Sunday, May 20, 2018
Perfect conditions for one of the best value races in Scotland, dry underfoot and clear blue skies if you had the time to look up. Up at the sharp end, the race was won by Niku Dillon of Dundee University Tri Club in a tight finish with international runner and orienteer Kristian Jones of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, bother recording a very fast time of 24.02.
A wee bit further back, our own Nick Gough and Wattie Mackay were tussling to take the Harriers honours. Wattie had the lead with 200m to go as the pair emerged from the trees onto the fast descent, but Nick managed to outsprint Wattie on the final run-in. Nick finished in 16th position in a time of 29.45, pipping Wattie by a second. Wattie finished in 17th position, 2nd MV50.
Meanwhile, Andy Gallagher and Tony Wayte were having another tussle, with the lead swapping a couple of times, and in the end, Tony managed to pull ahead of Andy on the very last short sharp climb and was able to keep ahead to the end. Tony finished in 34.27, with Andy not far behind in 34.50. Next in was Jim Alexander (36.13), followed by Al Nicholl (36.57, a new best time for this race) and Gordon Morrison (38.06), with Lauren Fairweather (39.48) first Harrier woman home, and with Keira Reid running well on her Kinnoull Hill debut (62.02).
Full race results are on the Perth Strathtay website.