Congratulations to Hayley Haining, who achieved another Commonwealth Games qualifying time at the Frankfurt, Germany, marathon, on Sunday, 27th October 2013, with a time of 2 hours 36 minutes 40 seconds.
Also to Gemma Rankin, whose time of 2 hours 42 minutes 34 seconds was less than one minute outside her personal best, and Catherine Stewart, whose time of 3 hours 29 minutes 43 seconds was a personal best by 6 minutes 26 seconds.
The conditions were very windy i.e 12 miles per hour.
Report on Scottish Athletics web site ..
Ross Houston has staked his claim for a Glasgow 2014 place with a superb performance in the Frankfurt Marathon.
The Central AC athlete posted a PB of 2.18.28 in Germany to get inside the 2.19 being asked of Scottish men.
Hayley Haining and Joasia Zakrzewski joined Houston in posting a qualifying times under the 2.40 being asked of Scottish women for the Commonwealth Games.
Kilbarchan AAC veteran Haining was at 2.36.40 – faster than she ran in the London Marathon earlier in the year. And Zakrzewski, from Dumfries, dipped under the target with 2.39.15 to stake her claim for Glasgow 2014.
All three performances drew amazing support on our Facebook channel and Twitter feed as the athletics community in Scotland revelled in a great weekend.
For Central stalwart Houston it was a breakthrough moment in a 24-hour period which saw his club win three National titles at the Relays and then claim the Off Track Club of the Year award for 2013.
Ross, remember, went desperately close to the qualifying standard at the London Marathon when there was a chip timing issue.
Congratulations to all three athletes, coaches and their families on pushing the marathon barriers towards Glasgow 2014.
Edinburgh’s Neil Renault wasn’t too far away, either, with 2.21.47 while Kilbarchan’s Gemma Rankin was similarly close to the women’s standard at 2.42.34. Central’s John Newsom ran 2.34.17.
Venue, changing & Declarations at Cumbernauld High School G67 2UF.
If you are running this Saturday please turn up at the school in plenty of time so that teams can be selected and they can get to the course on time. The start line is 1.5 miles from the school changing facilities.
|Bus Times||Leaving From|
|Bulls garage Br of Weir||10.00am|
|Beith Rd garage||10.15am|
|Canal St bus stop||10.30am|
Expect to be at Cumbernauld HS for 11.15 where we will get numbers and everyone ready.
Bus £5, if going direct £4
There should be spare seats on the bus.
Return journey provisionally leaving around 4:00pm.
Please fill out the form below to confirm your participation in this event.
After so much rain in the previous week, underfoot conditions were very heavy for the Renfrewshire Cross Country Relay Championships at Pollok Estate last Sunday.
Greenock Glenpark Harriers won the Mens race with the Kilbarchan team of Robert Quinn, Tony Carroll, Alan Craig and Steven Hill, 7th, though veteran Robert, had the fastest time of the day, 12 minutes 21 seconds for the 4K circuit..
Kilbarchan Athletic Club ladies team of Elaine Eadie, Leanne Hamilton and Jessica Martin team, finished a close 2nd to Inverclyde AC.in their event, Elaine’s 14.43, the 2nd fastest of the day.
Kilbarchan’s boys were in fine form, with under 13 team of Cameron Corrigan, Craig Kennedy and Andrew MacAngus winning as did the under 15 boys team of Sam McNair, Aidan Comerford and Conor Thomson, with Aidan and Conor having the joint fastest time of 9.04. The under 17 race was won by Inverclyde AC with the Kilbarchan team ofEwan McKerral, Tom Murray and Cameron Dickson, 2nd..
For the girls, the under 11s team of Alisha Sivell, Kimberley Gilchrist and Aurelia Tiffoney, just lost out in a close finish to Giffnock North though Alisha had the fastest time of the day, 6.32. It was a similar result for the under 15 girls trio of Rona Tytler, Kerry MacAngus and Laura Stark though Laura had the fastest time of the day, 9.22. The Kilbarchan B team of Emma Fulton, Lucy McKellar and Katie McGinn was 4th.
There were other good Kilbarchan performances by the under 13 girls team of Eilidh Gibson, Bethany Craig and Eve Griffiths, who were 4th and there was also 4th place for the under 11 boys team of Jack Patton, Fraser Scott and Calum Fleming with Jack’s time of 6.05, the fastest of the day..
If you are interested in competing at this event please contact Donald Petrie or your coach.
Entries close Monday 28th October 2013
Re Sunday, parking at Lochinch very limited and there will be a bus ..
Bus leaving from ..
Bulls Garage B o Weir at 10am ..
Kilbarchan library 10.10am
Beith Rd garage 10.15am
Paisley Canal St bus stop 10.30am
Bus £5 .. those going direct £4 ..
Race times approx ..
Boys u11 ie 9-10 on 1/9/13 3x1mile 12.00pm
Girls u11 ie 9-10 on 1/9/13 3x1mile 12.02pm
Boys u13 ie 11-12 on 1/913 3 x 1½ miles 12.25pm
Girls u13 ie 11-12 on 1/9/13 3 x 1½ miles 12.27pm
Boys u15 ie 13-14 on 1/9/13 3 x 1½ miles 12.45pm
Girls u15 ie 13-14 on 1/9/13 3 x 1½ miles 12.47pm
Men u17 ie 15-16 on 1/9/13 3 x 1½ miles 1.20pm
Women u17 ie 15-16 on 1/9/13 3 x 1½ miles 1.20pm
Sen Men (incl u20s) 4 x 2½ miles 1.50pm
and Senior Women 3 x 2½ miles 1.50pm
The Club has arranged for Sandy Robertson to tutor the above workshop which is open to all club coaches and parents/helpers. The workshop will be of particular interest to coaches working with the U12 age group and anyone new to coaching.
This workshop will be held indoors at Linwood ON-X Sports Centre on Monday 21st October from 7pm- 10pm. The first 2 hours will be a practical session and classroom for the last hour. The workshop will focus on the multi-event approach as well as the importance of technical and conditioning development of the young athlete. 12 of our young athletes will be on hand to demonstrate the various drills etc. To register for the above event contact Ricky Miell at firstname.lastname@example.org . The workshop is open to athletes, Coaches and parents. Minimum age is 16
This is the first in a series of in-house coaching opportunities that Kilbarchan are organizing for season 2013-2104 if you wish any specific coaching workshops please contact Ricky Miell, Robert Hawkins or Jason Pender.