Thursday, April 2, 2015
A strong Harriers team entered the Scottish National Road Relays, competing against some of Scotland's leading athletes, Commonwealth Games competitors and all.
The relay format comprises six legs around the delights of Livingston, with three short legs of 3.1 miles and three long legs of 5.8 miles. The course isn't the most scenic you'll come across, but the race is a good measure against similar clubs. The race was won by Kilbarchan in a time of 2.14.58, with Central and Ron Hill Cambuslang in second and third places.
The Harriers team was made up of Andy Greaves, Chris Clarke and Sandy Storey on the short legs, and Wattie Mackay, Charlie Grimson and Roger Goddard on the longs legs. Showing a remarkable level of consistency, there was only a 9 second gap across the times for the three short legs. Stand out effort in the long legs came from Roger on the last leg, completing in 33.36, to give the team a final time of 2.41.41, finishing in 26th position.
Full results are available on the Scottish Athletics website.