Four PH Racing Club athletes were among those taking part in the hilly Milnathort Dash last night. The race, expertly organised by Kinross Road Runners, took place in extreme heat and James Donald of Dundee Hawkhill set a sizzling pace from the gun to beat the previous ‘King of the Hill’ record and win the prize awarded to the leader at the top of the initial climb. Donald maintained his lead for the remainder of the 5.2 mile course to finish in 29.33.
This left PH’s Colin Somerville to run most of the race on his own in 2ndplace and he held this position for a time of 30.44. Not far behind was Dan Monaghan who had overtaken three competitors after the five mile mark and finished 4thin 31.02, only a single second behind Perth Road Runners’ Stuart Robertson who completed the podium.
With Ben Hukins unable to make the race it was left to Dennis Howett, on his comeback from injury, to complete the mens’ team, but they was unable to prevent organisers Kinross from coming away with the team prize.
In the women’s race Kristin Lownie also coped admirably with the heat to finish as 2ndfemale and 19thoverall in 34.42. The race was won by Annabel Simpson, who finished 7thoverall in 31.18 while competing for Kinross.
Well done to all four and particular thanks to Kinross Road Runners for organising the event and providing an excellent post-race buffet. Thanks also to Gordon Donnachie for the brilliant race photographs which are much appreciated by all.
The previous night Darren Jubb and Scott Love crossed the Forth to take part in the Sri Chinmoy Meadows Mile race in Edinburgh, also run in high temperatures. Jubb finished 8thin a highly competitive race in a new personal best of 4.50. Having run a number of mile races recently Love ran a season’s best of 5.23 for the distance.
Thank you to Adrian Stott and his team from Run and Become for the photo and for organising another excellent event.