Press Release, Wed 16 Jul 2014

Derek Hawkins continued his Commonwealth Games marathon preparation last weekend, running in the Great North 10K at Gateshead, where he finished 5th in 29 minutes 58 seconds, a Seasons best for the distance.

2 new club records Jemma Reekie broke her own Kilbarchan under 17s 800metres records at the British Milers Club meeting at Trafford Grand Prix (1st July), time 2.09.88, which keeps her top of the Scottish rankings, 5th in the UK.

At the same meeting, in the 3000metres, Callum Hawkins ran a personal best of 8.17.31 and Euan Gillham 8.32.36, also a PB

Heather Fawcett broke the club’s under 15 girls Hammer record at Livingston (28th June), with a throw measured at 42.11, which ranks her 2nd in Scotland in that age group.

Euan Gillham won the Scottish under 20s 3K Championship (6th July) and Conor Thomson was 2nd in the under 17s competition.

Kilbarchan Men retained their 4x400metres Relay title, winning for the 3rd year in a row, time 3.21.9, quartet of Connor Henderson, Craig Stewart, David Kerr & Blair Crawford.

At the same meeting, Andrew Murphy was 2nd in the Scottish Decathlon Championships, scoring 5418 points,despite failing to score points in the Javelin

This weekend, at the British Schools International in Wales, the Kilbarchan club has 5 representatives in the Scottish team.

800metres Jemma Reekie (Garnock Academy), Kerry MacAngus 1500m (Gryffe HS), Laura Stark 3000m (St Columbas School), Katie Turnbull Steeplechase (Hutchesons GS) & Ewan McKerral 1500m s/c.

2 young athletes have been selected for the Scottish under 18s team for the Celtic Games in Ireland next month, 16 year old Jemma Reekie for the girls 800metres and 17 year old Gavin McArdle for the boys 1500m.

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