2023 News Archive

Arron Scott and Alex Kidd at the West District Cross Country Championships, Strathaven, 2023

17th December 2023 

Christmas Novelty Road Race

On 17th December the Harriers held their annual Christmas Novelty Handicap Race which was the second race of their Road Race Championships. 

Michael High Jump at Livingston Open Graded

4th August 2023

Livingston Open Graded

15 Harriers made the trip over to Livingston for a great day of track and field events. 

The Harriers SUPERteam!

23rd April 2023

Ayr SUPERteams

Triumphant Day for Larkhall's Young Athletes at SUPERteams in Ayr

Christmas Novelty Handicap Race

17th December 2023

Aaron Scott at the West District Cross Country Championships, Strathaven 2023

On 17th December the Harriers held their annual Christmas Novelty Handicap Race which was the second race of their Road Race Championships.

The Harriers were out in force on Sunday 17th December for the Harriers Christmas Novelty Handicap Race which was the second race of the 2023/24 Road Race Championships.

The Christmas Novelty race is the oldest race in the club having been run as early as 1933, over a longer course which went behind the Radstone Hotel and crossed where the M74 motorway now stands. These days the course has been adapted and shortened and the seniors now compete over a shorter, hilly 2.25 mile course within Larkhall, although the race still begins and ends in the same place as it has for the last 90+ years. The club's Junior athletes also took part in a fun, one mile race around Larkhall to the cheers of local residents who came out to support them despite the not so festive rain.

Taking home the trophies In the Senior race was Dean Hill who was the fastest male with a scratch time of 15.45 and Julie Hill was the fastest female completing the course in 16.51. The winner of the Senior handicap Race was Willie Thompson with a handicap time of 14.14. In the Junior race, the fastest overall boy was U15 Aaron Scott in a time of 5.38 and fastest girl was U13 Lacie McNulty in 6.19.

The Full results were as follows. Junior Race: Aaron Scott 5.38, Liam McCready 6.08, Lacie McNulty 6.19, Sophie Brennan 6.35, George Brown 6.43, Michael Marden 6.47, Emma Dooey 6.48, Katie McReady 6.56, Emmily Thomson 7.16, Gavin Lee 7.17, Ross Kinkade 8.14, Josh Holland 8.15, Aimee Davidson 9.00, Drew Reid 10.20, Senior Race: Dean Hill 15.45, Julie Hill 16.51, Rhys Thomson 17.11, Willie Thomson 17.14, Jackie McMaster 21.33, Ted Zokas 22.11, Nathan Dooey 22.26, John Dalton 26.35

See the Photos Here 

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West District Cross Country Championships

2nd December 2023

Aaron Scott at the West District Cross Country Championships, Strathaven 2023
Solo performance for Aaron Scott as he managed to avoid the sickness bug!  

Sickness wiped out most of our athletes prior to this race meaning that Arron Scott ended up being the only Harrier to make it on the day! Arron headed over to the Strathaven Couse and Coach Alex Kidd was there to get him warmed up. It was a very cold day with a light covering of snow on the course but he put in a graft to complete the course in a respectable time of 17.12. Full credit to Aaron for getting out there when he was the only Harrier on the day. 

See the Photos Here 

See the full Results Here

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Chatelherault Jingle all the Way 5K

2nd December 2023

George Brown, Emma Dooey, Gavin Lee, and Calum Hughes at the Chatelherault Jingle All the Way 5K 2023
Our Ho Ho Harriers Jingling all the way! 

Some of our Junior Harriers got into the festive spirit at Chatelherault when they participated in the Chatelherault Jingle All the Way 5K, donning their red and white Santa Suits instead of their usual red and white vests for the festive run. George Brown, Emma Dooey, Gavin Lee, and Calum Hughes were all running on the day and despite it being a fun run, the competitive spirit of the Harriers shone through as George, Emma, and Gavin finished at the front of the race, with Callum not far behind. It was a fun way to kick off the festive running season and the kids had a great time. Well done! 

 See the Photos Here 

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Springburn Harriers Junior Cross COuntry.

26th November 2023

Our Mini Harriers at the Springburn Junior Cross Country
Our mini Harriers from the 5-8 group shine bright in their first ever racing experience! 

