1st East District Cross Country League – Stirling

Saturday 19 October 2013

Photos from Alan Clyne to follow soon

Teviotdale Harriers travelled by minibus to the recent league race at Stirling, not the greatest weather for travelling with heavy rain most of the journey.

The weather did not improve on arrival at Stirling resulting in everyone being wet before they even raced, but this did not seem to dampen the spirits of anyone.

First up was Duncan Little on his first league race in the Under 11 boys and girls, crossing the line in a time of 6.49.  The Under 13 boys and girls were next up with 6 harriers taking the line; seasoned runner Fraser Clyne coming in 21st in 11.00, our girls team following soon after, all new to the district league; Connie Lothian 13.42, Carly Blakie 14.00 closely followed by Jenny Sharp 14.02, Lucy Ash and Lucy Graham completing the team in 14.51 and 14.59.

Senior and Junior Ladies and Under 17 boys started off next with the weather easing a bit, but under foot conditions were muddy.  Catherine Mercer and Lauren Corbett both started well with Catherine finishing in 70th position 28.09.  Unfortunately Lauren had to pull out due to an injury. Harry Marshall also competed at this distance in 24.38.

The rain decided to reappear just in time for our Under 15 boys and girls getting organised to start their two loop course, conditions were not the best but all five runners had an excellent race Jamie Waugh 12.43, followed by Ishbel Inglis 13.09 in 27th position, David Mercer 15.32 and Kieran Pringle had a wee battle out on the course with Kieran crossing the line first in 15.02, with  Emma Grieve (15.38) finishing well also in 42nd place .

Last up for the day as the sun came out were the Senior and Junior men.  252 competitors taking on the 5.5 mile, 3 lap course, with underfoot conditions very soft and slippery in places.  Craig Grieve (35.45) 97th overall, Alan Inglis (37.38) 141st place, Kyle Potts (40.03) 177th place, Alex Corbett (42.42) his first league race for a few years taking 212th place and Club President Alan Coltman 234th place (45.04).

Well done to everyone who came and took part and also the travelling supporters, a good day was had by all despite the wet weather.

Report by Sylvia Grieve