Category Archives: Cross Country

Press Release, Mon 15 Jan 2018

Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a number of athletes competing in the Scottish Interdistricts Cross Country Championships staged in Edinburgh at the weekend.

Outstanding for the Kilbarchan club, was Jack Patton who won the under 15 boys race, his time 13.51 with clubmate Lewis Hannigan 6th in 14.15. Cameron Wright also had a fine run finishing 2nd in the under 17 boys district race and in the Senior womens race, Elspeth Curran continued her recent good form to finish 4th in 22.49 while in the Mens event, Euan Gillham was 10th.

More locally, the Kilbarchan club staged its annual Donald Crawford Trophy 11 mile handicap race, the winner Andy Cochran with Conor Thomson 2nd and Jennifer Rooney 3rd. Fastest scratch time for the hilly 11 mile circuit, was 62 minutes 49 seconds by Callum Matthews, who finished 8th overall. Next on scratch was Connor Thomson 68.01 with Jennifer Rooney fastest scratch lady at 77.59.

Arthur Smith


National Masters XC Championships, Sat 3 Feb 2018

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Closing date to confirm entry is: Sunday 21st January 2018

National Masters Cross Country Championships
Saturday 3 February 2018
Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1XB

Press Release, Tues 12 Dec 2017

It was a bitterly cold day at Irvine last Saturday for the West Dist Cross Country Championships staged over Irvine Moor and Kilbarchan Athletic Club had some fine results.

Elspeth Curran continued the good form she has shown recently with a fine run for 2nd place in the Womens 8K race, time 24 minutes 59 seconds and the under 15 boys race was won by Jack Patton, time 13.51, just 4 seconds ahead of teammate Lewis Hannigan. Other individual medallists included Holly Thomson under 20 women 3rd, Cameron Wright under 17 boys 3rd and Donald Petrie who was 2nd in the M60 category in the Mens race.

The Kilbarchan club had a number of successes in the team competitions, particularly the under 15 boys who won team Gold with Jack Patton and Lewis Hannigan well supported by Lewis Barclay 9th.  There were Silver team medals for the under 20 Mens team of Josh Hendry, Robert Ferguson and Scott McLardie. Bronze team medals were awarded to the under 13 girls Abbie Alemu, Chloe Cameron and Evie Livingston; also for the under 15 girls team Alisha Sivell, Aurelia Tiffoney, Louise Hastie; for the under 17 girls team of Laine Alemu, Leona Murray, Libby Sutherland; and to the under 17 Mens team of Cameron Wright, Craig Kennedy and David McNair ..

Last week at the Scottish Athletics Annual Awards ceremony, Jemma Reekie , who has been outstanding in Track and Cross Country events this year, including winning the European under 1500m title, was announced as the Scottish Young Athlete of the Year.

Arthur Smith

British & Irish Masters International XC Championships

Three Kilbarchan members ran in the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International Race in Gransha Park, in the north of the City of Derry on Saturday.

The 5 mile course was flat and fast with a few twists and turns and some sections of soft going.

Robert Quinn and Robert McCulloch both ran in the M50 age class with Robert Quinn just missing out on a medal finishing 4th, and Robert McCulloch 23rd.

Donald Petrie ran in the M60 age class finishing 11th and won a silver medal in the team race.

Renfrewshire XC Championships, Sat 25 Nov 2017

Renfrewshire Course Cross Country Championships
Saturday 25 November 2017
St Columba High School, Gourock, PA19 1TP

Bus times are as follows: Canal St – 9.30, Elderslie – 9.40, Beith Road Garage – 9.40, Kilbarchan – 9.45, Bridge of Weir – 9.55, Kilmacolm – 10.00.

Races for under 11s start at 12.00 and for under 13s at 12.30.

Athletes travelling direct to Gourock should be at the course by 11.00am.

The cost is £5 for all athletes.

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West District XC Championships, U20/Sen Entries, Sat 9 Dec 2017

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Closing date to confirm entry is: Sunday 26th November 2017

West District Cross Country Championships
Saturday 9 December 2017
Irvine Moor Racecourse, Irvine, KA12 8BG

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