Harry ‘The Harrier’ McGill continued his rich rein of form of late by winning silver in the National Indoor under 17s 1500m, adding to his 3,000m medal won a few weeks back.
Harry returned to the Emirates Indoor arena in Glasgow a week after representing Scotland at the Celtic Cross Country International in Ireland to contest his age group 1,500m race.
With a swift start Harry put himself into the mix shadowing the leaders for the first few laps. With a tactical change of pace Harry sliced through the field to sit on the shoulder of the leader as the pace of the race increased causing the field to spread out leaving the few quality athletes at the front. Counting down into the last 2 laps a serious turn of speed saw Harry and local Kilbarchan athlete Jack Patton leave the others trailing as both contested for gold with Harry being edged for the title by the narrowest of margins.
Shaun Wiseman on his first indoor Nationals displayed the ‘Harriers’ fighting spirit in the under 17 800m and will be proud of his display and the creation of a solid foundation to build on in the future events.
In the senior races Scott McCluckie returned to competitive action with solid performances over both the 200m and 400m events. The popular Mark Magee improved his seasons best over 400m before tackling the unforgiving 800m where he just missed improvement on previous performances.
The Harriers now look forward to a busy few weeks with members contesting the National Indoor Championships, National Masters events and local Renfrewshire Championships, with a big thanks to all coaches, official and parents who support athletes over the coming period.