PH Racing Club excelled at Sunday’s 7 mile Donkey Brae Race with our men and ladies both finishing 2nd and 3rd.  This scenic race is of mixed terrain over undulating coastal paths between Aberdour and Dalgety Bay with the notorious Donkey Brae climb towards the finish.

In the men’s race, in form Ryan Lafferty covered the challenging course in 39.45 placing 2nd overall. Jonathan Peebles continues to go from strength to strength crossing the finish line in 3rd position in 40.45. Jonathan Campbell finished 22nd in 45.27 while Andy Jannetta was 65th in 48.27.

In the ladies race, Mary Western was in superb form clocking a time of 46.37 to place 2nd lady overall and 1st Female 50. Rachel Drummond also enjoyed a strong race placing 3rd lady in 48.05.

At the Fife AC organised Tour of Fife, Scott Love was the sole PH representative, finishing in a creditable 15th place overall in a total time of 2.03.13. Scott placed in the top 20 for each of the five races over five days with the highlight being 7th place in a time of 11.58 in Race 3 on Friday night – the Uphell Time Trial.  As the name suggests, this run is a time trial with runners set off in pairs or threes at 30s intervals to cover the tough 1.4 mile climb up to the East Lomond mast car park.

Lorraine and Brian Abbot represented PH at the gruelling Swiss Alpine Marathon on Saturday where they both completed the 42.9km course from Davos in a shade over 8 hours. The race involved over 5,000 feet of climbing with the athletes running at altitude of over 11,000 feet in Europe’s highest mountain marathon.  Racing Club’s Lesley Halstead also enjoyed a strong run at Sunday’s Fort William Marathon

There were more good performances at the local parkruns.  Ben Hukins was to the fore at Kirkcaldy timing at an impressive 15.52 with Ryan Lafferty taking 2nd place in 16.50. Leanne Jubb finished 5th lady in 24.40.

Ian Johnston was the leading male 50 finishing 8th overall at the Falkirk parkrun dipping under the 20 minute barrier by one second. Scott Blyth was the leading PH member at Dunfermline parkrun placing 7th in 21.18 followed by Alan Cockburn who was 9th in 21.28. Dennis Howett ran 18.55 in Edinburgh finishing 23rd while Russell Baillie was 71st in 20.56.

Thanks to Pete Bracegirdle, Gordon Donnachie, Allan Macaulay, Lorraine Abbot and Lesley Halstead for the excellent photos.

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