Scottish International, Karen Kennedy, made her first appearance on the track for her country at the weekend. Karen ran for the Scottish Veteran Harriers at the Masters Inter Area Challenge in Coventry on Saturday.
This is a team event covering all track and field disciplines and PH are enormously proud to see Karen being selected for this international event.
Competing in both the 1500 and 3000 meters, Karen scored well helping Scotland to a creditable 5th position overall. In the 1500m a time of 5:19.60 earned Karen 5th place and 3rd W45. Later in the day Karen went one better with 4th overall and 2nd W45 in the 3000m, clocking 11:24.19.
Also in action on the track last week was Allen Marr competing in the 1500m at the Grangemouth Open Track meeting.
Allen had a strong run, timing 5:09.16, just 7 seconds off his personal best which he set indoors in 2018 when he was crowned National V60 1500m Indoor Champion.
These races are fine tune up races for PH Racing Club’s most active track runners, both of whom are set to compete in the National Master Championships this coming weekend.
Both Karen and Allen will toe the line in the 800 and 1500m for their respective categories. A quick look at the start lists show that both look set to be involved in some highly competitive racing with serious chances of adding to their national medal hauls. Best of luck to both at the weekend representing PH at this prestigious event.
Full lists of PH’s international representation and national medals can be found at the following links: https://phracingclub.co.uk/international-representation/ and https://phracingclub.co.uk/national-medalists/
Photo credits to Clare Barr and Kristin Lownie, thank you. With photos of the two athletes from the Monument Mile where Karen recorded the fastest W45 Mile time in the whole of the UK so far this year and Allen set the fastest M60 Mile time, which has only just been broken ranking him second in the UK currently over the classic distance.