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.