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New Year's eve curry sees GB triathletes rush to men's and ladies fastest times at Parkrun


By Chris Saunderson

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A NEW Year's eve curry fuelled GB triathletes and Commonwealth Games hopefuls Cameron Main and Sophia Green to the fastest ever times for men and women at the Elgin Parkrun on January 1.

Cameron Main on his way to a fast time at Elgin Parkrun on New Year's Day.
Cameron Main on his way to a fast time at Elgin Parkrun on New Year's Day.

It was the first time in nearly two years that the elite athletes, both from Elgin and members of Moray Road Runners, had been able to visit family and friends over the festive period due to the pandemic.

And Cameron revealed that a curry the night before the event - not part of a normal training diet - propelled him to a blistering 15 mins 08 secs.

Sophia swept to the women’s fastest time in 17mins 07 seconds.

Sophia Green was in red hot form for the start of 2022.
Sophia Green was in red hot form for the start of 2022.

The Moray Road Runners are both now training with elite triathlon coach Rob Bridges at Loughborough.

Cameron’s run was the seventh fastest men's parkrun on January 1, while Sophia was the fourth fastest woman across the UK at Parkrun events.

"I was pretty happy with that time, given the fact I had a curry the night before and was up later for the Bells. It was also pretty windy.

Cameron Main is a contender to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 2022.Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Cameron Main is a contender to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 2022.Picture: Daniel Forsyth

“We have done Parkrun a few times across the country and in Elgin. It is a great format and I like the course in Elgin,” said Cameron.

Sophia Green is bidding for a place in the Scottish team for the Commonwealth Games later this year. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Sophia Green is bidding for a place in the Scottish team for the Commonwealth Games later this year. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

“It is also a great way of meeting people and we enjoyed saying hello to folk and wishing them a happy new year.”

The ultimate goal for the pair is Scottish team selection for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this year.

Sophia Green is an established Team GB triathlete.
Sophia Green is an established Team GB triathlete.


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