the European Ironman Austria amongst his greatest achievements. He was a Superintendent in Strathclyde Police, involved in police training and had been a leading member of the police athletics team. A considerable loss to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him, through this event we hope to pay tribute to Neil’s significant contribution to the club and athletics.”

The course was the same as the Luddon Half Marathon, held in the 1980s and 1990s. Two ERNs, Linda Kormylo and Mariusz Wrazka, travelled through and took part. A wet, windy and undulating course made for a challenging event but both had a good run with Linda getting a PB. Friendly, well organised and recommended – Thanks to all at Kirkintillock Olymians. One to consider for next autumn.

Place (344) Time
Mariusz Wrazka 174 01:46:53
Linda Kormylo  177 01:47:09

1 = First race over the distance. PB = Personal best time over the distance.

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