Derek Rae in Japan; 24-Hour track race; Stirling Uni XC

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Derek in action in the Scottish 10k champs in Stirling (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Derek Rae has continued his preparations ahead of the Paralympics in Japan next year with a half marathon win in the country this weekend.

Derek is on a short trip to Japan to help gather information for next year and a 71.20 run landed him the victory at the Tachikawa Half Marathon event.

It was a performance which maintained the Fife AC athlete’s strong form for 2019 which included a recent PB in the Scottish 10k Champs in Stirling.


The annual Self Transcendence 24-Hour track race held at Tooting Bec track in London saw victories for Edinburgh -based Jo Newens of the  Road Runners Club and Rob Payne, Caistor RC.

Payne completed 251.989 km /155.57 miles, a total of 629 laps of the track. In so doing he achieved the men’s individual British Athletics guideline qualifying standard for 24 hours of 250km. Newens, who like Payne was also running her first 24 hour track event, achieved 221.373km /137.55 miles.

Dave More of Metro Aberdeen who made it beyond 200km ( 202.982 km) in fifth overall and four male.

In all 31 runners from 48 starters reached the magical 100-mile barrier, a record  for the event.

With thanks to Adrian Stott


Are you a University Student in Scotland and want to compete in a Cross Country race in a beautiful location? Then at Stirling University, there is a 3km Freshers XC race!

This race is open to all abilities, whether you’re a seasoned runner or you’ve never ran before, come along and join in! It’s also a great way to meet like minded people from not only your University but from Universities all over Scotland.

So if you’re interested, let your Athletics Union Club know!

Details are as follows:

Wednesday 9 October at Stirling University (4K9 4LA)
Price per Athlete: £4 (all entries on the day)

Registration: 4:30pm.  Men’s Race: 5pm. Women’s Race: 5:30pm



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