CORSTORPHINE’S senior women’s squad won bronze at the Scottish Track Relay Championships – as CAAC athletes across the country put in some sizzling displays in the summer sunshine.

Kirsty MacAulay, Olivia Clarke and Alice Mourao followed up their landmark national team title gold last year to claim another medal in the 3x800m on Sunday.

They crossed the line at Ayr’s Riverside Sports Arena in a time of 6 mins 57.85 secs, in a race that saw a new championship record of 6:43.21 set by winners Edinburgh AC.

Alice’s efforts continue an incredible few weeks that has seen her claim bronze in the U17W race at the Scottish Junior Hill Running Championships at Cornalees on June 15 – a day after setting a new 1500m personal best of 4:44.

The Ayr venue also hosted the final of the U12 superTEAMS on Saturday, with youngsters taking part in the 75m, long jump, turbo javelin and 4x100m relay.

The CAAC squad finished in 16th place with a total of 1287pts.

Well done to the children who competed and had fun at the event, as well as to the parents, coaches and officials.

Elsewhere, Ewan Brown broke the 31-year-old record to win the Highland Cross duathlon on his debut – despite going the wrong way at one point.

He completed the 50-mile event – comprising a 20-mile run and 30-mile cycle – in 3:13:13 to beat the previous best time by 18 seconds.

Ewan, who has been chosen to represent Scotland at the 49th Snowdon International Race in July, told the Inverness Courier: “I was definitely aware of it [the record] and I had times in my mind, although I did go the wrong way at the bridge crossing at the bottom of the climb.

“It didn’t cost too much and I was hoping I didn’t miss the record by the little amount of time lost.”

Continuing the long-distance theme, Paula Dimond sealed a superb 3rd in the women’s V50 category at the West Highland Way Race.

Paula completed the 95-mile ultra-marathon – which includes 14,760ft of ascent – between Milngavie and Fort William in 23:38:40.

And Tom Ferrington took 2nd place in the V40 men’s category at the Black Rock 5k in a time of 25:49. Iain Macleod finished 3rd in the V50 race in 29:20 and Graeme Fletcher also came home 3rd in the V60 event in 31:01.

Overall, there were four CAAC members in the top 20, with Julian Barrable (23:42) finishing the race across the sands at Kinghorn in Fife in 4th.

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