Winning runs over track and hills

At the Petrofac League in Aberdeen, Fife AC's U15 boys team of Cian Young, Struan Christie, Travis Stewart and Campbell Palmer broke the 4 x 200m league record with a 1.43.4 clocking.
At the Petrofac League in Aberdeen, Fife AC's U15 boys team of Cian Young, Struan Christie, Travis Stewart and Campbell Palmer broke the 4 x 200m league record with a 1.43.4 clocking.
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It was another successful week for Fife AC athletes both on the track and on the hills.

This year the annual Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships took place at Hampden as the competition doubled up as the venue’s test event for this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

Fife AC juniors Annabel Simpson (Kilgraston) and Adam Scott (Balwearie High School), who are both coached by Steve Doig in Kirkcaldy, won prestigious Scottish Schools titles.

Annabel, who also won the Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships in March, led the age group A 3000m from gun to tape. She eventually took the victory over 30 seconds ahead of her nearest rival in 10.07.80.

Having come second at both the Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships and the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships in February, Adam went one better this time by winning the age group C 1500m in 4.19.

Days after securing Scottish Schools gold, Annabel Simpson represented Scotland alongside club mate Ailsa Cruickshanks at the International Hill Running Youth Cup in Arco, Italy.

Annabel led the Scotland team home in 24th place while Ailsa finished in 39th place. Alongside Jennifer Ricketts of Deeside Runners, the girls placed an excellent 11th in the team standings.

At the British Senior Championships in Birmingham, Jenny Tan ran a personal best and Fife AC club record of 2.03.54 to place third in her heat and qualify for the final.

Against tough opposition in the final, including reigning European champion Lynsey Sharp and World Championship bronze medallist Jenny Meadows, the Fife AC girl placed eighth in 2.06.21.

At the Petrofac League in Aberdeen, Fife AC’s under 15 boys team of Cian Young, Struan Christie, Travis Stewart and Campbell Palmer broke the 4 x 200m league record with a 1.43.4 clocking.

There were also wins over 800m for Anna Hedley in the U11 race, Louise McCullagh in the U15 race and Jennifer Cruickshanks in the senior race.