Sim­ple vic­tory for King in 10km at Din­net

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

Andy King out­paced a field of 140 run­ners to win the Ki­nord 10km multi-ter­rain race at Din­net.

The Aberdeen ath­lete recorded 37min 23secs to fin­ish well ahead of Stu­art Pringle (Dee­side Run­ners) who had been third in 2016 and 2018.

Pringle’s club­mate Steven Wat­ters was third in 39:10 and an­other Dee­side run­ner, Jamie Ross, was first in the 4049 age group and fourth over­all in 39:53.

The Dee­side prize kitty was boosted as Steven Ord took the 50-59 award in 42:49 while Rob Tay­lor (Metro Aberdeen) won the 60-69 prize in 46:12 and Rod Camp­bell (Cos­mic Hill­bash­ers) lifted the over-70 ti­tle in 57:25.

Sally Wal­lis (Dee­side Run­ners) suc­cess­fully de­fended the women’s ti­tle, record­ing 43:11 to fin­ish 12th over­all. The Aboyne ath­lete, who won the Ben­nachie hill race ear­lier this month, was well clear of the JS Kin­tore duo, Julie Hoyle, 45:09, and Kay Davies, 45:44.

Ni­cola Redgewell (Gar­i­och Road Run­ners) won the 50-59 prize for the sec­ond year in a row while Jane Ker­ridge (Dee­side Run­ners) was first in the 60-69 clas­si­fi­ca­tion in 51:11.

Mean­while, Dus­sel­dorf-based Nikki John­stone, who comes from Nairn, ex­tended a re­mark­able run of vic­to­ries by win­ning the Palma de Mal­lorca marathon – his sev­enth marathon win this year and eighth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory over the dis­tance.

The 35-year-old Scot – a PE teacher at the ISR In­ter­na­tional School on the Rhine – recorded 2:28:50 which is well out­side his best of 2:21:50 in the Madeira marathon at Fun­chal in Jan­uary. He has won four marathons in Ger­many and his other 2019 win came in Switzer­land.

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