No Throws session this Friday 31st March 2017.
Derek Hawkins made a fine return to competition last Sunday, representing Kilbarchan Athletic Club at the National 6 stage Road Relay Championships at Livingston. Each team ran alternate long and short stages and Derek ran the fastest time of the day for the 6 mile long leg, his time 28 minutes 40 seconds, helping Kilbarchan team, which included Robert Quinn, Scott MacAulay, Robert McCulloch, Conor Thomson and Donald Petrie, to finish in a creditable 12th place, team time 2 hours 28minutes 52 seconds
In the Ladies 4 stage race, a fine effort by the Kilbarchan quartet of Chloe Simpson, Christina Rankin, Jennifer Rooney and Hayley Haining to finish 6th. Team time 1.50.49.
The sun was shining on Livingston as the national road relays were fought for at the now traditional home.
The women’s team of Chloe Simpson, Christina Rankin, Jennifer Rooney & Hayley Haining performed well with Chloe coming in 16th ina tightly fought first leg before Christina went through the field to 6th.
Jennifer & Hayley then held position to see the team home in 6th overall.
Holly Thompson ran a great 20:01 first leg as the solo member of the B team.
The solitary men’s team had a real mixture of ages in it with veterans Robert Quinn leading the team and Donald Petrie bringing it home.
Robert Quinn led out with a 16:58 to come in 18th with Scott MacAulay then running well in 31:15 to bring us just outside the top 10. Robert McCulloch’s 18:49 saw Derek Hawkin’s take over 15th when he than ran the fastest long leg of any athlete in the race to come in 8th running 28:40.
Conor Thomson held onto 8th with a 17:44 before Donald Petrie brought the team home in 12th running a very solid 35:26.
Thanks to everyone who took part and made sure we had some representation.
This race also saw the conclusion of the winter championships with results to follow when the tables have been updated.
It was another world class run by Callum Hawkins, in the New York ½ marathon at the weekend. The 24 year old from Elderslie, 9th in last year’s Olympic Marathon, finished 2nd, just 4 seconds behind Olympic Marathon Silver medallist Feyisa Lelesa (Ethiopia). Winning time was 60 minutes 4 seconds.More locally, Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a large entry at the Alloa ½ marathon where Gemma Rankin had a fine run, finishing 2nd Lady in 78.20, with Euan Carrick next local runner in 80.14.
And at the National Junior Road Race Championships at Battery Park, Greenock, there were no individual successes for Kilbarchan Athletic Club but there were some fine team performances. The under 17 boys team of Andrew MacAngus 5th, Craig Kennedy 9th and Craig Simson 11th, won Gold and there were Silver medals for the under 13 girls team of Louise Hastie 8th, Aurelia Tiffoney 10th and Rachel Muir 12th and Bronze for the under 15 girls team of Laine Alemu 13th, Eilidh Gibson 18th and Libby Sutherland 19th.
Other athletes competed in park runs and at the Pollock Park run, Robert Quinn was first to finish (16.56) with Elaine Eadie first Lady (20.17).
Our young athletes had some good runs as they returned to a blustery Battery Park in Greenock for the national road race championships.
Our strongest finishes came in the case of some great team medal performances with three won across the age categories. Continue reading National YA Road Race Championships Results, Sat 18 Mar 2017
A mixed bag of weather greeted several thousand runners as they ran a half marathon through Alloa.
Gemma Rankin was in great form to finish 2nd female in 1:18:20.
Some more great performances with PB’s for Gavin & Martin. Continue reading Alloa Half Marathon Results, Sun 19 Mar 2017