It was a busy weekend with a number of athletes representing Kilbarchan Athletic Club in a variety of competitions.
There were a number of medallists at the Scottish Age group Indoor Championships at the Emirates in Glasgow. Kerry MacAngus won the under 20s 1500metres in 4 minutes 32.53 seconds and was 3rd in the 800m, time 2.11.47. Louise Hastie won the under 15girls 1500m, time 4.53.39 while Erin Campbell was 2nd in the under 20 girls 60m Hurdles, time 9.32s and Ellie Fulton was 3rd in the under 20 girls Shot with 10.52m.
At the Inter counties cross country Championships, which are equivalent to a UK Championship, at a very muddy Loughborough on Saturday, Jack Patton had a fine run for 6th place in the under 15 boys race. Jack was first Scot, his time 18.14. Laura Stark was 16th and 4th Scot in the under 20s race, her time 27.31
And the Kilbarchan Club Cross Country Championships were staged at Linwood, winners including ..
Under 11 girls Sarah Lyle .. under 13 girls Evie Livingston ..
.. under 15 girls Rachel Muir .. under 17 girls Leona Murray ..
Under 11 boys Ryan Knights .. under 13 boys Ramsay McLeod ..
Under 15 boys Jack Mitchell .. Senior men Craig Prior ..
The ONX track is completely covered in snow and is currently closed by Renfrewshire Leisure.
Will update on here if the situation changes but unlikely to be any training on it this evening.
Due to track and road conditions as well as red weather warnings remaining in place it will come as no surprise that training tomorrow night is cancelled.
THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2018
Please everyone venturing out anywhere stay safe and don’t travel unless completely necessary.
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.
Congratulations to Evan Farquhar, Luke O’Neill, Matthew Mitchell and Conal Farquhar for winning bronze in the under 15 boys Scottish Relay Championships ran in conjunction with the IAAF Grand Prix meeting at the Emirates Arena Glasgow on Sunday 25thFebruary.
There finishing time of 1m 50.80s was almost three seconds faster than the qualifying time ran earlier in the month.
Later in the day Jemma Reekie ran a big indoor PB against a world class field running 4:13.46.