It was an early start on Saturday past for the small group of Harriers making their way to Dundee for the East District Cross Country Championships. This is a prestigious event which attracts athletes from clubs all over the East District. Standards were extremely high with Olympic athlete Freya Murray-Ross competing in the senior ladies event. Conditions were cold but dry with a light covering of snow on the course.
First race for the Harriers was the u13 boys event with Fraser Clyne turning out for the club, completing his one lap course of 3,200m in 13.15, 25th position.
Next up were the u15 girls on their 4,000m one lap course. First in for Harriers was Ishbel Inglis in 18.29, position 28th then Emma Grieve in 20.25, position 37th.
They were followed by the u15 boys running the same distance, again there were 2 runners for the club. First home for the club was Jamie Waugh in 17.08, position 41st then Joseph Tottman in 18.04, position 46th.
There were 2 categories for the ladies, u20 and also senior ladies, Harriers had one runner in each race. Catherine Mercer running the 5,000m course for the u20s finished in 22.52, position 18th. Donna Inglis on the 2 lap 6,400m course for senior ladies finished in 34.36, position 101st.
Last race of the day was the 3 lap 9,600m senior men’s race. There were 3 runners for the club. Craig Grieve finished in 109th position in a time of 38.54, next in Alan Inglis 40.22, position 145th and then Club President Alan Coltman in 48.45, position 235th.
Next up for Harriers a busy weekend with the Menzies race on Saturday and the Christmas Relays on Sunday.