Press Release – Wed 24 Jun 2015

Norman Groves was a convincing winner of the Sustrans Trophy for Kilbarchan Athletic Clubs 5 mile annual handicap Race, along the cycle rack from Bridge of Weir, towards Kilmacolm for 2.5 miles and returning to the finish at Bridge of Weir.

Norman finished 300 metres clear of Euan Carrick with Robert Snodgrass a further  100metres behind,  just ahead of last year’s winner Max McFarlane.

Fastest scratch time was 30 minutes 50 seconds by Euan Carrick, with John Kynaston 32.01 and Norman Groves 33.26.

Fastest lady was Jennifer Rooney scratch time 34.09, followed by Lilian Young  41.24 with Lorraine Sharp 3rd in 41.43.

The 3rd meeting of the Young Athletes League Division 1 took place at Grangemouth last Sunday where the outstanding performance was by Alisha Sivell who won the under 13 girls 1200m in  3 minutes 50.39 seconds,  a club record and a time which tops the current British rankings. Other winners at Grangemouth included Jack Patton under 13 boys 1500m 4.49.98, Andrew MacAngus under 15 boys 1500m in 4.28.75 and Leona Murray under 15 girls 1500m in 4.57.46.

In the under v17s competition, there was a fine double for Erin Campbell, who won the 100m in 13.21s and also the sprint Hurdles in 12.08s while Kerry MacAngus won the 800m in 2.23 and Ellie Fulton won the Shot with 11.00m.

Also last weekend, the England Athletics age group Championships were at Bedford.  17 year old Jemma Reekie ran a seasons best 2.10.09in the under 20 girls 800m, qualifying for the final where in a tactical race, she finished 5th in 2.12.45.

Arthur Smith

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