A number of athletes made the trip to the Kingdom of Fife for the National Short Course Championships. Driving through to Kirkcaldy, athletes may have thought the course would dry in firm in the bright sunshine. Little did they know they would be up against a waterlogged course which soon turned into a muddy trail, real Cross Country !
Star of the day was W40 women, Avril Mason, who retain her Scottish Master title leading the women’s team to 6th place overall in a highly competitive race. First home for the club was Kayleigh Jarret in 17th position.
Ladies results : – Kayleigh Jarret 17th, Avril Mason 22nd -1st W40, Ruth Joss 38th, Charlene Manley 78th, Amy Maclellan 105th, Hannah Lynch U/20 162th, Emma Purdie U/20 190th, 251 finished.
A 9th team place was very disappointing for the men with a few call off leading up to the race it was always hard to make the podium .
First home for the club was Lachlan Oates in 9th place with Central’s Andrew Butchart claiming the title in a stacked field. Nine men made it to the start line and it included U/20,Senior, M40 & M50 athletes
Men’s results : – Lachlan Oates 9th, Matthew Turner 23rd, James Burns U/20 39th, Callum Oates 113th, Paul Sorrie M40 122nd, Michael Paxton 169th, Walter Henderson M50 211th, Craig Shannon 372nd, Mark Grant M40 380th, 434 finished
A number of the younger athletes also made the trip to Kirkcaldy
U/15 Girls -Jessica Grant 67th, U/15 Boys -David Woods 31st, U/17 Boys -Theo Carter 49th
At UK Cross Challenge at Milton Keynes two of our young athletes made the trip south to compete , Erin Ellor finished 19th and Elise Hollywood TBC
Tollcross – Katie Woods 12th (1st F), David Murphy 14th
Springburn – Dan Lowe 1st
Strathclyde Park – Kirsten Vieira Du Luz 31st
Please note all senior members we have be awarded 1 club place for the London Marathon 2020 – Please let John Mackay ASAP if you want to be considered for this – A draw will take place at the AGM if more than one person wants the place
Please also note the LAAA Cross Country Championships and West District Cross Country Championships will take place in the coming weeks. Please let John Mackay ( Men) or Avril Mason (Ladies) if you want to run.
Christmas Handicap dates have also been confirmed :
Seniors/U/20 /U/17 14th December
Young athletes 17th December
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