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.
Full Results & scottish athletics review
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
Post Race Press Conference Transcript
Terrific running from CALLUM HAWKINS in America today to finish second place to Olympic marathon silver medallist, Feyisa Lelesa, in New York.
Callum clocked 60.08 with Lelesa timed at 60.04. Those two well clear of the rest of a top field in a race that took them through snow-bound Central Park and Times Square.
The Ethiopian had been the race favourite with a PB under the 60.00 that Callum clocked in Japan in early-February. Continue reading Hawkins 2nd in New York Half
The Scottish National Road Race Championships takes place at Battery Park on Saturday 18 March, 2017.
Start Lists & Key Information Continue reading YA Road Race Championships, Sat 18 Mar 2017
Jemma Reekie swapped running round in circles indoors to put in another impressive performance on a muddy Inter Counties XC race at Loughborough on Saturday in the light blue vest of Scotland West. Continue reading Reekie 7th at Inter Counties XC, Loughborough, Sat 11 Mar 2017
Some great runs at the Inverness half marathon this morning.
John Kynaston was first Kilbarchan runner home in 1:30:08, followed by Katrina Kynaston in a superb PB of 1:39:57. Johns daughter also finished her first ever half in 1:56:48 (family photo finish above).
Lesley McKerral also ran well in 1:51:50.