Gordon Lennox wins The Northern Scot 10k Series
RUNNING a marathon is perhaps not the best preparation for a 10k less than a week later, but it did not hinder Northern Scot 10k Series champion Gordon Lennox as he claimed the crown on Sunday at the Forres Harriers’ Benromach 10k.
Lennox, of Inverness Harriers, swept to overall victory with second place in the final race in the series.
He was nearly three minutes behind race winner Kenny Wilson, of Moray Road Runners, but finished ahead of nearest series challenger Max Abernethy, of Fraserburgh Running Club.
Lennox, a former Forres Harrier, said: “I did Belfast Marathon the week before but I had a minute and a half lead going into Forres so I felt I would be able to hold onto it.
“My idea was to sit on Max’s shoulder but I thought I would take off. He then came on and we got to halfway and I decided to take a lead and hung on.
“I’ve had three thirds and one second, which is an improvement. “
Lennox did the marathon in 2 hours 45 minutes, although discovered he ran an extra half a mile after a mix-up in the planning of the event.
He enjoyed Sunday’s race although he was never at the pace of winner Wilson (31 minutes 27 seconds).
“The race was good, organised well, a good course – a bit windy here and there,” he said.
Fellow Inverness Harrier Caroline Marwick claimed the ladies overall title in similar fashion, finishing second on Sunday, just under two minutes behind Elgin AAC’s Kayleigh Jarrett (37.09), however, Jarrett had not run in all four races.
Click on the link for the Forres 10k and Scot series results.