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Winning effort from local runners

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Runners at Tain – Scott Fraser, Hanna Cleghorn, Alasdair Coupar, and Finlay Murray
Runners at Tain – Scott Fraser, Hanna Cleghorn, Alasdair Coupar, and Finlay Murray

It has been a busy time for local athletes, with the Tain road races, the Brora fun run and the Petrofac Athletics League all taking place in the same week.

Training partners Alasdair Coupar, Finlay Murray, Scott Fraser and Hanna Cleghorn dominated proceedings from start to finish in the Tain race.

Alasdair produced an outstanding performance to win for the first time in a new course record of 17 minutes and 11 seconds. Finlay was also inside the previous record in second place with Scott in third.

Hanna was equally dominant in winning the girls’ race for the first time and finished several minutes clear of her nearest rival.

The action moved to Brora on Sunday for the annual junior fun run and on this occasion it was Fraser Roach who triumphed with an excellent winning time of 10 minutes and 58 seconds. Adam Allan ran well to claim second place with young Sam Bryan in third.

Hanna Cleghorn again showed real class to win the girls’ race in a time of 10 minutes and 59 seconds. Rebekah Bryan had another fine run to secure second place with Angel Ross in third.

A number of young athletes opted to compete in track and field on Sunday and travelled to Inverness for round four of the Petrofac League.

Flora Skinner and Catriona Scott showed great versatility with fine performances in the 100 metres, 600 metres and the Long Jump.

Taran Squire and Sine Saszka both produced personal best performances in the 600 metres and 1500 metres respectively.

Finlay Murray and Alasdair Coupar showed no ill effects following their tremendous battle at Tain and both produced superb new PB’s at Inverness. Finlay managed an impressive 11.93 metres in the Triple Jump and Alasdair clocked 4 minutes and 47 seconds in the 1500 metres.

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