Colin Somerville regained his Path of Condie Half Marathon title in style on Saturday, dominating the race from the gun to cover the undulating course in a time of 1.22.04. The 2015 and 2016 winner had not run the race for the past two years but is still the course record holder for the annual event organised by Kinross Road Runners.
Club mate Martin Butcher was next home in 1.26.44 to complete a superb one-two for PH Racing Club. Clare Graham also completed the 13.1 mile route which starts and finishes in Milnathort and includes two steep climbs on the anti-clockwise loop.
Two weeks on from winning the Devil of the Highlands Ultra, Alison McGill was back in action finishing second at Hob Hurst’s Fell Race in the Peak District on Friday in a time of 40.17. The 8km route starts and finishes at Duke’s Barn on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, climbing up through Hell Bank Plantation and across the high moorland to reach the historic Hob Hurst’s House before a long and fast descent back to the village via Beeley Hill top.
Also on Friday, new member Michael Stewart ran his first race for PH Racing Club at the Drummond Hill Trail 10k which forms part of the Aberfeldy Triathlon Festival. Starting from Kenmore recreation ground, the picturesque race heads onto the hills and trails around Drummond Hill and the banks of the River Tay. It was a good debut for Stewart, finishing 15th and 3rd V50 in 53.21
Last but not least, on Sunday Dan Monaghan was close to home in the North East racing in the Darlington 10k. In a huge field with 1818 finishers Monaghan had an excellent run to finish 18th overall in 34.42.
Well done to all and thanks to the various race organisers in particular Kinross Road Runners for putting on another great local race. Thanks once again to Gordon Donnachie for the excellent race photos.