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West District XC Relays – Kilmarnock – Saturday 12 October 2019

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The first race of the 2019 cross country season took place at a very muddy Kilmarnock on Saturday. This was a chance for those new to this type of running to get their teeth into a true cross country course that had plenty of mud and the infamous Kilmarnock swamp. There was a healthy turnout from Seaforth with the Senior Men being particularly well represented.

The Junior races take place over a 2500m course with 3 athletes per team. The first runner is an under 13 athlete with leg 2 allowing for either an u13 or u15 and leg 3 being an u15 or u17. The Senior Womens race comprises of teams of 3 athletes each taking on a 4000m course and the Senior Men being teams of 4 athletes taking on the same 4000m course.

In the Junior Girls race the Seaforth team of Iona Hubbard, Sophie McColm and Morven Hubbard took a creditable 5th place with the 2nd Seaforth team taking 27th place in a 48 complete team field.

The Junior Boys race saw the first Seaforth team home in 18th place with the 2nd team taking 24th, the 3rd team 26th of 47 complete teams.

In the Senior Womens race Seaforth saw teams home in 10th and 48th place.

The Senior Mens race saw a massive 70 complete teams take part with Seaforth taking 12th, 21st, 45th and 59th places.

Full individual times are shown below.

Junior Girls - West District XC Relays 2019

Team Position / TimeName / Age GroupLap Time
5th / 31.34Iona Hubbard / U1310.09
Sophie McColm / U1510.55
Morven Hubbard / U1710.30
27th / 34.49Sophie McCallum / U1310.21
Clare McLaughlin / U1511.28
Lucy Stanley / U1713.00

Junior Boys - West District XC Relays 2019

Team Position / TimeAthlete / Age GroupLap Time
18th / 29.43Daniel Byers / U1310.28
Evan Kelly / U1510.01
Euan Bell / U179.14
24th / 30.31Fraser McIntyre / U1310.33
Fergus Muir / U1510.51
Alex Crooks / U179.07
26th / 30.44Roddy Crean / U1310.52
Ethan Polson / U159.36
Nathan McColm / U1710.16
Incomplete TeamBrady McLean / U1311.18
Connor Scobie / U1511.12
Incomplete TeamSam McCrorie / U1313.11

Senior Women - West District XC Relays 2019

Team Position / TimeAthlete Lap Time
10th / 50.42Toni McIntosh15.43
Gael Neill18.18
Laura Wallace16.41
48th / 66.18Ruth Kirk22.04
Gillian Hannah21.16
Kirsty Green22.58

Senior Men - West District XC Relays 2019

Team Position / TimeAthleteLap Time
12th / 56.10Lewis Ross13.25
Daniel Graham14.03
Grahame Hopper14.10
Scott Sprang14.32
21st / 59.01Brian Robinson14.21
Stephen McCrorie14.58
Alasdair Meldrum15.49
Kenneth Neill13.53
45th / 66.10Iain Pettigrew16.45
Stuart McLean15.53
Simon Kirk16.44
Alasdair Armstrong16.48
59th / 69.18Laurence Baker17.39
Barry Duddy16.31
Tim Downie17.57
Ian Young17.11

 

Ayr Seaforth Club Championships 2019

This years Club championships took place recently and after an excellent day of competition the recipients of this years Club Championships winners & runners up trophies was decided.

The winners and runners up were as follows:-

U9 Boys

Winner – Louis Gibson

U11 Boys

Winner – David Ness                                      Runner Up – Ricco Begnor

U13 Boys

Winner – Alfie Murphy                                  Runner Up – Daniel Byers

U15 Boys

Winner – Jack McKinnon                              Runner Up – Jacob McLellan

U17 Men

Winner – Sammy Jones                                  Runner Up – Toby Nixon

U20/Senior Men

Winner – Callum Meldrum                           Runner Up – Jordan Tennent

U9 Girls

Winner – Ebony Taylor                                  Runner Up – Emily Muir

U11 Girls

Winner – Lemoni Allan-McGlaughlin        Runner Up – Laurie McAlpine

U13 Girls

Winner – Grace Dunlop                                 Runner Up – Millie Baker

U15 Girls

Winner – Abbie Rankine                               Runner Up – Catriona McLean

U17 Women

Winner – Sophie Slider                                  Runner Up – Morven Hubbard

U20/Senior Women

Winner – Ruth Kirk

Full results can be found here

 GIRLS/WOMEN

BOYS/MEN

CCL Land O’Burns Road Race 2019

A busy week of competition was started by this years CCL Land O’Burns 10k Road Race which took place last Wednesday and had an increase in entrants to over 300. This no doubt is in a large part due to the excellent sponsorship of the event given by CCL Logistics of Troon with increased cash prizes for the first 3 finishers in both the male and female categories, additional spot prizes and goodie bags being given to all participants.

