Race Results: West District XC Relays, Kilmacolm
Last weekend, over 60 Garscube Harriers’ athletes lined up to kick off the cross-country season with the West District XC relays at Birkmyre Park in Kilmacolm.
The highlight of the day was the junior boys team winning silver, thanks to the team effort of Finlay Ross-Davie 9:07, Elliot Duff 8:53 and Cody Stevenson 8:25 who finished in 26:25. Only 17 seconds off the winning Shettleton Harriers team. The B-team were 13th with Marcus Donnelly 10:17, James Cathro 9:00 and Lorn Webster 8:29. Followed by the C-team in 16th with Adam Insall 10:12, Jack Trainer 8:58 and Berry Thomas 8:59. Other teams were Tom Gibbons 11:11, James Connelly 9:02 and Fraser Gordon 9:44 (33rd) Hugh Borthwick 11:14, Ruaridh Stickland 10:21 and Robbie Burnside 9:54 (48th) Jamie Glen 11:49, Thomas Logan 12:16 and Luke Aitken 9:22 (58th)
The junior girls were 7th with Anya Maclean 9:33, Ellie Hinks 9:56 and Alexandra Jones 10:08. Followed by Isabelle Burnside 10:36 Orla Doherty 10:46 and Kelly Gallacher 11:04 who were 21st and Grace Maclean 10:32, Mia Padmanabhan 10:33 and Sophie Lathan 12:11 in 29th place.
Over the 4km course, the women’s team finished 8th with Nicola Hendry 15:01, Emma Blair 16:55 and Marian Kelly 17:20 with a combined time of 49:16. Followed in 14th position with Chloe McAdam 17:14, Alison Wood 17:37 and Diane Clark 18:19 with 53:10. Then the masters team were 26th (5th in masters category) with Morag Casey 20:16, Joanne Robertson 21:46 and Debbie Martin-Consani 17:41 with 59:43
In the men’s race – where four runners make the team – the Garscube A team of Del Young 12:48, Garry Mathew 13:22, Alan Blair 13:12 and Neal Robertson placed 7th with a combined time of 52:45. The B team were 17th with Alasdair MacMillan 13:17, Ally Maciver 13:37, Steven Currie 14:15 and Craig Sheilds 13:48 in 54:57. The masters team were 26th (7th in masters category) with Marco Consani 13:46. John Bell 13:53, Malcolm Shepherd 14:32 and Rob McLennan 15:42. Other teams were Daniel Burns 14:08, Ian Thomson 14:48, Simon Sheridan 14:53 and Duncan McKellar (32nd) John Murray 15:18, Patrick Gibbons 14:28, Chris Kilshaw 17:21 and Sean McAneny 16:00 (53rd) Jim McAneny 15:32, Alex Chisholm 15:24, Michael Gallacher 15:46 and Craig Brown (55th). Stephen Wilson ran in an incomplete team in 17:20.