Simpson impresses at Ben Rinnes

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Mon 01 Aug '11

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Robbie Simpson

Scots junior sensation Robbie Simpson showed once again this weekend why he is one of the sports brightest prospects when he beat Joe Symonds’ course record and a good quality field at the Dufftown Games’ hill race the Ben Rinnes 5 Tops

Reports are that he beat top Scot Jethro Lennox by a big margin (10 mins), and though we are not sure on the story of the race that is an impressive performance against a man who has been in pretty good form recently!

Scottish Hill Racing briefly report on their Facebook page

Robbie Simpson set a new course record at Ben Rinnes of 1:54:02 winning by almost 10 minutes from Jethro Lennox 2nd in 2:03, with Stewart Whitlie 3rd in 2:05. Eilidh Raistrick was 1st lady in 2:31, followed by Gill Irvine (both Highland Hill Runners) and Veronique Oldham of Cosmics in 3rd place.

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  1. Andy Symonds Aug 3, 07:14 AM

    hey Matt – he only beat Joe’s record by 11seconds – not sure that counts as “demolishing” it!

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