It was another successful weekend for PH Racing Club with members taking part in the Scottish Half/10k in East Lothian, the Skyraces in Glencoe, and closer to home, the Milnathort Dash.
At the Dash all four PH athletes placed in the top 6 with Jamie Lessels the winner in 29:49, ahead of David Scott from host club Kinross RR. Mark Ryan continued his excellent form since joining PH, covering the hilly 5.2 mile course in 30:33 for third place.
Aaron Bennet finished fifth in 30:56 but took the King of the Hill prize for leading the race at the top of the first hill, just ahead of Ryan as shown in the main picture. Mark Webster continued his prolific racing with a sixth place run of 32:53.
Over in East Lothian there were a number of excellent performances at the Scottish Half/10k, despite the usual ‘coastal breeze’ for the second half of the races. In the 10k Ed Norton ran his first race in the V70 category and placed first in 43:40.
In the half marathon event the first home for PH was Graeme Doig in a new personal best time of 1:15:49 for 18th position overall and first V45. Wright Beveridge and Mark McLean were 4th and 5th in the V50 category, timing at 1:23:06 and 1:24:31 respectively, a new best for McLean. In the ladies race Kristin Lownie finished in 4th position overall in 1:24:08, Julie Menzies ran yet another personal best of 1:29:37 to place 2nd V45 and Clare Graham followed up on last week’s Great North Run with a time of 1:54:47.
Up in Glencoe there was PH involvement in three of the races. Mike McConnell finished 16th in the 52km Ben Nevis Ultra, featuring 4000m of climbing, with a time of 9:17:57. Andy Jannetta was 35th in the Ring of Steall which is 29km with 2500m of climbing while Billy Stewart took on the Mamores VK – a vertical kilometre within a 5km race, timing at 1:36:43.
Well done to all who got out racing and thanks to Kinross Road Runners and the various other organisers. Thanks to Gordon Donnachie for the superb race photographs from the Milnathort Dash.