Junior MOK runners smash records

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Times tumbled as young athletes battled heat and wind watched by a capacity crowd at the Junior MOK Run.

Alyssa McEachran: 2:04:62, 500m, in the girls’ five- to six-year-olds recorded the best time in her age group including the boys. In that race Charley Gilchrist set a new mark of 2:09:00.

Second placed five- to six-year-old girl, Eleyna McEachran: 2:07:54, would have also seen her home clear of the boys.

In the girls’ 12- to 14-year-olds, 2,000 metres, Giffnock athlete Ella McGregor lowered her own time of 7:44 to 7:36:25.

MOK Coo, designed by Castlehill primary pupil Eoin Quinn, made a popular re-appearance, assisting in Mairi McKillop’s warm-up and stamping round the track encouraging runners.

Full results: Five- to six-year-old: boys: 1 Charley Gilchrist 2:09:00; 2 Craig McMillan 2:11:00; 3 Lewis Shields 2:11:74. Girls: 1 Alyssa McEachran 2:04:62; 2 Eleyna McEachran 2:07:54; 3 Evie Southwick 2:09:30. Seven- to eight-year-old: boys: 1 Jack Green 1:46:65; 2 Ewen Southwick 1:49:59; 3 Alexander Semple 1:49:73. Girls: 1 Isabelle Hopkinson 1:55:38; 2 Ailidh Innis 1:56:94; 3 Larissa Hogg 1:57:16. Nine- to 11-year-old: boys: 1 Daniel Semple 3:44:03; 2 Oliver Reid 3:45:97; 3 Sam Melville 3:50:47. Girls: 1 Violet Campbell 3:42:79; 2 Kirsty Renton 3:48:06; 3 Elena Pistolas 3:55:02. Twelve- to 14-year-old: boys: 1 Gregor Campbell 6:25:71; 2 Greg McMillan 6:58:28; 3 Ewan Lamond 6:58:98. Girls: 1 Ella McGregor 7:36:25; 2 Fiona Barbour 8:49:03; 3 Zoe Barbour 9:22:16.

Commentator John Armour read out a list of thanks to: Ian McGeachy and the set-up team, the junior registration team, marshals, timing team, the competitors, supporters and sponsors: Stewart Balfour and Sutherland, Wee Toon Warriors, Campbeltown Running Club and Jog Scotland.

There is a complete gallery of Junior MOK Run photographs at: http://images.wyvexmedia.co.uk/p438762449

For more MOK Run pictures and details of the adult race see pages one and 26.