Jan 262020
.. and they’re off!

The third race in the Central Athletic Club’s 2019-20 Cross-Country Series was held in excellent conditions on Saturday 25 January at Fintry Rugby Club. With good conditions underfoot the 1.5 kilometre course saw a field of some 31 youngsters showcasing the local talent.

Connor Bell was again to the fore throughout to finish in overall first place in 4 minutes 51 seconds and lead home the Under-15 Boys age group ahead further gutsy runs from Euan Docherty (5:15) and Ross Lawrie (5:37).

This was Catriona Kane’s first race in this season’s Series and here she led home the Girls to finish as top Under-15 on the day with 5:41. Zosia Paddon has been an ever present so far in the Series and was rewarded with her best placing as second Under-15 Girl (6:04) while Scarlett Roy (6:26) also added to her reputation with third place in this age group.

There was another good turnout of Under-13 Boys with Aaron Middleton (5:34) showing great form to lead ahead of an improved run by Alex Dunlop (5:58). Fergus Young (6:01) again showed his promise ahead of a good race between Logan Bell (6:49), Scott Hill (6:52) and Conall Paterson (6:55) while newcomer Logan Paterson showed good determination to finish with 7:53.

The Under-13 Girls age group again proved to be competitive with Niamh McKinlay taking first with 6:15 closely followed by another fine effort by Leah Brown (6:20), and a flying finish from Emma Anderson (6:26). Loren Stewart (6:29) finished close-up while Robyn McKerracher (6:54) showed further improvement.

Jake Drummond reversed previous results to win the Under-11 Boys category with an excellent 6:06 and with Finlay McGregor (6:11) and Joel Gillan (6:14) finishing in close order this is turning into a very competitive age group. Cole Johnston (6:50) and Noah McIntyre-Sim (7:24) proved the strength in depth of the Under-11 Boys.

Fia Watkin (6:26) was the pick of the Under-11 Girls age group ahead of further strong runs from newcomer Lucy Ronald (6:36) and Dara Clark (6:41). Ciara Middleton (6:57) had another good run and Nora Thompson showed advancement with 8:08.

Jessica Walker led home the Under-9 category with a strong 8:04 run ahead of another fine effort from Summer Johnston (8:09) and it was Zachary Walker who pushed into the rankings with his 8:22 effort in the Under-9 Boys race.

Thanks are again due to David Eckersley and Raymond Milne and the small army of helpers who provided another excellent event on behalf of Central Athletic Club. Full results below.

1Connor BellU15B4.51
2Euan DochertyU15B5.15
3Aaron MiddletonU13B5.34
4Ross LawrieU15B5.37
5Catriona KaneU15G5.41
6Alex DunlopU13B5.58
7Fergus YoungU13B6.01
8Zosia PaddonU15G6.04
9Jake DrummondU11B6.06
10Finlay MacGregorU11B6.11
11Joel GillanU11B6.14
12Niamh McKinlayU13G6.15
13Leah BrownU13G6.20
14Emma AndersonU13G6.26
15Fia WatkinU11G6.26
16Scarlett RoyU15G6.26
17Loren StewartU13G6.29
18Lucy RonaldU11G6.36
19Dara ClarkU11G6.41
20Logan BellU13B6.49
21Cole JohnstonU11B6.50
22Scott HillU13B6.52
23Robyn McKerracherU13G6.54
24Conall PatersonU13B6.55
25Ciara MiddletonU11G6.57
26Noah McIntyre-SimU11B7.24
27Logan PatersonU13B7.53
28Jessica WalkerU9G8.04
29Nora ThompsonU11G8.08
30Summer JohnstonU9G8.09
31Zachary WalkerU9B8.22
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