Wednesday, 23 January 2019


Steven Cooper on the start line for under 11s
Sunday saw 5 Harriers head down the A77 to Kilmarnock for Roon the Country - Kilmarnock Cross Country Festival.  The weather forecast was to be cold and dry, however arriving at the venue at 11.15am the weather was very cold and raining. At least we had the Junior's new tent to keep us dry! After registration the warm ups got underway in time for the first race due to start at 12pm. The first race was 1500m for the under 11 boys. Steven Cooper got a bit of a fright when the starter' s gun was fired. However, this didn't put him off and he went on to run a very well paced run to finish in a time of 7.24 and 11th place.

Emma Hutton

Next up was Emma Hutton in the under 13 girls. The course was well marshalled this time and the girls all got to run the correct distance. Emma showed great strength and pace throughout the race and crossed the line in a time of 16.44 and 29th place.
Kai & Lewis on start line
Lewis Moir and Kai Wheeler had 3200m to run in the under 13 boys race. Both under 13 boys race. oth boys started well controlling their pace. Lewis had a very steady and strong run gradually picking his way through the field to finish in 12.44 and 11th place. Kai continued to work hard until the end with a very impressive sprint finish. 
Max Jones
He finished in a time of 14.43 and 23rd place.  Finally, it was the turn of Max Jones to make his way to the start line.  Max in the under 15 boys had to run 4400m. Max started well and began overtaking a number of other runners at various sections of the course to finish in 9th place in a time of 19.07. The new route was not as muddy as before however, still a tough course.
Well done to everyone who ran on Sunday.  This was great preparation for the National XC at Falkirk in February.  Keep up all your hard work as it's great to see you all out there giving your all for the Club! 
Thank you to Frances Ferguson for the report and being team captain on the day supporting the junior Harriers. Thank you to all the parents and their family for cheering the Harriers around the course.

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