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National Cross Country Relays 2018

For the 3rd week in a row the endurance athletes from the club were out in large numbers. This time in the winter sun of Cumbernauld for the National XC relays.

First off were the young females followed by the young males. Both these races are run over 3 legs with an U13 in leg 1, followed by U15 and U17 in legs 2 and 3.

The girls A team of Sarah Lyle, Louise Hastie and Alisha Sivell coming in strongly in 5th. The boys team of Matthew New, Lewis Anderson and Jack Patton coming in strongly with Jack posting one of the fastest junior times of the day.

The other teams had individually strong performances within their own age groups.

Next up were the Senior ladies with high hopes of a medal. Chloe Simpson running leg 1 followed by strong runs by Kerry MacAngus and Christia Rankin brought the team to fourth position with one leg to run. Elspeth Curran ran an outstanding leg, posting one of the fastest ladies times of the day to bring the team into the bronze position!

Our Masters ladies team of Sharon Hastie, Joanne McDowall and Sandra Houldsworth ran well and look to have come in 5th position in the masters competition.

Last to run were the senior men. With a bronze in the recent West districts they were keen to improve. Youngest in the team Cameron Wright gave the team and excellent start with a fine run to hand over to Callum Matthews in fourth position with strong runs for both Connor Maclean, at his first Nationals in a Kilbarchan vest and Euan Gillham the team finished in silver behind a very experienced Central team.

Results have been posted on Scottish Athletics website however we are aware there are some issues and are awaiting confirmation of final postitions

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Renfrewshire Relays Provisional Results


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The club were out in force today at Pollock Park taking in the Renfrewshire XC Relays.

Some excellent performances, including some great debuts from our very youngest club members.

See below provisional results (please bear in mind any last minute team/name changes will not be updated until the final results are issued)


Some highlights of the day included

U11 Boys – Bronze – Nathan Connor, Finaly Gillespie, Kirk Gray, Lucas Lever
U11 Boys 4th – Nathan Fitzpatrick, Ian McPherson, Rhys Knights
U11 Girls 4th – Cara McMinn, Anna McMinn, Amelie Robert-Rocher
U13 Boys –Silver Ryan Knights, Oliver Patton, Matthew New
U13 Boys 4th Luke Lindsay, Cameron Dawson, Ryan McCusker
U13 Girls Bronze Isla Marshall Amy Teasdale, Ellie Nayar
U15 Girls GOLD Sarah Forbes, Louise Hastie, Rachel Muir
U17 Women GOLD Laine Alemu, Eilidh Gibson, Alisha Sivell
U17 Men Silver Lewis Barclay, Hunter Daws, Cameron McKenzie
Senior Ladies GOLD Holly Thompson, Chloe Simpson, Sharon Hastie
Senior Men Silver Bobby Quinn, Stuart Kerr, Graham Evans, Conor Thomson


George Cumming Relays 2018 Results

See below results from the George Cumming Relays – a great day and start to the winter season with wins for Kilbarchan AAC fielding strong teams. Each athlete runs a leg of 2.7 miles with 4 men and 3 ladies in a team.

The Ladies team of Elspeth Curran, Christina Rankin and Kerry MacAngus took Gold in 44:44 well clear of Shettleston Harriers in 47:42 and Giffnock North in 49:38. The Mens team of Euan Gillham, Cameron Wright, Connor MacLean and Derek Hawkins also taking Gold ahead of strong Shettleston and Cambusland Harriers teams.

The fastest Male competitor of the day being Euan Gillham in 12:41, and for the ladies, Elspeth Curran,14:23 both Kilbarchan AAC athletes.

The event doubles up as the Renfrewshire County Relay Championship and with the men and Ladies also taking this title. The young U17 Ladies team of Alisha Sivell, Laine Alemu and Eilidh Gibson finished in 50:57 to claim  Bronze medals. The young mens team finshed 4th in the Renfrewshire competition in 55:56 Callum Matthews, Andrew MacAngus, Robbie Ferguson and Lewis Hannigan, who posted the fasted U17 time of the day.

