Terrific trio bag golds in 10-miler
Cambuslang Harriers Bernie O’Neil, Jennifer Reid and Erica Christie followed up their previous week’s bronze medal success at the Masters Scottish Road Relay Championships by winning team gold at the Scottish 10 Miles Road Championship.
The event, held in conjunction with the Tom Scott Memorial Race, was not only the trio’s first gold for the club but was made even more remarkable as it was a competition with younger athletes and both senior and masters over 35 were eligible to compete as team members.
Bernie, Jennifer and Erica packed well to finish in 13th, 16th and 19th positions and secure the national title ahead of Bellahouston Road Runners and Garscube Harriers.
Although the race also incorporated the West District Championships there were strangely no team medals awarded.
Erica also won the Scottish W60 gold medal and set the fastest time recorded so far this year in the UK for her age group.
Paula McCabe in her 10 mile debut finished strongly.
The men could not quite match the ladies golden performance but nonetheless could be pleased with lifting the silver team medals sandwiched between Inverclyde AC and Edinburgh.
Robert Gilroy, Kerry-Liam Wilson and Colin Reilly just missed the team gold by three points.
However, Robert and Kerry- Liam had the consolation of securing the masters over 40 gold and silver medals while Colin, who smashed his personal best by over six minutes, won his first ever Scottish team medal in his first year of serious running.
In a sprint finish Brian Douglas just held off Stan Mackenzie who took the M50 Scottish title.
Next in succession came Chris Upson, Alick Walkinshaw, Simon Gold, Paul Kernohan, David Stirling with a PB, Sandy Eaglesham and John McCluskey also recording a PB.