24 May

Andrew Douglas Wins Edinburgh Half


Edinburgh 5K 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners

Andrew Douglas from Inverclyde AC (1:06:49) continued a good run of results both at home and abroad to win Sunday's Edinburgh half marathon. The women's half marathon was won by Becky Penty, a 27-year-old from Highgate Harriers who set a new course record of 1:15:31. The Hairy Haggis team relay saw Tricky Too win in a time of 2:33:44, while Whec's Whippets finished second in 2:50:05.

With the Edinburgh Marathon Festival taking place over two days for the first time Bryan Mackie, a 32-year-old from Edinburgh Athletics Club, claimed Saturday's 10K title in 34:09, Christy MacLeod, a 24-year-old from Stornoway, winning the women's race in 39:12.

Also on Saturday Craig Neil, a 26-year-old from Central Athletics won the inaugural 5K race in 18:04 secs, while Riko Trees, a 33-year-old from Reading, won the women's event in 23:20.