Record-breaking Rees family

St Andrews Parkrun 5km start, centre (in Fife vest) Logan Rees, Crail, breaks course record. Photo: Stuart Wilson
St Andrews Parkrun 5km start, centre (in Fife vest) Logan Rees, Crail, breaks course record. Photo: Stuart Wilson

THE Rees family of Crail were in record breaking form at the St Andrews Parkrun 5km at Craigtoun Park.

The group broke both male and female course records with under 17 athlete 
Logan Rees tearing around 
the three lap circuit in 16 minutes 40 seconds one second inside Daniel MacQueen’s 
previous best set last 

Logan is selected to represent Scotland at the Hill Running Youth Cup in Gap, France on Sunday, July 7.

Under 20 GB athlete Halina Rees placed sixth overall in a new female record of 19 minutes 19 seconds.

Amie McKimmie finished eighth overall/second female in 19.32 also inside the former record of 19.35.

Leading Results: 1 L Rees (Fife AC) 1st junior. 16.40 record, 2 N Brew (Unatt.) 17.38, 3 F Ingledew (Fife AC) 2nd junior. 17.44, 4 B Cruickshanks (Fife AC) 1st veteran. 18.13, 5 D Adam (Dundee Hawkhill) 2nd veteran. 18.59, 6 S Fernando (Fife AC) 3rd junior. 19.31, 7 R Rees (Fife AC) 3rd veteran. 19.54…12 K Morris (Fife AC) 1st over 60. 21.11.

Women. 1 H Rees (Fife AC) 1st junior. 19.19 record, 2 A McKimmie (Fife AC) 19.32, 3 S Lumsden (Unatt.) 22.56, 4 A Hedley (Unatt.) 2nd junior. 23.14, 5 L Harvey (Elmbridge RC) 25.31….7 S Whisler (Fife AC) 1st over 50. 26.19, 18 M Mitchell (Fife AC) 1st over 60. 31.35.

Jenny Tan travelled down south for the Under 23 
Track & Field Championships at Bedford last weekend reaching the final of the 800m placing fifth in 2:10.39 
following her heat third place (2:11.97).

Evergreen John Thomson won over 55 veteran 1500m and 800m titles at the 
Scottish Veterans Championships at Grangemouth last Sunday.

John won the 1500m in a Championship Best Performance of four minutes 31.91 seconds and the 800m in two minutes 15 seconds.

John was actually second overall in the 1500m as Gordon Barrie (Dundee Hawkhill) took the over 40 title in 4:25.87. David Sleigh placed 10th (4:55.16). Ron Morrison won the over 65 hammer title with a throw of 25.74m.

Over a slightly longer distance Carrie Fox, Louise Burt and Liz Killean took on the 52-mile Gold Challenge at the Cateran Yomp last Saturday as team Fifie Wifies. The trio were the third team home and first women’s team in 14 hours 39 minutes 30 seconds, about four hours behind the winners (defending champions MIB) and the Gurkhas, who were second.

The junior Mini Tour of Fife (five races in five days) continues tonight (Wednesday) to this Friday, June 21.

All details at

The next race in the Beveridge Park 5km series is this Friday, June 21 starting at 7.30 p.m.

Entries welcome from all local runners outside the Rugby HQ in the park.

The Strawberry Novice run at Cairnie Fruit Farm on Wednesday, June 26 aims to encourage both novice runners and beginners over a scenic two-mile course around the farm centre with those runners who might normally be nearer the back of the field contesting the honours at the sharp end of the field.
Runners with a 5km time of better than 23 minutes (females) and 21 minutes (males) cannot take part.

The race starts at 7.45 p.m. with entries (£3) taken on the night at the Farm Shop.

A 1km junior race starts at 7.00 p.m. (P4 and younger) followed at 7.15p.m. P5 and older 1km.

At 7.30 p.m. a junior two-mile.

Entry £1. For further details call 01334 656844.