Athletics: PH Racing Club’s Kristin Lownie wins Scottish medal

KRISTIN LOWNIE won medals by reaching an impressive third place at the Scottish Athletics East District Cross Country Championships.

The event was held at the University of Stirling recently and the athlete from the PH Racing Club, who only recently joined the veteran ranks, ran a time of 37 minutes and 50 seconds to win a bronze medal behind Jill Stephen (Hunters Bog Trotters) and Edel Mooney (Ochil hill climbers).

Julie Menzies was the sixth masters runner, covering the 8.6 kilometer course in 38:40, while Louise Lessels ensured the team of three finished third overall with a time of 43:26. Susan Allan dialed the senior ladies four and clocked 51:02.

On the men’s side, Andrew Davis was the fastest of the PH contingent, placing fourth in master in 32:13, combining with Paul Kieran (34:28) and Mark Webster (36:08) to finish third in this category.

Although no V60 medals were offered, John Crookston finished third in his class in 39:21; Michael Lindsay ran 39:48 in his first cross country race in a few years; Paul Hammond, on his first cross country outing since school, ran 41:50; and Mark Western clocked 42:04.

Prior to this event, PH was well represented at the second East District Cross Country League meeting at Dundee’s Camperdown Park, with Davis, Kieran and Webster combining to ensure the men’s masters team finished first of the day.

Davis had the team’s fastest run, covering the 8.6km course in 35:08 to finish third petty officer and 30th overall, while Kieran (36:52, seventh master) and Webster (38: 47, 19th), gave them a total of 29 points to move PH to the top of the league.

The senior men’s team also had a good day, with Darren Jubb (36: .26), under-20s Aaron Bennet (36:46) and Colin Somerville (38:17) combining with the three masters’ counters. to place them sixth on the day and move them up to fourth place for the season so far.

Two laps of the course were completed by competitors in the women’s race, which saw Menzies come home in 27:23, followed by Mary Western (29:39), Clare Graham (32:48) and Allan (34 :. 5), which has seen them place ninth on the day and for the season to date.

The final race will take place in Livingston next month.

Additionally, overseas members Gayle and Katrina Lindsay achieved high rankings in half marathons on the islands where they are based.

Katrina, in the British Virgin Islands Sunrise Half Marathon, clocked a new PB of 1: 36.1 to finish first female and fifth overall, while her twin sister Gayle finished second and seventh overall. overall, with a new record of 1: 27.59 in Hanover. Re half marathon in Bermuda.

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