Maryhill Harriers were well represented again at Maryhill Park for the DAAA X Country Championships, with three ladies Sarah,Holly and Margaret and four men Gianluca, Duncan, John and Chris braving the cold wintry weather.The underfoot conditions were atrocious with some sections ankle deep in sticky mud with sodden marshy grass throughout the rest of the course.
These conditions certainly suited the “Hill” section of the Harriers with Sarah finishing a fabulous 13th from 41 good quality female runners, and Duncan getting the better of John while just failing to catch the much speedier (on roads) Gianluca. Holly and Margaret also done well finishing in mid division while I had my usual battle at the back with 4 auld guys splashing about in the mud going nowhere fast. But all in all a really tough but enjoyable lark in the mud. And special thanks to Holly for providing the banana cake, and Jimmy who kindly helped marshal the event and offer support to the Maryhill runners.
The individual male winner was Ben Melby of Garscube in 37m 36s (6miles) and individual female winner was Lesley Chisolm of Garscube in 27m 28s (4 miles) Garscube Men won the Male Team event and Glasgow Uni H&H won the Female Team event.
Maryhill Harriers Male – 6 miles
47th – Gianluca Carelli – 46:28
48th – Duncan Riddell – 46:44
51st – John Weir – 47:23
79th – Chris Hever – 55:59
Maryhill Harriers Female – 4 miles
13th – Sarah Adam – 33:22
28th – Holly Dear – 37:10
36th – Margaret Peebles – 42:19