Boys lead the way for Fife AC

The victorious Fife AC under 15 boys team
The victorious Fife AC under 15 boys team

It was a successful weekend for Fife AC athletes over both the cross country and the track.

The final East League cross country match took place in Broxburn on Saturday, January 18.

There were individual wins for Megan Crawford and Annabel Simpson, team victories for the under 15 boys and senior women, and a number of other top three individual and team places.

The U15 boys’ team have arguably been the club’s top performers over the cross country season so far, with dominant performances earning them a handful of medals at both district and national level.

After a string of excellent performances at the previous East League matches, the boys easily secured the overall league team victory with five of the top ten being made up of Fife AC athletes.

Tristan Rees led the team home in second place, narrowly missing out on the individual win.

Close behind Tristan were Euan Boyle in fourth, Adam Scott in fifth, George Rees in sixth, Jamie Ingledew in seventh, Gregor Malcolm in 19th and Ryan Brocklebank in 24th.

The senior women also secured the overall league team victory to add to their team gold at the National 4k Championships earlier this season.

Megan Crawford, who has been in superb form over the last couple of months, won the race by 18 seconds.

Megan was backed up by Sophie Mullins in eighth, Morgan Windram-Geddes in 10th and Amie McKimmie in 14th.

The U17 girls, U15 girls and U17 boys ran well to all secure third team.

Annabel Simpson ran well to win the U17 girls’ race, where she was backed up by U17 Ailsa Cruickshanks in fifth, U17 Mhairi Boyle in 7th and U15 Louise McCullagh in ninth.

Logan Rees was second in the U17 boys’ race, backed up by Fergus Ingledew in 13th, Ronan McKinstray in 17th and Sam Fernando in 18th.

In the U13 boys’ race, Craig Morris put in a strong performance to lead the third placed U13 boys’ team home in second place.

He was backed up by Stuart Aitken in 11th, Gavin McWhinnie in 13th and Ian McWhinnie in 20th.

On the same day, Fife AC athletes started off the indoor season with a string of personal best performances at the National Indoor Open at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Under 16 athlete Cian Young recorded outright personal bests in the 60m in 8.11 and the 200m in 25.37.

In the 800m, there were indoor personal bests from Stuart Milne and Jenny Tan in 2.06.52 and 2.06.64 respectively.

It was a particularly successful day for Stuart, who went on to record a second indoor personal best in the 1500m several hours later when running 4.33.

Veteran athlete John Thomson also ran the 1500m, recording a time of 4.35.