Harrier Hugh is Clydesdale’s fastest

CLYDESDALE Harriers were out competing in the Beith New Year Road Races on the January 2 with Hugh Laverty the fastest club runner over the 4.8 mile course in a time of 30mins 24secs.

He was also first vet in the over 55 category.

He was followed by Peter Rudzinski (34.59).

On Boxing Day the Ayr Turkey Trot 10k saw Alistair Kerr cross the line in 45mins 31secs followed by Stephen McKee (55.54).

Other members’ times were Patricia Stevenson (56.15), and Evelyn McKee (61.14).

The next Harriers races are the Scottish Athletics national Masters Cross Country Championships at Kilmarnock on February 4 and the Scottish National Cross Country Championships at Falkirk on the 18th.

The club is always looking for new members.

They have training sessions for adults and children on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Tuesday group meet at St Peter the Apostle Secondary School on the corner of Great Western Road and Kilbowie Road at 7pm.

On Thursday the main adult group meets on East Thompson Street at the church at 6.45pm.

The children and some adults usually train on Lusset Park (grass session), near the Erskine Bridge, at 7pm.

Adult also meet for long runs on Sunday mornings at the Playdrome (9am).

For more information visit www.clydesdaleharriers.co.uk or turn up on the night.