Harriers have a field day at Scots trail race
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.