The full results are listed below

Cummings 2018 Male Teams

Cummings 2018 Male Individual

Cummings 2018 Female Teams

Cummings 2018 Female Individual

KAAC Cummings Summary Prizewinners



Dates for your Diary

See below a list of dates of events for Winter 2018/19

Click on the event for further information on age groups and entry details

All Schools events are entered and organised through your own school. Please check entry dates directly with them

All events that are enter via club will be arranged through Club coaches as some are restricted in numbers

2018 winter events  – Printable copy with more details attached

30/09/2018 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run (measured) Glasgow City Centre RR Individual Entry
03/10/2018 SSAA Secondary Road Races Falkirk Stadium RR Enter via Schools
06/10/2018 George Cumming Road Relay Race South Street RR Individual Entry
13/10/2018 scottishathletics West District XC Relay Championships Largs XC Enter via Club
21/10/2018 Renfrewshire AAA County XC Relay Championships Nether Pollok XC Enter via Club
27/10/2018 Lindsays’ scottishathletics National Cross Country Relay Championships Cumbernauld House Park XC Enter via Club
27/10/2018 SSAA Primary Road Races Grangemouth Stadium RR Enter via Schools
10/11/2018 Lindsays’ scottishathletics National Short Course XC Championships Lanark Equestrian Centre XC Enter via Club
01/12/2018 Scottish Athletics Indoor League Emirates Arena TF Enter via Club
08/12/2018 Lindsays’ scottishathletics West District Cross Country Championships Kilmarnock XC Enter via Club
04/01/2019 scottishathletics Indoor 3000m Championships Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
04/01/2019 Glasgow 12’s Fun Day & GAA Miler Meet Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
05/01/2019 Scottish Athletics Indoor League Emirates Arena TF Enter via Club
12/01/2019 scottishathletics Inter-District XC Championships Stirling XC Qualification event
12/01/2019 FPSG scottishathletics National Indoor Open Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
26/01/2019 FPSG scottishathletics National Senior and U17 Indoor Championships Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
27/01/2019 Scottish Athletics Indoor League Emirates Arena TF Enter via Club
02/02/2019 scottishathletics Masters Cross Country Championships Hawick XC Individual Entry
02/02/2019 FPSG scottishathletics National U20 and U13 Indoor Championships Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
03/02/2019 FPSG scottishathletics National U20 and U15 Indoor Championships Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
10/02/2019 FPSG scottishathletics Indoor SUPERteams Emirates Arena TF Enter via Club
16/02/2019 FPSG scottishathletics Indoor Combined Events and Relay Championships Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
17/02/2019 FPSG scottishathletics Indoor Combined Events and Masters Championships Emirates Arena TF Individual Entry
23/02/2019 Lindsays’ scottishathletics National Cross Country Championships TBC XC Enter via Cub
02/03/2019 SSAA Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships Hopetoun House Estate XC Enter via Schools
02/03/2019 Allan Scally Memorial Relay 4x5km *course measurement certificate pending* Glasgow Green RR Enter via Club
16/03/2019 Scottish Athletics Indoor League Emirates Arena TF Enter via Club
17/03/2019 scottishathletics Young Athletes Road Races Royal Highland Centre RR Enter via Club
24/03/2019 scottishathletics 6/4 Stage Road Relays TBC RR Enter via Club

Gillham strikes Gold in Inverness

Euan Gillham produced another fantastic performance to take the Gold in the Baxters River Ness 10k.

Racing along the banks of the River Ness Euan came home in first place in 30:22, ahead of Kenny Wilson, Moray Road Runners 30:33 in 2nd and 3rd place John Newsom, Inverness Harriers AAC 32:13

Running the marathon at the same event Steven Hill Position 130 Time 3:14:38 – well done on a great performance
Full marathon results here and 10k results here

Euan pictured below with Ladies winner Jenny Bannerman from Inverness


Picture with Thanks from Loch Ness Marathon FB page