Monday, December 17, 2018

West District Cross Country

The West of Scotland Cross Country Relays were held on Sunday 11th October at Hamilton Racecourse on a dry, bright autumn day.

VP-Glasgow was well represented by teams across all the age groups with the Senior Women taking Gold in a time of 00:44:22.  This winning team, which Scottish Athletics termed “an unstoppable force”, consisted of Gillian Black, Erin McIlveen and Josephine Moultrie.  Gillian was also 1st Individual Senior Woman (U20) with a leg time of 00:14:37. 

This was followed up by our Junior Girls team winning Silver in a time of 00:29:43.  Team consisted of Isla Britton, Adrienne Murray and Holly Little.

Well done, girls and to all who competed at this event.

With the Cross Country season now started in earnest, VP-Glasgow was again well represented at the Dunbartonshire Cross Country Relays which were held at Maryhill Park on Saturday 17th October.  Weather again was kind with a dry, sunny day. 

Many thanks go to the Connolly family for their input on the day - Lynn McGarry and Thomas Connolly kindly took lots of photos which can be found on our Facebook page and Ralph Connolly posted the following event summary.

“The Dunbartonshire XC Relays at Maryhill Park today were very successful for the club with Gold for the Senior Men, Gold and Silver for the Junior Females and Silver for the Junior Males.  There was an excellent turnout from our U11s, many of them running XC for the first time and we secured first teams for both the Boys (first two places) and Girls (first three places).”

Very well done to all who competed.

 

Linda Innes

Scottish Inter District Jan 2015

Scottish Inter-District Cross Country Championships

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

10th January 2015

A number of VP athletes were selected to represent Scotland West at the Inter-District Champs.Gillian Black

U13 Girls            Lily-Jane Evans-Haggerty (6), Emma Gilmour (19)         

U15 Boys            Lewis Priest (18)

U15 Girls            Adrian Murray (32)

U17 Men            Jamie MacKinnon (36), Max Milarvie(43)

U17 Women      Gillian Black(1) (13 over all incl. GB, USA & EUR athletes of which 4 were  behind her)

                             Tessa Hickey(30)

Senior Women   Suzanne Gilmour(30)

Apologies if I’ve missed anyone.

Suzanne Gilmour

 

National Cross Country 2015

National Cross Country Championships

Callendar Park, Falkirk

22nd February 2015

Victoria Park was well represented at the Nationals in all age groups.  It was an awful day with driving rain and bitterly cold, so a huge congratulations goes to everyone who took part. 

Our only individual medallist was Gillian Black in the U17 female race with an excellent 2nd place.

 Our U13 girls team of Lily-Jane Evans-Haggerty (6), Emma Gilmour (21), Niamh Hay (25) and Rhian Callan (27) took the bronze medal. 

The Senior Women’s team of Beth Potter (4), Susan Partridge(9), Suzanne Gilmour(27) and Donna Finlayson(56) took the bronze medal.

Other notable performances were Craig Jardine 9th in the U20 Men’s race and Sean Fontana 8th in the Senior Men’s race.

A big thank you also to all family, friends and coaches who came out in such terrible conditions to support us.

Suzanne Gilmour

West District Cross Country

West District Cross Country Relay Championships 

11th October 2014
Kilmacolm
 
Victoria Park City of Glasgow was well represented with teams competing in every age group. The event took place in Kilmacolm instead of the original course in Port Glasgow due to it being unsuitable under foot.  Unfortunately there were no medals won on this occasion but everyone competed very well.Robyn Connolly
 
Young Female race 2.5k
 
VP Glasgow A (Jnr) finished in 5th place with Emma Gilmour (U13), Holly Little (U15) and Gillian Black (U17) (Gillian was 3rd fastest U17)
 
VP Glasgow B (Jnr) finished in 8th place with Lily Jane Evans- Haggerty (U13) (Lily was 4th fastest U13), Adrienne Murray  (U15) and Tessa Hickey (U17)
 
VP Glasgow C (Jnr) finished in 24th place with Jenna Little (U13), Amber Jardine (U13) and Reagan Binnie (U17)  
 
VP Glasgow D (Jnr) finished in 69th place with Niamh Hay (U13) and Amy Bissett (U15) Incomplete team              
 
VP Glasgow E (Jnr) finished in 70th place with Grace Thompson (U13)  Incomplete team
 
Young Male Race 2.5K
 
VP Glasgow A ( Jnr ) finished in 7th place with Blayne Wright (U13), Andrew Moreland (U15) and  Jamie MacKinnon (U17)  (Jamie was 5th fastest U17)
 
VP Glasgow B (Jnr) finished in 15th place with Calum Brown (U13), Lewis Priest (U15) (Lewis was 5th fastest U15) and Ewan Rae (U17)      
 
VP Glasgow C (Jnr) finished in 41st place with Jack MacKinnon (U13), Thomas Connolly (U15) and  Adam Brady(U15)
 
Senior Women race 4K
 
VP Glasgow (Sen) finished in 7th place with Danielle Beattie (U20) (Danielle was 3rd fastest U20), Donna Finlayson (Sen) and Claire Thompson (Sen)  
 
Senior Mens race 4K
 
VP Glasgow A (Sen) finished in 14th place with Fraser Glass (U20), Kieron Rafferty (U20), Crawford Little (V) and Martin Hayes (Sen)  
 
VP Glasgow C (Sen) finished in 32nd place with Adam Redpath (Sen), Andrew Law (V), Tom Ord (V) and Damien Moore (Sen)
 
VP Glasgow B (Vet) finished 7th placed Vet team with Ralph Connolly (V), Derek Watson Snr. (V), Gerard Craig (V) and Duncan Thomson (V)    

Suzanne Gilmour