Devil of a run for Garscubeman John to win ultra race

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Garscube man John McLaughlin won the Devil O’ The Highlands 43 Miles Ultra race on Saturday in a time of six hours two minutes and 46 seconds.

The hilly mountainous route from Tyndrum to Fort William was a great performance in atrocious conditions of vertical rain and wind.

Fellow club runner Robbie Drummond was 10th in 6:49.52.

In total 134 competitors completed the race.
Meanwhile two members of the Garscube Harriers Junior Section turned out for the Strathclyde parkrun 5k race on the same day. Darren McGowan finished in 23rd place in 20mins 20secs closely followed by Josh Irvine 24th in 20:27. In this race 261 finished.

Three members of Garscube Harriers were in action in the Tollcross parkrun 5k race also on August 3.

Peter Dow finished in 39th place in 25 minutes 02 seconds, Stuart Irvine came in 57th out of 109 competitors in 27:09 and Caroline Dow was 70th in 29:13. 

Three members of Garscube Harriers Junior Section competed in the Glasgow Athletic Association’s Miler Meet at Scotstoun Stadium on Friday August 2. James Cathro was first in the 800 Metres L race in 2 minutes 37.89 seconds, Nicola Brechany was 6th in the 800 metres K race in 2:33.05 and Jack Cuthbertson came in 6th in the 800 metres J race in 2:27.64.

Sixteen members of Garscube Harriers were in action in the Dunren Open Graded Meeting at Linwood Sports Complex on the evening of Wednesday 31st July.

Results were: 100 Metres - Heat 8: 8th Calum Cathro - 17.23, 200 Metres - Heat 2: 4th Alastair Stanley - 24.10; Heat 6: 2nd Calum Esler - 28.93; Heat 7: 3rd Daniel McGarrie - 32.01, 5th Elliot Duff - 32.30, 6th Jack Trainer 33.33; Heat 8: 6th John Bell - 34.70; Heat 9: 3rd Claire McGonigle - 34.37, 5th Calun Cathro - 37.32, 800 Metres - Heat 3: 6th Calum Esler - 2:22.58, 8th Elliot Duff - 2:32.04; Heat 4: 2nd Jack Cuthbertson - 2:30.76; Heat 5: 1st Daniel McGarrie - 2:35.97; Heat 6: 1st Nicola Brechany - 2:35.91, 3rd Eilidh Smith - 2:43.14; Heat 8: 1st Euan Chapman - 2:48.26, 5th Eilidh Chapman - 2:55.21; Heat 9: 5th John Bell - 3:02.66; Heat 10: 1st Claire McGonigle - 3:03.11 1500 Metres - 8th Alan Blair - 4:36.90, 12th Josh Irvine - 5:19.34, 13th James Cathro - 5:21.39, 14th Jack Trainer - 5:38.71
Discus - 1st U20: Alastair Stanley - 33.34 Hammer - Alastair Stanley - 26.64.