Young Harriers get 2018 off to Impressive Start

HARRIS TROPHY RACES 6th January 2018

The Harriers youngest athletes got the Harris Trophy Races under way in exciting fashion as they served up the most competitive of all the day’s racing.

The tough uphill half mile run for the under 11’s saw Euan Johnson just managing to break free from Douglas Campbell in the final 100m climb to the finish line. Close behind came the girls with the on-form Sophie McLaughlan just edging ahead of last year’s champion Maria McCabe. It was impressive running with the top 9 all under 4minutes.

The under 13s & 15s all started together along with their seniors club-mates, completing the very tough 1.5 mile loop around the Coves reservoir. Jude Dolan was quickest over the 1 lap race moving 200 metres clear of Aidan McElwee. Ruby McGill finished strongly to claim the win from Ava Beaton with Katie Johnson pushing her close for the runners-up spot. They were followed by Francesca McKay, Madeline McCabe and Abbigael Crawford who are continuing to show a steady improvement in their first season with the club.

Harry McGill proved too strong for Ewan Ferguson over the two laps, as both youngsters ran well to record personal bests for the course. Scott Meechan took 3rd ahead of Cameron Patton who has just stepped up to the new age group.

½ mile: Euan Johnson 3.20, Douglas Campbell 3.26, Sophie McLaughlan 3.30, Maria McCabe 3.30, Connor McCrorie 3.31, Patrick McCabe 3.36, Cameron Crawford 3.45, Erin McEleny 3.54, Oliver Jones 3.54, Leah Knox 4.12, Jacob McCabe 4.13, Finlay McCabe 4.16, Ashlin Monaghan 4.17, Josh Docherty 4.30,                 

1 ½ miles: Jude Dolan 9.42, Ruby McGill 10.40, Aidan McElwee 10.46, Ava Beaton 11.03, Katie Johnson 11.26, Francesca McKay 12.31, Madeline McCabe 13.34, Abbigael Crawford 14.23,           

3 miles: Harry McGill 17.15, Ewan Ferguson 18.45, Scott Meechan 20.03, Cameron Patton 20.57,

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