British International Athletics Relay Race

British Athletics have invited Kilbarchan AAC to enter two Relay Teams into a Club:CONNECT Relay Competition that will take place at the SAINSBURYS Glasgow British International Athletics Match in Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday 25th January at 13:00.

The format of the Competition will be.

1. Two Relay Races. – One Female Relay Race and one Male Relay Race.
2. Teams will consist of four members. One member will be from the Under 20 Age Group; one from the Under 17 age Group; one from the Under 15 age group and one from the under 13 age group. Age Groups will be as per British Athletics Rules.
3. The Relay legs will be 400m x 200m x 100m x 100m.
4. Each member of the Relay will run an assigned distance as below;
400m – Under 20 Athlete
200m – Under 17 Athlete
100m – Under 15 Athlete
100m – Under 13 Athlete
5. The combined times of the Female and Male Teams will decide who will receive the CLUB:CONNECT Trophy for the be

Any athlete who wishes to be considered for the teams should contact Ricky Miell with their details include recent PB.

Jantastic 2014

Anyone at all interested???

What is Jantastic?

We have created a Team for Jantastic 2014 where you can follow everyones progress and also have rivals throughout the weeks.
If you sign up then search for Kilbarchan AAC and join the team.  There are three members so far and we need a minimum of six to have a team.

Jantastic runs from 6th January to 30th March.

The first four week period (6th Jan-2nd Feb) you commit to however many runs you want to complete each week.

The second four week period (3rd Feb-2nd Mar) you do the same but also say what your longest run will be.

The third four week period (3rd Mar-30th Mar) you pick a race or training route and say what time you think you can do it in. You lose points for time out either way.

Press Release – Mon 30 Dec 2013

Kilbarchan Athletic Club’s series of Christmas holiday races got under way with the Christmas Handicap 4mile race in Johnstone where Jennifer Rooney won from last year’s winner Katrina Kynaston with Steven Hill 3rd. Fastest scratch time was 24minutes 22 seconds by David Mackintosh.
The Christmas relay on Boxing Day, attracted a good turnout at Kilbarchan Park. Teams are mixed up for this event and the result was a very close finish with David Mackintosh’s team winning ahead of Donald Petrie’s team. David’s team included Conor Thomson, Emma Fulton, Alisha Sivell and Norman Groves, time 43.21 for the 9 lap race. Donald’s team included Laura Stark, Fraser Scott, Jennifer Rooney and Scott McLardie. Robert Quinn was the fastest individual, 8.18, ahead of Conor Thomson and David Mackintosh with Laura Stark fastest for the ladies at 9.28, ahead of Kerry MacAngus and Rona Tytler. For the younger boys, Andrew MacAngus was fastest at 9.23 and for the youngsters running 1 lap, Alisha Sivell was fastest with 5.15.
First home in the Marshall Moor race was Chris Devenney in 51.28, just 1 second ahead of Ross Toole, with Conor Thomson 3rd, just holding off veteran Donald Petrie.
Further afield, small group travelled south to compete in the prestigious Ribble Valley 10k. where Callum Hawkins continues his recent fine form, finishing 2nd in 29.36. Brother Derek continues his rehabilitation after injury, finishing 16th in 30.35 and Elspeth Curran was 5th in the Womens race, time 35.12.

Arthur Smith

Donald Crawford Cup, Tues 31 Dec 2013

Date: Tuesday 31st December 2013

Location: Kilbarchan Public Park
Please arrive by 1pm
Race Starts: 1:30pm


The Route:


The route …

Start at Park Gate nearest to Fountain (back pillar) in New St,
via New St, Church St, Dampton Brae, through Crossflats crossroads to Clochoderick Stone ..
..turning right (2.6ml) up to Lochwinnoch/Kilmacolm Rd (3.95ml) ..
..turning right going towards Kilmacolm, passing Locher Woods Car Park (approx 5ml) continuing along then down steep hill ..
..turning right into Torr Rd (approx 6.3ml) towards Bridge of Weir.. Horsewood Rd (app 8.2ml) cut past Scout Hut onto cycle track ..
..come off at Clydesdale Bank building at Prieston Rd junction ..
..up Kilbarchan Rd hill, past Tannery, Penwold bend down Shuttle St into Kilbarchan, to the Cross ..
..turn sharp left up New St to far park gate, right into park and down to finish at the Fountain approx 10.6ml ..

For most of the run, suggest run on the right ie facing the traffic BUT beware of blind bends and recommend switch to left side of the road if safe to do so.


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