Conditions on the night were excellent with dry, sunny weather being the order of the day for a race which starts on the sea front at Seafield then winds its way through Doonfoot & Alloway past Burns Cottage before coming to a conclusion within the Old Racecourse.

In the mens race it was Sean Chalmers of Inverness Harriers who took the title with a new course record of 31:17.5 followed by Stuart Gibson (31:58.7) of Cambuslang Harriers and Colin Whitby (34:49.9) of Irvine Running Club. The womens race also a new course record of 36:59.0 set by Toni McIntosh of Ayr Seaforth AC who was also 12th overall. Second place in the womens race went to Julie Beveridge (40:27.7) of Calderglen Harriers whilst third place went to Andreea Petrescu (41:43.1) who ran as unattached.

Full results for all finishers can be found HERE

Mens Winner Sean Chalmers
Womens Winner Toni McIntosh

Scottish National Cross Country Championships 2019 – Falkirk

This years Scottish National Cross Country Championships took place today at the regular venue of Callendar Park, Falkirk in somewhat different conditions from what we are used to for most of the event. Gone was the wind, rain, mud and even the snow and athletes were instead greeted with unseasonably warm and very dry conditions although the rain did arrive before the event concluded.

Ayr Seaforth were again well represented from the U13 age group through to the Seniors in what was the largest field ever at the nationals. with the total number of entries put at 2458 it was the largest since the mens and womens Championships were combined in 1993-94.

First up was the U13 Girls who raced over a 3100m course where 146 athletes completed the course. Seaforth athletes were Iona Hubbard (12th-13:37), Anna Kirk (33rd-4:15), Sophie McCallum (38th-14:20), Sophie McColm (57th-4:50) and Katie Murray (72nd-15:19) with the Seaforth team narrowly missing out on a bronze medal taking 5th place overall.

The U13 Boys had the same 3100m course with a field of 185 contestants. Evan Kelly (38th-13:10) was first home followed by Ethan Polson (53rd-3:26), Daniel Byers (64th-3:37), Fraser McIntyre (75th-13:46) and Callum Moir (77th-13:47).

The U15 athletes had a slightly longer 4100m course for both girls & boys with the girls running first. Morven Hubbard (1st-17:10) led the way from the only other Seaforth entrant who was her sister Islay Hubbard (72nd-19:00).
The U15 Boys saw sole Seaforth representative Euan Bell (43rd-15:51).

The last Junior Seaforth athlete of the day was U17 Woman Emma Frew who claimed 28th-28:54 over the 6000m course.

Sandwiching the U20 races were the Senior athletes with the Senior Women taking to the stage first over the 10000m course. A massive field of 319 completed the race with Gael Neill (159th-53:09) and Kirsty Green (313th-70:03).

The Senior mens race had an even bigger field of 719 athletes with the hardy Seaforth team taking 28th team position overall. Individual places and times were Kenneth Neill (91st-39:04), Stephen McCrorie (294th-44:37), Stuart McClean (314th-45:04), Alasdair Meldrum (320th-45:3), Simon Kirk (370th-46:24), Iain Pettigrew (48:32), Laurence Baker (571st-51:15), Ian Morrison (618th-53:09), Stuart McColm (631st-53:45) and Peter Laing (664th-55:11).

For most this will be the end of the cross country season and some may have a well deserved break before they get down to the serious business of the 2019 track season. Many thanks to all of the coaches who have prepared the athletes over the winter for these Championships.

