After double U20 age group championships Gold medals Jemma Reekie was in sparkling form at the World Championships Trials at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
Recent selection for the European U20 Championships has buoyed Jemma who qualified for Sunday’s final with a new PB of 4:14.27 for 4th in the heats on Saturday afternoon.
Going into Sunday’s final the field was stacked with the likes of Laura Weightman and Jessica Judd leading the way. Jemma ran superbly well digging deep to finish 7th and taking another 2 seconds off her PB with a 4:12.28 which has her 2nd on the Scottish all-time list at U20 age group.
Also an overall Kilbarchan club record, quicker than Claire Gibson’s senior 4:13.56 record set at Scotstoun BMC meeting back in August 2012.
With the women’s 10k two weeks previous it was the turn of the men to pound the streets of Glasgow on a warm Sunday morning. The route took the runners from the Riverside Museum, over to Glasgow Green before returning to the finish in George Square.
Robert McCulloch showed his form once again to come home 1st M50 (15th overall) in a season’s best of 36:21.
Donald Petrie followed not far behind with a very impressive 37:36 to finish 31st (1st M55-59) in one of his final races as an M55.
Martin Begg finished 78th in 39:46 & Neil Maclean 1523rd in 57:59.
Callum Hawkins and Elspeth Curran both ran out dominant winners at the Brian Goodwin 10k in Pollok Park last night. Callum broke the course record in a chip time of 29:12, Luke Traynor (Giffnock North) was neck and neck with Callum at halfway but pulled away midway through and won comfortably.
Elspeth Curran ran 36:25 to take the win in the women’s race.
Tony Carroll was 91st in 39:07, Andy Cochran 237th in 46:25 with Brian Graham 346th in 53:04.
Well done everyone who ran in warm but nice conditions.
The West District Track and Field Championships were staged at Kilmarnock last weekend and Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a number of successes.
Andrew Murphy won two senior titles, the Long Jump clearing 6.57metres, also the Pole Vault with a 4.50metres clearance, while Krishawn Aiken won the 200m in 21.4 seconds and Martin Lipton won the 400m Hurdles, time 53.27 seconds.
Mia Shepherd won the Ladies 100m Hurdles (18.06) and in the under 20s girls competition, Erin Campbell won the sprint Hurdles (15.84s), Kerry MacAngus won the 800m ( 2.13.18) and the 1500m (4.32.71), Heather Fawcett won the Hammer (39.30m) and Ellie Fulton won the Javelin (36.36m)
In the under 17s age groups, Kirsty Costello was a double winner taking the girls Javelin with 34.70m and the Hammer (50.86m) while for the boys, David McNair won the 800m, 2.01.94 and Cameron Stark won the Hammer (40.49m).