A fine performance by the Kilbarchan
Athletic Club team in the 4th and final meeting of the Scottish Mens League
Division 2 at Grangemouth last weekend. They were clear winners on the
daywhich ensured winning the League overall and with it, promotion to the
top Division for next year.
Event winners included Conor McNulty the 1500metres (4.09.31) and the 3000m
Steeplechase (9.35.64), Kevin Cormes the 800m (1.59.95) and Connor Henderson
the 400m Hurdles (55.55s). In the Field events, winners included Jack
Lochans (6.67m Long Jump), while the 4x400metres relay team of Connor
Henderson, James Quinn, Craig Haxton and Kevin Cornes were winners in
There were also notable performances by Tony Daffurn 2nd in the 100m and 3rd
in the Triple Jump, Jack Lochans 2nd in the High Jump,James Quinn 2nd in the
200m, Paul Leck 2nd in the 10K, Blair Crawford 3rd in the 400m, Andrew
Cunningham 3rd in the Javelin.
Last Friday at the British Milers Club meeting at Scotstoun, 3 Kilbarchan
club records were broken. Claire Gibson improved her best to set a new 1500m
record of 4.13.56, Gavin McArdle smashed the 4 minute barrier and under 17
boys club record with a time of 3.57.84 while in the 5000m, Elspeth Curran's
time of 16.38.27, was just inside her previous best and club record.
On the roads, Hayley Haining had a superb run at the Helensburgh 1/2
Marathon, not just winning the Womens race, but wqinning overall in
74minutes 30 seconds with Kilbarchan clubmate Gemma Rankin also having a
fine run, finishing 2nd Woman in 77.07.
The ultra runners have also been in action recently with husband and wife
John and Katrina Kynaston in action at separate events. John competed in the
Lakeland 100, covering 105miles in the Lake District area and was 82nd out
of 163 finishers in 34 hours 33minutes, 59 seconds. Katrina was 59th out of
131 starters in the Devil o' the Highlands race from Tyndrum to Fort
William, time 8 hours 55minutes 51 seconds.