National Indoor Age Group Championships 2019 – The Emirates, Glasgow

This years Indoor National Age Group Championships have been taking place over the last two weekends and Ayr Seaforth have been well represented throughout the age groups. A total of five medals were won by Seaforth athletes with U13 athlete Grace Dunlop excelling and taking home 2 medals. In the U13 age group Iona Hubbard took Gold in the 1500m and Grace Dunlop won Silver in 200m & Bronze in 60m. Senior woman Carolyn Harvey continued her National success taking Gold in the Triple Jump but it was an U15 athlete who shone brightest with Libby White taking part in her first ever Triple Jump. What makes Libby’s performance all the more incredible is that this was her first ever Triple Jump competition in which she fouled with her first attempt and then broke the Scottish Indoor Record for her age group with her first ever counting jump! Congratulations go to all medal winners from everyone at Ayr Seaforth.

LIBBY WHITE

U13 Girls National Indoor Championships 2019

Name Event Result
Grace Dunlop 60m(H3)qualified
60m(S/F)qualified
60m(Final)
200m(H1)qualified
200m(S/F)qualified
200m(Final)
1st (8.51s)
1st (8.38s)
3rd (8.38s)
1st (27.64s)
1st (27.61s)
2nd (27.64s)

Emma Ablett 60m(H2)
200m(H5)
5th= (9.32s)
5th (31.64s)
Hannah Slider 60m(H5)
Long Jump
8th (9.86s)
26th (3.31m)
Reese Devine 60m(H6)
200m(H4)
6th (9.33s)
5th (32.47s)
Sophie McCallum 200m(H2)qualified
200m(S/F)
800m(H3)
3rd (29.76s)
5th (30.80s)
1st (2:35.55)
Anna Kirk 800m(H4) 7th (2:32.37)
Iona Hubbard 1500m 1st (5:13.78)

U13 Boys National Indoor Championships 2019

Name Event Result
Alfie Murphy 60m(H1)qualified
60m(S/F)qualified
60m(Final)
200m(H6)qualified
200m(S/F)
2nd (8.80s)
4th (8.76s)
8th (8.92s)
2nd (29.49s)
5th (29.74s)
Findlay Muir 60m(H2)
200m(H4)
7th (9.61s)
5th (31.85s)

U15 Girls National Indoor Championships 2019

Name Event Result
Jenna Beswick 60mH(H1)qualified
60mH(S/F)
60m(H6)qualified
4th (10.23s)
6th (10.12s)
6th (8.82s)
Abbie Rankine 60mH(H3) 6th (11.68s)
Kendal Tribe 60m(H1)
300m(H1)
6th (9.25s)
6th (48.74s)
Eve Beswick 300m(H1) 5th (48.52s)
Emma McMillan 800m(H3)
High Jump
5th (2:33.90)
13th (1.38m)
Sophie McColm 800m(H4) 4th (2:38.27)
Erin Ramsay 200m(H5)qualified
200m(S/F)qualified
200m(Final)
1st (27.06s)
1st (27.24s)
5th (26.75s)
Catriona McLean 200m(H9)qualified
200m(S/F)
High Jump
2nd (29.13s)
5th (29.64s)
12th (1.43m)
Libby White Long Jump
Triple Jump
6th (4.87m)
1st (11.07m)
NEW SCOTTISH RECORD

U15 Boys National Indoor Championships 2019

Name Event Result
Connor Scobie 800m(H2) 6th (2:35.26)

U17 Women National Indoor Championships 2019

Name Event Result
Gemma Bruce 300m(H1)qualified
300m(S/F)
3rd (42.80s)
6th (43.85s)
Sophie Slider 300m(H2)qualified
300m(S/F)
2nd (42.59s)
4th (43.38s)

U20 Women National Indoor Championships 2019

Name Event Result
Kirsten McClymont 200m(H4) 3rd (27.90s)

Senior Women National Indoor Championships 2019

Name Event Result
Aimee McGinley 60m(H1) 7th (8.24s)
Kirsten McClymont 200m(H4) 6th (27.87s)
Carolyn Harvey Triple Jump 1st (12.08m)

Senior Men National Indoor Championships 2019

name Event Result
Fraser McKenzie 60m(H2)
200m(H4)
Long Jump
6th (8.70s)
5th (29.12s)
13th (4.92m)

West District Cross Country Championships – Kilmarnock – Saturday 8 December 2018

