Dunbartonshire Cross Country Championships
A brilliant Westies men's team won the Dunbartonshire X-country champs on hilly farmland in Helensburgh. The weather was raw with squally, cold showers, but Westies packed well to finish 4th, 5th,6th and 14th to beat favourites Garscube by 29 points to 32. Captain Chris led the Westies men from start to finish ( and finished as 2nd vet), while David Riach and Nigel Scott started steadily, pulling in places all the way round before Nigel overtook David in a magnificent sprint finish. On his Westies debut, Dougal Ranford ran his first cross country race for over 10 years and looked like he was enjoying himself far too much as he crossed the finish line. The only disappointment for the men was the early drop-out of Scott McEndrick, with a hamstring injury, in the first half mile.
3 Westies women braved the elements too, with new Captain Ellie home in a very strong 5th place ( I think). Ana turned out to run for the first time for ages, admitting to enjoying it. I suspect Pauline also did, despite her muttering some nonsense about being too old.
This is the first time ever that Westies men have taken the county title, so well done to all the guys!
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