PH RACING Club enjoyed first-rate success on Saturday as they tasted victory in the East District Cross-Country League.

The season's third fixture took place in Livingston and the club's ladies' masters team, having finished first at both Stirling and Broxburn, went into it leading the league ahead of second-top Falkirk Victoria Harriers.

It was an advantage that they wouldn't relinquish as Karen Kennedy, who led the team home, Scotland internationalist Mary Western and third counter Clare Graham – on her PH debut – wrapped up the win.

The senior ladies' team also did well, finishing seventh overall for the season, with Kristin Lownie finishing ahead of the three masters on this occasion to make up the counting quartet.

It wasn't all about the ladies, though, as PH's men's teams also posted some excellent results.

Darren Jubb and Andrew Wright enjoyed another tussle – with Jubb coming out on top – and were backed up by Dan Monaghan, Colin Somerville, Calum Brand and Wright Beveridge to complete the senior team of six.

They secured the club's best-ever position of eighth in the league, while Joe Wilson and Ben Sherriff made their debuts in PH colours.

The men's masters team finished the league season in fourth position, only one point behind both second-placed Lothian and Metro Aberdeen in third, and counters on the day were Wright, Beveridge, Iain Taylor and John Crookston, who posted good runs.

Commenting on the ladies' masters' victory, a club spokesperson said: "Well done to all three, as well as other team members Alison Whyte and Zoe Stuart, who have both contributed points over the season. It really is a fantastic achievement for such a small squad.

"Well done to all and to our other veteran runners who have chipped in with points over the course of the season."