George Rees, Craig Morris & Stuart Aitken with league trophy.

George Rees, Craig Morris & Stuart Aitken with league trophy.

Fife AC athletes travelled to Broxburn last Saturday for the final round of the East of Scotland Cross-Country League returning with the under 13 boys championship.

East of Scotland champion Adam Scott, Kirkcaldy, led home the under 13’s field, unbeaten over the league season. George Rees, Crail, followed home in 8th with Kirkcaldy junior Stuart Aitken in 13th tying up victory on the day and over the season.

Tristan Rees, Crail, led home the under 15 boys team finishing 11th and with Ryan Brocklebank, Crail, in 24th chased by Sam Fernando, Gateside, in 27th secured third team place over the season.

The under 15 girls team of Ana Brocklebank, Crail, Katy Aitken, Kirkcaldy and Ailsa Cruickshanks, Lundin Links, achieved 5th place over the season.

The Fife AC women ranked 5th for the season with the veteran men in 4th the other age group making the top five teams in their category.

I have to say personally that it saddens me that the numbers attending the East League appear to be getting less and less - the only fixtures catering for U11s through to veterans. I can recall a fixture where we once finished six men's teams. Many thanks to those who supported the league effort this season. For most only the Scottish National championships at Falkirk next month remains.

Results: Senior Men. 1 R Russell 29.35, 2 A Hay 29.44, 3 A Hendry 29.49, 4 A Butchart 29.54, 5 L Millar 29.57, 6 J Newson 30.24 (all Central AC) ….109 Kenneth Anthony 37.44, 120 Dan Newman 38.24, 128 Mike Mitchell 38.49, 134 Ian Poolman 39.18, 145 Ian Hawkins 40.04, 154 Andy Milne 40.26, 177 Ken Morris 41.47, 179 Brian R Smith 41.55, 194 Nigel Fowler 43.32, 207 Jim Taylor 45.38.

Senior Women. 1 E Mooney (Lothian RC) 22.07, 2 G Palmer (EAC) 22.30, 3 J Emsley (Central) 22.50….14 Alison McGill 24.23, 17 Amie McKimmie 25.03, 30 L D Brown 26.12.

Under 17 Men.1 J Adkin (Team Border) 21.09, 2 M Gillespie (Perth Strathtay) 21.18, 3 Logan Rees 21.28, 22.48, 12 Fergus Ingledew 23.05.

Under 15 Boys. 1 B Greenwood (Perth Strathtay H.) 14.17, 2 I Davies (Central) 14.28, 3 J Kerr (Central) 14.38…11 Tristan Rees 15.48, 24 Ryan Brocklebank 16.44, 27 Sam Fernando 16.54.

Under 17/ Under 15 girls. 1 R Stewart (EAC) 16.27, 2 H Lewin (EAC) 16.31, 3 H Addison (Corstorphine) 16.36…13 Ana Brocklebank 17.46, 25 Katy Aitken 18.22, 27 Ailsa Cruickshanks 18.35.

Under 13 Boys. 1 Adam Scott (Fife AC) 10.57, 2 M Swinton (EAC) 10.58, 3 E Boyle (Kinross RR) 11.00…8 George Rees 11.34, 13 Stuart Aitken 11.54, 17 Craig Morris 12.17, 46 Dean Whitton 14.29.

Under 13 Girls. 1 K Gallagher (Central) 11.45, 2 L Dickson (Lasswade) 11.57, 3 I Crawford (Pitreavie) 11.57.

Under 11 Boys. 1 M Rintouil (Falkirk Vic.) 6.19, 2 R Williams (Team Border) 6.19, 3 K McTavish (Pitreavie) 6.21….20 Gavin McWhinnie 7.05, 28 Iain McWhinnie 7.21, 46 Peter Scott 7.52.

Under 11 Girls. 1 R Fagan (Team Border) 7.00, 2 B Hobbs (T Border) 7.05, 3 A Phillips (EAC) 7.05.

Leading Final Team Placings. Under 11 Boys. 1 Team Borders 39, 2 Falkirk Vic. 122, 3 Livingston & Dist. 181, 4 Pitreavie 188, 5 Lasswade 216. Under 11 Girls. 1 Team Borders 63, 2 Edinburgh AC 72, 3 Pitreavie 106, 4 Central 139, 5 Wee County H. 174.

Under 13 Boys. 1 Fife AC 56, 2 EAC 69, 3 Pitreavie 94, 4 T Borders 113, 5 Lasswade 164. Under 13 Girls. 1 T Borders 84, 2 EAC 99, 3 Pitreavie 102, 4 Central 114, 5 Aberdeen 204.

