Saturday saw the club at the Lanarkshire Track Relays at Wishaw Sports Centre and our young athletes are looking strong just a few weeks into the track and field season.
The U11 Boys Team of Callum Thomson, Luke Struthers, Albert Kulmar and Matthew Fox got the competition off to a great start by taking bronze in the 4x100m relay in a time of 68.85s. The Girls Team of Kenzi Carlin, Chloe Fox, Guin Ofoegbu and Katie Woods also put in a strong performance in this age group with a time of 67.12s and finished in 7th place overall.
In the Under 13 Boys 4 x 100m, the team of Jay Millar, Daniel Welsh, Ethan Ofoegbu and Michael Conteh ran 56.65s and took the gold medal. This is the fastest time by an Under 13 team since 2006. Well done to the other boys team of Maynard Conteh, Stephen Lynch, Albert Kulmar (U/11) and Ben McCluskey (U/11) who also ran well. Unfortunately for the U13 girls dropped the baton. These things happen in competitive sport even to national teams at the Olympics but we are sure they will come back stronger.
The U15 Boys team of Adam Martin, Rios Dickens, Jamie March and Jay McCarthy had a close race and after some deliberation among the officials the team was awarded 3rd place and the bronze medal. The Under 15 Girls team of Leah McCluskey, Ellie Thomson, Millie McIntosh and Anna McDowell and the B Boys Team of Michael Conteh (U/13), Kyle Stewart, James McMillan and Maynard Conteh(U/13) we do not have results yet.
Moving on to the 3x800m relays, again our U13 boys with the team of Daniel Welsh, Adam Clifford and Ethan Ofoegbu did themselves and the club proud with the bronze medal. The other team of Joseph Reilly, Stephen Lynch and Matthew Fox (U/11) had strong individual performances. In the U15 girls event, Ellie and Erin were our only 2 runners so under 11, Chloe Fox, ran up to allow the girls to compete. Ellie and Erin had great runs and Chloe ran a PB to bring them home in fifth place, just getting pipped on the line. Well done girls and a special well done to Chloe for stepping up to allow the team to finish.
A number of our athletes competed in the age group above to allow their older teammates to compete. It was a great experience and example of team spirit.
Full results are not yet available
Well done to everyone who took part, keep up the hard work for the rest of the season. A special THANK YOU to everyone who helped to organise the teams on the day. Many people give up their free time to help out.
If you have still to collect your medals then see Alex Mackay at the track on Tuesday or Thursday.
Sunday (29th April ) saw the Stirling Scottish Half and Full Marathon. The Provisional results in the Marathon saw Richard Millar running 3.59.17. In the 1/2 Marathon saw Alasdair Strange run 1.27.16 to finish 44th. Many club members will remember Alasdair as the Scottish Triple Jump Champion and is the club’s No 2 in the all time list with a jump of 15.41m. David Murphy ran 1.42.29 .
2nd Brian McGarrity, 10th Robert Ferrol, 23rd Ethan Wilson, 27th Kamryn Wilson (1st F)
3rd Kenny Richmond, 7th Andy Jackson, 18th Duncan McCauley
58th Clyde Marwick
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