Veteran Paul is club’s fastest

CLYDESDALE Harriers athletes were busy last weekend when they competed in the Babcock Marine Helensburgh Half Marathon which also doubled up as the West Districts Half Marathon Championships.

Fastest Harrier in an extremely competitive field was Paul Carroll who finished eight in a time of 1hr 18mins 32secs to finish as the second veteran over 40.

He was followed by Pamela McCrossan in 1.29.07 (1st veteran over 50 and Bronze medalist in West Districts), Stuart Allison (1.32.11), Alistair Greig (1.36.46 pb), Mark Barrow (1.38.56), Brian Reilly (1.43.12), Shirley Greig (1.44.34 pb), Stephen McKie (1.50.33 pb), Evelyn McKie (1.59.00 pb), Colin Gray (2.03.11), and Tricia Stevenson (2.03.49).

Club members also took part in the Isle of Mull 10k and half marathon. In the 10k Hugh Laverty finishing in 42.03, followed by Sandy McDonald (65.12).

In the Half Marathon, Christine Duncanson finishing in 1.45.46 and winning 1st veteran over 50, followed by Watson Jones with 1.47.10.

In the Scottish Gas/city of Edinburgh 10k Road Race, Yvonne Green finishing in 48.06.

Previously in the Ardbeg Islay Half Marathon, Gerry Montgomery finished fifth overall and 1st veteran over 50 in 1hr 21mins 40secs.

This was followed by Marina McCallum who had a brilliant run to finish as 1st Female and also 1st veteran in 1.32.40.

The weekdays running up to the weekend had the Tour of Clydesdale – a series of four races.

The first race was the Kilbarchan Klassic Trail Race (5.5 miles) which saw Paul Carroll coming 5th overall in 31mins 7secs, followed by Pamela McCrossan (2nd female in 35.11), Paul McKendry (35.51), and Colin Gray (44.04).

The second race was the Canal Bank Canter (4.8 miles) where Pamela McCrossan finished 3rd female in 31.50, followed by Paul McKendry (32.20), and Colin Gray (38.40). The third race was the Garscube Gallop Multi Terrain 5k Race which had Pamela coming second female in 23.03, followed by Colin Gray (28.20).

Lastly was the Bellahouston Belter 10k Road Race in Pollock Park. Pamela finishing third female, followed by Colin Gray (49.28). Pamela won second female prize for the series.