Saturday, 26 October 2013

Scottish Cross Country Relay Championships

EKAC headed through to Cumbernauld for the Scottish Cross Country Relay championships on Saturday ( to a course that has more hills on it than East Kilbride has roundabouts in it!) With minimal rain and wind, the conditions were good for a cross country race.

EKAC where involved in 3 races on the day: junior boys, junior girls and senior men.

First up were the junior girls. The A team of Sarah Connelly, Lucy Muirhead and Mhairi Boyle ran well to finish in 43rd. The B team also ran well to finish in 69th.

Next up it was the junior boys. The A team ran very well to secure 17th position; the team consisted of Calum Hopkins, Martin Lynas and Aidan Gilbride.  Martin ran the 10th fastest time by an U15 and Aidan ran the 15th fastest time by an U17 no mean feat considering they were up against some of the best in the country! The B team also ran well to finish in a respectable 59th.

Lastly it was the senior men’s team who were up. The seniors require 4 runners per team to run 4K each. The A team done brilliantly to finish 22nd an improvement on last year’s position by 7 places!  The A team consisted of Jack Kirwan (14:21), Vincent Hastings (14:16), Grant Baillie (13:18) and Alessandro Tronconi (13:25). 

The B team also ran well to finish 74th with Niall Walker (14:24), David Thomson (15:39), Derek Leitch (16:49) and Graeme Haddow (16:46).

Next up for EKAC is the Scottish Short Course Championships which take place on November the 10th.

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