Saturday saw the Lanarkshire Cross Country Championships taking place at Strathaven, the first time away from Drumpillier Park for many years,

As well as the County Championships these races are also our Under 11’s Club Cross Country Championships. First up was our Under 11 Girls, Eva Porteous lead the girls home and picked up the Club Cross Country title in 44th place. Followed closely by Alicja Taborek (45th). Grace Hamilton (52nd), Alena Habte (53rd) and Sarah Fadeyibi (55th) were all running in their first Cross Country Race. Well Done Girls.

Mark Clifford was the winner of the Under 11 Boys Club Cross Country Championships when he finished 8th and lead the Under 11 Boys Team to the silver medal in the LAAA Championships. Daniel McFall in 9th place and Stuart Chuengwe in 23rd position made up the team. Other performance : Lucas McGarrity 27th, Sam McGowan 28th, Matthew Collins 29th, Jack Thompson 30th, Ruaridh Collins 34th. Again well done Boys.

In the Under 13 Girls saw Katie Woods finishing 2nd and pick up the silver in her first year as an Under 13. Team mate, Emma Leiper, finished 20th. The boys race saw Matthew Fox also finish 2nd and picked up the silver medal in his year as an under 13 . Joseph Reilly finished 13th with Cormac McGrath 27th.

The Under 15 saw Jessica Grant finish 5th and Olivia Millar 18th, Scott Chuengwe was 13th in the boys race. Elsie Hollywood was the silver medal winner in the Under 17 Women’s race with Theo Carter finished 4th in the Under 17 Men’s race.

Tom Owens lead our men home in 4th place with Callum Oates finishing 7th and Peter Mackie in 11th place to combine to win the Team Bronze medals. Peter also was 3rd in the Masters race.

Other Senior Men Results : 15th Paul Sorrie, 16th Michael Paxton, 22nd Walter Henderson, 26th John Oates, 30th John Duffy, 32nd Duncan McAuley, 35th Kevin Alston, 51st Mark Grant, 54th Craig Shannon, 60th Richard Millar, 68th Gerald Mason


A huge thank you to everyone who helped on the day and in particular to Jim Clifford who answered a last minute call to bring the club tent.

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