Clydesdale Harriers track and field action

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Two Clydesdale Harriers runners took part in the Frank Sinclair Memorial 10k last Saturday near Gourock swimming pool.

Gerry Montgomery finished in eighth position overall and was awarded 1st vet over 40 prize in a time of 37mins 56secs, followed by Pamela McCrossan who finished as 2nd female overall and 1st vet in a time of 43.16.

Last Thursday was the third in the Polaroid Eyewear 10k Road Race Series which took place in Dumbarton.

The course was fast and flat. Fastest Harrier was Paul Carroll (35.11), followed by Donald Cameron (35.53), Brian Gallagher (36.58), John Fox (38.22), Hugh Laverty (39.53), Nicola Pearson (41.22 and 1st Junior), Brian Campbell (45.24), Stephen McKee (49.23), Colin Gray (49.39), and Mairi Fox (49.50 pb).

The previous weekend was the Edinburgh Marathon where Robert O’Neill had a brilliant run to finish in a time of 2hrs 57mins 42secs with what was a pb. He was followed by Brian Gallagher (3.00.13), and Paul Broad (3.57.05 pb).

The LochwinnochTrail also took place that day and Alan Dick ran well to finish in 41mins 50secs, near Castle Semple Loch over a course which was mostly on cycle trails but had two tough climbs to negotiate.

In the Scottish Athletics Trail Championships at Falkland, Fife, the women ran first over the 10k scenic course and Marina McCallum (pictured) finished well in 50mins 15secs over the hilly course.

Lastly on May 18 was the British Masters Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, Birmingham. The Over 65 team consisted of Bobby Young running first over the 5k course in 21.48, changing to Brian Campbell (22.37), changing to Pete Cartwright (20.38). They finished as 7th team overall.

Next races for the club is the Isle of Skye Half Marathon on Saturday and the final race in the Polaroid Eyewear 10k Road Race Series at the Vale of Leven the following day.