The West District Cross Country Championships took place at a sunny Bellahouston Park today making for very pleasant conditions for spectators. Although I wasn't running, I have to acknowledge that the record rainfall totals in the last 48 hours did present some underfoot challenges (a sea of mud) to what was a great turnout from the club across all age categories with excellent individual and team performances.
Lily Evans-Haggerty got the day off to the best possible start leading from the front to claim gold in the U13 girls race. Gillian Black (Gold U20) and Suzanne Gilmour (Bronze, Senior Women) were our other individual medallists.
For the boys, Callum Byrne won U13 Bronze and Max Milarvie (U17) and Marc Austin (Senior) just missed out on individual medals with 4th place finishes.
Our U13 girls team of Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty, Isla Britton and Niamh Hay won gold.
Our U13 boys team of Callum Byrne, Blayne Wright and Jack MacKinnon won team silver.
Our U17 men’s team of Max Milarvie, Jamie MacKinnon and John Law won gold and our senior women’s team of Suzanne Gilmour, Stephanie Lawrie, Becky Dunphy and Donna Finlayson also won bronze.
Thanks to Charlie Murray who (yet again) not only brought the club tent along but sorted out wall to wall carpeting with a made to measure artificial grass surface meaning a mud free zone for our bags.