There were a lot of proud parents and coaches on Sunday as the next generation of young athletes from our 5-8 groups were in action for the very first time - and they didn't come to play! 

Iris, Lara, Aaron, Archie, Fia and Iona all took up the challenge of this Junior Cross Country event hosted by Springburn Harriers.

Up first in the Boy's Primary 1 & 2 race was Archie, who sailed around the course in 1.52 to get 9th place! 

Iris, Lara & Fia were up next in the Primary 1&2 Girls race. Lara & Iris got themselves at the front of the pack right from the off and never gave up 1st & 2nd place for the duration of the race. Lara steaked ahead to take the win by a comfortable distance in 1.58. Iris then completed the double with a strong finish in 2.04 to secure 2nd place and a podium finish on their debuts! Not far behind with a top 20 finish was Fia, finishing strong in a time of 2.26!

Next up was Aaron in the Primary 3&4 race, running twice the distance of the P1&2 race, he put in the the work and stormed around the course in a time of 4.00 for a top 20 finish!

Finally Iona had her turn on the course, running in the P3&4 girls race completing her debut race in a time of 4.52! 

All the boys and girls did so well and the club is incredibly proud of how they all took on this challenging cross country course for their first ever race!    

This race will be ran again on 28th January 2024, keep an eye out for the entries opening, we'd love to see the whole team there! 

See the Photos Here and the Video Here

See the full Results Here (Still awaiting published results)

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West District Cross Country League - Kilmarnock.

18th November 2023

William Thomson and Jullie Hill at the West League XC, Kilmarnock 2023
Lots of Cross Country debutants at the Kilmarnock meeting of this years West League. 

On Saturday 18th November 2023 the Harriers were in action at Kilmarnock for the West League Cross Country. A few of our athletes were getting their very first taste of competitive Cross Country racing and all performed well. This race was also used as our club's Cross Country Championship for the 2023/24 season. 

Up first for the U11’s was George Brown who got round in 6:03 and was the first Harrier home, closely followed by Drew Reid in 6:10. In the girls race Emma Dooey completed the course in a great time of 6:20.

U13’s next and Gavin Lees was first home in 12:55 followed by George Thomson in 13.36. 

There was drama in the U13 girls race with a sprint finish between Sophie Brennan, and Laci McNulty, so close that it required a video review which showed Sophie only just pipping Lacy at the post. Both girls were given the time of 12:10 in a fantastic race showcasing the talent of these two athletes. 

U15 Aaron Scott continued his good form completing the course in a decent time of 16:12. Followed by Rhys Thomson in the U17 race in 23:35.

For the Seniors, Julie Hill put in a great effort to get home in 36.51. William Thomson in his first cross country since school completed the course in a respectable time of 43.04. 

Considering the terrible weather conditions on the day all athletes performed admirably. Well done all! 

See the Photos Here and the Video Here

See the full Results Here

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Annual Awards Night - Celebrate our club Champions.

11th November 2023

Lily Cuthbertson, Sophie Brennan and Katie Moore on the podium.
It was a night of celebration and recognition for Larkhall YMCA Harrier Athletes achievements over the last 12 months. 

On November 11, 2023 Larkhall YMCA Harriers held its Annual Awards Night, an exciting evening filled with recognition, celebration, and the spirit of sportsmanship. This event saw the athletes, their families and supporters all coming together to honour the outstanding achievements of the club's dedicated members.

The evening was a memorable one, as members were recognized for their excellent performances in cross country, road and track & field in the last year. The awards were presented to athletes who have shown great dedication and talent in their respective disciplines. 

This year’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year was Dean Hill. Dean was the club’s U17 Men’s Cross Country Champion, Road Race Champion, the Senior Men’s Middle Distance Champion, Sprint Champion and overall track champion. Dean was also a finalist in the Under 20 Men’s 400m Scottish Athletics’ Age Group Championships and a double medallist at the Lanarkshire AAA Track Championships, winning silver and gold in the Senior Men’s 400m and 200m respectively.

