Carnegie Harriers hosted their popular Devilla Forest 5k and 15k Races at the Scottish Police College, Tulliallan on Sunday with a number of prizes won by PH athletes.  The 15k incorporated the second event on the PH Racing Club Championship so there were also valuable points at stake.

Kristin Lownie took 1st place in the women’s race, and therefore full points in the Club Championships, with a superb time of 61.47.  Alison McGill was not far behind, timing at 63.14 in 2nd place to remain level with Lownie after two races, their positions having been reversed at the opening event, Portobello Promathon.  Zoe Stuart also had a good race, finishing as 4th V40 while Mary Western was the winner of the V50 prize to complete a very successful day for the women’s team.

Not to be outdone, the men’s team won the team prize, open to mixed teams, but won on this occasion by Paul Kieran, Robert Sellar, Wright Beveridge and Iain Taylor, most of whom also won individual awards.

Kieran finished 4th overall and 1st V40 in 58.18 and was awarded a 4th place prize.  Sellar won the prize for 3rd V40 having crossed the line in 59:52 with Wright Beveridge 4th in that category and close behind in 60:08.  Iain Taylor won the V50 prize with a time of 61.08 and also claimed top spot, for now at least, in the club championship as one of the few men to have run both races so far.  The V60 duo of John Crookston and Ian Johnston also had a 1-2 in their category with Crookston’s time a particularly impressive 62:57.

Well done to all PH athletes who completed the race and thanks to Carnegie Harriers for another well organised event.  The excellent race photos are courtesy of Carnegie Harriers/Steve Adam.  More available here.

On Saturday two PH Racing Club athletes took on the Glasgow University 5 Mile Road Race.  Dan Monaghan finished 19th from a strong field in 28:35 while Tony Quinn was 133rd in 38:26.