It was another successful outing for Fife AC at the second East District Cross Country League in Alloa on Saturday.
The club did well in the overall league standings, with a number of outstanding individual performances from the likes of Megan Crawford, Annabel Simpson and Logan Rees.
The results bode well for the East District Cross Country Championships which take place in Dundee in two weeks time.
Fresh from her victory at the Fraserburgh Half Marathon last weekend, Megan Crawford convincingly won the senior women’s race 21 seconds ahead of her nearest rival.
Megan was followed home by Sheena Logan in sixth, Amie McKimmie in ninth, Jen Kibble in 17th and Sophie Mullins in 18th.
Fife AC’s women were first team on the day and after two of the three league races they lead the overall team standings.
After narrowly missing out on a medal at the recent Scottish Short Course Cross Country Championships, Annabel Simpson took the victory the U17 girls race. She was backed up by Scottish hill running international Ailsa Cruickshanks in ninth and Mhairi Boyle in 12th.
In the U15 girls race, Louise McCulloch was 14th and Katy Aitken was 17th while in the U13 girls race, S.McGuinness was 10th. In the U11 girls race, A.Dalgleish finished in an excellent third place. She supported by A.Hedley in ninth, L.Zuler in 36th and Mia Crickmar in 43rd.
Fife AC’s third individual victory of the day came from Logan Rees who beat his nearest rival by 24 seconds. Logan was supported by Fergus Ingledew in 11th, Aidan Fernie in 16th, Sam Fernando in 21st and Ronan McKinstray in 27th. The boys were third team on the day are third in the overall team standings.
Fife AC’s U15 boys have enjoyed great success in recent weeks and this fixture was no different.
Adam Scott led the team home in fourth place, Gregor Malcolm was close behind in sixth, George Rees was 10th, Ryan Brocklebank was 25th and Jake Middleton was 29th. Unsurprisingly, the boys were first team on the day and lead the overall team standings.
In the U13 boys race, Craig Morris was 11th, Gavin McWhinnie was 22nd, Stuart Aitken was 26th and Iain McWhinnie was 28th. In the U11 boys race, Owen Keddie was 18th, B. Sandlilands was 28th and Peter Scott was 38th.
On the same day as the East District Cross Country League, the Scottish Universities Cross Country Championships took place in Aberdeen. First year medical student Stephanie Pennycook placed fifth and was part of the gold medal winning Edinburgh University team.
A day after winning the East District Cross Country League, Megan Crawford lowered her personal best by over a minute when placing second at the Conwy Half Marathon in North Wales in an impressive 79.34.