Harriers head for Hollybush

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The annual handicapped Gala Harriers Hollybush 10k is always a popular club event, and this year 35 Harriers and two guests competed over the 6.2 miles course from the Academy up to the Rink Farm and back.

Result: 1, Anne Purves 63 minutes 30 seconds (actual time); 2, Susan Howell 61.49; 3, Lynn Taylor 56.06.

On Sunday, the club’s junior athletes competing for the first time at the National Relay Championships at Grangemouth.

Rhiannon Fagan, Christie Rout and Susanna Godfrey-Fawcett finished their heat of the Under-14 girls’ 800m relay in eight minutes 28.45 seconds and in the Under-14 boy’s 800m, the A-team of Andrew Hogg, Jamie Logan and Rory Williams, finished 6th in 7.37.94.

Jason McIntosh, Joe Agnew and an injured Thomas Otton came fourth in their heat of the Under-16 boys’ 800m relay in 6.41.61 and completed the final in 6.49.24.

Top marks for the day go to Wayne McIntosh who celebrated Fathers’ Day with a gold medal in the 35 years+ age category 1500m with a run of 4.35, his first championship medal. A little earlier in the month, Bob Marshall continued his haul of veteran medals with the first prize in the Vintage Vets category at the Haddington 10K Jamie McGowan came 24th in a big field.