The National Road Relays 2019 saw mixed fortunes for the club at the final event of the winter season which was held at Livingston this year.
The ladies again showed the way with a superb silver medal. This follows on from the silver at the National Cross Country Championships and an excellent season over all our women this Cross Country Season. The team of Kathryn Pennel, Avril Mason, Jennifer Martin and Fionnula Ross combined well to finish a close second to Central AC. Both Avril and Fionnula having the two of the fastest long legs.
The M50 Team which contained men who had been in the winning team at this event many years ago, again they delivered with a silver medal in their age group. Bill Breckenridge,Brian Scally, Denis Williams and Walter Henderson placed 2nd to Cumbernauld AC.
The senior men’s team have not performed well at this event for a number of years but this year on paper it looked like a team which could medal. good mix of youth and experience was contained in the team. It was great to see Peter Avent back in the club vest on leg 1 when he brought the club home in 3rd place closely chased by Jamie Burns (U/20) in the B team. Great runs by Mike Deason ( 5th fastest long leg) and William Bardsley ( 3rd fastest short leg) set the scene for a great last leg tussle between four clubs -Cambuslang, Inverclyde, Corstorphine and ourselves. On this occasion we were the unlucky ones just missing out on the medals when finishing 4th
Men’s A Team – P.Avent, M.Turner,L.Raeburn, M.Deason ,W.Bardsley, L.Oates 4th
Men’s B Team -J.Burns,R.Millar,R.Feroll,D.Houston,J.Oates ,G.Mason 52nd
The M40 Team of J.Connagan, J.Lennox, M.McColl, P.Mackie, A.Hagos and P.Sorrie also had to settle for a 4th place
It was a great turn out from the club and a successful day.
Last weekend Michael Deason made the trip to Cyprus where he finished 2nd in the Logicom 1/2 Marathon in a time of 71.52.
2nd Theo Carter, 4th David Murphy
As we finish another winter it is important to thank all our team mangers and officials for the great effort they put in on behalf of the athletes – The Track and Hill Running Season is now about to start !
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