junior parkrun, Barshaw Park

In some exciting news there are plans in progress for the introduction of a new junior parkrun at Barshaw Park, Paisley.

Finance and permission to use the park have all been granted but they are looking to increase the core team which would safeguard the setup and future running of the event.

If you would like to get involved then please send details in an email to barshaw.friends@gmail.com.



Press Release, Tues 17 Oct 2017

Kilbarchan Athletic Club had successful day at the West District cross country relay championships at Hamilton last Sunday, with some fine performances

Their team of Elspeth Curran, Chloe Simpson and Kerry MacAngus, won the Women’s title with Elspeth’s 15 minutes 13 seconds, the 2nd fastest of the day over the 4K circuit. The club’s strength in depth was highlighted by their B team of Holly Thompson, Elaine Eadie and Jennifer Rooney, also well to the fore finishing 6th and their over 40s team of Sharon Hastie, Caroline Cochran and Sandra Houldsworth, was 2nd in their category to win Silver.

Kilbarchan also medalled in the Boys race, the trio of Matthew New, Lewis Hannigan and Cameron Wright finishing 2nd behind Giffnock North.  Giffnock also won the girls race with the Kilbarchan team of Evie Livingston, Rachel Muir and Alisha Sivell, a good 4th.

East Kilbride AC won the Mens event with Kilbarchan finishing 9th, team of Graham Evans, Callum Matthews, Josh Hendry and Ewan McKerral.

This coming weekend, on Sunday, the Renfrewshire Cross Country Relay Championships are being staged in Pollok. This Championship covers the historical county area and included Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and part of south Glasgow.

Arthur Smith

Scottish Athletics Indoor League 

This exciting competition is run in age groups. Any boys/men in Under 13,15,17 or 20 age groups who wish to compete, please contact Morag (cunninghammorag58@gmail.com) for more information.The match dates are:

Saturday 28th October 2017

Saturday 6th January 2018

Saturday 27th January 2018

Under 11s please contact Jason Pender and girls please contact Susan Devine or Janice Ross.

Chicago Marathon 2017

Grant Sandilands and Norman Groves both ticked off another World Marathon Major in the US as they travelled to and completed the Chicago Marathon under hot and hum conditions.  Both left the Windy City disappointed with their times having really struggled in the heat and humidity but are happy to have completed another world marathon major each which puts Norman on 4 (Boston, Chicago, New York and London) and Grant on 3 (Berlin, Chicago and London) 
Normans finished in 4:11:22 and Grang 3:49:36. David Groves was 4:43:58. 

Press Release, Tues 10 Oct 2017

There was a record turnout of over 100 teams, competing in the George Cummings Road Relays at Houston last Saturday.Race Organisers Kilbarchan Athletic Club, had a good day, dominating the Ladies race to win the Trust Inn Trophy.

Kilbarchan’s winning team included Elspeth Curran, Chloe Simpson and Jennifer Rooney, with Elspeth running the fastest lap, time 14.51. This also won Kilbarchan the Renfrewshire County Road Relay Championship. Kilbarchan also won the over 40s award, team of Sharon Hastie, Una McIntyre and Caroline Cochran. The Kilbarchan B team of Holly Thompson, Elaine Eadie and Libby Sutherland were 6th in the Ladies race and won Bronze medals for finishing 3rd in the County Championships.

Giffnock North won the Mens race and the George Cummings Trophy, their Luke Traynor running the fastest lap, 12.15. Corstorphine AC were 2nd ahead of Inverclyde AC and Cambuslang Harriers with the Kilbarchan team of Euan McKerral, Cameron Wright, Josh Hendry and Callum Hawkins, in 5th place with Callum 2nd fastest overall with a time of time 12.20. The Kilbarchan team were also 3rd in the County Championship.

Scottish Athletics have announced the teams to represent Scotland at the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country race to be held in Londonderry on Saturday 18 November and three Kilbarchan athletes have been selected . Robert Quinn and Robert McCulloch will be in the M50 team and Donald Petrie for the M60 team.

This coming Sunday, the West District Cross Country relay Championships are being staged over Hamilton racecourse.

Arthur Smith

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