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Inverness Harriers athlete becomes over 75 Scottish Masters Cross Country champion

By Will Clark

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Alex Sutherland. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Alex Sutherland. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Inverness Harriers athlete Alex Sutherland has become Scottish Masters Cross Country champion at over 75 level.

The veteran runner claimed victory at the national championships in Forres when took the gold medal in a time of 30 minutes and 48 seconds.

East Kilbride Athletics Club runner Grant Baillie came out on top overall when the M45 category runner claimed victory with a time of 29 minutes and four seconds.

He was 11 seconds ahead of Ben Livesley of Moray Road Runners who crossed the line in a time of 29.15.

Jim Tole of Metro Aberdeen was in third place in a time of 29.45.

The top three runners overall were in the M45 category.

In the overall women’s competition, F40 runner Sara Green of Gala Harriers dominated as she claimed victory by 70 seconds as she strolled home in 24:12.

Sandy McDougall was in second place as she crossed the lin in a time of 25.22.

Sarah Attwood of Highland Hill Runners was in third place with a time of 25.56.

In the M40 category, Central Athletic Club’s Ross Houston claimed the category title and was in fourth place overall with a time of 29.50.

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