Press Release, Tues 21 Oct 2014

The Renfrewshire County Cross Country Relay Championships were staged at Bellahouston Park last Saturday, with 10 races for the various age groups from Seniors down to under 11s and Kilbarchan Athletic Club were to the forefront in all.

The Ladies team repeated their success in the West District Championships the previous week, the trio of Christina Rankin, Elaine Eadie and Maica Rodriguez, winning in 41minutes 50 seconds, ahead of Inverclyde AC, with Christina having the fastest lap time, 13 minutes 24 seconds.

Kilbarchan also won the under 17 girls race, team of Jemma Reekie, Kerry MacAngus and Laura Stark and remarkably, their B team of Rebecca Craig, Emma Fulton and Natalie Moran, producing a fine effort to take 3rd place. Their under 13 girls team of Leona Murray, Alisha Sivell and Eilidh Gibson also won Gold, as did the under 15 boys team of Josh Hendry, Andrew MacAngus and Jake Scott.

Greenock Glenpark Harriers won the Men’s race in the closest finish of the day, just one second on the line, ahead of Inverclyde AC, with Giffnock North 3rd and   the Kilbarchan quartet of Robert Quinn, David Mackintosh, Graham Evans and Alan Craig,  6th

Glasgow School of Sport had a good day winning the under 13 boys and under 15 girls events while Giffnock North won the under 17 mens race ahead of the Kilbarchan trio of Conor Thomson, Andrew MacAngus and Fraser Auld,  Giffnock also winning the boys and girls under 11 races.

Kilbarchan also won medals for 2nd u13 boys (Scott Irvine, Jack Patton, Niall MacLean) and 2nd u11 girls with Eve Blincow, Aurelia Tiffoney and Louise Hastie.

The under 15 girls team of Katie McGinn, Rona Tytler and Kim Crawford, finished a close 4th, also 4th, the under 11 boys trio of Jack Kennedy, Samuel Craig, Robert Gunson.

This Saturday, the last of the cross country relay events with the National Championships at Cumbernauld, for men, Ladies, boys and girls and Kilbarchan hope to be feature in the medal hunt in all 4 races.

Arthur Smith

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