Giffnock turn yellow into gold with four wins at West District XC Relays

Sunday 9th October 2022

GB international Duncan Robinson on his way to Relays success for Giffnock North AC ahead of Andy Douglas of Inverclyde AC (photo by Bobby Gavin)

West District CC Relay Champs 2022 Results Summary Provisional

Giffnock North AC were our host club at Kings Park on the south side of Glasgow today as the Lindsays Cross Country Season returned for the West District.

And Giffnock remarkably topped the podium in four of the six relay races on a splendid day for those in yellow.

Victory in the Young Females race set the tone for Giffnock and they also posted wins in the Young males, the Senior Men and the Masters Women’s races.

It was an excellent start to the Lindsays Cross Country Season for all involved and thanks are due to all our helpers and volunteers – as well as those who raced in their hundreds over a tough course with hills as well as numerous twists and turns.

Giffnock actually went 1-2 with their A and B teams for both age groups races. Kilbarchan AAC took third in the Young Females event and Garscube Harriers in the Young Males.

The winning teams were: Cameron Mitchell, Callum  Dick and Craig Shennan and Eilidh Caldow, Freya Campbell and Esme Dougall.

Shettleston Harriers looked a strong team on paper in the Women’s race and so it proved thanks to the runs of Aoife Carr, Hannah Terrance and Fionnuala Ross. Inverclyde AC took silvers and Giffnock the bronzes.

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The Women’s and Men’s podiums at Kings Park (photos by Bobby Gavin)

The Men’s race saw the top three teams dominate from quite early on and only the order of medallists was in doubt.

Giffnock duly took it over the closing stages from Inverclyde with Kilbarchan AAC in third. Giffnock’s winning team was Cameron Green, Reuben Macdonald, Conan Harper and Duncan Robinson.

Giffnock further landed the golds in the Women’s Masters race with their team featuring Mary McCutcheon, Jill Smillie and Allie Chong.

Garscube claimed another set of medals there with the silvers and West End Road Runners took home the bronzes – we make that the club’s first medals at this level.

The Masters Men’s race was well contested across the mud and hills and when it concluded it was Garscube Harriers taking the golds thanks to the runs of James McLeod, Gary Matthew, John Coyle and Donald McPartland.

Cambuslang Harriers were silver medallists this time with the bronzes headed to Greenock Glenpark Harriers.

Big thank you to host club Giffnock and a number of other volunteers who helped make the Lindsays West District XC Relays feel like an ideal start to the season.

Tags: Giffnock North, Kings Park, Lindsays Cross Country Season, West District XC Relays

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