2 Feb

Two Race Taylor and Birthday Girl Thompson Triumph at Loch Fitty

Carnegie Harriers hosted their annual Loch Fitty Cross Country Race on Saturday afternoon, January 30. The five mile undulating course on the North side of the loch was solid underfoot due to the overnight frost, which made for a testing race for the 35 athletes taking part.

Two Race Taylor

Congratulations to Carnegie’s Iain Taylor (41), who followed up a good run in the morning, which saw him placed fourth at the Edinburgh parkrun with a time of 17:14, by winning the Fife race in a time of 29.53. Taylor finished just one second clear of club mate Tommy Lawrence (39) who recorded 29.54. Barry Davie (34) of Pitreavie claimed third place recording a time of 30.24, with his fast improving club mate Andrew Smith (20) earning fourth in 30.35.

Birthday Girl Thompson

Carnegie’s Fabienne Thompson celebrated her recent 44th birthday by making a successful defence of her 2009 title, winning the ladies race in 35.09 (12th overall). Thompson’s club mate, super veteran, Isobel Burnett (53) ran a strong race to finish second lady in 36.50. Gail Murdoch (44), who ran a PB of 20:01 at the morning’s Edinburgh parkrun, placed third lady in 37.29 to ensure a clean sweep for the host club.

Age Group Champs

In the age group categories Stevie Ogg won the M40 award (fifth overall) in 30.47, Ian Johnston the M50 award (seventh overall) in 32.00 and Bill Duff the M60 award (seventeenth overall) in 36.54. Helena Sim was the leading F40 (twenty-second overall) in 38.54 and well done to Morna Fleming who won the F50 award (twenty-seventh overall) in 39.24.

Photos can be found here