Our Senior Female Athlete Of The Year Award went to Chloe Gilfillan, Her notable achievements include winning  the club’s U17 Women’s Cross Country title and the Senior Women’s Middle Distance & Sprints titles. Additionally she was joint first in the Senior Women’s Road Race Championship, sharing the title with her twin sister Hayley. Chloe also won the Senior Women’s Overall Track Championship title, only the second woman in the club to do so.

Our Junior Athletes of the year were Sophie Brennan for the Girls and Ross Kinkade for the Boys. Sophie is a graduate of Larkhall’s 5-8 year olds Introduction to Athletics Group where she showed great promise from the moment she joined.   This year she was a joint winner of the Under 13 Girls Road Race Championship and placed second in both the Track Scratch Championships and Track Handicap Championships. In July she became one of a small band of athletes from the club to be selected to compete for Team South Lanarkshire in the Scottish Young Athletes’ League. At the Lanarkshire AAA Track Championships she set a big personal best of 3.81m in the Under 13 Girls Long Jump, where she finished in fourth place,  just missing out on the bronze medal. 

Ross, who also started out in the 5-8 year old group, managed to produce some fantastic results despite missing a lot of training through injury. He placed second in the club’s Under 13 Boys’ Road Race Championships and won the Under 13 Boys’ Track Scratch Championships. Back in February, at the Scottish Age Groups’ Indoor Track Championships, he set personal bests in his heat, semi final and final enroute to winning the silver medal in the Under 13 Boys’ 200m. This was his first medal at national level, which is always a big moment in any athlete’s career. He followed this up in May by winning silver in the 100m and gold in the 200min the Under 13 Boys’ age group at the West District Championships.

Other notable winners included Emma Dooey who recorded a clean sweep by picking up four first place trophies in the club’s Under 11 Girls Cross Country, Road Race, Track Handicap Championships and Track Scratch Championships.  Lily Cuthbertson also had a promising year in the Under U13 Girls’ age group, coming joint first in the club’s Road Race Championships, first in the Cross Country & Track Handicap Championships and 3rd in the Track Scratch Championships. 

Rhys Thomson, in his first year with the club, walked away with the Under 17Men’s Middle Distance, Sprints & Field Events Championships Trophies. 

Ted Zokas picked up three senior men’s awards. These were for the club’s Cross Country and Road Race Championships and, after twelve years of trying, finally winning the John Hendry Memorial 400m Handicap Race. In the 2011 race Ted fell while leading the race!

This year's Endeavour award was presented to Sam Thomson. Sam, who joined the club just over a year ago, loves taking part in training sessions and is a regular attender. He has improved immensely in competitions both within and out with the club.

The Annual Awards Night was a testament to the dedication, hard work, and passion that defines Larkhall YMCA Harriers. As the club continues to thrive and inspire the local community, these athletes serve as shining examples of what can be achieved through commitment and perseverance. 

The full list of winners from the Annual Awards Night are as follows::


Cross Country Championships:

  • Under 11 Girls - Emma Dooey

  • Under 13 Girls - Lily Cuthbertson

  • Under 15 Girls - Amy Robertson

  • Under 17 Women - Chloe Gilfillan

  • Under 11 Boys - Michael Marden

  • Under 15 Boys - Aaron Scott

  • Under 17 Men - Dean Hill

  • Senior Men - Ted Zokas

Road Race Championships:

  • Under 11 Girls - Emma Dooey

  • Under 13 Girls - (Joint) Lily Cuthbertson/Sophie Brennan 

  • Under 15 Girls - Amy Robertson

  • Under 17 Women - (Joint) Chloe Gilfillan/Hayley Gilfillan

  • Ladies Masters - Julie Hill

  • Under 11 Boys - Michael Marden

  • Under 13 Boys - Liam McCready

  • Under 15 Boys - Aaron Scott

  • Under 17 Men - Dean Hill

  • Senior Men - Ted Zokas

  • Masters Men - John Dalton

Track Handicap:

  • U/11 Mixed - Emma Dooey

  • U/13 Mixed - Lily Cuthbertson

Track Championships:

  • Under 11 Girls - Emma Dooey

  • Under 13 Girls - Laci McNulty

  • Under 15 Girls - Emily Thomson

  • Under 11 Boys - Michael Marden

  • Under 13 Boys - Ross Kinkade

  • Under 15 Boys - Aaron Scott

Middle Distance Championships:

