A fine day out as Giffnock North counts medal haul

Luke Trayner
Luke Trayner

The sun shone on Giffnock North’s cross country runners at a muddy Bellahouston Park in the Scottish Short Course Cross Country Championships recently.

The u15 girls 2k race was won by Giffnock’s Erin Wallace in an impressive seven minutes and one second.

Andrew Love (4th), Harry Nimmo (8th) and Joe Lowrie (10th) claimed a fine team silver. In the u17 races, Sarah Eunson caught the eye with a hard-fought fifth, less than 24 hours after taking bronze for Hutcheson’s Grammar in the Scottish Secondary Schools Road Races in Falkirk.

The Senior Men’s 4k witnessed a high quality burn-up amongst international class contenders, with Giffnock’s Luke Traynor at the sharp end in fifth (12 minutes 22 seconds). With able support from Grant Muir, Kerrick Hesse, Jack Walker and Andrew Clark, Traynor lead Giffnock to a creditable fifth, and had Greg Turner not fallen heavily on a tight corner and had to retire, the result might have been even 
better.