Weather fails to dampen Fife AC spirits

St Leonards pupil and cross country runner- Logan Rees.
St Leonards pupil and cross country runner- Logan Rees.
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In cold and wet conditions, Fife AC hosted the second race in the Midweek Series, the Strathkinness to Blebocraigs multi-terrain race.

The weather didn’t stop winner Logan Rees, with the Fife AC junior covering the 4.5 mile course in 25.37.

Anster Haddie Derek Rae was second in 26.15 and Fife AC’s Steve Clark was third in 26.23.

The rest of the top 10 were as follows: 4. Chris Russell (St Andrews University) 26.32. 5. Gordon Mathieson (Falkland Trail Runners) 26.44. 6. Steve Matthews (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 27.11. 7. Billy Gibson (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers)27.25. 8. Nick Brew (Unatt.) 27.31. 9. George Rees (Fife AC) 27.36. 10. Lee Strachan (Fife AC) 27.38.

Following her victory at the recent St Andrews 5k, Angela Richardson was first female once again in 29.05.

Fife AC’s Sophie Mullins was second female in 29.48.

For the sixth year running, Fife AC will host the Mini Tour of Fife from June 9-13.

The youth event will incorporate five races in five days: the West Sands beach race on Monday, June 9, the East Lomond hill race on Tuesday, June 10, Balmullo trail race on Wednesday, June 11, the Tarvit Estate time trial on Thursday, June 12 and the Cambo Estate multi-terrain race on Friday, June, 13.

Visit http://www.minitour.org.uk/ for details.

Fife AC’s Stephanie Pennycook represented Edinburgh University at the British Universities Championships in Bedford.

She smashed her previous personal best in the 1500m heat, semi final and final.

After qualifying automatically from her heat in 4.35.98 and her semi final in 4.38.55, Stephanie finished in a credible seventh place in 4.37.72 in the final.