Under 15 Boys. 1 T Borders 78, 2 Pitreavie 146, 3 Fife AC 187, 4 Central AC 176, 5 EAC 217. Under 15/17 Girls. 1 EAC 36, 2 EAC ‘B’ 93, 3 T Borders 132, 4 Central 161, 5 Fife AC 174.

Under 17 Men. 1 T Borders 30, 2 EAC 121, 3 Lasswade 205, 4 Pitreavie 230, 5 Livingston 250. 

Senior Women. 1 Central 52, 2 EAC 91, 3 Hunters Bog Trotters 107, 4 Lothian RC 113, 5 Fife AC 178.

Senior Men. 1 Central 237, 2 Corstorphine 279, 3 Edinburgh Univ. 323, 4 EAC 436, 5 Falkirk Vic. 710. Veteran Men. 1 Corstorphine 476, 2 Falkirk Vic. 495, 3 HBT 796, 4 Fife AC 801, 5 Central 804.

Under 20 athlete Jennifer Cruickshanks, Lundin Links, claimed individual bronze at the Scottish Universities Indoor Track & Field Championships at the new Glasgow Emirates Stadium. Jennifer placed 3rd in the 1500m clocking 5 minutes 44.47 seconds representing Robert Gordon’s University. Ewan Paton, Glenrothes, finished 5th in his 800m heat for Adam Smith College timed at 2 minutes 12.61 seconds.

Cupar athlete Sandra Mitchell took up the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida running a half marathon last Saturday followed by a full marathon on Sunday. Sandra finished the half in 2 hours 31 minutes 34 seconds and the full marathon in 5.26.38.

Cellardyke under 20 athlete Zach Delaney won the third race in the Nightmare Series at Kinghorn last week. Delaney covered the 2.8 mile out and back route over Pettycurr Beach and around the Black Rock in 16 minutes 24 seconds five seconds clear of reigning Nightmare champion Chris Russell.

Leading Results. 1 Z Delaney (Fife AC) 1st junior. 16.24, 2 C Russell (Fife AC) 1st veteran. 16.29, 3 C Love (Dundee Hawkhill) 2nd veteran. 16.50, 4 I McNulty (Dundee Hawkhill) 3rd veteran. 17.32, 5 B Gibson (Dundee Hawkhill) 17.39, 6 B Cruickshank (Fife AC) 17.45, 7 J Kay (Fife AC) 1st over 50. 17.57, 8 S Morton (RAF Leuchars) 18.27, 9 J Mill (Dundee RR) 18.28, 10 C Harvie (Fife AC) 18.40, 11 R Summers (Beacon R.) 19.03, 12 G Pryde (Lomond HR) 2nd over 50. 19.12, 13 D Cowan (Fife AC) 19.14, 14 K Milne (Unatt.) 19.40, 15 S Peters (Dundee RR) 19.49…..30 B Simpson (Anster Haddies) 1st over 60. 22.02.

Women. 1 L Provan (HBT) 20.20, 2 J Dunlop (Dundee RR) 21.16, 3 Eva Groeneveld (Unatt.) 23.10, 4 C Matthews (Dundee Hawkhill) 23.34, 5 L Duff (Fife AC) 1st junior. 23.42, 6 L McCready (Unatt.) 23.42, 7 A Marven (Unatt.) 23.58, 8 K Lawlor (Dundee RR) 24.46, 9 M Anderson (Unatt.) 24.50, 10 L Hewison (Pitreavie) 25.58.

Results: Camperdown Parkrun 5km. 1 H Roper (Harmeny AC) 19.47, 2 M Forbes (Unatt.) 19.51, 3 C McNally (Dundee Hawkhill) 1st veteran. 20.00, 4 C Ross (Fife AC) 1st over 50. 20.05….61 Bob Thornton 28.42.

Women. 1 K Duncan (Unatt.) 22.56, 2 K Scott (Dundee Hawkhill) 23.18, 3 G Hanlon (Dundee RR) 1st over 50. 25.16.

St Andrews Parkrun 5km, Craigtoun Park. 1 C Tucker (Cherwell R.) 18.10, 2 D Adam (Dundee Hawkhill) 1st veteran. 18.20, 3 Brian Cruickshank (Fife AC) 2nd veteran. 18.31, 5 Calum Harvie (Fife AC) 19.43…7 Tony Martin 1st over 60. 20.10….21 George Black 1st over 70. 24.38, 24 Jack Wookey 24.56, 51 Brynja Duthie 36.02.

Women. 1 M Rennet (Fife AC) 1st over 50. 22.59, 2 C Fox (Fife AC) 1st veteran. 23.19, 3 E Methven (Anster Haddies) 2nd veteran. 24.22….5 A Hedley (Unatt.) 1st junior. 24.40.

Graham Bennison