There were some excellent performances by PH athletes at races across Scotland on Sunday.
Willie Rennie was the quickest PH representative at the Loch Ness Marathon. Taking advantage of the fast downhill start, he passed the halfway mark in a brisk 1:25. As anyone who has run the course will attest though, there is a sting in the tail with some steep climbs around the 20 mile mark. Despite these Willie managed to keep up a good pace to set a new personal best and PH V50 record of 3:03:15. Lesley Mealing was the sole PH female member finishing in 4:40:42.
Meanwhile, club mates Jonathan Peebles and Paul Kieran were taking on 10k races in South Lanarkshire and East Lothian. Jonathan lined up alongside international athlete Luke Traynor at the inaugural HamilTEN 10k in Hamilton, finishing seventh in 35:09. As expected, Traynor took the win in 29:40.
The Scottish 10k is an out and back course starting and finishing in Musselburgh. Paul crossed the line in 11th position in a time of 34:44. The event also includes a half marathon which starts in Tranent and also finishes at Musselburgh Racecourse. Mary Western was the fastest of the PH contingent, finishing first in the V55 category in 1:39:39. Darran Neilson ran his first race in a while finishing in 1:40:54 and Jade Devaney completed her run in 1:53:04.