REPORT from Frank McKenna

 

SIAB Update – Terrific performances from all of our girls yesterday in the SIAB International from the spectacular venue of Margam Park in Port Talbot. On a technically challenging and undulating course, made even more difficult by the 20 degree heatwave in Wales – all of our girls dug deep and scrapped for every place in all 3 races. To summarise: –

In the Junior Girls race (Under 15) over 4090m, Kate Richardson fought every step of the way and finished in an excellent 15th place – supplying a tremendous finishing surge to pip one of her Welsh rivals on the line and gain an additional valuable point for her team. Scotland finished in Silver medal position in this race.

In the Middle Girls (Under 17) race over 4610m, Giffnock supplied a remarkable 50% of the Scottish team members. Heather Barnes , Lynn McKenna ,Charlotte McKenna and Sofia Kirkpatrick  all made huge contributions to the Scottish team finishing in Silver Medal position. Again, all 4 girls battled it out for every hard earned place throughout the race and their efforts resulted in the following individual placings: –
Heather Barnes  9th, Lynn McKenna  13th, Charlotte McKenna  20th and Sofia Kirkpatrick 26th.

Last, but certainly not least, in the Senior Girls (Under 20) race over 5220m, Erin Wallace produced another outstanding individual performance to win individual gold and lead her team home to Silver position.

Full results are available at the following URL: –

http://welshresults.athletics-uk.org

Thanks Frank for the Report and the photographs including some from Gordon Richardson

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