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As the cross country season continues a number of Calderglen Harrier young athletes were out on Sunday representing their schools at the annual Giffnock North AAC Schools Cross Country Races in Rouken Glen Park. The heavy rain and high winds from the day & night before left a quagmire of mud around the course and the start/finish area progressively got worse after each age group race.
The youngest athlete of the day was Emma Lawton, representing Kirktonholme Primary, who lined up with 81 runners in the girls Primary 6 race and put in commanding performance in this 1K cross country course seemingly gliding over the mud. Emma established herself in first place as soon as the race started and maintained a good strong progressive lead to her closet rival around the whole course to win in a time of 4.57. Second place runner’s time was 5.36 and third place recorded 5.37.
Next up was the Primary 7 Girls and Boys with Kate Kane representing Kirktonholme Primary. After running Lanarkshire XC recovering from a cold and now clearly over her cold, Kate showed her true competiveness and came out fighting today finishing 19th in a field of 67 with a time of 6:03.
Newcomer to the Harriers, Jay Lawrie was also representing Mossneuk in the boys Primary 7 race and produced a time of 5:35, placing him 25th in a field of 55.