PH Racing Club’s Roger Clark and Ed Norton have both recently added to their growing collection of national titles.
Clark travelled to the British Masters Championships in Derby as the reigning V50 champion over 400m, having also won the Scottish title indoors and out. Once again he was victorious, defending his title in style to win the race in 54.60 seconds. Next up for Roger is the World Masters in Tampere, Finland. Best of luck to him in this event which unfortunately clashes with the Scottish Masters.
Ed Norton is also no stranger to winning national titles, in his case in the V70 category. Since winning his first at the Short Course XC last November he has added indoor track titles over 800m, 1500m and 3000m, as well as gold over 10 Miles on the roads. With the Scottish 10k Championships hosted in Kilmarnock this year as part of the Roon The Toon 10k, Ed was keen to add another title and did not disappoint. His time of 43:05 won gold and placed him over two minutes clear of silver medalist Norman Baillie of Garscube. Ed was very pleased to receive his medal from Olympian Callum Hawkins and is now looking forward to the Scottish Masters track championships where he will be looking to add some more titles!
Also in action at the Roon The Toon 10k were PH’s Paul Kieran and Aaron Bennet. Kieran finished 9th in a very competitive V40 category, timing at 34:12. Bennet finished 3rd U20 male in 36:04, just a couple of weeks after finishing 3rd overall at the Farsund 10k in Norway.
With more and more races recently there have been a number of excellent performances that really deserved their own report, including the Edinburgh Marathon and Half Marathon where a number of PH athletes set new personal bests. We have also added some new members and it was great to see Iain Wallace make his PH debut at the Hill of Tarvit race where he lined up with Ben Hukins. Our coach Ben finished 4th in 34:28, while Iain timed at 39:37 for the 5.5 mile course.
Well done to all and thanks to the various race organisers and photographers. Hopefully we will have some more excellent results to report on very soon!