Simple victory for King in 10km at Dinnet
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.