National cross country relay championships

Report from Gerry.

We had five complete teams and one incomplete team taking part in the Scottish National cross country relay championships at Cumbernauld on Saturday, 27 October. This is the biggest relay event in the Scottish calendar and so you get large numbers of teams taking part and some very high quality runners participating.

In both the men’s and ladies races each runner had to run over a testing 4km course with some inclines and a bit of mud to add to the fun, well it is cross country after all! We were glad to have a fine day for running, spectating and hanging around while waiting our turn to run.

For the ladies we had one team competing (Louise, Judith and Rose). They put in a very creditable performance finishing 45th team out of 60 teams.

In the men’s event our teams positions were, out of 103 finishing teams:

‘A’ (Kieran, Craig, Bruce and Bob) – 20th
‘Vets’ (Russell, Mark, Greig and Liam) – 35th overall and 7th in the vets category
‘C’ (Andy, Rankin, Gerry and Peter) – 56th
‘D’ (John Gilhooly, Stewart, Ollie and John Newlands) – 80th
and a incomplete team of Andrew, Tony and Chris.

Well done to all and we look forward to the next cross country action which will be individual events rather than team relays.