Trio make club history

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Mem­bers of Cam­bus­lang Har­ri­ers had a very suc­cess­ful week­end at the West District Cross Coun­try Re­lays and at the UK Mas­ters over 40s Half Marathon Cham­pi­onship the fol­low­ing day.

At the event on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 8, Cam­bus­lang’s fe­male mas­ters team of Bernie O’Neil, Jen­nifer Reid and Lynn An­g­ley made club history by win­ning their team race.

All three were de­lighted with their vic­tory es­pe­cially as it was the first time the club had en­tered a vet­eran ladies team in this com­pe­ti­tion.

Their male coun­ter­parts also won their mas­ters race for the sev­enth con­sec­u­tive time since it was first in­tro­duced. Brian Dou­glas, Robert Gil­roy, Justin Carter and Jamie Reid fin­ished well clear of the op­po­si­tion.

There were also bronze medals for the men’s un­der 20/se­nior team of Gavin Smith, Ryan Thom­son, club cap­tain Iain Reid and Craig Jar­dine. Re­mark­ably the club com­pleted nine teams in the men’s race which was the best turnout on the day by any club and four of those teams were in the top 13 from 66 fin­ish­ing teams.

The fe­male young ath­lete team of Ni­amh Rig­gins, Christie Dal­gleish and Ruth Kelly fin­ished 24th over­all out of 59 teams while the male young ath­lete trio of Rob­bie Woods, Brodie Aitken and Drew Pollock were 17th out of 60.

On the Sun­day, the Har­ri­ers put their stamp on the UK Half Marathon Cham­pi­onship event. Robert Gil­roy showed no tired­ness from his cross coun­try ex­er­tions the day be­fore to win the race from club mate Ker­ryLiam Wil­son.

Robert picked up the over 40 gold medal and Kerry-Liam the over 45 gold. With Justin Carter in ninth place the team gold was se­cured. Stan MacKen­zie in fin­ish­ing only seven sec­onds be­hind Justin lost out on team gold by a nar­row thread but he had the con­so­la­tion of earn­ing the over 50 gold medal.

Not to be out­done Erica Christie se­cured the ladies over 60 in­di­vid­ual gold medal.

The club train at the Cam­bus­lang and Rugby Sports club on Tues­day and Thurs­day evenings and new mem­bers over the age of 10 are wel­come.

Gold win­ners Har­ri­ers’ Vets Jen­nifer Reid, Lynn An­g­ley and Bernie O’Neil with their gold medals at West District Cross Coun­try

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