Congratulations to the U15 Boys team of Robert Sparks, Iain and Gavin McWhinnie, who won bronze medals at the National Junior Road Championships at Greenock.

Iain & Gavin McWhinnie and Robert Sparks © Andy Scott 2016

Carole Melville recorded an impressive 89.95% age graded time of 26:02 at St Andrews Parkrun. This is the 7th best age graded time in UK parkruns today, and a new FV70 course record (and faster than the FV65 record).

Steve Clark placed fourth, 1st veteran, in the Dunbar 10K, finishing in 36:40.

Steve Clark © Dunbar RC 2016

Fife AC is delighted to announce that the Robertson Trust has made an award of £18,000 to the Club paid over three years, to part fund the salary of our Club Together and Community Officer. The remainder of the salary comes from Scottish Athletics, Fife Council and Fife AC and the Officer is employed by Scottish Athletics. Fife AC recognises the help and support given to us by Scottish Athletics, as part of the Club Together Scheme, in preparing the documents required for the successful application.

The Robertson Trust aims to improve the life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland. With this grant both the Robertson Trust and Fife AC intend to use the money to make positive differences to members’ lives through athletics. We will be focusing on helping young people gain transferable life skills and qualifications; providing education opportunities for our coaches, athletes and volunteers; extending coaching provision and integration for athletes with disabilities; and further developing training within the Fife AC catchment area. Fife AC is extremely grateful to The Robertson Trust for this very generous grant. Further details of the Robertson Trust can be found at http://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk.

Fife AC’s Sophie Mullins and Angela Howe won the Scottish 100km (62.5 miles) and 50km (31.25 miles) titles respectively around Perth’s North Inch.

With races within races, Mullins was celebrating her first international appearance representing Scotland in the Anglo-Celtic Plate. The St Andrews runner completed the gruelling 42 laps of the Inch in 8 hours 30 minutes and 17 seconds as Warwickshire’s Melissa Venables took the British title in 8:15.49 ahead of England colleague Edwina Sutton – 8:24.01.

Sophie Mullins © Graham Bennison 2016

Crawley’s Paul Navesey took the men’s title for England in a seemingly effortless 6 hours 58 minutes 50 seconds ahead of Daniel Weston (Wrexham) representing Wales – 7:11.46. Edinburgh athlete Rob Turner, in his international debut, came home third for Scotland in 7:17.10.

Scottish Commonwealth marathon representative Ross Houston (Central AC) finished a clear winner of the 50km title clocking 2 hours 56 minutes 37 seconds, two seconds inside Don Ritchie’s previous Scottish record of 2:56.39. Former Scottish cross-country champion Mark Pollard (Inverclyde) took to the road to place second in 3:07.17 followed by Corstorphine’s Ross Milne – 3:18.13.

Yorkshire’s Hannah Oldroyd (Saltaire Striders) won out in the battle of the Roses ahead of Lancashire’s Christine Singleton (Trawden) to claim the women’s crown. Oldroyd shattered her previous best of 3 hours 56 minutes timed at 3:36.34 with Singleton clocking 3:43.45.

For former Scottish marathon champion Angela Howe the 21 laps of the Inch was a step into the unknown having never raced before beyond the marathon distance, her last marathon some eight years ago. The Cupar athlete, however, put in a gritty performance to finish in 3 hours 59 minutes 07 seconds taking the Scottish 50km title, Scottish veteran title as well as third place trophy in the British Championship – plus an Easter Egg. Jacob Howe placed 15th, 6th veteran, in 3:46:02.

Angela Howe © Graham Bennison 2016

Graham Bennison

Congratulations to Angela Richardson on winning the Women's title in the Scottish Athletics Cross Country Grand Prix, competing in five out of the six races.

Angela Richardson at National Cross Country © Bobby Gavin 2016

Phyllis Lemoncello placed 1st V60 in the Moray 10K in 54:55.

Many congratulations to George Black, who has set a new British over 75 record for 20 miles. He finished first V70 in the East Hull Harriers 20 Mile Road Race, in 2:50:12, beating the existing record by 11 minutes 48 s.

Stephanie Pennycook, running for Scotland, was 5th in 22:06 in the Home Countries International Cross Country U20F 6k at Callendar Park. Tristan Rees, captaining Scottish Schools for the day, placed 12th in 26:48 in the U20M 8k. George Rees, running for Scottish Schools, was 14th in the Intermediate Boys 6k, in 20:14.

Club members competed in the Birnham Hill Classic, Deuchary Hill Classic and Criffel Hill race, results below.