Round 2 of the Babcock series went to Dumbarton on a fine ,still spring night .Shettleston members again turned out in force .
Mike Deason finished second again behind a surprising winner in Stephen Trainer of Greenock .It will all be down to the final race in Glasgow Green to see who wins the overall series event between Mike and Craig Ruddy of Inverclyde who finished 3rd in Dumbarton .The youth of the club showed some of the older members a clean pair of heels with Jamie Burns running an excellent PB of 33.16 to finish 5th overall just in front of Tewodle Mengisteab.This allowed the Men to take the first team award ahead of Inverclyde. Brian Scally again took the M50 prize in a fast time 34.46 and with Jamie amongst the place prizes Lewis Raeburn picked up the U/20 award.
2nd Mike Deason 31.53, 5th Jamie Burns 33.18, 6th Tewolde Mengisteab 33.36, 8th Paul Sorrie 33.42, 9th Grant Boyne 33.54, 13th Lewis Raeburn 34.24, 19th Brian Scally 34.44, 37th Chris Lipman 36.00, 39th Andrew Jackson, 52nd Marc McColl 37.15, 82nd Lachlan Calder 39.37, 182nd Richard Millar 44.03, 210th Michael Blair 45.24, 224th Craig Shannon 45.55
International selection for our athletes is not new to the club but this week saw a whole host of athletes being selected for GB ,Scotland and District teams
Commonwealth Games medallist Mark Dry is down to compete for the GB team along with Chris Bennet in Halle ( Germany) over the weekend 27th May . Mark was also selected along with Gus McInroy for the Loughborough International, with Aidan Quinn joining them in the Scottish Team. Mark won the Hammer with a throw of 72.35, with Gus throwing 49.30 in the Discus, Aidan jumped 14.42 in the Triple Jump.
In the Inter Counties Hill Race south of the border three Shettleston members competed help the West Team to
finish 7th. Ross Gollan finished 10th ,Ryan Stewart 27th and M40 athlete, Kenny
Richmond 52nd .
Shettleston Harriers made the trip to London to compete in the high quality Night of 10000m in Highgate .
Fionnuala Ross again show her class finishing 9th in a international field to record a PB performance of 33.49.92 .This places Fionnuala number two in the Irish Rankings this year and near the top of UK Rankings.
This weekend also saw a number of our Young Athletes in action at the Throws Grand Prix at Livingston (no results as yet) and at the Youth Development League and under 17 Challenge Match at Kilmarnock. Provisional results show that many of our young athletes achieved personal bests. Still awaiting official results.
Meanwhile closer to home, four Shettleston’s athletes competed at the Down by the River 10k on Sunday, Paul Sorrie finished 3rd running over 1/2 minute faster than Dumbarton 10k, David Houston 11th 35.18, David Murphy 81st 44.07, Gerry Mason 155th 50.05.
Last week saw the Monklands 1/2 Marathon and Drumpillier’s 5K :
1/2 15th John Duffy 84.02 (2nd V50), 34th Mark McKenny 90.54, 181th Gillian McKinlay 2.04.27
5k 18th Kasey Fraser 21.59
1st Lewis Raeburn PB, 8th David Murphy, 17th Ethan Wilson
5th Andy Jackson PB
1st Chris Lipman PB
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