JULIE MENZIES showed that she can excel in tough terrain as she finished on top at the Falkland Hill Race last Saturday.

The PH Racing Club member joined clubmates Kristin Lownie, Andrew Wright, Bryan Innes, Billy Stewart and Mark McLean in tackling the 3.75-mile event, put together by Falkland Trail Runners.

To comply with social-distancing requirements, athletes began the course in waves of a maximum of five people, and Menzies was the first female to cross the finish line, posting an excellent time of 35 minutes and two seconds.

The first PH member home was Wright who, despite taking a wrong turn and embarking on a valiant attempt to claw back the lost minutes, was second overall in a time of 28:49.

Even though he joined Wright on his unintentional detour, in windy conditions, Innes still made the top 10 in 33:39, just ahead of Stewart, who completed the race in 33:41.

Lownie finished as the fifth female while McLean, in 34:34, was the first V50 runner home as he placed 12th overall.

The following day, Allen Marr and Scott Love returned to track action, joined by Paul Kieran, at the final meet of the short season at Meadowmill, in Tranent, East Lothian.

They competed over 1500 metres but, with a large number of seeded heats, the PH trio did not race each other.

In difficult conditions, Kieran was the quickest of the three, posting a time of 4:41,48, which was followed by good runs by Love and Marr of 5:07.38 and 5:15.80 respectively.

During the previous weekend, Martin Butcher took part in the Holy Island Marathon, hosted by Evrotas Running Club.

The event begins in Scotland and ends on the holy island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland, taking in a multi-terrain round, and although he took a wrong turn and ran an additional two miles, ultra-running enthusiast Butcher still finished in third place.

A contingent of PH members were set to be back out running on Friday in the Monument Mile at Stirling University.