North Hill Champs; McKenna; Unis XC; Lasswade XC

Tuesday 7th November 2017

North District Hill Champs

Copy of Knockfarrel 2017

The North District Hill Champs were staged within the Knockfarrel race at the weekend with more than 80 athletes in action.

There was a win for Ally Beaven of Highland Hill Runners in the men’s race as he came home in 40.44 to win from Gordon Lennox of Inverness Harriers. Taking third was Robbie Paterson of Moray Road Runners.

So the North medals were gold for Lennox, silver for Paterson and bronze for Michael O’Donnell of Inverness Harriers, who was fourth in the race.

Women’s gold in the North District Hill Champs was won by Kirstie Rogan with the Moray Road Runners athlete finishing in 50.28.

Inverness Harriers took the men’s team race gold medals as they won from silver-medallists Highland Hill Runners and bronze-medallists, North Highland Harriers.

All the Knockfarrel results (provisional) are within the download

With thanks to Paul Rogan and Malcolm Patterson


Lynn McKenna with her hill running award (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Staying on the hill running theme, the Eddie Campbell Memorial Medal was among a number of accolades handed out at our FPSG Awards Dinner in Glasgow on Saturday evening.

And young Giffnock North AAC athlete, Lynn McKenna, was the recipient of the trophy from Hugh Buchanan of the Hill Running Commission.

The Eddie Campbell Memorial Medal is awarded each year to an athlete who has shown good form, consistency, sportsmanship and attendance throughout the Scottish hill race season, particularly in relation to age group peers.

Lynn won the Junior Home international U17 race with a superb performance for Scotland at Peebles in September.


Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds celebrate success at the Scottish Unis – photo via Twitter

There was a good turnout of students athletes for the Scottish Unis and Colleges Cross Country Champs on Sunday.

Glasgow Uni Hares and Hounds played host to the event with a muddy and hilly course at Garscube estate in the north of the city proving an ideal venue for challenging races.

Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds picked up the team golds in both men’s and women’s races. Sol Sweeney of Glasgow Uni won the men’s race, over 9K, after a strong challenge from Michael Ferguson of Aberdeen.  Edinburgh’s Sasha Chepelin took a fine bronze medal.

Laura Stark of Edinburgh won the women’s race from her team-mate Beth Hanson. Zoe Bates of Aberdeen was third.



Over 300 runners from around the country descended on Gorebridge at the weekend to take part in the 36th annual Lasswade AC Open Cross Country Meeting.

An army of volunteers had arrived early to prepare the course and set up for what turned out to be an excellent days racing from the U11 age group to the Seniors and Masters.

There is a full report and results on the Lasswade AC website (with a note that there are a couple of issues still being resolved within those provisional results)



Tags: Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds, Giffnock North AAC, Knockfarrel, Lasswade Ac, Laura Stark, Lynn McKenna, North District Hill Champs, Sol Sweeney

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