High five for Gala Harriers

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BY WAY of a sharpener for the nationals, several Gala Harriers took to the Pentland Hills for the Carnethy Five Cross Country on a cold but ultimately beautiful afternoon.

With almost 500 hardy souls in the field, eight Harriers made it around the testing hilly route, led home by Fergus Johnston in a very creditable 36th place overall in 1 hour and 56 seconds.

Excellent and gutsy performances came from Anja Campbell (1.18.52), Martin Clarke (1.19.06), James Purves (1.20.45), Fiona Shepherd (1.23.09), Dave Nightingale (1.23.52), Alison Wilson (1.23.55) and Shelagh King (1.46.31). National results on page 81.