Category Archives: Trail Running

Glentress Trail 1/2 & Marathon Results, Sat 25 Feb 2017

If you thought conditions at Falkirk on Saturday where bad then it didn’t improve any as three of our athletes battled through the races at Glentress.

The route consisted of one loop for the half marathon and two full loops for the marathon. The weather deteriorated quite badly on the second lap making it a tough day out for our hardy competitors.

Robert & Lesley are both training towards the west Highland Way race this year, Robert returning after his first completion last year with Lesley making her debut at the race this year.

Half marathon
Gavin Highgate 2:08:17 58th

Marathon
Robert Snodgrass 4:24:24 15th
Lesley McKerrall 6:43:33 166th

WHW results, Sat 18 Jun 2016

Robert Snodgrass took his ultra racing season to its longest point with a superb debut run in the West Highland Way trail race, 95 miles from Milngavie to Fort William. Starting at 1am yesterday morning he completed the run last night at 10:32pm to finish 34th out of 159 finishers in 21:32:32. 

Some photos of his great day out. 

A huge well done to Robert and his support crew.

Press Release, Mon 16 May 2016

Kilbarchan Athletic Club had several winners at the West District Championships at Kilmarnock last weekend.

The meeting go under way with Martin Lipton winning the 400 metres Hurdles in a brisk 52.84 seconds. Also in the Senior events, Anthony Young won the 200m in 22.75 seconds and then went on to win the 400metres in 48.75s. There was also a double for Sam O’Kane, who won the Shot followed by the Discus with a 32.57m throw. Callum Matthews won his first title as a Senior, taking the 1500m title in 4.03.95 and Laura Stark did likewise winning the Women’s 1500m in 4.36.11. Other Senior winners included Andrew Murphy who won the Pole Vault clearing 4.30m.

Ellie Fulton was the outstanding performer in the under 20s category, winning three Golds.  Ellie won the High Jump clearing 1.61m, the 100 metres Hurdles in 15.69 seconds and the Javelin with 36.87m. Shona Ross won the Triple Jump clearing 10.71m and Mia Shepherd won the Hammer with 39.77m. In the under 17s age groups, the hammer throwers were on form with Heather Fawcett winning the Girls competition with 50.18m, and Andrew Costello taking the Boys title with a 55.20m throw. There was also success for Michael Cairns who won the sprint Hurdles in 15.47s.

Kirsty Costello was another Hammer throw winner, taking the under 15 girls title with 48.51m and Kirsty went on to complete a double, winning the Javelin with a 31.94m throw.

Other medallists included Blair Crawford 400m 3rd; Jack Lochans High Jump 3rd; Erin Campbell 3rd under 20 women’s 100m Hurdles; Alexander Watters 3rd the under 17s 100m and 100m Hurdles; Conor Thomson under 20s Steeplechase 3rd; Michael Cairns 3rd under 17s 400m Hurdles; Mackenzi Cunningham 3rd under 15 girls 200m.

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Jack Lochans (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Elsewhere, Jemma Reekie competed at the British Milers Club meeting in Manchester, setting a Kilbarchan under 20s 1500m record of 4 minutes 27.69sec.

Arthur Smith