Ter­rific trio bag golds in 10-miler

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

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.

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