Saturday saw a number of PH athletes compete in the National Short Course XC Championships in Renfrew alongside Olympic athlete Laura Muir. The 1500m Diamond Race winner defended her Short Course XC title in superb fashion – streaking away early to ultimately win over the 4K course in a time of 13.20. The most notable PH performance of the day came from in-form Karen Kennedy who finished 2nd female in the veteran 45 category, another strong run which is ideal preparation for the forthcoming British and Irish Cross Country International next weekend.

On Sunday it was the Men’s 10k. Starting on the historic Royal Mile, this city centre route takes you into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. As you reach the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket you’re past the half way point, where the cheering crowds will help you on your way to a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium. Graeme Doig reaped the rewards of Racing Club’s progressive training, improving his previous best by 74 seconds clocking 35.30 and finishing 2nd veteran 40. Scott Love also set a new personal best in 38.39.

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Meanwhile at the Lancaster Half Marathon, father and daughter team Keith and Justine Vandermotten were in racing action once again.  Keith had an excellent run, improving his own V50 club record by nearly 4 minutes with a time of 1.32.20 while Justine was just shy of her own personal best.

Well done to all for another successful weekend and thanks to Steve Adam and Gordon Donnachie for the excellent race photographs

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