PH Racing Club’s Roger Clark and Mary Western were in excellent form at the recent Scottish Masters Championship in Kilmarnock.
In his first race for some considerable time after injuries, and 6 months of focus on short, fast training, Clark ran a superb 55.01 to take V50 gold over 400m. This time ranks him first in the UK for 400m in his age category.
Western also collected yet another Scottish Masters medal to add to her impressive collection, timing at 2:51.89 to place first V55 in the 800m on her first attempt at the distance. This was also enough to rank in the UK top 10 for the year so far.
Mary was joined at the event by husband Mark who ran the 400m and finished second V55 in 1:12.17. Then, only fifteen minutes later, he competed in the 1500m where he clocked 5:37.10.
We have also had another couple of national champions in recent weeks with Katrina Lindsay winning the British Virgin Islands 5k Championship in 19:52 in June. This was the fifth and final race of the Hauteville 5k series with Lindsay completing a clean sweep of race wins.
Then, earlier this month, Katrina joined twin sister Gayle at the Bermuda National Track Championships where both ran the 1500m and completed a family 1-2. Gayle took the gold medal this time in 5:01.23 with Katrina grabbing silver in 5:02.12.
Congratulations to both and we look forward to them renewing their rivalry back on home soil at our own QA 5k next Friday night at Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline. Well done also to our other medallists and all members who have been competing well since racing restarted.