This years West District Cross Country Championships took place at a very wet and muddy Kilmarnock yesterday. While the strong winds of earlier in the week had gone the mud was as bad as ever with the rain returning before the event finished.
The first race of the day was the U13 Girls race which unfortunately was victim to an error on the course where the runners were marshalled over a far shorter course than the 3200m they were supposed to run, the organisers however decided that the results stood which saw Ayr Seaforth off to a good start with Iona Hubbard taking second place with the team of Iona Hubbard, Anna Kirk & Sophie McCallum taking the Team Silver medals.
The U13 Boys followed and this time there was no marshalling mistakes. Over the 3200m course the Seaforth team of Ethan Polson, Calum Moir & Daniel Byers took 5th place overall.
The U15 Girls was the next race which was over a longer course of some 4000m and this was followed by the U15 Boys who took on the same distance.
The next race where Seaforth was represented was the U17 Women over 5500m and it was in this race we saw the performance of the day with Rosie Davidson taking the Gold medal.
The Senior Women then took on the same 8500m course that the Senior would run in the last race of the day with the U17 Men competing on the 5500m course in between these races.

Cross country now takes a break until the National Championships which are in Falkirk towards the end of February.

West District XC 2018 - U13 Girls

Position Name Time
2 (Team Silver) Iona Hubbard 5:01
12 (Team Silver) Anna Kirk 5:10
16 (Team Silver) Sophie McCallum 5:17
17 Sophie McColm 5:20
20 Katie Murray 5:21
28 Emma McMillan 5:31

West District XC 2018 - U13 Boys

Position Name Time
20 Ethan Polson 13:23
23 Calum Moir 13:39
29 Daniel Byers 13:52
37 Fraser McIntyre 14:07

West District XC 2018 - U15 Girls

Position Name Time
26 Morven Hubbard 19:01
48 Islay Hubbard 20:57

West District XC 2018 - U15 Boys

Position Name Time
43 Joshua Mirtle 8:53

West District XC 2018 - U17 Women

Position Name Time
1 Rosie Davidson 2:02
5 Emma Frew 22:57

West District XC 2018 - Senior Women

Position Name Time
12 Toni McIntosh 37:05
15 Nicola Dunn 38:24
90 Ruth Kirk 48:05
122 Kirsty Green 58:25

West District XC 2018 - U17 Men

Position Name Time
8 Scott Sprang 20:40

West District XC 2018 - Senior Men

Position Name Time
27 Kenny Neill 33:02
52 Grahame Hopper 35:02
150 Simon Kirk 40:25
178 Iain Pettigrew 42:12
190 Tim Downie 43:30
194 Laurence Baker 43:41
227 Brian Dunn 48:57


British Athletics Cross Challenge – Saturday 24 November 2018 – Sefton Park, Liverpool

A sizeable group from Ayr Seaforth made the now annual trip to Liverpool this weekend to compete in the 3rd leg of this seasons British Cross Country Challenge which is a series of races in Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Belfast and Loughborough. Points are awarded for finishing places in each race with the season winners decided in the final race at Lougborough by accumulated points totals. The race at Liverpool was also the trials for this seasons European Championships with the UK team at the older age groups being decided. The Seaforth performance of the day was in the U13 Girls race where Iona Hubbard came home in 16th place although this was only 2 places better than U17 Woman Rosie Davidson who took 18th place in her race.
In the U13 Girls race Seaforth had 5 girls competing resulting in Iona Hubbard (16th), Anna Kirk (26th), Sophie McCallum (28th), Sophie McColm (41st) and Drew Walker (78th) while in the U13 Boys it was Daniel Byers (48th), Calum Moir (60th) and Connor Scobie (74th).
The U15 Girls saw the other two Hubbard sisters running with Morven Hubbard (60th) and Islay Hubbard (102nd), in the U15 Boys Euan Bell was 69th with Alex Crooks (117th) and Fergus Muir (119th).
The U17 Womens race had Rosie Davidson (18th), Emma Frew (25th) and Evie Mackay (75th). The U17 Men race which was won by Hamish Armitt of Giffnock North saw Scott Sprang (63rd) and Max McLean (119th).

There was only a solo Senior athlete from Ayr Seaforth competing on the day and this was Ruth Kirk in the Senior Womens race where she completed the gruelling course in 193rd position.