THE STRATHEARN HARRIERS have been busy collecting points for the championship tables.

The fourth race of the series took them to the 44th Dumyat race, starting at the University of Stirling.

Ideal running conditions saw eight Harriers take on the popular up-down hill race.

First home from the team was Aaron Dawson in position 29 with a time of 40.50, nearly taking a minute off his 2016 result.

Nick Gough also improved and was next in with a time of 43.33, Andy Gallagher followed in 47.25.

For the women, Cathy Tilbrook led the way with her time of 55.11, Fran Loots finished in 1.00.32.

Points from this and the Norman’s Law hill race move Andy Gallagher to the head of the leaderboard on 33.31 points, followed by Tony Wayte with 31.17 and Ben Murphy at 23.69.

Cathy Tilbrook’s fine run moves her up to third place in the women’s championship, headed by Maddy Watson on 22.96 points, with Nicola Watson in second place with her 22.42.

Next up will be the Loch Leven Half Marathon and the Kinnoull Hill Race.

Elsewhere, Patrick O'Kane and Ben Murphy ran in the Run and Become Self Transcendence 5k at Silverknowes in Edinburgh. Patrick finished 17.41, second in MV50, while Ben's time was 18.08.

Nicola Watson and Julia Greenlees took on the second running of the 31mile Glen Lyon ultra marathon.

The competition features 4,395ft of ascent, including a gruelling 1,000ft over just two miles from Glen Lochay towards Loch Lyon. Nicola finished in 6.06 while Julia's time was 6.33.

Iain Thomson also ran the local and very challenging Stuc a'Chroinn race, finishing in 4.48.38.