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Glenrothes rider Tim Allan took the Scottish 8000 metres title after a 26 lap duel with Lewis Oliphant after the duo had made the break from the rest of the pack.
After sharing much of the laps it was Fifer Allan to the delight of the local crowd who forged clear after the bell to take the title with Oliphant runner-up.
It was also a good tussle for third place which was won by James Melville, Dumbarton.
Allan made it a championship double with victory in the Fife 800 metres.
Steve Turbitt, Glasgow spreadeagled the field to win the 1600 metres with Lewis Oliphant claiming victory in the Deil.
In the running events the £200 prize in the 90 metres handicap went to the very much in form Martyn Paterson[9], Central AC who just held off Darren Thomson[8.75] Lothian RC who was finishing runner-up for the second successive year.
The same duo produced a similar result in the 400 metres.
In the 200 metres a late surge from Craig Gillan[31] Jedburgh saw him overhaul front marker Bernie Harris[66] with former New Year Sprint winner Leigh Marshall[23] Hawick in third.
Despite running from a reduced handicap following his win at Blackford the previous week Owen Millar[85] still proved too good in the 800 metres coming home ahead of his club mate John Lowis [Jnr][90] DWF with Don Bradley Inverness third.
Millar[120] had too settle for second spot in the 1600 where victory went to backmarker Mark Haskett[35] Aberdeen with Fraser Scott[60] Corstorhine in third.
The 3200 metres saw one of the back markers Andrew Crighton[70] Dunbar work his way through the field to take the tape with his training companion Fraser Scott[80] second and last years winner Sarah Inglis[340] who led for much of the race in third.
Ross Frail,[15] Glenrothes followed up his Blackford win with victory in the Youth's 90 metres despite beimg penalised 3 metres, Dylan Ali who made the journey up from Hawick won both the Youth's 200 metres[19] and 400 metres[38].
Newcomer Callum Morris[180] DWF won the Youth's 800 with Pitreavie AC's Aiden Thomson[110] racing to victory in the 1600.
In the heavy events Bruce Robb won five of the disciplines to emerge overall champion with Craig Sinclair winning the other two.

Shane Fenton.

Published: 2010-06-07 20:25:22