Press Release, Wed 29 Mar 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.

Arthur Smith

2016-17 Winter Championships FINAL standings

In dramatic fashion both the men’s and women’s championships turned on their head on the final spring day in Livingston.
Conor Thomson‘s short leg run saw him earn 12 points to finish as the Winter Champion with 94 points. Callum Hawkins finished 2nd with 90 points and Callum Matthews 3rd with 74 points.
The women’s championship was even closer, Jennifer Rooney also earned 12 points which meant she overhauled Elspeth Curran at the top by just 1 point to WIN the women’s championship. Jennifer finished on 101, Elspeth finished on 100 and Laura Stark made the final podium place with 70 points for 3rd.
Thanks to everyone who took part in as many races as they could. I hope to see even greater numbers next winter.

National Road Relays Results, Sun 26 Mar 2017

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.

Full Results

This race also saw the conclusion of the winter championships with results to follow when the tables have been updated.

Press Release, Tues 21 Mar 2017

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). 

Arthur Smith

National YA Road Race Championships Results, Sat 18 Mar 2017

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

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