No Throws Session this Friday 12th May due to coaches attending the West District Championships.Jim Green / Karen Costello
The club hill race championships take place this Wednesday at the Whangie Whizz.
Jemma Reekie continued her progress as one of Britains top Athletics prospects at British Milers Club meeting at Stretford, Manchester last week. Jemma, a training partner of Laura Muir, was competing in the 3000m and she recorded a time of 9 minutes 11.20 seconds, not just a Kilbarchan club record but remarkably puts her top of the UK under 20s rankings for the event and in line for selection for the European Championships later this summer.
Elsewhere, The British Universities Championships were staged at Bedford, where Conor Henderson won the 400m Hurdles in 52.52seconds.
Derek Hawkins continued his return to fitness, competing in the Tom Scott Memorial Road Race at Strathclyde Park at the weekend .The race, which attracted over 400 runners, also counted as the Scottish 10mile Championship and Derek had a fine run to take the Silver medal , finishing just behind Shettleston’s Wayney Ghebresilassie in a Personal Best time of 49 minutes 57 seconds.
Kirsty Costello got her summer season off to a good start when competing in a Hammer competition in Blackpool. 15 year old Kirsty, broke her own Scottish record with a winning throw of 54.02m ..
It was another world class run by Callum Hawkins, in the New York ½ marathon at the weekend. The 24 year old from Elderslie, 9th in last year’s Olympic Marathon, finished 2nd, just 4 seconds behind Olympic Marathon Silver medallist Feyisa Lelesa (Ethiopia). Winning time was 60 minutes 4 seconds.More locally, Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a large entry at the Alloa ½ marathon where Gemma Rankin had a fine run, finishing 2nd Lady in 78.20, with Euan Carrick next local runner in 80.14.
And at the National Junior Road Race Championships at Battery Park, Greenock, there were no individual successes for Kilbarchan Athletic Club but there were some fine team performances. The under 17 boys team of Andrew MacAngus 5th, Craig Kennedy 9th and Craig Simson 11th, won Gold and there were Silver medals for the under 13 girls team of Louise Hastie 8th, Aurelia Tiffoney 10th and Rachel Muir 12th and Bronze for the under 15 girls team of Laine Alemu 13th, Eilidh Gibson 18th and Libby Sutherland 19th.
Other athletes competed in park runs and at the Pollock Park run, Robert Quinn was first to finish (16.56) with Elaine Eadie first Lady (20.17).
The Scottish National Road Race Championships takes place at Battery Park on Saturday 18 March, 2017.
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