  • Under 17 Women - Amy Robertson

  • Under 17 Men - Rhys Thomson

  • Senior Ladies - Chloe Gilfillan

  • Senior Men - Dean Hill

Field Events Championships:

  • Under 17 Men - Rhys Thomson

  • Senior Ladies - Christina Collins

  • Senior Men - Willie Thomson

 Sprints Championships:

  • Under 17 Women - Amy Robertson

  • Under 17 Men - Rhys Thomson

  • Senior Ladies - Chloe Gilfillan

  • Senior Men - Dean Hill

John Hendry Memorial Trophy - 400m Handicap – Ted Zokas

Junior Female Athlete of the Year - Sophie Brennan

Junior Male Athlete of the Year - Ross Kinkade

Senior Female Athlete of the Year - Chloe Gilfillan

Senior Male Athlete of the Year - Dean Hill

Endeavor Award - Sam Thomson

See the photos here

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Winter Road Race Championships Kick off with the Turnip Race

8th October 2023

John Dalton at the 2023 Turnip Race
Harriers come out in force for the Annual Turnip Relay

Larkhall YMCA Harriers kicked of their Winter Road Race Championships with a bang with the Turnip Relay Road Race. The senior event was first held 60 years ago and got its unique name following the inaugural race after one of the club’s most distinguished members, A.B. Perrie, completed his leg of the relay carrying some turnips which had fallen of the back of a farmer's trailer! This year we had a massive turn out and the team competition was fierce. The fastest overall time around the 3.25 mile course and lifting the Senior Mens Shield was Dean Hill in 21.31. The first Senior Woman home was Julie Hill who posted a time of 24.02 which is actually the 3rd fastest for a veteran female in club history. The fastest times of the day by juniors, was set by Aaron Scott and Laci McNulty in times of 9.30 & 10.49 respectively. Well done to all our athletes who took part and its on to the next race of the Championships - The Christmas Novelty, which will be held on Sunday 17th December at the YMCA hall, Doors open at 10:30am! Remember, to count in the Championships you must complete 3 of the 4 Road Races.

See the video here and the photos here

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Tough Day at the Scottish Schools Road Races

5th October 2023

Aaron Scott & Laci McNulty at the Scottish Schools Road Races
Junior Harriers Showcase Grit and Talent at the Scottish Schools Road Races.

In a display of sheer determination and skill, our young athletes, Aaron Scott and Laci McNulty, took on the challenge of the Scottish Schools Road Races hosted at the scenic Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline.

Facing challenging running conditions, Laci McNulty exhibited unwavering resilience, completing the course with an impressive time of 10.09. Meanwhile, Aaron Scott showcased his prowess with an outstanding performance, navigating the tough conditions to secure a respectable time of 19.41 in the boys' race.

These talented Junior Harriers not only conquered the race but demonstrated the true spirit of grit and sportsmanship in the face of difficult running conditions. Join us in celebrating their achievements and looking forward to more remarkable races ahead!

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Age 5-8 Section going from strength to strength.

3rd October 2023

5-8 Group
Maximum turnout rate for the 5-8 Kids

The age 5-8 club now has a full and thriving "Introduction to Athletics" Group coached by Jimmy Cairney and Alistair Dooey, with assistance from Lisa Dooey. The club meets at the YMCA at 6pm on Tuesdays and has steadily been supplying talented young athletes to the clubs main junior section when they turn 9 years old. The club gives local youngsters the chance to try athletics in a safe and fun environment prior to joining the main club. As there are limited opportunities for this age group to experience athletics it has become very popular, so popular in fact, that it is now over subscribed and is operating a waiting list for new members!

The 5-8 club wouldn't be possible without Jimmy, Alistair and Lisa's hard work, giving up their own time every Tuesday to coach our young budding athletes, for this the Harriers are eternally grateful. 

Could you assist us with coaching? If you could commit to give your spare time for a couple of hours once or twice a week we can provide you with free full training to be a coaching assistant and help our club grow. If you're always at training waiting for the kids its a great way to pass the time and get involved in your child's sport. Get in contact if you're interested in becoming a coaching assistant. 

