Friday, February 22, 2019

National Cross Country Relays

The National Cross Country Relays were held on Saturday 24th October in Cumbernauld.  Performances of note are listed below.

Very well done to our Senior Women’s team which consisted of Gillian Black (14.21), Erin McIlveen (15.37) and Josephine Moultrie (14.10) winning Silver in a total time of 44.08.

Gillian Black won individual Silver in the U20W in a time of 14.21

Josephine Moultrie won individual Bronze in the Senior Women in a time of 14.10

Well done to all VP-Glasgow athletes who took part.


Linda Innes

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