Harry McGill produced a tremendous effort to take silver in the Scottish short course cross country championships just a few strides behind Kilbarchan’s Jack Patton.
On a muddy, hilly course at Kirkcaldy, which Harry described as “brutal”, he was in the pack chasing down the early leader Ben Sandilands of Fife AC. By half-way on the 3km course he had caught him and taken the lead with Patton close on his heels. He managed to open a small gap going in to the last 200m, but it wasn’t enough to hold off a blistering kick from the impressive Kilbarchan athlete, but a silver medal was fantastic reward for Harry. In the same race was team mate Shaun Wiseman who has come on leaps and bounds this season again running well. Abbie Tosh is another who has shown a steady improvement, and just in her first year in the older age group, she competed strongly to the finish.
The under 15 girls’ quartet of Ruby McGill, Katie Johnson, Sophie Campbell and Abigael Crawford took 13th place in the team competition, with Ruby leading the girls home in the 2km race.
The Boys’ u15’s trio managed 16th place with Ben Campbell the leading Glenparker just ahead of Jude Dolan, with Alex Wiseman the final counter.
The Senior’s raced over 4km, and leading the way for the Harriers was under 20s Dunoon man Alan Mollins with an excellent time of 14.30 minutes for the distance. Backed up by Oliver Reilly, Robert Dolan, Daniel McLaughlin and Frank McMahon the men finished 31st in the team competition.
There was little to separate the Glenpark women, but it was Sandra Campbell who headed the trio of Donna Campbell and Marian Monk.
U15s 2k Race:
Ruby McGill 7.56; Katie Johnson 8.34; Sophie Campbell 8.55; Abigael Crawford 11.05 – 13th Team
Ben Campbell 7.01; Jude Dolan 7.21; Alex Wiseman 9.31 -16th Team
U17’s 3km Race:
Abbie Tosh 13.32; Harry McGill 9.20; Shaun Wiseman 10.55
Senior Women’s 4km Race:
Sandra Campbell 18.13; Donna Campbell 18.32; Marian Monk 18.52
Senior Men’s 4km Race:
Alan Mollins 14.30; Oliver Reilly 15.33; Robert Dolan 16.10; Daniel McLaughlin 17.51; Frank McMahon 18.53 – Team 31st