Five from PH Racing Club took part in Tuesday’s Stuart Duncan Memorial 5k in Glenrothes setting two new club records.

The race, which is an out and back on a traffic-free tarmac path in memory of local runner Stuart Duncan, has proved fast in the past and this year was no exception.

Robert Sellar was to the fore from the start and enjoyed a battle with Fife AC’s Ben Kinninmonth, the Fife athlete eventually winning with a fast finish. Sellar finished in second place and first V40 in a season’s best time of 16:59.

Slightly further back, Martin Butcher and Iain Taylor were also racing together with Butcher’s sprint finish proving too much for Taylor who nevertheless broke the club’s V50 5k record for the second time in a week timing at 18 minutes exactly. Butcher finished in 17:54 in ninth place with Taylor two places behind.

Last but not least Kristin Lownie, fresh from placing second at the Scottish Trail Championships on Sunday, finished second female again here setting a new PH record of 18:37 for the 5k distance.

Well done to all and thanks to Fife AC for organising once again.  All proceeds from the race go to the Stuart Duncan Forever Running Fund at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

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