LAST Wednesday saw 1,118 runners take part in the 33rd Troon 10km.

Despite some gusty winds in places, conditions were pretty much perfect for the road race.

Ayrodynamic were represented with 13 runners. Adrian Young was first home with a fantastic personal best time and ninth place overall in 35:38. Karl Owens also finished strongly in 39:17 with David Auchie in 39:44 hot on his heels.

Darren Nicol chased hard and crossed the line in 41:23. Mandy Stewart had a terrific run in 42:02, placing her 6th female overall. Kilmarnock duo Adan Mathieson and Lorna Todd ran well and recorded 42:36 and 43:15 respectively. Wullie Allan finished in 46:44, Ross Muirhead in 47.51, Gordon Fraser 54:34, Tracey Middleton 55:14, Tom Reid 47:51 and Fiona Connolly 1:11:43.

On Saturday, Lyndsey Blair from Troon, raced at the Clumber Park Duathlon in Nottinghamshire. This was a 5km Run, 20km cycle finishing with another 2.5km Run. The run course was a hilly out and back circuit and the cycle on undulating open roads. The conditions were perfect with the sun making a welcome appearance. Lyndsey finished in 1:17:05 taking the bronze medal in her age group and securing a place for the 2019 European duathlon championships.

Glasgow Triathlon Club on Sunday hosted the Bishopbriggs triathlon, which incorporated Youth, Novice and Sprint events. Again, the sun was out the heat added to the challenge. Abigale Middleton, Ayr, finished in eighth place in a competitive field in the youth event in 45:23.

Jennifer Murray and Katrina Livingston took on the Novice distance and finished in 1:04:07 and 1:04:10 respectively.

In the Sprint distance event (750m swim/20km bike/5km Run) the first Ayrodymanic member to cross the line in his first triathlon was David Murray finishing in 1:18:44 and 14th veteran. Darren Nicol posted a speedy 20:18 5km run time to finish in 1:19:14 overall and 16th in his age group (18-39).

Tom McMaster, also in the senior category finished in 1:24:24 in 20th position. However, 16th place seemed to be the order of the day with Chris Figgins also taking this position in the super veteran (50-60) age category finishing the race in 1:27:10. Gordon McBain also did well in his first ever sprint triathlon completing the event in a 1:42:12.

Also on Sunday morning Ayrodynamic held a 25mile bike time trial that took place on the hilly course from Doonfoot , taking in the Electric Brae , past Culzean into Maidens and back again. Lorna Todd gave the performance of the day posting a cracking 1:11:15 showing she is ready for the season ahead. David Auchie and Marc Auchie, Kilmarnock, rode well in 1:10:00 and 1:11:13 respectively. Scott Gourlay posted 1:13:29, Grant Young 1:14:40, Tommy Turner 1:15:15, Matt Brown 1:19:18 and Neil Nisbet 1:27:46.

Finally, Steve White from Troon ventured south and participated in the 84km Tour de Yorkshire sportive, completing the challenging ride in 4 hours and 5 minutes.