Scottish National Cross Country at Callendar Park

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Runner Dale Colley was once again the big local winner in the National Cross-Country championships in Callendar park.

However, unlike last year, there were no Falkirk Victoria Harriers on the podium.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. FALKIRK. Callendar Park. National Cross Country championships.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. FALKIRK. Callendar Park. National Cross Country championships.

Colley has switched to Central athletics club over the past 12 months and took a silver medal - an upgrade on last year’s bronze - in the under-20s mens race.

Colley ran the route in 27 minutes 15 seconds, just behind European under-20 1500m champion 
Jake Wightman.

Another local, Freya Ross was fifth in the senior women’s race, though again, she was representing Edinburgh AC, not the Vics.

Their best performances came in the under-13s races. Jessica Christie came 24th with a 15.08 run, and in the male’s equivalent race, Cameron Hudson came 
25th with 13.38.

In team competitions, there was a seventh for the busy senior men field, for the team of Barry Paterson, John Brogan, Euan Martin, Brian Turner, Peter Moffett and Mike McQuaid. Their total was four hours 34 minutes and eight seconds with an average of 45.41.

Christie’s 24th place led the under-13s girls 
team to ninth position, backed by Katy McGonigal, Chloe McClung, Fiona 
Johnston and Kate 
McDonald.

Erin Pringle, Nicole McIntyre, Rhona Leslie-Milne and Abby Gifford gave the under-15 girls 11th place with Pringle leading the way on 18.40.

In another bustling field, with 250 in the senior women, Robyn Maxtone was 97th in 36.03.

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