A total of 37 athletes from Garscube Harriers overcome the elements to record a number of great times in the Lindsays Scottish National Cross Country Championships at Callendar Park, Falkirk recently.
The first race was the U13 Girls run over the distance of 3-2k. In 47th place was Alexandra Jones in a time of 13.44 mins and 157th, Chiara Donnelly (17-09). The U13 Boys race run over the same distance, 17th, Jack Trainer (11-59), 55th, James Cathro (12-47), 68th, Luke Aitken (13-02), 103rd, Ruairdh
Strickland (13-38)110th, Stuart Reid (13-47), 128th, Euan Chapman (14-04). The first four counters, Jack, James, Luke and Ruairidh finished in 11th position in the team event.
The U15 Girls race run over the distance of 4k, in 55th position was Lindsay Robertson in a time of (17-16), 63rd, Eilidh Smith (17-39), 80th, Sophie Lathan (18-29), 83rd, Claire McGonigle (18-37). The Girls finished 12th in the team event.
The U15 Boys race run over the same distance, in 37th position Cody Stevenson (14-26), 68th, Arun Smith (15-11), 92nd, Jamie Bennett (15-50), 97th, Daniel McGarry (15-57). The Boys finished 14th in the team
There was a bronze medal for Catriona Graves as she finished the 4-8k, U20 Womans race in 3rd position in a time of (17-20). The U20 Mens race run over the distance of 8k saw Mathew O’Brien finish in 35th position in a time of (30-32).
The Senior Womans race run over the distance of 8k,in 49th position Laura Devine in a time of (32-43), 95th, Marion Kelly (35-17), 125th, Diane Clark (36-37), 140th and 1st once-more in her age category, Ann Smith (37-51), 174th Martha Lovatt (40-23). The Women finished 15th in the team event.
The Senior Mens race run over the distance of 12k, first home for the club in 59th position Chris Devine in a time of (43-33), 61st, Neal Robertson (43-39), 82nd, Del Young (44-29 ), 93rd, Alan Blair (44-52), 101st, Donald McPartlin (45-13), 131st, Howard Smith (46-05), 183rd, Steven Currie (47-56), 216th, John McManus (48-48), 273rd, John Murray (50-18), 332nd, David Dickson (51-41), 373rd Robbie Drummond (53-25), 380th, John McLaughlin (53-41), 403rd, Roddy Chapman (54-38 ), 522nd, Kieran McLaughlin ( 01-01-19 ).The first 6 counters of Chris, Neal, Del, Alan, Donald and Howard finished in 7th position in the team event, which is the highest result for many years at the National Championships.
At the Victoria Junior parkrun on Sunday, March 1, at his first attempt Garscube Junior, Jack Trainer won the race in a time of (7-04), 44th was Kirsten Robertson (13-28).