George French (Garioch Road Runners) ran his fastest 10km time when defeating a field of 137 runners to win the Follow the Herring race at Portsoy.
The Turriff athlete recorded 33min 30sec to finish well clear of 2005 winner Alan Reid (Peterhead Running Club), who was the leading over-40 age group competitor when finishing second in 34:58. David Milne was 2sec behind in third. French’s time was 29sec quicker than his previous best.
Gemma Cormack (Aberdeen AAC) retained the women’s title when finishing seventh overall in 38:37. Elaine Sheridan (Garioch Road Runners) was second in 40:23, while Patricia Bray (Banff Road Runners) was the top veteran, third woman, in 42:41.
Scottish schools champion Alisha Rees showed her class when scoring an impressive victory in the under-17 women’s 200m at the latest Petrofac athletics north-east league meeting.
The Banchory Stonehaven AC sprinter cruised round the Aberdeen Sports Village track in 25.22sec, which is her third fastest time this season, bettered only by her wins in the schools championships (24.54) and in the Scottish Women’s League (25.04).
Alasdair Lowe (Aberdeen AAC) won the under-17 boys’ pole vault with a personal best 3.75m while his clubmate Stuart Bridgeford (Aberdeen AAC) celebrated his win in the Scottish Schools championships at Hampden Park by winning the under-15 boys’ 200m in 23.98.
Jade Halkett scored a double win for the Aberdeen AAC senior women’s team when clocking 15.70sec in the 100m hurdles and 5.36 in the long jump.
Callum Symmons, 17, was one of Aberdeen’s top performers in the men’s competition when winning the 800m in a personal best 1:59.96.
Youngster Harry Hall (Aberdeen AAC) showed his versatility by winning the under-13 boys’ 800m in 2:20.81 and the long jump with a leap of 4.32. He also won the B string javelin with a throw of 16.78.
Aberdeen AAC won the women’s league ahead of Arbroath and District but finished second behind Dundee Hawkhill Harriers in the men’s competition.