East District CC Relays

Livingston

Sunday 13th October 2013

The winning Masters Ladies team

The East District relays which took place on Sunday 13th at a bright but cold and windy Livingston heralded the start of the Cross Country season which continues throughout the winter culminating in the Scottish National Championships at Callendar Park in February.

The relays provide a short, sharp taster for the season ahead and on a predominantly dry though twisty and undulating course, the introduction was not quite as traumatic as in past years, especially with this being a new experience for many of the athletes.

Though a number of runners produced fine individual performances, all were eclipsed by the veteran Ladies team who finished top in their category to collect well-deserved gold medals and also finishing a superb 8th overall beating many fancied seniors ladies including the senior harrier’s ladies team.

With the sun shining on them lead-off Beryl Junnier set a top 20 fastest race time of 15:54minutes for a lap of the undulating course to hand over in 8th position. Middle leg runner Nicola Flynn ran a typically dogged lap to keep the team in contention and hand over to Fiona Matheson who stormed home in producing the 6th fastest time of the day to win by almost a minute from Gala Harriers who ended up in 12th place.

The complete set of results can be found here


Senior Females
Team
Final Team Position
Athlete
Athlete Position
Time
Team Time
C
8
Beryl Junnier
9
15:54
15:54
Vets
Nicola Flynn
14
17:33
33:27
 
Fiona Matheson
8
15:04
48:31
A
11
Megan Wright
15
16:11
17:09
 
Lorna Kennedy
11
16:48
32:59
 
Robin Maxtone
11
16:26
49:25
B
Alison Marven
34
18:41
18:41
    Gill Inglis
29
18:37
37:18


Senior Males
Team
Final Team Position
Athlete
Athlete Position
Time
Team Time
A
9
Dale Colley
7
13:12
13:12
    Alec Davidson
8
13:28
26:40
   
Euan Martin
7
13:58
40:38
    Stuart Douglas
9
15:17
55:55
C
17
Michael McQuaid
21
14:32
14:32
    Colin D Thomson
25
15:01
29:33
    John Martin
31
17:18
46:51
    Alexander Watson
33
16:58
1:03:49
B
48
John Brogan
24
14:34
14:34
    Alastair McCallum
40
17:30
32:04
    David Bunyan
42
19:24
51:28
    John Denholm
44
19:17
1:10:45
D
  Andrew Gibson
48
16:31
16:31