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Great results at the Glasgow AAA Fun Day

1st October 2023

George Brown, Michael Marden, Lucy Thomson and Emma Dooey at the GAA Fun Day
Junior Harriers take a big leap forward in their performances at the GAA U12's Fun Day.

Michael Marden, Lucy Thomson, Emma Dooey, & George Brown were in action at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow for the GAA U12 Track & Field Event. First up, Michael won his 200m outright. Next, Lucy put in a solid performance to claim 2nd in her 200m,  She then followed this up with a win in the 60m hurdles and 60m sprint! Michael also performed well in these races to place a strong 2nd in these races. Emma had a cracking jump in the long jump setting an unofficial PB. In the remainder of the events George and his teammates all performed well in the long jump and shot putt, with all of them recording unofficial PB's in both events - Another strong performance for Larkhall YMCA Harriers.

The next GAA U12's Fun day is scheduled for Sunday, 17th March 2024 0900-1300hrs at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow and is open to athletes aged 9,10 & 11 (on the day of competition) Athletes will participate in the following events: 60m, 60m Hurdles (plastic hurdles), 200m, Long Jump and Shot Put. Athletes will be split into 4 groups and make their way round the 5 events throughout the morning. The maximum number of athletes for the meeting will be 100.

Entries will open on Q-buster on Friday 16th February - Online entry only - £10 per athlete 

This will sell out very quickly so set a reminder in your calendars!

See the photos here

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Parkrun Success for our Junior Harriers

1st October 2023

Lacy McNulty, Gavin Lee, Sophie Brennan and Lara Zokas at Parkrun
Juniors shine at Parkrun setting new PBs and impressive debuts.

Our Juniors were in action at Parkrun over the last couple of weeks posting some impressive performances. First up from our 5-8 group was Lara Zokas, aged only 6, who competed in her first 2K Junior Parkrun at Drumpellier weekend in a respectable debut time of 12:59. Also competing at Drumpellier were Junior Harriers Laci McNulty & Gavin Lee. Laci put in a strong performance posting a new PB of 8.42 and continued her streak of being the first female finisher for the 3rd week in a row! Gavin wasn't far behind posting a time of 9.33 for the 2K run. Meanwhile over at Strathclyde Parkrun, Junior Harrier Sophie Brennan continued her recent run of strong performances and set a new PB over the full 5K course of 23.09. Impressive running by all, Well done!

Are you or your child interested in Parkrun? We have a range of local Parkruns available like Strathclyde, Lanark Moor and Drumpellier. The 2K Junior Parkrun run at Drumpellier is a great zero pressure introduction to racing for kids and its always free to participate. You can find out more and sign up here

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End of Summer Season Night out

19th September 2023

Aaron, Rhys & Ross at M&D's
Harriers young and old let their hair down after a successful summer season. 

We held out end of Summer Season night out at M&D's Cosmic Bowl. Athletes who have been working so hard all season got the chance to let their hair down and have some fun with friends and enjoy a few rounds of bowling. Lots of Harriers came along and we took over half the place for a few hours! Sufficed to say their standard of running is much better than the standard of bowling! Next week the serious business of winter training and cross country begins! 

See the photos here 

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LAAA Track & Field Championships

10th September 2023

Sophie Brennan, Katie Moore, Lily Cuthbertson and Lucy Thomson at the LAAA Track & Field Championships
Big Turnout for the LAAA Track & Field Championships at Crownpoint

Racing at Crownpoint this week was Michael Marden, George Brown, Drew Reid, Emma Dooey, Freya-Mae Gilroy, Nathan Dooey, Rhys Thomson, Sam Thomson, Sophie Brennan, Dean Hill, Sam Thomson, Erin Ogston, Lily Cuthbertson, Lucy Thomson, Katie McCready, Laci McNulty and Gavin Lee. 

In the 80m races U11's Michael, George, Emma and Freya-Mae Gilroy were in action. Michael recorded a time of 12.84 which was just shy of his personal best to place 4th. George also placed 4th in his race with a new PB of 13.89. Emma lay down a respectable time of 13.74 in her heat, a time which would have placed her 3rd in the following race. Finally in the 80m, Freya-May secured a 3rd place finish with a time of 13.03. 

