There were over 1100 finishers at Sunday’s Cumbernauld 10k with both PH Racing Club participants enjoying excellent runs. Starting inside Broadwood Stadium, the course takes a varied route along the surrounding roads then around the scenic Broadwood Loch before the finish back at the stadium.
PH’s Kristin Lownie enjoyed another race win, finishing first female and 30th overall in a new personal best time of 38:11, ahead of Lyndsey Fraser of Edinburgh AC and Julie Beveridge of Calderglen Harriers. Alan Cockburn was within a few seconds of his own personal best, finishing in 39:31 for fourth position in a strong over 50s category.
In the junior 3k race Aaron Bennet finished in fourth place overall, timing at 11:31, and winning the prize for third male.
Bennet was not finished with his racing for the day however as he later joined his junior teammates back in Fife for the Scottish National Relay Championships at Pitreavie Stadium, Dunfermline.
Running in the first heat of the 3 x 800m under 17 event the PH team was lead off by Jamie Lessels, who handed on the baton to Andrew Thomson to run the middle leg. Bennet took over for the anchor leg to bring home the team in 7:11.57 for fifth position in their heat and 10th overall in the Scottish Championship.
The final race of the day was the senior men’s 3 x 800m with PH fielding both A and B teams, the only club to do so. The A team was lead off by Robert Sellar who handed over to Paul Kieran in sixth place. Kieran made up one place and Stuart Tite managed to maintain this to secure fifth position in the Scottish Championship race with 6:53.58. The B team of Wright Beveridge, Scott Love and Darran Neilson finished in seventh with a time of 7:46.67.
Well done to all competitors and thanks to the various race organisers. Thanks to Cumbernauld 10k, Ross Bennet, Karen Thomson and Kristin Lownie for the excellent photographs.