Good times in Cardiff for Clydesdale athletes

A number of Clydesdale Harriers runners were in action recently.

On November 16 seven members of Clydesdale Harriers ran in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International race in Cardiff.

Athletes from all over the United Kingdom and Eire competing in their respective 5 year age categories from 35-39, 40-44, up to 70+. Only a maximum of four athletes from each age category were selected so it was an honour to be in the teams!

The women’s race had Pamela McCrossan (pictured) running in the 50-54 Scotland team age category and had a brilliant run, finishing 70th out of 130 women in a time of 23mins 48secs over the 6k course and finished as part of the bronze medallist team (3rd placed team) along with runners from other running clubs in Scotland.

Marina McCallum was a late substitution for another woman in the 40-44 Scotland team and ran well to finish in 87th position in a time of 25.14.

In the Men’s 70+ Scotland team we had Bobby Young finishing 3rd (Bronze medallist) in his age in a time of 24.42 and 16th out of 38 runners. Not far behind was Pete Cartwright (21st in 25.16), Brian Campbell (29th in 26.26), and Watson Jones (32nd in 26.54). They were also Bronze medallists in the team competition.

Paul Carroll ran 8k in the Men’s 35-39 and had a strong run finishing in a time of 27.42.

Also that weekend was the Brampton to Carlisle 10 Mile Road Race which had Hugh Laverty running well to finish in a time of 68.06, followed by Peter Rudzinski (77.41), David Mitchell (88.34), and Chris Ryan (87.01).

The previous weekend was the 4k Cross Country Short Course Championships at Bellahouston Park. In near perfect conditions Pamela McCrossan was fastest harrier in the woman’s race finishing in 16.31 (1st vet 50), followed by Marina McCallum (17.39 and 4th vet 40). In the Men’s race fastest harrier was Michael Diver (15.21), followed by Paul McKendry (16.43).

There were also Junior races at the cross country. In the Under 15 Girls race (2000m) fastest harrier was Iona Allan (9.00), followed by Charlotte Ross (9.05). In the Under 15 Boys race fastest harrier was Brian Aird (7.30), followed by Lewis Hay (8.00), Darren Carruthers (8.08), Joe McCreadie (8.51), and Stephen Kane (8.58).

Lastly in the Under 17 Women’s race (3000m) fastest harrier was Abbie Warrington (13.17), followed by Eilidh Sinclair (15.12), and Louise Steele-Milne (15.35). They finished as 4th team overall.