In this post I have tidied up and extended everything I said in my updates during what was a very successful afternoon for Inverness Harriers in the second NDCCL meeting at Gordonstoun. On which subject, I see the outline is still there of the old cinder track where I once won a 400 in a school match longer ago than I would care to admit! Anyway…..
Under 11 and 13 winners Lachlan Buchanan and Lucas Cairns and U11 runner up Stroma Fraser led home winning Inverness teams packing the top 10 in the first three races.
There was a great dingdong between Megan Keith and Emily Andrew for U15 1-2 and with Catriona Garvie and Rebecca Johnstone in similar for 3-4 that’s looking very much like team number 4.
The team is confirmed along with Emily and Catriona getting the better of these head to heads. Then add an U13 individual win for Kirsty Arnaud.
I’m standing here like the Lord of the Manor on a huge lawn in front of a massive country house. It rather reminds me of Lord Burleigh’s alias practising his hurdles technique with glasses of champagne on the barriers in Chariots Of Fire! But it’s the only spot I can find 3G in this place!
The women are off. Sarah has taken the race to Anna MacFadyen. Neck and neck 11 min in with Moira Davie dropped off in third place. Men off at 230. Hopefully Newsom and Bee will produce another front of field spectacular in battle with Kenny Wilson et al!
Into the second and final lap of the women’s race, Anna managed to drop Sarah who was still a good second.
More head to heads! Newsom and Wilson 1-2 Lennox and Bee 3-4 after 2.5K of the men’s race.
At half way, the men’s team is looking good with four in the top seven!
Individually Newsom is 80m up on Wilson. Bee 4, 80 up on Lennox 5. Finlay MacLennan 7th. Women 1-3 – Anna, Sarah, Moira. Caroline 5/6th. Forres won the team. Men 1-5 – John by 57 sec from Kenny, Ross Gollan, Graham, Gordon. Finlay MacLennan fourth counter for winning team, also in the top 10. The final tally, excluding U15 and 17 boys which I didn’t catch, is at least five team and three individual wins. A pretty decent showing. Well done to all!

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