Haddies spread out to enjoy tricky races

Derek Rae.
Derek Rae.

There were a few runs with a twist endured by Haddies young and old this week starting off with the Mini Tour of Fife 2014.

This race series for juniors takes place every year over five evenings and in various locations.

Two of the youngest Haddies in the club, Colin McKie (under 13s) and Ruby Methven (under 11s) competed in the series with both runners putting in consistently gutsy performances.

The Black Rock 5 at Kinghorn took place on Friday with the tough race which snakes its way through Kinghorn and onto the beach before heading across the sand towards the Black Rock and returning to finish on a steep uphill section of the town.

Dell Rae grabbed a course PB and a great time of 24.24.

Next to finish was Jane Anderson in 38.28 followed by Karen Cunningham in 41.18.

Tricia Wallace added ‘ultrarunner’ to her repertoire on Saturday when she completed the Lochalsh Dirty 30 Miles Challenge.

This race has a total ascent of 1152 meters over extremely mixed terrain around the Kyle of Lochalsh.

Tricia completed the monster challenge in 8 hours 7minutes.

Ten Haddies took part in the Puffin Billy 5k race series in and around Craigtoun Park.

The course featured a mixture of grass, trail and a challenging water feature.

Runners had the option to cross a bridge instead of taking the plunge but the majority plumped for the latter.

Results include Elise Methven (22.59) 2nd FV40; Colin McKie (24.34) 3rd MJ; Hazel Bradley (25.25) 1st FV60; Gwen Tivendale (25.58) 3rd FV40; Sharon Brown (27.28); Susan Penman (28.18), Jim Anderson (31.21); Jane Anderson (31.43) and Carole Fraser (32.46).