Renfrewshire AAA XC Relays Report

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 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..

Full Results

Photos by Donna Matthews (Facebook)

Photos by Anne Dale (Flickr)

Renfrewshire AAA XC Relay Championships, Lochinch, Pollok Park, Sun 20 Oct 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
Thorndene 10.20am
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


Course Maps

Multi Event Workshop for U12 Athletes, Mon 14 Oct 2013

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 . 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.

West District XC Relays, Sat 12 Oct 2013, Results

at Hamilton, 13/10/2013

Senior Men A 5th

(Bobby Quinn, Callum Matthews, Paul Leck, Scott MacAulay)

Senior Men B 40th

(Tony Carroll, Donald Petrie, Steven Hill, Norman Groves)

Bobby Quinn was fastest vet and 16th fastest overall. Callum Matthews was 3rd fastest U20.

Senior Women A 1st


(Elspeth Curran, Christina Rankin & Natalie Sharp medals presented by Lachie Stewart)

Elspeth ran the fastest lap, Christina the 2nd fastest and Natalie the 8th fastest.

Junior Boys A 2nd

(Andrew MacAngus, Conor Thomson, Euan Gillham)

Junior Boys B 6th

(Craig Kennedy, Sam McNair, Euan Trout)

Andrew was 4th fastest U13, Conor 3rd fastest U15 and Euan G was fastest U17.

Junior Girls A 3rd

(Eve Griffiths, Laura Stark, Gwen Gillham)

Junior Girls B 4th

Junior Girls C 7th

Junior Girls D 8th

Junior Girls E 20th

Junior Girls F 23rd

Laura had the fastest U15 time, Gwen the 4th fastest U17 and Jemma Reekie the 3rd fastest U17.

Well done to all who took part.

Photos by Donna Matthews

Photos by Bobby Gavin

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