Press Release, Tues 21 Feb 2017

Conor Thomson won the Kilbarchan Cross Country Championship over a muddy course at Linwood last Saturday and became one of the youngest club members to hold the prestigious Challenge Cup. Conor’s time was 32 minutes 55 seconds, with Ryan Waldron finishing 2nd and Grant Sandilands third.  Jennifer Rooney won a closely contested Women’s race, beating Elaine Eadie, winning time 36.52.

Rona Tytler won the under 17 girls title time 27.04 and  Alisha Sivell won the under 15 girls race in 16.55 ahead of Leona Murray 2nd and Libby Sutherland 3rd while David McNair won the under 15 boys event in 16.16 with Aedan Cairney 2nd.

The under 13 boys winner was Ross Hastie, 2nd Ciaran Parker, 3rd Gabriel  Cairney and the under 13 girl’s winner was Louise Hastie , 2nd Chloe Cameron and 3rd Aurelia Tiffoney. . There was a very close finish in the under 11s race, Oliver Patton beating Ryan Knights by inches with Ramsay McLeod 3rd and Gillian Finnigan won the under 11 girls event ahead of Freya Dougall 2nd and Iona Queen 3rd.

This coming Saturday, the National Cross Country Championships are at Falkirk’s Callendar Park.

Arthur Smith

Press Release Tues 14 Feb 2017

Jemma Reekie continues her progress as one of Scotland’s emerging young athletes when she competed in the UK Indoor Trials in Sheffield last weekend. Jemma, from Beith and a member of Kilbarchan Athletic Club, finished 4th in the 1500 metres, time 4 minutes 22.74 seconds. A fine effort by Jemma, just 18 and the youngest in the race, against some of Britain’s best. 

The Scottish under 20s Indoor Championships at the Emirates, produced some fine performances at the weekend. Shona Ross continues to improve, winning the Triple Jump, clearing a Personal Best of 11.73m, and there were Silver medals for Kerry MacAngus (800m), Ellie Fulton (Shot) and for Praise Olatoke in the Mens 200m. Ellie also finished 4th in the 60m Hurdles with Erin Campbell also reaching the final and finishing 7th.

In the under 15 boys competition, Jack Patton was 3rd in the 1500m, just ahead of Kilbarchan clubmate Lewis Hannigan.

This weekend, Kilbarchan Athletic Club Cross Country Championships are being staged at Linwood on Saturday.

 Arthur Smith 


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