Har­ri­ers have a field day at Scots trail race

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Mem­bers of Cam­bus­lang Har­ri­ers had a very suc­cess­ful day at the Scot­tish Trail Race Cham­pi­onships.

Con­di­tions were warm and dry for the very un­du­lat­ing and test­ing course at the Falk­land Es­tate in Fife on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2.

The se­nior/masters male quar­tet of Ben Hukins, Alas­dair Camp­bell, Robert Gil­roy and Ke­van Har­vey in fourth, fifth, sixth and 10th place packed well to claim vic­tory from In­ver­ness Har­ri­ers and Hunters Bog Trot­ters.

The club main­tained its mo­nop­oly of the men’s team ti­tle hav­ing now recorded five con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries since the in­cep­tion of this race in 2013.

Robert lift­ing the over-40 masters men’s ti­tle was a fur­ther boost for the club but Justin Carter, who was next home for the club, nar­rowly missed out on the over-40 masters bronze medal.

The se­nior and masters women com­peted in the same gru­elling 10K race as the men and did the club proud by se­cur­ing team bronze.

Kirsty O’Brien, Jen­nifer Reid, Erica Christie and Les­ley McAr­dle com­bined

Club suc­cess Robert Gil­roy of Cam­bus­lang Har­ri­ers well to give the club its first Scot­tish se­nior/masters ladies team award in this event.

There was fur­ther ic­ing on the cake for Erica, who was the first over-60 lady to fin­ish. Coach Lynn An­g­ley pro­vided back-up sup­port as Cam­bus­lang’s fifth fin­isher. Both Ke­van and Les­ley, in their first year with the club, picked up their first Scot­tish team medal, as did Kirsty, al­though she is no stranger to win­ning Scot­tish medals in duathlon and triathlon events.

The un­der -17 boys and girls added to the club’s over­all haul of medals. Drew Pol­lock, who has had an ex­cel­lent track sea­son, won his age group hav­ing led the 5K event from the front and with sup­port from Keir Craw­ford and An­drew Carey the trio lifted team sil­ver.

The fe­male trio of Holly Brock, Kelly McCutcheon and Ruth Kelly went one bet­ter to cap­ture the gold medal.

There was fur­ther medal suc­cess for the un­der -15 boys who took team sil­ver thanks to Aaron Grew, Michael Black and Zak Povey. Sean Friel and Rob­bie Woods fol­lowed in.

The 3K race for un­der-13 boys and girls was not a cham­pi­onship event but was des­ig­nated as a de­vel­op­ment trail run. Fearghus MacGre­gor in fourth place led home team mates Lewis Rod­dis and Michael Byrne while Eva Ritchie in sixth po­si­tion headed home Mil­lie Ni­choll, Eilidh Kennedy, Cara McDowall and Morvern Cameron.

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