Saturday, 23 March 2013


Sunday 17th March saw 7 Harriers competing in the National Young Athletes Road Race Championship held at Heriot Watt University Riccarton campus near Edinburgh.

The first to compete were the Under 13 quartet of Girls Megan Anderson, Helen Anderson, Louise Brown and Claire MacMillan.  The field of 82 girls ran the big loop of 2.8K route within the grounds of Riccarton campus and all showed their consistency and strength in running over long distances.  First home was Megan Anderson (63) in a time of 13:13, followed by Louise Brown (73) who is finding her form again  in 13:48, then Helen Anderson (77) with a time of 14:32 and Claire MacMillan (79) with a time of 15:13.  Even though Helen finished the race she was our first casualty and ended up at the first aid tent with a sore leg.

This race was won by Erin Wallace of Giffnock North in 10:33 and Emma Lawton of Giffnock North (2nd claim Calderglen) was 6th in 11:07.

Next up was  Morgan Beaton in the Under 15 Girls race covering 4.5k making her race debut for the club. Unfortunately due to straining her leg Morgan pulled out after 1½ laps of 2 so no time for Morgan but hopefully she will be fit again for the next race.  Well done Morgan for trying.

This race was won by Gillian Black of VP-Glasgow AC in 16:11.
Finally we had 2 Under 15 Boys Craig Stewart & Drew Gordon running who ran the 4.5k route which consisted of 1 small loop and 1 big loop.  In the field of 48 Craig placed 35 with a time of 18:50 and Drew was our final casualty of the day after been hit in the shins at the start could not complete the race.

This race was won by Ben Greenwood of Perth Strathtay Harriers in 14:44.

All casualties recovered and were back at training on Wednesday past.

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