1 Sep

Super Frankie Goes to Peterhead

Male Super Veteran, Frankie Barton won the Peterhead Marathon Oil 10k on Sunday, August 30. The in form 53 year old Keith runner completed the difficult course, in windy conditions, in a time of 34:26. Fraserburgh’s Elaine Whyte (FV40) continued her domination of the northern race circuit by winning the Women’s Race in 39:46.

The hills also suited Forres’s Kyle Greig, the 23 year old hill and cross country runner, racing on terra firma claimed second place with 34:58. Invergordon based Gordon Lennox, who recently finished third in the Isle of Harris Half Marathon, repeated the feat by earning third place at Peterhead with 35:32.

Moray Road Runner, Michelle Green (FV35) earned the Second Woman prize with a time of 41:29, whilst Aberdeen University’s Moira Davie continued her run of success, including winning the Women’s Race at the Isle of Mull Half Marathon, by placing third in 42:24.

Aberdeen jogscotland runner, Dave Gove, who finished 124th in a time of 60:08, told SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDEThis was the second time I’ve ran this race and I had forgotten just how windy Peterhead can be. I did remember how hilly the course was though. It was tough going, running into the head wind but I still enjoyed it and was happy with my time, which is a new PB. The race organisation was great, as it was last year too and it was good to see this reflected in an increase in numbers this year.”

Local jogscotland runner, Stuart Main closed the race finishing 148th with a time of 1:14:53.