Fife runners hit the road at major championships

Fife AC's U17 girls team (from left) Ailsa Cruickshanks, Annabel Simpson and Mhairi Boyle.
Fife AC's U17 girls team (from left) Ailsa Cruickshanks, Annabel Simpson and Mhairi Boyle.
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Fife AC’s junior athletes had successful day at the Scottish Junior Road Race Championships at Heriot-Watt at the weekend.

A week after winning the Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships, Annabel Simpson produced another medal winning performance when leading the Fife AC team to team gold in the U17 girls’ race.

The title was the second in a month for Annabel in third, Ailsa Cruickshanks in 10th and Mhairi Boyle in 12th, who also took team gold at the recent Scottish Cross Country Championships.

In the U15 boys’ race, Tristan Rees and Adam Scott produced identical performances to the Scottish Cross Country Championships when finishing second and third respectively.

With Jamie Ingledew in seventh, Euan Boyle in 14th and Gregor Malcolm in 16th, the boys added the Scottish Junior Road Race Championships title to the string of titles they have already won over the course of the winter.

In the U17 boys’ race, Fergus Ingledew was 20th and Sam Fernando 28th.

In the U15 girls’ race, Louise McCullagh was 20th.

In the U13 boys’ race, Craig Morris was eighth and Stuart Aitken was 34th.

Two of Fife AC’s top senior women raced at the Alloa Half Marathon as part of their preparations for the London marathon on April 13.

Megan Crawford was third woman in 84.44 and Amie McKimmie was fourth woman in a personal best time of 84.57.

Megan has been selected to represent Scotland at the forthcoming Home Countries International Cross Country at Wollaton Park in Nottingham.

Fife AC will be hosting the St Andrews 5k on Wednesday, April 16.

A junior one-mile race at 7.00 p.m. will be followed by the 5k at 7.30 p.m.

Entries are on the night at the St Andrews University Sports Centre.