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  • Who are Cambuslang Harriers?

    Cambuslang Harriers, since its formation in 1948, has become one of the premier cross country and road running clubs across all age groups in Scotland. We also have a very talented girls and ladies group who now regularly win major team honours.


    CAMBUSLANG Harriers won team gold in the under 13 and under 15 girls and
    boys races along with gold for the under 17 boys and silver medals for the
    senior women and men. The males were also awarded the overall trophy for
    the best performing club across the 5 different age groups. There were also
    individual gold medals for under 13, 15, 17 and 20 runners Stewart Millard,
    Michael Black, Ryan Donnelly and Scott Sommerville with Erica Christie taking
    the masters ladies title. Silver medals went to under 13 athletes Millie Nicholl
    and Lewis Roddis and to over 40 Justin Carter.

    In the opening event of the day for under 11 athletes Olivia McNicol, Lucy
    McGardle, Emma Ritchie, Kathleen McNicol, Sam Higgins and Christopher Black
    were given a taste of cross country running over a muddy course. The under
    13 girls team of Millie Nicoll, Eva Ritchie and Abbie McLue packed closely to lift
    the team award with Eilidh Kennedy and Morvern Crawford in support. Their
    under 13 male counterparts victory was even more convincing with 4 th placed
    Fearghus MacGregor backing up gold and silver medallists Stewart Millard and
    Lewis Roddis with Michael Byrne also competing. The under 13 girls and boys
    were also clear winners thanks to Niamh Riggins, Shona Carey, Susie
    McLaughlin, Michael Black, Aaron Grew and Sean Friel. Robbie Woods and Zak
    Povey were not far adrift and Sean Stack completed our complement of under
    15 boys. In the under 17 boys event Ryan Donnelly led from gun to tape and
    led Keir Crawford and Andrew Carey to team victory. Unfortunately the club
    did not have a third under 17 female athlete to back up second and 5 th placed
    Holly Brock and Ruth Kelly.








    Both men and women raced together over a testing 3 lap course. Erica
    Christie, masters gold medallist, Lesley McArdle and Bernie O’Neil in her first
    race of the season secured team silver with Paula McCabe offering support.
    Jack MacGregor in his first year as a senior ran a competitive race to lead M40
    Justin Carter and leading U20 Scott Sommerville also to team silver. Behind
    them came a succession of red and white vests – Chris Upson, Iain Nicholl,
    John Paul Murphy, Mick O’Hagan, Alick Walkinshaw, Paul Thompson, Dan
    O’Connell, Kenny Finlayson, Des Dickson, Frank Hurley, Willie Fairley, John
    Kelly, Eddie Carr and Sandy Eaglesham. Unfortunately Scottish 4K M40 XC Champion Robert Gilroy had to drop out of the race suffering from an ongoing chest infection. In spite of several late withdrawals Cambuslang Harriers still had by far the biggest male representation of all Lanarkshire clubs in this event.








    Other club athletes were involved on the same day in the prestigious Liverpool
    Cross Country event which incorporated the UK Trials for the forthcoming
    European Championships. One of our members Moira Stewart, the daughter
    of longstanding club stalwart Eddie, has already been selected to represent the
    Czech Republic. Gavin Smith running for Scotland in the U20 race ran solidly as
    did Christopher McLew and Drew Pollock in the U17 event against the cream
    of UK cross country runners. Grant Sheldon ran strongly in the senior race to
    finish 3 rd Scottish runner home behind Olympian Andrew Butchart and Luke
    Traynor. Grant only lost out to Luke in a sprint finish. It has since been
    announced that Grant will again be representing Scotland in the 2018
    Commonwealth Games Triathlon Event in Australia.

    Once again thanks are due to the club’s coaches, officials, parents and
    supporters who freely give their time to assist at these events.

    David Cooney

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