Logan has racing success at the double

Local athlete Logan Rees
Local athlete Logan Rees

CRAIL junior athlete Logan Rees celebrated double weekend success, winning the Scottish Junior Hill Running title before placing second overall, and first junior, at the Anster Haddies Charity 5km race.

Logan claimed the under-16 Scottish title at Ben Lomond, covering the 2.25 mile course in 19 minutes 31 seconds, 15 seconds clear of Jacob Adkin (Moorfoot) with Luke Foss (Gala) taking third in 19.49.

There was a title also for Ana Brocklebank of Crail, who won the under-14s girls’ title, timed at 15 minutes 41 seconds for the two-mile route.

In a good weeeknd for the Rees family, Tristan Rees finished third in the under-14 boys’ championship (12.59) with Ryan Brocklebank fourth (14.18).

Rounding off the day, George Rees won the non-championship under-12 race, timed at 14 minutes 08 seconds for the 1.5 mile course, well clear of runner-up Liam Clark (Gala) in 15.32.

Logan was back in action 24 hours later at Anster Haddies Charity 5km multi-terrain race on Sunday.

Battling against the winds, David Pugh led from start to finish, clocking 18 minutes 25 seconds, with Logan closing to within 14 seconds over the final mile to finish runner-up/first junior.

Lucy Duff won the battle for female honours in 24 minutes, shading St Andrews over-40 veteran Gwen Tivendale by four seconds.

Leading results: 1 D. Pugh (Fife AC) 18.25, 2 L. Rees (Fife AC) 1st junior 18.39, 3 G. Kirby (Fife AC) 1st veteran 18.43, 4 T. Martin (Fife AC) 1st over 60 19.83, 5 R. McInstray (Anster Haddies) 2nd junior 20.73, 6 D. Brisland (Unatt) 21.03, 7 R. Brocklebank (Fife AC) 3rd junior 21.16, 8 M. Mitchell (Unatt) 21.26, 9 I Mills (Anster Haddies) 2nd veteran 21.26, 10 B Smith (Fife AC) 3rd veteran 21.39…12 B. R. Smith (Fife AC) 1st over 50, 21.39.

Women – 1 L. Duff (Fife AC) 24.00, 2 G. Tivendale (Unatt) 1st veteran 24.04, 3 W. Ritchie (Fife AC) 24.52, 4 L. Spark (Unatt) 25.31, 5 F. Cruickshanks (Anster Haddies) 1st junior 25.38, 6 N. Heaney (Unatt) 1st over 50 26.23 Over 60 – M. Mitchell (Fife AC) 36.12.

Bill Smith was the leading Fife runner at last week’s Dundee Botanical Gardens Race, held over a rain-soaked testing 5km course.

Results: 1 T. Gomersall (Dundee University) 18.33, 2 I. McNulty (Dundee Hawkhill) 18.37, 3 Bill Smith (Fife AC) 18.58, 10 Alastair Hood 2nd over 50 20.45, 18 Bob Thornton 27.17, 20 Graham Bennison 1st over 60 28.41.

Women – 1 A. Gifford (Unatt) 22.30, 2 Innes Bracegirdle (Fife AC over 50) 23.19, 3 L. Hazel (Unatt) 29.10.

The Fife AC Track and Field Championships take place this Saturday, May 19 at the St Andrews University track, starting at 2pm.

With registration at 1.30pm, events are begn held for all ages, giving members the opportunity to try out something different in low key competition.

All age groups will have 100m, 800m, high jump, long jump and shot putt, although under-11s will not have the high jump.

There will also be an open mile race for both men and women.

The second race in the Beveridge Park 5km series is on Friday, May 25 starting at 7.30pm.

All entries on the night outside Kirkcaldy Rugby HQ in the park.

Entries for the Junior Mini Tour of Fife (June 11-15) at www.minitour.org.uk