Another busy weekend for Club Athletes at the London Marathon , London Mini -Marathon, Scottish Schools Primary XC & 1st Meet in the YDL League calendar.
We need to start with this :Giffnock North sends massive congratulations to Calum Hawkins from Kilbarchan AAC , Tsegai Tewelde from Shettleston AAC and Calum’s brother Derek Hawkins for outstanding performances and Olympic Selection for two if not 3 of them.How good was that!
Our senior athletes also performed very well in London some making their debut there .We hope you were able to follow all the action as it unfolded on our new Twitter feed
Its good also to note that there is a tradition of performance at the Mini Marathon often reflecting in Senior success
The Club had 4 representatives in the Mini Marathon [ 5 originally as sadly, Hamish Armitt had to withdraw due to injury ]. All performed very well, representing Scotland ,with Erin Wallace taking 5th place and Heather Barnes in 6th. Really good results
Lynn & Charlotte McKenna and Heather Barnes
In the Scottish Schools XC at Kirkcaldy several Giffnock athletes to be highlighted as they raced for their school . Podium places ,Top 10 and Top 20 results and many athletes featuring as counters in their School teams.
Harris Paterson took 1st Place in the P7 Boys A-L race, Isla Ward was 4th in the P7 Girls M-Z section. Rebecca Anderson and Olivia Schenini were counters in the Gold Team Medal position for Hutchesons.
Erin Ward was 2nd in P6 M-Z race and St Cadocs took the 3rd Team prize too
Gordon Wylie was 10th in the P6 [A-L] race, AaronMcGillivray 12th P6 [M-Z] Hugh Shiels was 10th & Joseph McKay 11th in P7 [M-Z]
Yes this event is so large that the Age groups have to be divided into 2 races. Link to the full results below.
The club is aware that School Running clubs ,we have helped to develop and promote as well as the training groups in which these Club athletes work hard ,featuring in these results.
Good results form YDL and many great performances . Full report to follow.