Press Release, Wed 6 May 2015

Callum Hawkins, continued his successful season in Edinburgh last week, when he won the Scottish 5K Road Race Championship.

The 22 year old from Elderslie, who is already top of the Scottish 10K rankings, covered the distance in 14 mnutes 19 seconds, which is a course record

Also at the weekend, Kilbarchan Athletic Club competed in the Youth Development League Scottish Division Onemeeting at Grangemouth, for under 13 and under 15 athletes, where despite miserable weather conditions, there were some top performances.

In the under 13 girls age group, Alisha Sivell won the 1200 metres by a distance, in 3 minutes 57 while for the under 13 boys, Fraser Scott was 3rd on the 800m and Lewis Hanniganwas 3rd in the 1500m.

For the under 15 girls, Eilidh Gibson won the 800metres in 2.21.71 and Leona Murray won the 1500m in 4.56.41, with Kim Crawford winning the B race.

Rory McLean was 3rd in the under 15 boys 100m and 2nd in the 200m, while David McNair won the 800m in 2.24.80 with Ellis Graham winning the B race. Also for the under 15 boys, Cameron Stark won the Discus with a 21.46m throw.

Overall, the club finished 6th, with hopes to improve at the next meeting at the end of May.


In the separate under 17s competition, winners included Alec Watters in the Sprint Hurdles 15.01sConor Thomson 1500m4.22.22 , Andrew Costello Hammer 49.32m,  with Dalia Stewart winning the 100m and 200m B races. Stephanie Lamb was 2nd in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m and Aidan Comerfordwas 3rd in the 800m as well as winning the 1500m B race.


Arthur Smith 


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