Nathan, Rhys and Sam were in action in the 100m. In the U20 race Nathan came in at 14.04, below his PB of 13.61, but good enough for 4th on they day. U17 Rhys was off next and completed the 100m in a time of 13.04 - only 0.01 from his PB! Sam ran in the 2nd race of the U13's and set a fantastic new PB of 15.33, which was only 0.29 off the winning time, a great run. 

Next, Sophie was doing it for the girls in her 100m, setting a new PB of 15.42 for 4th place. Spurred on by this, Erin, in her fist year as U13, came out in race 3 and took 1st place with a new PB of 15.20.

Nathan and Dean were racing In the 200m, both competing in the U20 category, Nathan set a new PB of 28.28 for 2nd in his race. Dean set that fastest 200m time of the day in the U20's with a new PB of 23.44 and a spot on the podium. Rhys was racing in the U17 category and completed his 200m in a time of 26.55, again narrowly missing his PB by 0.02! Sam was also out again and set a new PB in the U13's of 33.90.

In the girls U13 200m Race Sophie, Erin, Lily and Lucy were all in race 2. Sophie came out on top securing 1st place with a PB of 31.89. Erin also set a PB of 32.59, Lily was close behind in a time of 32.65 followed by Lucy in 34.53. Katie ran in race 4 and logged a time of 34.95. In the U13's, Laci came out on top of her race with a new PB of 30.02.

In the 400m Dean was out again setting a seasons best 51.73 for 2nd place in his race. 

600m next, U11's Drew, Michael and George lined up for this. Drew achieved a new PB of 2:02.65, Michael came in at 2.05.75 and George followed after in 2.20.52.

In the 800m Gavin & Laci were out for the U13's. Gavin posted a time of 3:08.07. Laci then set a new PB of 2.47.74 to claim first in her race.

In the Long Jump, Gavin had his debut jump, setting a benchmark of 2.40 to improve on as the season progresses. 

In the U13's Long Jump Sophie set another PB on the day with a jump of 3.81. This was swiftly followed up with PB's from Katie, Lucy & Erin jumping 3.34, 3.33 & 3.29 respectively. Lily was also jumping a recorded a jump of 1.68. In the U11's Freya-Mae jumped 2.83 and Emma finished the day off for Larkhall with a jump of 2.75.

A great performance from all, Well Done! 

See the full results here, The video here, and the photos here.

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National Championships Aberdeen

20th August 2023

Scottish Athletics
U13/U15/U20 National Championships 

On 20th August Dean Hill travelled to Aberdeen for the 4J Scottish Age Group Championships. 

Dean has recently moved up an age group and running in the U20 category he qualified for the final running his heat in a time of 54.76.

In the final he couldn't quite match his qualifying time and placed out of the medals at 52.16. Still a fantastic & promising performance after just stepping up the the U20 category. Well done Dean! 

See the full results here

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Livingston Open Graded

4th August 2023

Michael Marden
Larkhall YMCA Harriers well represented at the Livingston Open Graded 

Michael Marden, Emma Dooey, Drew Reid, George Brown, Dean Hill, Rhys Thomson, Emily Thomson, Sophie Brennan, Lily Cuthbertson, Lucy Thomson, Nathan Dooey, Erin Ogston, Sam Thomson, Laci McNulty and Chloe Gilfillan headed over to the Livingston Open Graded for a fun and competitive day of track and field events. 

First up was the 600m, Michael, Emma, Drew and George were all drawn in Heat 2 and posted times of 2:10.99(PB), 2:13.61(PB), 2:18.20, 2:23.01 respectively.

Next came the 200m and Dean manged a fantastic 2nd place in heat 2 with a time of 24.08. Rhys then followed this up in heat 5 with a time of 26.60 which was good enough for 3rd place. The next athlete up in the 200m was Rhys's sister Emily in heat 10 who posted a respectable time of 30.63 just missing out on 3rd place.  Sophie, Lily and Lucy followed in heats 13, 14 & 15 with times of 32.17, 32.63(PB) & 33.54(PB) respectively. Next in heat 16 Nathan completed the 200m in 28.94 followed by Erin and Sam in heat 17 who completed their race in 32.84 and 36.08. 

