Final meeting in cross-country series

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Dundee was the fourth and last location for the Run 4 It KR Steel X-Country Series.

Over the course of the winter there have been races at Balgownie, Knockburn, Haddo and finally Dundee.

And a number of Arbroath & District Athletic Club members have competed in individual races and a few hardy souls have completed the whole series.

The times from all counting races are added together to get the overall series winners. In the youngest age group this is called Try-A-Trail where Kayleigh Whitton came out as overall bronze medal winner.

In the under-11 girls’ age group Emily McGhee was placed fifth, Milly Martin 11th and Isla Whitton 12th.

At under-13 the race is a very challenging two miles long and at the end of the series Megan Gowans was the overall bronze medalist, while Ellis Hudson was placed 14th and Gemma Watt 16th.

In the three- mile race the best placed under-15 male Arbroath Athlete was Matthew Law in seventh place, while in the senior men’s race it turned out to be a great birthday for Ross Croall as he won the series silver medal.

Falkirk was the venue of the Scottish National Country Championship. In the girls U13 race Megan Gowans came home as the best Tayside athlete finishing a very creditable 65th out of 168 runners.

Dundee’s race results: Try-a Trail girls, K. Whitton, 4th, 7.07; boys, L. Forfar, Bronze medal, 6.34: U11 girls, E. McGhee, 10th, 7.51; M. Martin, 12th, 8.00; I. Whitton, 13th, 8.06: U13 girls, M. Gowans, Silver medal, 12.41; E. Hudson, 17th, 15.54; G, Watt, 18th, 16.47: U15 boys, M. Law, 10th, 21.57: Senior Men, R. Croall, Silver medal, 19.35.