Fife AC’s Nony Mordi, Cupar, bounced and leapt back to competition representing Scotland at the Loughborough Track & Field International last Sunday.
Nony won the triple jump with 13.44m ahead of Laura Samuels (Loughborough) – 13.38m achieving a Glasgow 2014 qualifying mark.
Mordi currently practicing as a doctor in Durham commented: ‘I am absolutely delighted with that; it is my first outdoor competition for three years.’
‘I was injured for two and then started work and didn’t have the right life balance for training. That is better now and I am enjoying my athletics again I was aware of 13.25m for Glasgow so it was great to get that under my belt this early in the season and be a bit beyond it. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.’
Ben Logan, Cupar, was the club's top performer at the Scottish Men’s League at Grangemouth last Sunday winning the discus (35.28m) as well as placing 3rd in the shot (10.86m) and 4th in the javelin (38.56). Kirkcaldy junior athlete Bruce Millar dipped under the two minutes barrier in the 800m for the first time placing 6th with 1 minute 59.55 seconds. James Pennycook finished 5th in the 800m B race timed at a personal best 2:09.68 while Dan Newman claimed 3rd place in the steeplechase (12:14.73). Kirkcaldy juniors Euan Berry and Cameron Thomson competed as guest runners in the 800m with both achieving personal best times. Euan clocked 2 minutes 03.15 seconds with Cameron timed at 2:10.47.
Results: 1 Inverness H. 292, 2 Giffnock North 278, 3 Arbroath & Dist. 258, 4 Pitreavie 222, 5 Whitemoss 207, 6 Corstorphine 115, 7 Clydesdale 84, 8 Fife AC 60.
Five intrepid Fife members survived atrocious weather conditions at the Goatfell Hill race on Arran where Crail veteran Mark Harris placed 5th overall, first over 40 covering the 8 mile course with its ascent of 2866ft in 1 hour 21 minutes 42 seconds. Finishing second over 50 female Hilary Ritchie, Dairsie, celebrated the completion of her 100th hill race.
Results: 1 F Wild (Lochaber) 1:15.56, 2 A Fallas (Carnethy HR) 1:19.11, 3 A Anthony (Ochil HR) 1:21.12…5 Mark Harris 1st veteran. 1:21.42, 83 Ian Hawkins 1:46.25, 114 Hilary Ritchie 2nd over 50. 1:55.38, 165 Nigel Fowler 2:10.42, 194 Dave Francis 2:31.08.
Kirkcaldy runner Derek Adamson contested last Sunday’s Monklands Half Marathon finishing in a time of 1 hour 48 minutes 21 seconds.
A change of day and HQ did nothing to diminish numbers at Tayside’s oldest hill race – the Kinnoull Hill Race, Perth.
With traditional venue Kinnoull Primary School heaving under the weight of a fallen crane 139 runners registered at Kinnoull Church Hall last Thursday and made their way to the start area at Branklyn Gardens.
Former Kennoway athlete Scott Cassidy having completed a lengthy period of army service and now living in South Queensferry covered the 4.1 mile course with its 800ft climb in 28 minutes 48 seconds placing 9th.
Results: 1 H Haines (Hunters Bog Trotters) 25.42, 2 M Carroll (Perth RR) 1st veteran. 26.04, 3 J Crowe (Dundee Hawkhill) 1st junior. 26.30…9 Scott Cassidy 28.48, 13 Dan Clark 29.04, 23 K Anthony 3rd over 50. 30.18, 27 Lee Strachan 30.43, 35 T Martin 1st over 60. 31.59, 40 Dave Cowan 32.18, 45 Sam Fernando 33.07, 67 Brian R Smith 35.18, 77 Neil Mitchell 36.10, 93 Margaret Martin 37.51, 105 Derek Adamson 39.09, 127 Sue Whisler 44.42, 130 Anne Whiteford 45.39, 133 Fiona McColl 46.50, 138 Graham Bennison 48.47.
Leading Women. 1 S McKechnie (Penicuik) 31.04, 2 J Turner (Unatt.) 1st veteran. 32.22, 3 C Douglas (Perth RR) 2nd veteran. 33.20…15 M Martin (Fife AC) 3rd over 50. 37.51.
Leading Results: St Andrews Parkrun 5km, Craigtoun Park. 1 B Cruickshank (Fife AC) 1st veteran. 18.19, 2 D Adam (Dundee Hawkhill) 2nd veteran. 18.48, 3 C Morris (Fife AC) 1st junior. 19.19…5 S Fernando (Fife AC) 2nd junior. 19.34, 13 B R Smith (Fife AC) 1st over 50. 21.03, 40 J Hughes (Unatt.) 1st over 60. 26.28. Women. 1 L Philpott (Unatt.) 21.20, 2 A Hedley (Unatt.) 1st junior. 22.48, 3 C Pendreigh (Unatt.) 22.51….24 M Mitchell (Fife AC) 1st over 60. 33.19.
The second Beveridge Park 5km series race is this Friday 24th May starting at 7.30pm – the tenth anniversary of the popular series. All entries on the night outside the Rugby HQ in the park.
This Saturday 25th May the club host the Scottish Trail Running Championships at Falkland (men 15km women 10km). A junior 5km trail race is also on the programme – entries on the day for the junior event.