Six Garscube runners complete London Marathon

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SIX Garscube Harriers took part in the London Marathon with Campbell Roxburgh the first club runner to finish in 1765th place in 3hrs 5mins 30secs.

Charlotte Wilson was 2176th in 3:09:49, Alan Blair 8097th in 3:48:34, Emma Blair came in 8099th in 3:48:34, Craig Brown was placed 9776th in 3:55:45 and Raghbir Singh 26291st in 5:11:24.

Meanwhile, five members turned out for the Glasgow parkrun 5k race at Pollok Park on previous day.

Peter Dow was first to finish in 181st place in 25 minutes 02 seconds followed by: 224th Stuart Irvine – 26:41, 288th Andrew Bell – 26:41, 288th Andrew Bell – 28:33, 294th Caroline Dow – 28:42 and 343rd Derek Buchanan – 30:28. A total of 442 finished.

Garscube lady Barbara Anderson finished in 10534th place in the Boston Marathon the previous week in a time of 3 hours 37 minutes 38 seconds.

A total of 15 members were also in action in the Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon on Sunday 14th April. They were: 19th Howard Smith – 1:22:47, 24th Danny Burns – 1:23:55, 38th Katie White – 1:24:48, 98th Norman Baillie – 1:35:51, 123rd Chris Kilshaw - 1:38:30, 134th Charlene McCallum – 1:40:18, 146th Kenny Macanna – 1:41:44, 178th Allan Jenkins – 1:46:08, 198th Joanne Robertson – 1:48:30, 206th Morag Casey – 1:49:17, 207th Peter Dow – 1:49:20, 218th Lynette Harkins – 1:50:29, 226th Vicky Moore – 1:51:49, 300th Gordon Colligan – 2:07:21 and 315th Dermot Williamson – 2:16:49. A total of 326 finished.

Katie, Charlene and Joanne were the winners of the Dunbartonshire AAA Women’s Half Marathon Team Championship.

On the same day, five Garscube members competed in the Lochaber Marathon at Fort William. John McLaughlin finished in 6th place in 2 hours 55 minutes 54 seconds, followed by 67th Ailsa Currie – 3:23:47, 70th Andrew Bradley – 3:25:12, 233rd Diane Cooper – 4:02:50 and 272nd Bev Chalmers – 4:15:47. A total of 364 runners completed the race.