Glittering medal haul performance from Garscube athletes

Garscube Harriers athletes won gold, silver and bronze at the Dumbartonshire AAA Cross Country Relays held at Duchess Woods in Helensburgh on Saturday.

In the combined U11 Girls and Boys race, the Boys trio of Lewis McArthur (7-28 ), Christopher Lathan (7-30 ), Jack Connolly (8-15 ), finished 2nd fastest and secured the silver medal. Not to be out done the Girls team of Anya Maclean (7-18 ), Grace Maclean (7-56 ) and Maddie McAllister (8-39) went one better and secured the gold medal as the fastest Girls team.

Anya also took the gold medal for the fastest U11 Girl, and Lewis took the bronze medal for the 3rd fastest U11 Boy. The race times were, Anya Maclean (7-18), Lewis McArthur (7-28 ), Christopher Lathan (7-30 ), Grace Maclean (7-56), Daniel Morrans (8-21), Cameron McLean (8-26 ), Maddie McAllister (8-39), Beth Trainer (9-01 ), Ava Robertson (9-19), Rory Howie (9-21), Tom Heaney (10-05), Neve Morrison (10-24), Megan Wood (10-43), Andrew Kerr (11-53).

In the first cross country race of the new season on October 11 - the West District Relay Championships at Kilmalcom the vets team won bronze. They were: 1st leg, Nick Heaney (13-20), 2nd leg, Alex Chalmers (13-25), 3rd leg, John Bell (13-26), 4th leg, Dave Dickson (14-14), ran the 4000k coarse in the combined time of (54-2).

In the Senior Womans race over 4,000k, A team Laura Devine (15-02), Francis Brown U20 (15-38), Diane Clark (16-42), B team Chloe McAdam (16-59), Ann White Vet (17-12), Emma Blail (17-17).

The fastest men teams team over the 4000k coarse, was the B team 1st leg, Donald McPartlin (12-39), 2nd leg, Chis Devine (12-50), 3rd leg, Alan Blair (13-08), 4th leg, Marco Consani (13-15); C team 1st leg, John Murray (13-20), 2nd leg, John McManus (13-54), 3rd leg, Barry Queen (14-22), 4th leg, Robbi Drummond (15-43), D team, 1st leg, Danny Burns (14-53), 2nd leg, Kenny Macana (17-13), 3rd leg, Alistair Mackay (17-47), 4th leg, Stevie Cullen (20-41).

Congratulations to the Bronze medal winners, and a special mention for young athlete Francis Brown who stepped in at the last moment to make up the Womans A team. Francis travelled up by train in the morning from Durham University, ran the race then left staight away to catch the 5pm train back to Durham.