Har­ri­ers brave the el­e­ments in 5k race

East Kilbride News - - SPORT -

Ca l d e r g l e n Ha r r i e r s h a d a great turnout for their f i n a l Au l d h o u s e 5 k t i me trial last week as mem­bers braved hor­ren­dous weather con­di­tions to com­pete.

The rain eased slightly for the start and had stopped com­pletely by the time the 5k was fin­ished. How­ever, the 19 run­ners who took part still had dark­ness, deep pud­dles and a strong head­wind along Le­aburn Road to con­tend with.

Fast t i mes could not be ex­pected on such a night so those who achieved sea­son’s bests or per­sonal bests are to be es­pe­cially con­grat­u­lated. The fastest time of the night went to Mark Saez (18:46), onl y s l i g ht l y down on hi s best ear­lier i n t he sea­son, whilst fastest lady was Julie Bev­eridge (20:00).

T h o s e s e t t i n g s e a s o n ’s bests or per­sonal bests were Billy Buchanan (23:27), show­ing that he is re­turn­ing well f rom i njur y, and Kay Con­neff (22:05), con­tin­u­ing to im­prove and work out how to judge the pace.

Rus­sell Couper (27:32) also pro­duced a sea­son’s best as h e g r a d u a l l y o v e r c o me s var­i­ous in­juries and set backs, while Emma Craig (21:40), af­ter only a month at the club, recorded a mas­sive 5k PB.

Fi­nally, Robert De­war recorded a time of 23:23 in his first Auld­house 5k, while Al­lan McLel­lan came home in 21:22 and Ed­die Reid crossed the line in 21:36 as they both t ook bi g s t eps f or ward on their re­turn from in­jury. Sharp

The Ca­ley This­tle boys re­ceive their kit from spon­sor Louise Neil­son

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