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The first race in the Central Athletic Club’s 2019-20 cross country series was held on Saturday 30 November in frosty conditions with bright sunshine, on a flat course of some 2 kilometres at Airthrey Castle, Stirling University with a field of 27 runners braving the cold conditions.

And they’re off …

Euan Docherty’s strong running brought him home in first place with a tasty 7 minutes 22 seconds, leading home fellow Under-15 Ross Lawrie who showed continued improvement with 7:56. Joshua Kennedy also looked in good form as he led home the Under-13 Boys with 7:32 ahead of Aaron Middleton’s fine effort of 7:48. There were further noteworthy performances from the Under-13 Boys through Alex Dunlop (8:12), Fergus Young (8:18), Jamie Connor (8:50), Conall Paterson (9:40) and Scott Hill (10:05). Finlay MacGregor (9:10) proved to be the class of the Under-11 Boys race with Oscar Underwood (10:48), Arthur Carrie (10:57) and Gabriel Stewart (11:40) all laying down targets for the future.

Amongst the girls it was Under-15 runner Amy Cully who led the pack home with a gutsy 7:45 performance ahead of further strong runs from Summer MacLean (7:53), Leona Melville (8:23), Zosia Paddon (8:42), Tara Mathewson (9:05) and Scarlett Roy (9:17). Loren Stewart’s fine effort (8:47) saw her at the head of the Under-13 Girls with Niamh McKinlay (8:52) producing another strong challenge in this age group, as did Emma Anderson (9:18). Dara Clark should be pleased with her 9:24 effort to lead the Under-11 Girls to the finish ahead of another fine effort by Ciara Middleton (10:10). The three Under-9 Girls were not daunted by the cold weather or their older opponents and finished closely together with Eilidh Connor (11:25) taking the honours ahead of Hannah Cowley (11:36) and Jessica Walker (11:56).

Thanks are due to Derek Easton, Raymond Milne and indeed all the helpers who made this another successful event.

No. Name Age Group Time
136 Euan Docherty U15B 7.22
233 Joshua Kennedy U13B 7.32
32 Amy Cully U15G 7.45
221 Aaron Middleton U13B 7.48
34 Summer MacLean U15G 7.53
99 Ross Lawrie U15B 7.56
210 Alex Dunlop U13B 8.12
236 Fergus Young U13B 8.18
222 Leona Melville U15G 8.23
129 Zosia Paddon U15G 8.42
105 Loren Stewart U13G 8.47
228 Jamie Connor U13B 8.50
223 Niamh McKinlay U13G 8.52
98 Tara Mathewson U15G 9.05
143 Finlay MacGregor U11B 9.10
101 Scarlett Roy U15G 9.17
164 Emma Anderson U13G 9.18
48 Dara Clark U11G 9.24
100 Conall Paterson U13B 9.40
217 Scott Hill U13B 10.05
218 Ciara Middleton U11G 10.10
156 Oscar Underwood U11B 10.48
162 Arthur Carrie U11B 10.57
225 Eilidh Connor U9G 11.25
182 Hannah Cowley U9G 11.36
216 Gabriel Stewart U11B 11.40
64 Jessica Walker U9G 11.56
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