Giffnock make it six (again!) at our Tru Wealth Road Races in Greenock

Monday 21st March 2022

Pictured L-R: Eilidh Dallas, Erin Burnett, Freya Scobie, U13G race.
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Provisional results

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The sun shone on Battery Park, Greenock for the return of the Tru Wealth Young Athletes’ Road Races on Sunday.

And while the Covid-forced hiatus in 2021 might have spelled disruption in the continuity of the event, there was certainly some continuity in the junior endurance results, as Giffnock North swept the board to take all six team titles – just three weeks after achieving the same result at the Lindsays National XC in Falkirk.

The individual wins were by a wider spread of clubs, with Garscube Harriers taking two titles (Erin Burnett U13 and Louisa Brown U17) and one apiece for East Kilbride (Angus Wilkinson, U13), Ross County (Caitlyn Heggie, U15), Kilbarchan (Oliver Patton, U15) and Dundee Hawkhill (Warren Lorente, U17).

Of the 18 youngsters to take to the individual podiums, fully half had also been among the top three in their race at the National XC.

For Louisa Brown and Angus Wilkinson, it was a win both times. Also back on the podium, albeit in different orders this time around, were Eilidh Dallas, Howie Allison, Caitlyn Heggie, Freya Campbell, Oliver Patton, Hannah Ryding and Warren Lorente.

It was superb to see such consistency among these young athletes when it comes to racing.

Louisa Brown on her way to U17 victory

But there were also great signs of depth across the club community, with no fewer than 16 different clubs taking home medals from their day out in Inverclyde.

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the day, particularly our hosts Inverclyde Local Athletic Partnership and event partners Tru Wealth; all the officials and volunteers who worked so hard on the day; and of course all the athletes and their coaches and supporters.

Results (provisional at time of writing):

U13 Girls
1. Erin Burnett – Garscube Harriers – 10:35.00
2. Freya Scobie – Giffnock North – 10:38.00
3. Eilidh Dallas – Strathearn Harriers – 10:51.00

U13 Boys
1. Angus Wilkinson – East Kilbride – 9:24.00
2. Calum Dick – Giffnock North – 9:35.00
3. Howie Allison – Team East Lothian – 9:50.00

U15 Girls
1. Caitlyn Heggie – Ross County – 13:41.00
2. Amy Teasdale – Kilbarchan – 13:47.00
3. Freya Campbell – Giffnock North – 13:52.00

U15 Boys
1.Oliver Patton – Kilbarchan – 12:22.00
2. Alasdair Nugent – Giffnock North – 12:29.00
3. Andrew McWilliam – Lasswade 12:32.00

Pictured: U15 Boys

U17 Women
1. Louisa Brown – Garscube Harriers – 16:45.00
2. Hannah Ryding – Giffnock North – 17:05.00
3. Millie Nicholl – Cambuslang – 17:48.00

U17 Men
1. Warren Lorente – Dundee Hawkhill – 15:01.00
2. Fraser Gilmour – VP-Glasgow – 15:04.00
3. Conan Harper – Teviotdale – 15:09.00

Pictured: U17 Men

Team results

U13 Girls
1.Giffnock North (Freya Scobie, Amy Gallagher, Nicole Yates)
2. Harmeny (Nancy Corrie, Carys Melton, Leah Buchan)
3. Falkirk Vics (Emily Christie, Corri Mcgougan, Josie Anderson)

U13 Boys
1. Giffnock North (Calum Dick, Aaron Reid, Patrick Fraser)
2. Team East Lothian (Howie Allison, Jake Page, Joe Smith)
3. East Kilbride (Angus Wilkinson, Rory Charters, Ben Baillie)

U15 Boys
1. Giffnock North (Alasdair Nugent, Oliver MacDonald, Calan Chong)
2. Harmeny (James Wotherspoon, Dair Alexander, Kieran Hardie)
3. Kilbarchan (Oliver Patton, Andrew Shorts, Ryan Fitzpatrick)

U15 Girls
1. Giffnock North (Freya Campbell, Katy Donnelly, Ruth Walsh)
2. Edinburgh (Orlaith Shepherd, Jessica Taylor, Megan McKay)
3. East Kilbride (Rhianna Docherty, Aimee Anderson, Amy Andrew)

U17 Women
1. Giffnock North (Hannah Ryding, Esme Dougall, Valencia Wright)
2. Garscube Harriers (Louisa Brown, Chrissie Francis, Beth Trainer)
3. Falkirk Vics (Katie Christie, Caitlyn Christie, Erin Hendry)

U17 Men
1. Giffnock North (Cameron Deverill, Cameron Green, Reuben Macdonald)
2. Kilmarnock (Jamie Phillips, Jonathon Downey, Jordan Phillips)
3. Kilbarchan (Luke Lindsay, Oliver Peacock, Jack Kennedy)

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