Another busy weekend for Harmeny this weekend. Following the fantastic achievements seen by the U13 boys in the Inter-Districts at Stirling last week, it was back to the East District League, revisiting an old venue at Livingston again for the final match of the season. Both U11 and U13 boys teams have healthy leads going into this match, and a flat(ish) course and lack of mud due to the incredibly dry winter made for some fast races.
Despite the usual winter injuries and illness, both teams demonstrated their strength in depth by increasing the lead and winning the trophies back for another year. Fantastic victory by Finlay Ross in the U13 boys (his 9th consecutive EDXC win, a remarkable record of consistent excellence), 6th place for Alasdair Wallace and 14th for Nathan Denis. Injured team mate Ethan Lorimer looked the most nervous of the team, but needn’t have worried.
Fegus Ross and Daniel McGuire secured 2nd and 4th respectively in the u11 race, and Dan McIntyre secured the trophy with a best of the season 20th position, just ahead of Matthew Holden in a fantastic team turnout of 12 athletes.
There were some good finishes from Charlotte MacPhie (16th) and Natsai Nyabadza (17th) in the U13 and U11 girls.
Phil Buckley took advantage of the favourable conditions with an outstanding finish in the senior men’s race coming home as 21st Veteran and 95th overall.
Meanwhile, the club hosted Scottish Athletics Coaching Assistant course at Currie Community Centre where 9 Harmeny members/parents made up 50% of the course which lasted 2 full days. Many thanks for those who gave up their time to take part and good luck in your first steps to coaching greatness!