Kyle Greig enjoyed double medal success when competing in the British and Scottish championship Dollar hill race.
The Aberdeen athlete, who competes for Forres Harriers, finished in fifth position overall in a field of 290, but was runner-up in the Scottishathletics championship division of the race.
Mercia’s Simon Bailey was the overall winner when recording 1hr 11min 27sec for the 9.4-mile route to break his own course record time, set in 2006, by 26sec. Hector Haines (Hunters Bog Trotters) took second position in 1:11:44 and Rob Hope (Pudsey and Bramley) was third in 1:12:27, while Greig clocked 1:13:10.
Greig collected a second medal when Forres Harriers finished second in the team competition. Gordon Lennox (34th in 1:19:55), Robbie Paterson (72nd in 1:28:46) and Wayne Dashper (96th in 1:32:29) were the other scorers.
There were further honours for north runners when Ewan Paterson (Moray Road Runners) finished second in the over-60 age group, 107th overall, in 1:34:30 while Alan Smith (Deeside Runners) was third in the over-50 classification, 52nd overall, in 1:25:25.
Great Britain international Victoria Wilkinson (Bingley Harriers) was just 15sec outside the record set by Pippa Maddams (Keswick) in 2010 when winning the women’s race in 1:24:16.
Al Anthony (Ochil Hill Runners) finished ahead of a field of 148 competitors to win the Lairig Ghru race between Braemar and Aviemore.
The Scottish hill running international completed the 28 mile route in 3hr 21min 19secs to get the better of Sam Hesling (Carnethy), who was second in 3:26:15, while early leader Harry Smith (Deeside Runners) was a further 9sec behind in third.
Smith took some consolation by leading his club to the team prize with backing from Donald Kerridge, who was sixth in 3:37:05, and Colin Dempster, eighth in 3:37:55.
Megan Mowbray (Hunters Bog Trotters) took the women’s title when finishing 16th overall in 3:48:05, while Lyn Henderson (Forfar Road Runners) pipped title-holder Gillian Sangster (Dundee Road Runners) by 14sec to take second in 3:50:29.
Deeside Runners collected another prize when fourth-placed Steph Provan led the host club to the women’s team award. Sam Rendall, 4:32:53, and Jane Douglas, 4:53:28 were the other scorers.