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Cross Country Club Championship Results

With the Cross Country season coming to a close, we can now confirm who our winners and runners up in each age group are. Download the list below.

Full background on our Cross Country Club Championships can be found here.

Congratulations to all winners and runners up who will receive recognition for their achievement at our annual awards presentation night in November. Participation in cross country across the Club has been fantastic this season. We appreciate everyone’s support and enthusiasm, especially during those cold and windy conditions that cross country is famous for!

A big thank you goes to Kenny Neill for organising these championships and also for providing additional cross country training for U13s through to Seniors. We are also grateful to Laurence Baker for organising an extra U11 cross country race at Rozelle to replace the event at Kilmarnock which didn’t go ahead.


Ayrshire XC Relay Championships 2021

35 Ayr Seaforth athletes took part in Saturday’s Ayrshire XC Relay Championships next to Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock. Conditions were good and there were some really strong performances across all age groups. Again, it was great to see athletes and their families come together and enjoy the buzz of cross country competition.

Well done to Sophie, Anna and Iona for taking 1st place in the U15 Girls category and there were a raft of teams who took 2nd place (summary and full details below).

1st Place Teams

Under 15 Girls (Sophie McCallum, Anna Kirk and Iona Hubbard)

2nd Place Teams

Under 11 Boys (Adam Brown, Ben Hall and Riley Fulton)
Under 13 Boys (Lucan Marshall-Watt, Iain MacLean and Ethan Howie)
Under 15 Boys (Fraser McIntyre, Leo Brockie and Alasdair MacLean)
Under 17 Boys (Conor Scobie, Joshua Mirtle and Ewan Pentleton)
Under 17 Girls (Sophie McColm, Islay Hubbard and Sophie McColm again)
Senior Women (Morven Hubbard, Emma Frew and Kirsten Oakley)

Full Results:  Ayrshire XC Relays 2021 Results

Dunnydeer Hill Race

Six of Ayrshire’s finest athletes from Ayr Seaforth took part in the Dunnydeer Hill Race on Sunday, 6th June.

At just over 9 miles, 4,000ft of elevation and a couple of pretty serious descents it proved to be a tough but enjoyable run for all who took part.

Top form from Alasdair Meldrum, Simon Kirk, Iain Pettigrew, Peter Maclean, Ian Morrison and Gillian Hannah for their efforts on the day. 

Photo of Dunnydeer Hill Race participant
Photo: Ian Morrison

West District XC Relays – Kilmarnock – Saturday 12 October 2019


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


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.

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.

Ayrshire Cross Country Championships – Saturday 17 November 2018 – Kilmarnock

This years Ayrshire Cross Country Championships took place at an unusually sunny Kilmarnock on Saturday although conditions underfoot were still slightly soft in places. First up was the U11 races where Seaforth athlete Brady McLean took the Gold medal in the boys race. There was success in both U13 races however with Iona Hubbard taking Gold & Anna Kirk the Silver in the girls race while Ethan Polson took Silver & Daniel Byers Bronze in the boys race. Euan Bell followed this taking Silver in the U15 boys race while Morven Hubbard also took Silver in the U15 girls race. Not to be outdone it was then the turn of Scott Sprang to take Gold & Emma Frew also Gold in the U17 races. The final races of the day were the Seniors where Toni McIntosh won Gold in the womens with twin sister Laura Wallace taking bronze, in the mens race Lewis Ross won bronze while also taking the position of 1st in the U20 section. All in all it was good day for Ayr Seaforth and full results can be found below.

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U11 Boys

Position Name
1st (3rd Team) Brady McLean
8th (3rd Team) Matthew Copland
12th (3rd Team) Finlay Leishman
14th Sam McCrorie
17th Lucan Marshall-Watt
19th Sebastien Ballantyne

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U11 Girls

Position Name
6th Leya Gardiner
7th Jessica Byers

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U13 Boys

Position Name
2nd (1st Team) Ethan Polson
3rd (1st Team) Daniel Byers
5th (1st Team) Connor Scobie
7th (1st Team) Fraser McIntyre

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U13 Girls

Position Name
1st (1st Team) Iona Hubbard
3rd (1st Team) Anna Kirk
5th (1st Team) Sophie McColm
8th Emma McMillan
9th Claire McLaughlin
10th Drew Walker
15th Emma Ablett

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U15 Boys

Position Name
2nd (2nd Team) Euan Bell
4th (2nd Team) Alex Crooks
6th (2nd Team) Joshua Mirtle

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U15 Girls

Position Name
2nd Morven Hubbard
6th Islay Hubbard

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U17 Men

Position Name
1st Scott Sprang

Ayrshire XC 2018 - U17 Women

Position Name
1st Emma Frew

Ayrshire XC 2018 - Senior Men

Position Name
3rd (2nd Team/1st U20) Lewis Ross
4th (2nd Team/1st M40) Kenny Neill
6th (2nd Team) Grahame Hopper
14th (2nd Team) Alasdair Meldrum
23rd (2nd Team) Simon Kirk
27th Iain Pettigrew
31st Peter Laing
32nd Stuart McColm
36th Brian Dunn

