Harriers take part in Culzean 10k race

On a bright and sunny Sunday in April a team of nine Harriers took part in the scenic 10k at Culzean Castle.

A friendly and family orientated event, there is 5k and 10k option .The event includes a mixture of tarmac, trails and paths through the beautiful grounds of the Ayrshire castle estate. The hills and terrain make it far from a fast run route but it’s certainly an enjoyable one.

Jemma McNeill, fresh from the birth of her third child, was the first Harrier home, in a time of 44:49 securing first female place and 12th overall from the 113 strong field. Richard Nash was not far behind, running a solid race of 47:44 (26th) followed by upcoming junior Bronagh Beattie. Putting in a superb performance in her first 10k event, Bronagh finished in 52nd place (53:57) followed closely by mother Emer (54:34, 55th).

Katy Nash was the next Harrier to cross the line, posting a 57:50 for 74th place with Stranraer’s Simon Taggart following with 1:02:19 (91st) pipping wife Ailsa (1:02:29, 93rd) by just ten seconds up the final climb. Sibling pairing of Clodagh and Ruairi Beattie brought the Harriers contingent to a close, claiming 103rd and 104th places respectively with a 105:52 finish.