Cumbie is a real race ace

Cumbie Bowers
Cumbie Bowers

Glenrothes sprinter Cumbie Bowers produced a devastating performance to bag a top £3000 prize in the 110 metres Ortholink Handicap at the second City of Edinburgh Running Festival.

Cumbie won both his heat and cross-tie at the home of Boroughmuir Rugby Club before racing to victory in the final.

The Glenrothes runner raced from a handicap of nine metres as he broke the tape in 11.54 seconds to pip Edinburgh AC’s Keiran Reilly.

Two hours earlier Cumbie was also among the prizes at a rain soaked Kenmore Games finishing runner up in both the 90 metres and 400 metres handicap, the latter was won by his training companion Billy Martin, Markinch in 49.10 secs.

Mike Murdoch (Glenrothes) led for a long way in the 800 metres but had to settle for the runners up spot after being overhauled by Dean Whiteford (Innerleithen) in the closing stages.

The local competitors were again among the prizes competing at the Thornton and Luss Games on Saturday.

John Thomson (Glenrothes) was victorious in the 1600 metres handicap.

At Thornton, Billy Martin was pipped into second place in the Open 90 metres handicap where victory went to John Lowis.

Dylan Lindsay (Glenrothes) made the final of the Open 200 metres handicap where he finished fifth.