Ayrshire XC 2018 - Senior Women

Position Name
1st (1st Team) Toni McIntosh
3rd (1st Team) Laure Wallace
4th (1st Team) Nicola Dunn
9th Gael Neill
12th Ruth Kirk

National Short Course Cross Country Championships – Saturday 10 November 2018 – Lanark

This years National Short Course XC moved to a new venue at Lanark Race Course. This is a cross country race which is run over a much shorter distance than usual making it something of a cross country sprint. It is limited to age groups of U15 and above with the U15 racing over a 2km course, U17 over a 3km course and the U20/Senior over a 4km course. In the U15 Girls race Morven Hubbard took 36th place with sister Islay Hubbard taking 61st place. In the U15 Boys race Alex Crooks completed the course in 24th place with Fergus Muir in 106th. The U17 Women saw the performance of the day from Seaforth with Rosie Davidson (5th place), Emma Frew (13th place) and Evie Mackay (46th place) giving them the team Bronze medal. With there being no U17 men competing from Seaforth on the day it was then the turn of the Seniors. In the Senior Women it was Toni McIntosh who led the way finishing in 22nd place followed by Nicola Dunn in 64th place from a field of 206 competitors. The Senior Men completed the days competition with Grahame Hopper in 170th place, Alasdair Meldrum 268th, Simon Kirk 304th, Craig Brown 309th and Tim Downie 416th.

3rd Place U17 Womens Team-Evie Mackay, Emma Frew, Rosie Davidson

National XC Relays 2018 – Cumbernauld – Saturday 27 October 2018

This years Scottish National XC Relay Championships took place on Saturday at a somewhat mudless Cumbernauld which is extremely unusual. On a day with a bright,sunny sky and low temperatures there was no sign of the mud which is a normal feature of this course but this in no way made it any easier for the competitors who still had to negotiate the rolling hills of the course.
The first race of the day was that of the Young Females where teams of 3 compete with an U13 athlete running the 2500m course first followed by either an U13 or U15 who then hands over to either an U15 or U17. Seaforth had 3 complete teams and an incomplete team competing in this race with Team 1 giving the club their best result of the day with 8th place.
Next up was the Young Males who ran in the same format with there being 3 complete teams and an incomplete team.
With only 2 Senior Women available on the day it was an incomplete team of Gael Riddle & Ruth Kirk who competed in the Masters Women section taking on a 4000m course. The Senior Men were well represented with 3 complete teams taking on the 4 x 4000m course. Full results can be seen in the tables below.

National XC Relays 2018 - Young Females

Team Position Name Time
8th Place (Team 1) Iona Hubbard (u13) 10:03
Morven Hubbard (u15) 10:28 (20:31.1)
Rosie Davidson (u17) 9:37 (30:08.2)
30th Place (Team 2) Anna Kirk (u13) 10:34
Islay Hubbard (u15) 11:11 (21:45.7)
Emma Frew (u17) 9:53 (31:39.2)
45th Place (Team 3) Sophie McColm (u13) 10:43
Katie Murray (u13) 11:00 (21:43.3)
Evie Mackay (u17) 11:08 (2:52.1)
Incomplete Team Sophie McCallum (u13) 10:35
Drew Walker (u13) 12:12 (22:48.7)

National XC Relays 2018 - Young Males

Team Position Name Time
18th Place (Team 1) Adam Currie (u13) 9:48
Alex Crooks (u15) 9:09 (18:58)
Scott Sprang (u17) 8:47 (27:45.7)
74th Place (Team 2) Daniel Byers (u13) 9:54
Connor Scobie (u13) 10:35 (20:30.2)
Max McLean (u17) 10:37 (31:07.5)
80th Place (Team 3) Ethan Polson (u13) 10:10
Calum Moir (u13) 12:06 (22:16)
Euan Bell (u15) 9:16 (31:33.3)
Incomplete Team Fraser McIntyre (u13) 10:42
Joshua Mirtle (u15) 11:10 (21:52.8)

National XC Relays 2018 - Masters Women

Team Position Name Time
Incomplete Team Gael Neill 18:06
Ruth Kirk 19:06 (37:12.9)

National XC Relays 2018 - Senior Men

Team Position Name Time
39th Place (Team 1) Stephen McCrorie (M45) 14:26
Brian Robinson (M40) 13:53 (28:19)
Kenny Neill (M40) 13:16 (41:36)
Grahame Hopper 13:38 (55:15.1)
87th Place (Team 2) Simon Kirk (M45) 15:25
Craig Brown 15:32 (30:57)
Alasdair Meldrum (M45) 15:05 (46:02)
Iain Pettigrew (M50) 15:44 (61:47.5
106th Place (Team 3) Ian Young 15:55
Peter Laing (M55) 17:27 (33:23)
Stuart McColm (M50) 17:46 (51:10)
Stuart McLean (M45) 16:40 (67.50)