March Virtuals

Inverclyde AC’s U’11’s were leading the way again in the latest Virtual Run Challenge

organised by scottishathletics. This was the 6th such challenge organised by our NGB and for

most athletes has been the only form of inter-club competition for the past year.

This was the third challenge that our U’11’s has taken part in since the recent lockdown

came into force and to the delight of both athletes and coaches, an easing up of the

restrictions regarding the coaching of U’11’s allowed this age group to meet with coaches in

small groups over the weekend and complete their 1.5K run with some competition, while

previous runs had to be solo efforts.

This latest challenge produced both individual top ten and team performances with Lucas

Wagstaff overall fastest and the Inverclyde teams. Finishing 1st , 3rd 5th 7th & 8th . To the

delight of their coaches, a number of those who have just turned 9 and moved up to the

longer distance all gave creditable performances to establish their new targets.

The U’13 team of Ewan Docherty, Liam Kane, Lexie Bremner and Emma Binnie also

performed well over their 3K challenge with Pb’s and a 5th team position. Keir Arthur

produced a Pb in his 4K run to finish 8th in the U’15 Boys event, while Abi Hammerman also

with a new Pb finished 2nd in the U’17 women’s event over 6k with Jonathan Cameron 8th in

the U’17 Men’s event.

Earlier in the first Virtual Challenge of 2021, as the Inter-District Cross Country

Championships were cancelled, this challenge offered the opportunity for athletes to count

for their district in a ‘Virtual Inter -District ‘ event. Inverclyde AC were delighted that Oliver

Wagstaff & Iris Paterson made the U’13 West team which won their age group and along

with Aaron Harkins they took a very creditable 8th place in the club team event. A fantastic 9

were in the winning U’11 West team with Lucas Wagstaff, O