FOURTEEN young athletes from Helensburgh AAC made the short trip to Balloch Park to compete in the West District cross country championships at the weekend.

The event was held over a testing track up, down and around the park, with the conditions made more testing after recent heavy rain.

The stand out performance was from Matthew Gall in the under-13 boys event, with his 15th place over the 3.2km course seeing him selected for the West District team squad, with the chance of competing at the inter-district cross-country championship in January - congratulations Matthew.

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Also in the U13 age group were Harris Maclean and Robbie Barbour, and together the three boys were placed seventh in the team event.

The sole U13 girls’ representative was Molly Ferguson, with Maddie Rooney and Rowan Mair competing in the U15 event over 4km.

In the boys’ U15 event the club was represented by Matthew Cameron, William Scott, Andrew McNair, Daniel Logan and Jock Cordner, with the team finishing just outside the top 10 in 11th place.

In the U17 age group, racing over 5.5km, were Katie Flett and Jenny Scott.

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