Jul 27 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
A TRIO of Kilmarnock Harriers – Kate Todd, Kara Tait and Iain Connell – finished in first place in their respective categories at the Irvine Five Mile Road Race.
The club also shaded the men’s team prize, with Iain combining with James Wales, Scott Martin and Connell Drummond last Monday night.
Hugh Rankin, who is in his seventies, continues to defy his age and ran a time of 38.32 for the five miles. The former world champion and record holder left a number of highly fit runners behind him.
Full times were: 5 Iain Connell 27.22, 13 James Wales 28.56, 16 Scott Martin 29.41, 18 Kara Tait 29.55, 24 Connell Drummond 30.37, 25 David McCleod 30.48, 36 Mark Alexander 32.32, 38 Brian Darroch 33.49, 51 Natalie Boyce 36.12, 54 Maire Gorman 36.41, 56 Rosemary McMillan 37.03, 59 Kate Todd 37.36, 60 Alex McGhee 37.38, 64 Hugh Rankin 38.32, 69 Jacqueline Neil 41.18, 72 Darren Ridout 42.04.
MAIRE Gorman, James Wales, Iain Connell and Mark Alexander took on the Round Arran Road Relays for the first time. The club fielded two teams, with Maire, Rosemary McMillan and Liz McDerment winning their respective legs of the race on Saturday.
FOUR Killie athletes took part in the weekly Edinburgh Park Run 5K before attending Madonna’s concert in the capital. Harriers Paula Wilson, Connell Drummond and Scott Martin were joined by cyclist and former club member Scott Russell among the 280-strong field. Scott just pipped partner Paula to gain the bragging rights, for now, both running around 22.30. Scott and Connell finished in seventh and 15th spots respectively.
BRAND new Kilmarnock Harriers’ kit is now available to order. Maurice McMahon is working hard with suppliers and kit is available on most nights to view and try on.
THE new Ayrshire Athletics Arena will host the Ayrshire Track and Field Championships next Sunday (August 5). Young and old Harriers will be competing against their county rivals in many events. A large turnout is expected. Anyone can compete in these events and entry forms are available at the new arena. Spectators are welcome.