Sunday’s Stirling 10k incorporated the Scottish National 10k Championships and also the 13th counter on the PH Racing Club Championship and there were a number of excellent runs.

In the ladies race Kristin Lownie was 12th and first PH finisher in a new personal best time of 38:49 to capture a further 50 points in the championship.  Mary Western (40:39) was the other female representative and won the prize for first female over 50, though unfortunately there were no Scottish Athletics medals awarded for the V50 or V60 categories.

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In the men’s race Paul Kieran was the leading PH athlete in 35:02 with Colin Somerville and Jonathan Peebles not too far back in 35:25 and 35:29 respectively.  John Crookston once again broke the PH V60 10k record while finishing as third over 60 with a time of 39:28.

Prior to the main event PH junior athlete Aaron Bennet took part in the 2k race crossing the line 14th in 7.53.

Meanwhile three PH athletes were among the 57,000 who took on the world’s largest half marathon, The Great North Run, from Newcastle to South Shields.  Daniel Monaghan was first PH finisher in 1:21:25, just outside the top 100, and less than 22 minutes behind race winner Mo Farah!  Jason Buttery put in a personal best performance of 1:36:44 while Jennifer Caldwell was the only PH female finishing in 2:05:35.

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Well done to all on another excellent weekend’s racing.

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