The 1500m was next and Michael finished heat 1 in a time of 25.43. Drew and George went in heat 3 posting times of 25.42 & 27.65. Last but not least Emma went in heat 4 completing the 1500m in 25.70.

Next up was Laci in heat 1 of the 800m with a time of 2:57.28, Finally in Heat 8 was Chloe with the last run of the day with a Seasons Best of 2:25.08.

The Long Jump was next and in the U11's Michael produced a cracking jump of 3.29m to secure 3rd place. Emma's best jump of the day was 2.85m followed by George with a jump of 2.39m Drew 2.32m. In the U13's Sophie had the best jump of the day for the Harriers placing 4th with a jump of 3.53m. Lily was next jumping 3.25m, followed by Lucy with 3.14m and Erin with a best jump of 2.48m.

Well done to #TeamLarkhall for a brilliant performance. 

See the full official results here 

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West Districts, Kilmarnock

14th May 2023

Ross Kinkade, Gold at West Districts 2023
Harriers shine over the 2 day meet at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena 

The club had a successful day in Kilmarnock at day 1 of the West Districts. We had lots of athletes taking a big step up and competing at this level for the first time. Everyone performed brilliantly.

U13 Girls: Lily Cuthbertson, Lucy Thomson, Katie McCready & Erin Ogston started off the day in the Long Jump. All 4 girls got new PBs with Lucy and Lily making it into the final 8!

The 4 girls then competed in the 100m and again all being awarded with new PBs.

U13 Boys: Ross Kinkade then went in the 100m and made it comfortably through the rounds to finish 2nd in final. Brilliant performances throughout the rounds and a very well deserved medal. 

U15 Girls: Emily Thomson ran in the 100m and had an excellent run to just narrowly miss out in a place in the semi-final. This was Emily’s first experience of running at his level so this is a great achievement!

U17 Boys: Rhys Thomson went in the 100m, again competing at this level for the first time and also had a great run. Another great achievement.

On to day 2….

The weather wasn’t as nice to us today but this didn’t stop our athletes performing well.

U13 Ross added to his Silver medal in the 100m, going one better to take Gold in the 200m. 

U15 Emily then set a great new PB in the 200m, again just missing out in a place in the semi-final.

U17 Rhys also set a brilliant new PB in the 200m.

Well done and thank you to all our athletes, parents and coaches for such a successful day. It’s amazing to see so many Larkhall vests out on the track and so many new athletes taking that first step into competition. We are proud of you all

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Ayr Superteams

23rd April 2023

Ross Kinkade, Gold at West Districts 2023
Triumphant Day for Larkhall's Young Athletes at SUPERteams in Ayr 

Larkhall's budding athletes had an outstanding day as they descended upon Ayr for the highly anticipated SUPERteams event. The sun was shining, and spirits were high as our talented youngsters showcased exceptional performances and revelled in the day's festivities.

The athletes engaged in a series of fun competitions, including the:

  • 75m Run

  • Long Jump

  • Turbo Javelin

The day concluded on a high note with an exhilarating relay, adding an extra layer of excitement and camaraderie to the event.

Our athletes displayed their skill and determination in this fun event, leaving us brimming with pride for each and every participant.

The individual results further underscored our athletes tremendous efforts.

  • Erin Ogston: 75M 11.73, LJ 3.09, JT 8.93

  • Ava Sinclair: 75M 12.12, LJ 2.84, JT 7.98

  • George Brown: 75M 13.03, LJ 2.90, JT 8.53

  • Katie McCready: 75M 13.07, LJ 3.25, JT 7.24

  • Michael Marden: 75M 12.29, LJ 3.85, JT 5.64

  • Lucy Thomson: 75M 12.29, LJ 3.22, JT 5.48

  • Emma Dooey: 75M 13.37, LJ 2.96, JT 7.41

  • Drew Reid: 75M 13.31, LJ 2.45, JT 5.98

  • Sam Thomson: 75M 12.40, LJ 1.86, JT 5.53

These outstanding results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our young athletes, and we can't wait to see their continued success on the track. Congratulations to all, and we look forward to witnessing your future achievements!

See the full results here, and the photos here

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