Athletes hit the trail as racing resumes

Competitive athletics returned to the kingdom at the weekend when the Trails of Fife group staged the delayed frost bite trail race at Lochore Meadows, writes Shane Fenton.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 10:56 am
Bryan Innes of PH Racing Club. Picture by Raymond Leinster.

Some 92 runners from 23 different athletics clubs, along with many unattached athletes, were back in action for the first time this year at the event which observed all Covid-19 related safety guidance.

Finishing first was PH Racing Club member Bryan Innes in 29m 36s who came home a clear winner ahead of Fife AC duo Ben Kinninmonth 30.08 and Scott McClung 31.28. The latter was also first junior.

Falkland Trail Runner Tony Martin, who finished sixth overall in 32.01, was also the leading over-60.

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Angela Sandilands of the Carnegie Harriers. Photo. by Raymond Leinster.

Leading lady was Angela Sandilands of Carnegie Harriers in 34.10 who finished 13th overall, one place ahead of second female Fiona Cruickshank from the Anster Haddies in 34.12.

Alison Berwick, unattached, finished third and 18th overall.

Local clubs Falkland Trail Runners, Fife AC and Kirkcaldy Wizards were all well represented.

Selected finishing positions: FTR: 15 - Kevin Murray. 25 - Ross McArthur. 34 - Richard Shaw. 51 - William Starkey. 74 - Alan Gardener. 85 - Sandra Gardener.

Wizards: 5 - George McLeod. 8 - Rolf Cunningham. 38 - Vivienne Weepers. 39 - John Kinninmonth.

Fife AC - 43 Andrew Williamson 53 Lynsey Robertson 68 John McIntyre snr 72 Sarah McEwan 81 Sandy Bell.

Cash rasied will be dontaed to Marie Curie.