Silver and Bronze Medallists on the Podium
Francesca Davidson in pursuit
[Photos courtesy of Peter Jardine and Scottish Athletics] Lots of You TubeVideos on SA Website too !!!
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Great efforts by all the Giffnock North Athletes Junior through to Senior at the National Relay Championships. We were at the usual venue ( well at least for the last 15 years) in Cumbernauld and were privileged to see podium places for our girls and young women in 2nd and 3rd place!
Yes two of our teams joined winners Edinburgh AC on the rostrum. Helen Chong, Heather Barnes and Sarah Eunson taking the silver medals and Kate Richardson, Emily Crusher and Erin Wallace (with an outstanding fastest lap of the day) taking bronze. Emma Chamberlain, Lynn McKenna and Danielle Kelly raced home in a strong seventh place.
Not the expected order but this just demonstrates the depth and strength in this squad. Indeed the club had five of its 14 female teams among the top 15 places and there were notable fast laps from U13 to U17 .
We had ten male teams out in the course – a great representation from the club with the boys and young men demonstrating grit and determination to produce a commendable fifth place, from Ethan Carolan, Hamish Armitt and Jamie Sturrock.
Congratulations however , to all our athletes, some new to the demands of XC on this exacting course over two and a half kilometres of energy sapping climbs . It was , despite the threat of rain, a remarkably good day for parents and supporters to witness this splendid turn out from the huge squad of Giffnock Juniors. Lots of amber and blue vests (and blue shorts too!) in both of the junior races and all doing their bit for their teams. Everyone stronger and wiser for the experience.
Thanks to all who helped, supported and made it happen, with special thumbs up to Andy the driver from Abbey Coaches.
Giffnock Senior Women had 2 Teams with Nicole McLeod ,Yvonne McNairn & Jill Smylie
Caroline Gibson ,Kirsteen Haughan & Maureen McVey while Senior men had 3 teams in place
Greg Turner , Andrew Clark ,Chris Greenhalgh & Ted Gourley
Jason Steele, Luke Chamberlain , Chris Marsh & David Sawyer
Neal Gibson , Colin Wylie , Derren Thomson & Stuart MacDonald
Full results at the following link….http://events.scottishathletics.org.uk/events/18215-16731-national-xc-relay-championships and Croy’s Full report , More photos and super analysis to follow too