Updated: 2010-07-26
Lothian Running Club members enjoyed another successfull weekend on the Highland Games circuit competing at Airth on Saturday and St Andrews on Sunday.

On Saturday at the Airth Games Alan Stewart from Blackburn landed the day’s top prize by racing to victory in the 90 metres Open Handicap, running from a start of 24 metres Alan who finished runner up at the recent Loch Lomond Games broke the tape in 9.23 seconds, Alan’s father John from Armadale also made the final finishing in sixth place.

Mhairi Inglis Avonbridge enjoyed her best day on the circuit this summer at Airth, finishing in third place in both the 800 metres and 1600 metres handicaps, on both occasions finishing ahead of her brother Robert who crossed the finish line in sixth and fourth places respectively.

Robert gained revenge in the 3200 metres Handicap when he finished runner up with Mhairi in fourth. To round of a good afternoon Mhairi was also in the winning relay team.

Darren Thomson, Bathgate has shown consistency all season and maintained his fine vein of form with a second place in the Open 400 metres handicap beaten by a whisker. In fact in another stride he probably would have won.

In the Youth’s 90 metres Handicap Nicola Kellock, Livingston won through to the final where she finished in fifth place while Hannah Stewart, Blackburn turned in another fine performance to finish runner up in the Youth’s 1600 metres Handicap. The following day at the St Andrews Games which are held in the shadow of the Old Course Hotel, Nicola again reached the 90 metres final this time finishing in sixth place, later in the afternoon she came home third in the final of the Youth’s 200 metres Handicap.

Hannah Stewart was also among the prizes at the Fife venue with a third place in the Youth’s 800 metres Handicap.

The season continues this Sunday with the Montrose Highland Games on the East Links.

Shane Fenton

Lothian Running Club