Action from Garscube Harriers athletes

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Garscube Harriers members were in action across the country on Saturday.

Three athletes compete in the National Under 14 Age Group Track and Field Championships in Aberdeen Sports Village. Nicola Brechany was third in 30.01 seconds in the 200 metres and 5th in the 800 metres in 2 minutes 36.08 seconds.

Daniel McGarrie finished in 9th place in the boys 800 metres final in 2 minutes 31.77 seconds and came 10th in the high jump with 1.20 metres.

Jack Cuthbertson was 6th in the boys 1500 metres in 5 minutes 10.19 seconds and finished 4th in the 800 metres in 2 minutes 36.44 seconds.

Meanwhile Garscube man Alan Blair finished 2nd out of 205 runners in the Strathclyde parkrun 5k race in 17 minutes 23 seconds. In the Glasgow Parkrun 5k at Pollok Park Thomas Wilson was first to finish in 23rd place in 19 minutes 33 seconds followed by 32nd Darren McGowan - 19:53 (race PB) and 82nd Stephen Wilson - 22:09.

There was a good entry of fourteen Garscube Harriers young athletes in the Nigel Barge Junior 3k Fun Run in the Garscube Estate with Garscube members taking the first 7 places in the race! Elliot Duff was the winner in the fine time of 11 minutes 19 seconds and the first Garscube girl and 2nd girl to finish was Hannah Berry 9th overall in 12 minutes 22 seconds.

Garscube man Norman Baillie was in action in the the Sun-Herald City2Surf 14k race in Sydney, Australia on Sunday August 11, finishing in 1 hour 02 minutes 24 seconds. The Aussies claim that this famous race is the biggest in the world. Norman finished in 2668th place and was 9th MV60 out of 1449.

Garscube’s Catriona Graves ran well to finish in 3rd place in 23 minutes 7 seconds in the World Mountain Running Championship Junior Women’s Trial (distance 4.8km climb 250 metres) at Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District which was also held on Sunday August 11. As a result of this performance Catriona has been selected for the Junior Women’s Team GB and NI for the World Mountain Running Championship in Poland next month. Catriona came through strongly on the final climb to finish close behind her team mates from the recent European Championships, Georgia Malir (Ilkley) and Annabel Mason (Wakefield). She was the only Scot to make the UK team in what were fiercely contested races.