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Elves and Reindeer & Santa Chase


Inverclyde AC’s annual junior Christmas event ‘The `Elves Reindeer & Santa Chase had a

different look and venue this year.

Normally this would have been held at Lunderston Bay on an out & back course with all age

groups starting together with different turning points.

Present conditions, made this impossible and the venue was changed to Battery Park with 4

different races on the programme which involved both those who attend the Minis Session

and the club’s U’13 section

The Mini Elves (5-6 year olds) were first off on their 800m course. Ollie Bonnar was first

over the finish line with Lewis McKenzie and Harry Gaffney having a close race for second

and third. Zaras Hamilton was first girl mini elf to finish with Orla Kirkwood and Reenie

Henry in second and third.

The Elves (U’9 ) had both club and Minis taking part over their 1K course and had the

largest field of the event, just managing to keep under the maximum 30 allowed in a race.

Rhuaridh McLaren was first to finish ahead of fellow club members Flynn McLellan

Luke Hunter was first 8 year old to finish ahead of Lucas Cameron and the Minis were led

home by Rosie Callan followed closely by Layna Morgan and Zach McAllister.

The Reindeer’s race over 1.5k was very competitive especially in the girls event. Lucas

Wagstaff was outright winner with Oliver Arthur in second and ben Roxburgh in third. Olivia

Lyne finishing in overall third place finished just ahead of Pearl Paterson who had overtaken

3 rd placed Grace Barry in the closing stages.

The final race, The Santa’s for U’13’s over 2.5K was also a close race with Oliver Wagstaff

retaining his unbeaten record in club events with a winning margin of 1 second over Ewan

Docherty in 2 nd who had a gap of 2 seconds over 3 rd placed Liam Kane.

Many Thanks to coaches and club officials for the help on the day

Keir Arthur, Rhona Bushfield, Donny Cameron, Kay Cooke, Abi Hammerman, Jane

Lyne, Jennifer Lyne, Hannah McGeehan, George Newman, Rob Paterson and to

parents and families for their support.

Many Thanks to Ian Dyer and Stewart Burns of Inverclyde Leisure for their help in allowing

the event to go ahead, and to Callum Robb of Inverclyde Leisure for his valuable assistance

on the day.

Many Thanks also to the Events Team of scottishathletics for their invaluable advice in

maintaining and complying with Covid -19 regulations for organising an event.

Unfortunately due to the new regulations in place, the planned club Annual Boxing Day Race

could not be held




Results


Mini Elves. 800m

Place Number Name Gender Time

Girls

1 12 Zara Hamilton f 4.41 Mini

2 4 Orlagh Kirkwood f 4.46 Mini

3 6 Reenie Henry f 4.55 Mini

4 10 Lucy McFarlane f 5.09 Mini

5 8 Cora Owens f 5.28 Mini

6 2 Sofia Buchanan f 5.29 Mini

Boys

1 3 Ollie Bonnar m 3.46 Mini

2 9 Lewis McKenzie m 3.56 Mini

3 5 Harry Gaffney m 3.58 Mini

4 11 Rudi Stetz m 4.00 Mini

5 7 Harry Brown m 4.32 Mini

6 1 Louis Sutherland m 4.33 Mini

7 15 Sam Nichol m 4.50 Mini

8 13 Harvey Thomson m 5.25 Mini


Elves . 1K

Girls

1 26 Eve Buchanan f 4.17 U'9

2 14 Rosie Callan f 4.28 Mini *1

3 20 Layna Morgan f 4.30 Mini *2

4 28 Eilidh Grieve f 4.33 U'9

5 4 Emily Kane f 4.40 Mini *3

6 2 Rosa Currie f 4.42 Mini

7 30 Amelia Shand f 4.49 U'9

8 8 Annie Henry f 5.02 Mini

9 6 Sophie O'Brien f 5.21 Mini

10 10 Leah Sutherland f 5.22 Mini

11 24 Isabel Lafferty f 5.43 Mini

12 18 Pagan McKinnon f 6.01 Mini

13 16 Ivy McInnes f 6.26 Mini

14 22 Belle Sinclair f 7.11 Mini

15 12 Lucy Brown f 7.12 Mini

Boys

1 27 Rhuairidh McLaren m 4.11

2 33 Flynn McLellan m 4.20

3 29 Brodie Clarke m 4.24

4 25 Luke Hunter m 4.31 U'9 1 U'9

5 9 Zach McAllister m 4.39 Mini * 1


6 13 Struan McLaren m 4.48 Mini * 2

7 3 Oliver Bjonness m 4.57 Mini * 3

8 5 Cameron Stevenson m 5.20 Mini

9 1 Jamie McDougall m 5.31 Mini

10 11 Toby Gilmour m 6.06 Mini

11 7 Bradley Jenkins m 6.07 Mini

12 31 Lucas Cameron m 6.18 2 U'9

13 15 Dominic Burrows m 6.19 Mini


Reindeer. 1.5K

Girls

1 22 Olivia Lyne f 5.59

2 18 Pearl Paterson f 6.02

3 20 Grace Barry f 6.14

4 12 Nuala Munro f 6.22

5 14 Jessica Kershaw f 6.48

6 10 Molly Farrish f 6.54

7 16 Stella Hurrell f 6.55

8 8 Cara McDougall f 7.22

9 4 Leah Kane f 7.37

Boys

1 9 Lucas Wagstaff m 5.29

2 7 Oliver Arthur m 5.39

3 5 Ben Roxburgh m 6.16

4 15 Filip Jacher m 6.32

5 13 Charlie Lyne m 6.34

6 1 Sol Currie m 7.01

7 3 Morgan Goyal m 7.07


Santa. 2.5K

Girls

1 4 Iris Paterson f 9.35

2 2 Lexie Bremner f 10.52

Boys

1 11 Oliver Wagstaff m 9.18

2 1 Ewan Docherty m 9.19

3 7 Liam Kane m 9.21

4 3 Ben Gerrard m 9.51

5 5 Aaron Harkins m 10.12

6 9 Jake Reilly m 11.30

7 13 Rory Munro m 11.55

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