Athletics Trust Scotland held it’s second Summer Proms 3k on Wednesday 4th May in Aberdeen and it turned out to be a stark contrast to the non summer conditions experienced in April.
Jason Kelly (Metro Aberdeen), who has recently been selected to represent Great Britain at the World 100km championships, showed that he also has the assets to pull off a fast 3k only a few weeks after his 100k 2nd place at the Anglo Celtic Plate. Despite some rustiness in his legs from the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k a few weeks ago, he ran 9:07 to take the win over a clear margin from 2nd placed club member Joe Folan in 9:49. Kenny Garden (Metro Aberdeen) was only 2 seconds behind. Matthew Hodkinson holds his overall series lead after his 4th place in a time of 9:59 whilst 2nd place in the series, Kevin Morice (Moray Road Runners) secured a lifetime best to take 6th place in 10:41.
On the female side, it was a clear victory for Aberdeen AAC athlete Hannah Mutch in a great time of 10:52. Overall series leader, Elaine Wilson (Hidden Peak Running), improved her time from last month by 8 seconds to take second place and Peterhead AAC athlete, Kelly Cruden took the 3rd spot and first veteran in a time of 11:44.
With the event being a series of 6 with 3 races to count, there is still a great opportunity for runners to still get involved in the series. The next race will take place on Wednesday 1st June and you can enter here.
ATS would like to thank Jackie Stewart for his support in making the event run smoothly and also to the volunteers who assisted on the day.