Saturday, April 04, 2020

Scottish Masters Cross Country

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock was the venue on Saturday 3rd February for the Scottish Masters Cross Country championship for athletes aged 40+.

Five of our athletes bravely tackled what was an extremely challenging course with the mud, steep hills and obstacles combining to provide a real test of their strength and endurance.

Peter Jardine (Vet 50) was 16th out of 84 in his age category and 86th overall out of 237 finishers. Tom Ord (Vet 60) was 160th, Duncan Thompson (Vet 45) 165th and Sandy Gardner (Vet 45) 210th.

In the female’s race, Louise Gibson (Vet 45) finished 12th in her age category and 42nd overall in a field of 106 finishers.

For those Masters who did not fancy the outdoors, the Emirates Indoor arena was the venue on Sunday 4th February for the Scottish Masters Indoor championships for athletes aged 35+.

Lisa Doyle (Vet 35) was 1st in the 400m (61.18) and 1st in the 200m (27.73), Claire Thompson (Vet 40) was 2nd in the 800m (2.39.19) and Mhairi Porterfield (Vet 35) was 1st in the shot (13.15m)

Well done to everyone who competed at the weekend.


Ralph Connolly