Congratulations to Annabel Simpson on her PB of 16:35.81 in the 5000m at the Glasgow Athletics Association Miler Meet, winning the East of Scotland U20 Gold. See Scottish Athletics story. This is a new club record, beating Katie Skorupska's 16:49.1 which has stood for 20 years.

Derek Rae also ran a PB, in 16:05.31.

© Bobby Gavin 2016

Tour of Fife Day 5

Tour of Fife winners Ailsa Cruickshanks (Anster Haddies) and Julian Barrable (Corstorphine AAC) won race 5 and never relinquished their leads set on the first night. Ailsa won a clean sweep, while Julian only lost out to team-mate Alastair Brockie in the Time Trial. Final overall results here.

Race 5 © Peter Bracegirdle 2016

Tour of Fife Day 4

Julian Barrable (Corstorphine AAC) won convincingly in race 4, and now has 90s advantage overall. Ailsa Cruickshanks (Anster Haddies) held her lead over sister Jennifer Cruickshanks (Fife AC). Overall standings here.

Tour of Fife Day 3

Alastair Brockie (Corstorphine AAC) was fastest in the Uphell Time Trial, moving up into second place, 38s behind Julian Barrable (Corstorphine AAC). Ailsa Cruickshanks (Anster Haddies) consolidated her lead and is now 3 minutes ahead. Overall standings here.

Uphell Time Trial © Peter Bracegirdle 2016

Tour of Fife Day 2

No change in the top three after race 2, though Alastair Brockie (Corstorphine AAC) made up some time on second-placed Ewan Gault. Ailsa Cruickshanks (Anster Haddies) already has two and a half minutes on next placed Jennifer Cruickshanks (Fife AC). Overall standings here.

Fife AC Runners at Tour of Fife Race 2 © Graham Bennison 2016

Tour of Fife Day 1

Julian Barrable (Corstorphine AAC) leads the Tour of Fife after race 1, by 7 seconds from Ewan Gault (Oxford City AC). Ailsa Cruickshanks (Anster Haddies) is first lady.

Fife AC Runners at Tour of Fife Race 1 © Graham Bennison 2016

The club regrets to inform all runners that the Ceres 8 race, as scheduled for 16th August, has been cancelled. 

New safety requirements from Fife Council and Police Scotland mean that the roads would have had to have been completely closed, involving significant costs for managing the closures on the day, and for advertising and consulting in advance with those potentially affected by the closures.

With recent participant numbers and entry fee levels this was likely to lead to a significant financial loss, and it was not feasible to complete the necessary negotiations and arrangements within the usual planning timescale.

There are also wider issues: there is uncertainty as to the extent to which other races will be affected in the future, given that many Fife AC races include some road component. We will continue to work with Fife Council and Police Scotland to seek a satisfactory resolution.

Sorry to all those affected by the cancellation, and many thanks to Hilary Ritchie for her success in reviving the race in the last few years, and all the work that she had already put into organisation of this year's race.

Very many congratulations to Derek Rae, who has been selected to run for Great Britain at the Paralympic Games in Rio, in the T46 Marathon [British Athletics, Scottish Athletics].

Derek Rae in IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup © Virgin Money London Marathon 2016

Congratulations to Harvey Rankin on winning the Dundee Half Marathon in 1:17:17. Lynne Stephen was first FV50, third female overall in 1:34:30. Full results here.