Callum Hawkins, continued his outstanding form at Falkirk last Saturday, when he won the Scottish Cross Country title over a very muddy course around Callendar Park. The 24 year old from Elderslie, led almost from the start over the 10K distance, to win by a distance, time 33 minutes 34 seconds. Continue reading Press Release, Mon 27 Feb 2017→
For the 12th year in succession Falkirk was the destination once again as Kilbarchan athletes of all ages descending on what could possibly be the most challenging conditions ever witnessed.
The Under 13 girls team was the first to step on the podium on a very successful day. Louise Hastie (10), Aurelia Tiffoney (15), Chloe Cameron (22) & Rachel Muir (40) packed well to win a bronze team medal.
The Under 15 girls matched this with another bronze team medal. Alisha Sivell (9), Leona Murray (28), Libby Sutherland (35) & Laine Alemu (38)
Next up was the under 15 boys who claimed a gold team medal but not without some drama. At the start of the race Lewis Hannigan lost his sock and shoe but carried on to claim a fantastic 25th place which helped the team to gold. David McNair (6), Jack Patton (10), Lewis Hannigan (25) & Kyle Irvine (35)
The Under 17 men where also in gold team form with a solid dsiplay from Craig Kennedy (8), Josh Hendry (9), Andrew MacAngus (12) & Michael Simson (19)
Sarah Dempsey was the first to claim an individual medal as she claimed a superb third place in the under 20 women’s race, her medal tally then doubled with a fine team performance backed up by Iona Miller (9) & Holly Thompson (14).
Euan Gillham was next to stand on the individual medal podium as he battled through some carnage as the course began to take casualties to claim a silver medal.
With the course now descending into the equivalent of tough mudder around 700 men started the men’s senior race with Callum Hawkins making the late decision to race to go for his second senior gold medal.
He led from the off and established a gap which saw him complete three long laps unchallenged to take his fifth national medal across all age groups.
Bus times are as follows:
Bridge of Weir(Bulls Garage) 8.00,
Beith Road Garage 8.10,
Paisley Canal St. 8.30,
Tesco Garage 8.35
Race times are:
Under 13 Boys 11.00,
Under 13 Girls 11.16,
Under 15 Girls 11.32,
Under 15 Boys 11.53,
Under 17 and Under 20 Women 12.15,
Under 17 Men 12.50,
Senior Women 13.20,
Under 20 Men 14.20,
Senior Men 14.50
Athletes travelling direct to Falkirk should be at the course 1hr 15min before their race time.
Conor Thomson won the Kilbarchan Cross Country Championship over a muddy course at Linwood last Saturday and became one of the youngest club members to hold the prestigious Challenge Cup. Conor’s time was 32 minutes 55 seconds, with Ryan Waldron finishing 2nd and Grant Sandilands third. Jennifer Rooney won a closely contested Women’s race, beating Elaine Eadie, winning time 36.52.
Rona Tytler won the under 17 girls title time 27.04 and Alisha Sivell won the under 15 girls race in 16.55 ahead of Leona Murray 2nd and Libby Sutherland 3rd while David McNair won the under 15 boys event in 16.16 with Aedan Cairney 2nd.
The under 13 boys winner was Ross Hastie, 2nd Ciaran Parker, 3rd Gabriel Cairney and the under 13 girl’s winner was Louise Hastie , 2nd Chloe Cameron and 3rd Aurelia Tiffoney. . There was a very close finish in the under 11s race, Oliver Patton beating Ryan Knights by inches with Ramsay McLeod 3rd and Gillian Finnigan won the under 11 girls event ahead of Freya Dougall 2nd and Iona Queen 3rd.
This coming Saturday, the National Cross Country Championships are at Falkirk’s Callendar Park.