PH RACING Club member Karen Kennedy is in line to run for her country for a fourth successive year following another successful trial.

She will take her place in the Scotland Masters cross-country team for the upcoming British and Irish International after clinching a fine second place at a race in Glasgow to determine the final squad.

The race, which was held over 3.3 miles, saw Kennedy place ninth overall but as the second V45 athlete, in a time of 22 minutes and 43 seconds, which secured her spot at the event in Southport, near Liverpool, on November 16.

Her latest appearance will follow runs at the competition in Glasgow three years ago, Derry 12 months later and in Swansea last year, and will see her go up against runners from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Also taking part in the trial race was Ed Norton, who featured in last year's Scottish team, and he finished as the sixth V65 athlete in a time of 25:04.

However, a club spokesperson said: "With only the first two in the category selected, and two more chosen at the team manager’s discretion, it looks like Ed will miss out this year.

"But it is still great to see PH athletes striving for international recognition and we would encourage as many of our veteran members as possible to aim for this in the future!"

Meanwhile, Kristin Lownie was one of two PH members that joined more than 1,100 finishers at the Cumbernauld 10k race – and claimed a fine victory.

In a PB of 38:11, she finished as the first female, and 30th overall, in the event that started and finished at Broadwood Stadium, while Alan Cockburn was within a few seconds of his own PB, finishing fourth in a strong over-50s category in 39:31.

In the junior 3K race, Aaron Bennet was fourth overall – and third male – in 11:31, before joining his team-mates for the Scottish National Relay Championships at Pitreavie.

Running in the first heat of the 3x800m under-17 event, the PH team was led by Jamie Lessels, who handed on the baton to Andrew Thomson to run the middle leg.

Bennet took over for the anchor leg to bring home the team in 7:11.57 for fifth position in their heat, and 10th overall, in the Scottish Championship.

In the final race of the day – the senior men's 3x800m – PH fielded A and B teams and the former was led off by Robert Sellar, who handed over to Paul Kieran in sixth place. Kieran made up one place before Stuart Tite maintained it to cross the line in 6:53.58, while the B team of Wright Beveridge, Scott Love and Darran Neilson finished seventh in 7:46.67.