PH athletes Karen Kennedy, Mary Western and Roger Clark (pictured here with two other Scottish teammates) donned Scottish vests on Saturday afternoon as they represented their country in the British & Irish Cross Country International at Tollcross Park, Glasgow. Competing against the leading age group athletes from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland it was always going to be a fast race with a hugely talented field of athletes taking part.

Karen Kennedy produced an outstanding performance placing 5th overall and leading Scottish athlete in the Female 45 age group covering the testing 6k course in 22.11. Karen’s run was backed up by 9th placed Fiona Dalgleish (22.21) and Jennifer Forbes, 12th in 22.38 to earn Scotland the bronze medals in the team event. Mary Western, competing in the Female 50 age group, enjoyed an excellent race finishing 11th in 23.38. Mary was the 3rd counting member of the Scottish team who won the silver medals in their age category. Roger Clark put in a gutsy performance in the men’s race where he placed 25th in the Male 45 age group covering the 8k course in 28.03.

Huge congratulations to the PH racing Club athletes on their selections and performances. England were the overall winners of the International event with Ireland finishing second and Scotland were third.

Full results are available at http://scottishmastersathletics.webnode.com/…/british-iris…/

Elsewhere Dan Monaghan enjoyed a successful visit to Kirkcaldy on Saturday where he placed first in 18.38 at the weekly parkrun while Daniel Smith was 2nd at the Dunfermline event in 18.53.  Meanwhile Andy Jannetta bettered his PB at the Glen Clova Half Marathon and Wallace Mitchell placed 4th overall at the MoRun 10k at Holyrood Park.

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