West District XC relays 11/10/14

Veterans Strike Silver

David Tamburini on the 3rd leg for the successful Glenpark Vets team

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It was a sterling performance from Steven Campbell, Paul Monaghan, David Tamburini and Andrew White who took the runners up spot in the veteran team category to Cambuslang Harriers. But they were pushed all the way for that 2nd place by Garscube who held a 10 second lead going into the final leg. But that lead proved to be too little as Andrew set about his task to chase down the gap and he soon swept past his rival to bring the team home ½ a minute clear and in 16th overall.

Equally as impressive were the Senior men’s top quartet of Andrew Harkins, Shaun Lyon, Stephen Trainer and David Henderson who have been getting progressively quicker over the last few weeks. All went comfortably under the 13 minute mark for the tough 4km trail to finish well clear in 6th place.

It was another good turnout from the Orangefield club with 5 men’s teams taking part

The two ladies teams competing finished in 16th and 20th with Donna Clark quickest on the day, and ably supported by the improving Marion Monk and Liz McAuslan. This was a step up on last year where the A team could only finish in 21st.

The Glenpark Girls A team of Beth McKenna, Nicola Doohan and Shelby Morrison came through strongly to finish in 22nd position from the 60 starting teams, with Shelby recording the quickest time. The B team was led out by Lucy McFarlane, and a fit again Megan Rodgers came through with no ill effects.

The Boys A team performed excellently with only a few seconds separating Alan Mollins and Ryan Brown with Nathan Robinson pulling in 5 places on the anchor leg to take the trio home in 28th.

A very young B squad did well to place 48th with Jonathan Slater, Jack McDaid and Ewan Ferguson all very evenly matched.

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