KILBARCHAN Amateur Athletics Club’s Jemma Reekie spent the early part of her 2017 season setting records indoors on the track and is now transferring that to the outdoor track with an exceptional run in Manchester last week.
In heat two of the 3000m at the Trafford AC meet she finished 10th overall in a mixed race with a very quick 9min 11.20sec, which puts her second on the Scottish U20 All-time list behind Yvonne Murray, who ran 9min 4sec at U20 level.
Only the very talented senior Claire Suck of City of Leeds AC was ahead in terms of the female competition.
Kilbarchan AAC’s Kirsty Costello, from Elderslie, broke her own Scottish under-15 girls hammer record at the Linwood Open Graded Meeting, last week.
Her throw measured at 54.90 metres, which also puts her at the top of the British rankings.
Kilbarchan athletes once again travelled to the capital to compete in the London Marathon.
Gemma Rankin was first home in a gold and black vest to finish ninth female in a terrific time of 2hr 44min 24sec.
Euan Carrick was next to finish but a failed chip has prevented him appearing in the finish results as of yet. His watch recorded a 24 seconds PB of 2hr 58min 6sec.
Norman Groves had a troubled build up to the race but will be pleased with a solid 3hr 31min 12sec.
Robin Scott was fifth overall in the 70+ category, finishing in 3hr 38min 19sec. Martin Dougall also ran, finishing in 3hr 46min 45sec.