PH Racing Club enjoyed another successful weekend with members in action at various events across the country. PH athlete Ben Hukins represented his 1st claim club (Cambuslang Harriers) at the Scottish National Trail Championships from Strathmiglo where he placed an excellent 6th overall in 38.46. Racing Club’s Colin Somerville covered the challenging course in 41.30 in 14th position and Hannah Devey on her return from injury finished 14th lady in 52.29.

Rachel Drummond contested the Killin 10K on Saturday morning where she continued her superb form finishing 2nd lady in 42.38. Andy Janetta and Scott Blyth were amongst the 89 runners taking part in the Meedies Trail Race at Lochore Meadows. Andy finished 8th in 34.43 and Scott was 12th in 39.30.

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On Sunday morning, Darren Jubb ran a very strong race at the Perth 10K placing 3rd overall in a new best of 35.58. Ed Norton clocked 42.38 to win the Male 60 title.  Also running in Perth were Ian Johnston (41.03), Wallace Mitchell (41.30 although strangely timed much faster himself) and Keith Vandermotten (42.45).

There was an excellent PH representation at the Barry Buddon Half Marathon near Carnoustie with the event incorporating the East District Half Marathon Championships. Roger Clark was the leading Racing Club member to finish clocking an impressive 1.16.51 placing 6th overall from the 277 athletes taking part. Roger was followed home by Stuart Mackay, 15th in 1.19.32 and Andrew Smith, 25th in 1.22.59 to claim the bronze medals in the team competition behind Edinburgh AC and Metro Aberdeen.

Johnny Cassells covered his 13.1 miles in 1.23.18 (26th) and Anne Hartmann had an outstanding race finishing 4th lady in 1.25.46. Mark Western dipped under the 1.30.00 barrier recording a time of 1.29.57, Mary Western finished in 1.45.02, Gordon Blair timed at 1.54.46, Lorraine Abbot clocked 2.13.18 and Brian Abbot, 2.13.19.

Thanks to Pete Bracegirdle for the Scottish Mid-Trail Championship photos.

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