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
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
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
Congratulations to Craig Kennedy, one of our young coaches, who was awarded Young Volunteer of the Year at the recent Renfrewshire Leisure Awards.
Very well deserved!
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
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
Due to weather conditions Renfrewshire Leisure have suspended all outdoor facilities for safety reasons and the track at On-X has been closed
There will be no athletics training groups on Wednesday 19th September.