Lanarkshire XC Champs 17/11/12

A dry bright day at Drumpellier Country Park.
Despite this race being a counter towards the club senior championship, it remains a low key event, although numbers appeared to be slightly up on last year. For the senior four lap race four vets and two of the newer seniors turned out.
dscn1531First home in 6th place was Dave T followed by Mick 8th, George 10th, those three took third team place behind EKAC and Shettleston, Frank 11th, Colin 16th and Dan 18th. 34 finished.

In the U17 M, Ross was first back in 4th place with David R in 7th with Jack and Joe 11th and 12th out of 19 finishers.
U15 M, Sean was 3rd, with Keir 5th, Gavin 9th, Euan 11th, Scott 12th, 24 finishers
U13 M also saw  24 finishers, and Struan, Ryan, Luke and Drew took the first 4 places, with Eamon 19th and B Sutherland 24th.
U11 M was a big race with 34 finishers again the youngsters impressed, with C McLew, R McGregor and E Theobald 1st, 3rd and 4th, followed by A Bergin 8th, E McLew 11th.

we had no one in the senior womens race, Alex and Katie were at the Scottish Uni’s.
U17 W  only Eve and Rebecca ran.
U15 W Mairi and Lauren were 1st and 2nd with 15 finishers
U13 W Olivia was 2nd and A Thomson 27th. 28 finishers

Photos Colin and Pamela Steven. (more here)
Full Results 


British & Irish Masters XC in Belfast

Seven club members represented the Scottish Vets at this annual international XC race on Saturday, this year the venue was in Belfast over a muddy course at Queens University grounds.

All of our 7 athletes acquitted themselves well and were all counting members for their respective Scottish age group teams, ranging from M35’s to M50’s, with Johnny MacNamara (M35), Kerry Wilson (M40) and Charlie Thomson (M45) being first counters for their country. Greg Hastie and Kenny MacPherson backed up Kerry in the M40 race, whilst Iain Campbell and Colin Feechan competed in the M50 category.
Best individual performances from the club were from Kerry and Charlie who both finished 5th in their respective age groups. With 7 runners, the club had the highest representation of any individual Scottish club and with top competition and great camaraderie they will be aiming for selection again next year alongside some more club veterans.

Dave C’s report on Scottish 4k CC Champs

Congrats to our senior men team of Stuart 10th, Wegene 11th, Ben 18th and Davey 19th who took the silver medal behind Central with Corstorphine taking the bronze.  Spare a thought for Iain who missed a medal by 1 place/2seconds and Jack (6th under 20) who was a further 6 seconds adrift.  The club was well supported in this race with our next finishers in order being Alastair, George, Scott, Alick and Robert R.

History was made when for the first time we fielded and finished a team in the ladies race.  Our 3 counters were all under 20 and were led home by Alex 17th/ 6th under 20, Katie 26/10th under 20 and Sarah in 46th position. The girls were rewarded with a very creditable 6th place.  Although Kirsty A put herself on the line she was forced to drop out due to laryngitis, a problem she has had since returning from her triathlon expereiences in New Zealand.

In the accompanying development races Eve finished first in the under 17 event with Niamh second in the under 15 age groupt.  David R finished in 4th spot just outside the medals in the under 17 race with Ryan M 10th. Under 13 Eamon who had done the parkrun the day before was 8th.  Well done to all of them.

Most of the younger athletes were saving themselves for next week’s Lanarkshire XC championships which count towards the club championships and then Liverpool the week after.  More information will follow later regarding the Lanarkshire event although a timetable was posted last week.