Giffnock North ladies grab gold in cross country

Annabelle Ballantyne, Chloe Cowan and Holly Still show how it's done
Annabelle Ballantyne, Chloe Cowan and Holly Still show how it's done

THERE was no stopping the youth among Giffnock North AAC’s side when they scored cross-country gold, recently.

First, under 13 Annabelle Ballantyne ripped through the first 2.5k lap in nine minutes 41 seconds, handing over in second place to her u15 clubmate Holly Still who managed to run her lap in 9mins 5secs to create a lead for u17 anchor leg runner Chloe Cowan.

Chloe brought home the title safely ahead of Victoria Park and Kilbarchan Harriers and were awarded their medals by Commonwealth Games distance running legend, Lachie Stewart.

Junior boys Taylor Stewart (u13), Micfhael Lowrie (u15) and Max Lancaster did very well to come in fifth place — just a few seconds out of the medals.

Giffnock’s senior men put up an eye-catching performance over their four laps of the punishing 4k circuit — with David McPhee, Luke Traynor, Chris Greenhaugh and Derren Thomson ending up tenth after having once occupied the bronze medal position against high-calibre opposition.