Press Report Week Ending 23rd February 2014

Posted by Nobody on 24 February 2014

Last weekend was the National Cross Country Championships at Callendar Park, Falkirk. Many of Clydesdale Harriers young and old took part. Due to the rain that had fallen, the course was muddier than in the past few years. First race was the Under 13 Boys all running 3200m. Fastest harrier was Robert Whittick (14.45), followed by Evan Currie (16.00), Luke Lindup (16.12), Cairn Wallace (16.26), Ronan Ross (16.50), and Jack Dolan (18.42).

The Under 13 Girls had Caitlin Stuart running 3200m in 20.15.

Next up was the Under 15 Boys running 4000m. Fastest harrier was Brian Aird (15.55), followed by Lewis Hay (16.44), and Calum Ross (17.19).

Under 15 Girls also ran 4000m and had Iona Allan running well to finish in 19.29.

The Senior Women ran 8000m and had Hylda Stewart finishing in 42.44.

Lastly the Senior Men had an excellent turnout of fourteen men running 12000m. Fastest harrier was Paul Carroll (46.53), followed by Robert O’Neill (47.25), Michael Diver (47.43), Iain Robertson (48.19), James Austin (48.54), Kevin Farmer (50.26), Martin King (53.20), Hugh Laverty (53.54), Paul McKendry (56.41), Ryan Nelson (57.44), Dewar Stewart (60.20), Gerry Kane (61.10), Peter Rudzinski (64.40), and Watson Jones (65.12). Paul, Robert, Michael, Iain, James and Kevin were 16th team overall and were 1st team from the Dunbartonshire area, an excellent result.

The weekend of the 8th was the club’s own cross country championships at Carleith Farm, Duntocher. Men and women all ran approximately 4.2 miles. Fastest harrier was Paul Carroll (27.51), followed by Michael Diver (29.52), Ian Robertson (30.30), Brian Gallagher (32.00), Pamela McCrossan (33.04), Paul McKendry (34.50), and Gerry Kane (36.55).

Marina McCallum
Media Officer

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