We kicked off with Mel's Mile on Sunday 17th October at Aberdeen Sports Village - a series paced and seeded track mile races on the track where Myles Edwards first met and raced alongside Gideon Gathimba back in 2009. Forty six runners across 4 races, 12 volunteers and many spectators were in great spirits despite the rainy conditions and all helped make the inaugural event a success.
Congratulations to Rhian Birnie (5 mins 52 seconds) and Ross Finlayson (5 mins 1 second) who were fastest female and male runners of the day and won the Joan Wilson and Mel Edwards Trophies respectively. Race results can be found here.
- Next up will be the Hazlehead 5k on Sunday 14th November (10am) which follows the same course as the Hazlehead Parkrun at Hazlehead Park - half of the funds raised from this event will go towards local charity Friends of Hazlehead.
- The final race of the series will be the Prime Four 3k on Sunday 5th December (10am) - a fast and flat 3k road course at the Prime Four Business Park in Kingswells. The course map for the Prime Four 3k can be found here.
We aim to organise the series annually with each race over the years offering a different themed medal of an animal you can see whilst on safari in Kenya's famous Maasai Mara game reserve.