Around 1200 athletes competed in the Scottish Cross Country Championship races, staged at Falkirk’s Callendar Park on Saturday and Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a number of athletes competing in the various events, with some success.
Individual medallists were Jack Patton who had a fine run to win the under 15 boys race time 13minutes 54seconds and Cameron Wright was another top performer, winning the under 17 boys event, time 21.07, while Laura Stark was 2nd in the under 20 girls race, her time 29.
In the team competitions, the Kilbarchan under 17 boys won team Gold with Cameron Wright supported by Craig Kennedy, Cameron Corrigan and Cameron McKenzie and the under 15 girls won Silver, counting team Alisha Sivell, Rachel Muir, Louise Hastie and Sarah Forbes.
In the Senior races, best placed were Euan Gillham 7th in the Men’s race, time 34.11 and Elspeth Curran 12th in the women’s race, time 40.18.
Also at the weekend, at the Emirates Muller Grand Prix, Jemma Reekie set a club women’s Indoor record for the 1500metrs, time 4.13.46. And in the Junior relays, Kilbarchan under 15 boys were 3rd, their team Evan Farquhar, Luke O’Neill, Matthew Mitchell, Conal Farquhar.
This exciting competition is run in age groups. Any boys/men in Under 13,15,17 or 20 age groups who wish to compete, please contact Morag (email@example.com) for more information.The match dates are:
Saturday 28th October 2017
Saturday 6th January 2018
Saturday 27th January 2018
Under 11s please contact Jason Pender and girls please contact Susan Devine or Janice Ross.
At the age group championships at the weekend Shona Ross improved on her U20 club record with a fine triple jump of 11.73m.
This earned her first place in the competition.
Also there were silver medals for Praise Olatake taking in the men’s 200m and Ellie Fulton in the women’s shot putt.
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Kilbarchan Athletic Club athletes showed some good form at the Scottish Indoor League Finals at the Emirates on Sunday, winning the under 20 girls competition.
Ellie Fulton was the star of the show with three individual wins. Ellie won the High Jump, Shot and Triple Jump, while Stephanie Lamb won the 60 metres and was 2nd in the 200m. There were also valuable points gained by Erin Campbell 60m Hurdles 2nd; Shona Ross Long Jump 2nd and Mia Shepherd 400m 5th.
Elsewhere, at the joint Home Countries and Schools Cross Country International event at Falkirk, Laura Stark, representing Scottish Schools, had a strong run for 6th in the under 20s girls race and in the equivalent boys race, Euan Gillham, representing Scotland , was 9th and overall 2nd Scot.
In the under 20s International which included National as well as National Schools teams, the Scottish Schools under 20 girls team, including Laura Stark and Iona Miller finished 3rd and in the boys team event, the Scottish team, including Euan Gillham, was 2nd.
In the younger Schools competition, and there were Silver team medals for the Junior Girls, including Leona Murray and also Silver for the Intermediate boys’ team including Andrew MacAngus. The Junior boys team, including David McNair, just missed the medals, finishing 4th.
At Alloa, Hayley Haining returned to competition to winning the Women’s ½ marathon in 76 minutes 15 seconds.
The Under 20 women strike Gold at the Emirates Arena.
The winning team on the day:
Stephanie Lamb 1st 60m, 2nd 200m
Erin Campbell 2nd 60m Hurdles
Mia Shepherd 5th 400m
Ellie Fulton 1st HJ, 1st TJ, 1st SP
Shona Ross 2nd LJ
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Also competing on the day were some athletes in the Relays.
Full Relay Splits
Callendar Park, Falkirk, was the venue for the Scottish Cross Country Championships last Saturday with several hundred competing in the different races over a hilly course, with sunshine making it quite a spectacular event. Local interest was focussed on the fortunes of Kilbarchan Athletic Club and there were some very good results.
Euan Gillham was 2nd in the under 20 Men’s race over 8K, his time 27 minutes 35 seconds and finishing just 100 metres behind Inverclyde’s Jonny Glen. Kilbarchan won the team race with Euan getting good backing from Callum Matthews, Scott McLardie and Euan Trout.
The Kilbarchan under 15 boys, despite missing out on individual medals, packed really well as a team to win Gold, the counting quartet being Michael Simson 5, Andrew MacAngus 6, Craig Kennedy 7 and David McNair8, a great team effort from over 150 starters.
Laura Stark was 3rd in the under 17 girls race, her time 18.40 and maintaining her remarkable record of winning medals in major events. The team won Silver medals with Laura well supported by Iona Miller and Rona Tytler.
Other top ten finishers included Sarah Dempsey, 6th in the under 20s girls race while Leona Murray was 6th for the under 15 girls and Jack Patton was 9th in the under 13 boys race.
Elsewhere, Jemma Reekie competed in the UK Indoor Championships at Sheffield where she broke the Kilbarchan club under 20 girls 1500metres record with a time of 4.32.57.