Harriers in the running

A NUMBER of Clydesdale Harriers runners were in action over the past couple of weeks.

In the West District’s Cross Country Relays at Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge on October 8 club runners recorded some good times.

The young female ‘A’ Team had Iona Allan running the 2,500m course in 11mins 3secs, who changed over to Erin Ball (11.12) with Roisin McShea (10.33) finishing with a total time of 32.48 and 24th position overall.

The ‘B’ Team had Rachel Campbell running 1st leg in 12.23, changing to Emily Paxton (10.59), finally changing to Claire Reid (12.15) with a total time of 35.37 and 33rd position. ‘C’ Team had Anna Haddock running 1st leg in 13.01, changing to Aimee Abbott (13.46), finally changing to Kirsty Alexander (13.42) with a total time of 40.29 and 38th position.

Next off was the Young Males who had two teams - one incomplete.

‘A’ Team had Lewis Hay running 1st leg in 12.48 which was slower than normal as he had to slow up after pulling his hamstring.

He changed to David Campbell (8.33), with Conor Ewing (8.47) finishing for a total time of 31.28.

‘B’ Team had Stephen Kane running 1st leg in 11.22, changing to Connor McDade (9.41).

The Senior/Junior Females were off next running 4,000m each. Anne Murray ran a strong first leg (16.42), changing to Fiona McCue (17.40), finally changing to Marina McCallum (18.03). Total time was 52.25 and 8th team overall.

They were also the winner of 1st Masters Team and won the gold medal for their efforts.

Lastly was the Senior/Junior Men who had two teams. ‘A’ Team had Iain Robertson running 15.39, changing to Peter Bowman (13.59), changing to Ryan Nelson (16.27) and finally to Paul Carroll (15.27). ‘B’ Team had Kevin Farmer running first (16.07), changing to Peter Rudzinski (19.05), changing to Bobby Young (19.06) and finally changing to Brian Gallagher (20.16).

The previous weekend was the Baxters Loch Ness marathon and 10k. In the marathon Paul Carroll and Gerry Montgomery ran into the finish together clocking near identical times of 3hrs 1min.

Next club runner to finish was Brian Reilley in 3.58. In the 10k Martin King ran a personal best to finish in 39.22, followed by Fiona McCue running a seasons best in 42.50.

On the same day other club members took part in the St Andrews Hospice 10k at Strathclyde Park. Fastest harrier was Paul McKendry 41min 40secs, followed by Stuart Allison (42.03), Alistair Greig (43.04), Shirley Greig (46.40) and Christine Duncanson (47.10).