It was another busy weekend for Gala Harriers as the sun shone and perfect conditions greeted all pulling on the green and white vest.
The Alloa Half Marathon is fast becoming one of the biggest spring races in the calendar as many use it as a marker for the early marathons to come. There were high hopes for Darrell Hastie making his debut at the distance and he didn’t disappoint with another excellent run finishing 8th overall in a time of 1.12:17. In fact, that time is the fastest half marathon by a Gala Harrier for the last 10 years. Also running at Alloa were Steve Martin who clocked 1.28:00 with Colin Mccall battling back to fitness and overcoming an infected foot to run 1.30:14.
It was a successful outing for a number of Harriers in the Capital at the Edinburgh Kilomathon which was run from Ocean Terminal to Murrayfield Stadium. Gregor Collins followed up his gold medal at the Border Schools Cross Country with another fine performance to win the junior kilomathon run over the 2.62km course. Not to be outdone, Marcus D’Agrosa has been in fine form recently and he finished on the podium in the senior race taking 2nd place in a time of 45mins. A little further back but still pleased with her race was Anne Purves who clocked 1.26:09.
Once Sport Relief miles were out of the way, a strong contingent of junior Harriers took to the Tweedbank track along with athletes from Moorfoot, Chirnside and TLJT for the Team Borders trials and there were some excellent performances across track and field that will undoubtedly see strong representation at all age groups for the summer league matches