PH RACING CLUB members were in fine form as they competed in two separate events over the space of four days last week.

The annual Brig Bash 5-mile Road Race, hosted by Perth Road Runners, took place last Wednesday evening at Bridge of Earn and 15 PH runners were among the 241 finishers.

First run in 1998, the event is fast and flat over country roads and that helped the club enjoy some impressive results.

Colin Somerville continued his good form to place second overall in a quick time of 27 minutes, 18 seconds, which was just 10 seconds behind race winner Iain Macdonald, of Edinburgh Athletic Club.

Darren Jubb ran a strong race to cross the line just a place behind his team-mate in 27:26, while Jonathan Peebles, in sixth position, (28:16) secured the team win for PH with 11 points.

There was a new PB for Dan Monaghan, who completed the race in 28:57, Wright Beveridge finished 13th in 29:45 while Ed Norton was the leading male 60 runner home in a time of 34:27.

Mary Western clocked a fine 31:20 to finish third lady overall and first in the Female 50 age category and was followed home by Natalie Gilliland-Paterson, Lesley Mealing, Catherine Simpson and Lorraine Abbot.

Meanwhile, two more podium places were secured for the club at Saturday’s Harris Half Marathon.

The testing, undulating course is popular within the Scottish running calendar, with a large number of entrants enjoying the route’s scenic quality, including spectacular sandy beaches and a stretch of rugged, loch-strewn moorland.

The runners faced climbing for more than 1,000 feet but that didn’t stop Roger Clark and Anne Hartmann finishing in the top three.

Clark secured a new PB to finish second (1:15.42) behind race winner David Wright, while Hartmann finished second female in 1:26.01.