Ceres 8 Virtual Road Race – 2020

Scottish Athletics license no: 11615


For those of you who would like to recce the route, the mile markers are now in place. The start is a very short distance up the hill from the Memorial Hall, near the last house. The first mile goes past the New Gilston turn, up the hill, almost to the trees, where there is a ‘turn’ marker on the road. This is where you turn around, and run back down, past the 1 mile marker, to the New Gilston turn (now on your left), and follow that road towards New Gilston. If you are not familiar with the route, please check the map under Race route.

Please note protection level 3 regulations apply to Fife.

Race dates

  • Runners must attempt the race between 00:01 on Monday 30 November 2020 and 23:59 on Sunday 6 December 2020 inclusive.


Race route



  • Runners must be at least 16 on the day they run the race.
  • Entry is limited to runners living in Fife due to current Covid-19 restrictions.



  • There is no pre-entry for the race.
  • Eligible runners who wish to take part in the race should
    • complete the run between the dates mentioned above, and
    • submit their race data via the online form at https://forms.gle/3LntAM3mTw1rYd6TA by 23:59 on Monday 7 December 2020.
  • Payment instructions will be sent to participants on submission of race data.


Race fee

  • Members of Fife AC : free
  • Other runners affiliated with Scottish Athletics : £3
  • Everyone else : £5


Fee payment

  • SumUp payment links, if applicable, will be sent to participants once they submit their race data via the online form.
  • Payments should be made by 23:59 on Wednesday 9 December 2020. Anyone who has not paid their fee by this deadline will not be included in the race results.
  • There will be no refunds unless the race is cancelled.


Supporting evidence

  • Participants are encouraged to provide evidence to verify their race time and route, such as
    • Link to a public Strava or Garmin Connect or other activity page for the run (preferred),
    • Screenshots of run data from a device, and
    • Route data in the form of .gpx or .tcx files
  • Instructions for submitting evidence are given in the online form.


Age categories

  • Female and male winners in the following categories will be announced:
    • Overall, U20, Senior, V40, V50, V60, V70, V80 and Club team
  • Runners with the 3 best times from the same club, irrespective of age category, will count towards the team competition.


Race results

  • Results will be published in the Fife AC website and on Fife AC Facebook.
  • The winner in each category (including winning teams) will be given free entry to next year’s Ceres 8 race.



  • Race organisers (Keren Macpherson and Jez Tomlinson and) can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Safety guidance

Covid-19 regulations


Road safety

  • Since the race can be run on any one of a number of days, there will not be a temporary traffic regulation order (TTRO) in place.
  • There will not be any marshals or first aid stations or water stations or toilet facilities along the route.
  • Runners are responsible for their own safety and are asked to be mindful of the safety of other road users.



Position Runner Club Category Time Prize
1 Mike MacDonald Fife AC M40 00:48:39 Overall -men
2 James Hall Fife AC M40 00:51:28 M40
3 Mark Harris Fife AC M50 00:51:57 M50
4 Heather Anderson Fife AC F40 00:54:50 Overall - women
5 Hendrik van Rensburg Fife AC M50 00:55:12  
6 Rhona van Rensburg Fife AC F40 00:55:36 F40
7 Jeremy Tomlinson Fife AC M60 00:55:47 M60
8 Simon Fox Fife AC M50 00:58:47  
9 Gerhard Van Zyl   M40 00:59:19  
10 Keren Macpherson Fife AC F50 00:59:22 F50
11 Margaret Martin Fife AC F60 01:02:31 F60
12 Will Goad Fife AC M40 01:05:15  
13 Brendon Lovett   M40 01:08:34  
14 Ken Morris Fife AC M70 01:12:00 M70
15 Jennifer Morris Fife AC F60 01:13:30  
16 Richard Cleary Dundee Road Runners M50 01:14:09  
17 Stuart Williamson Fife AC M50 01:14:10  
18 Ailsa Hall Fife AC F60 01:22:54  
19 John Craig Fife AC M40 01:22:59