So, 30 years to the month CAAC was officially accepted as a new club by Scottish Athletics.
It took a few months to filter through to the East District Cross Country League, as the first set of result at Hawick has us listed as NMAAC(North Merchiston AAC)
By the second meet in Livingston, we were listed as Cor.A.C. in the team abbreviations
Our first meet, we had Charlie Smith and Kevin Daley finishing 22 and 23rd in the U11's with little Moray Anderson back in 40th.That gave the club the best team position of the day at 7th.
We had Neil Johnston,Marc Daley, 11th 60th giving U13's boys team place 23.
Tom Mendum, John Morrice (11th, 12th) giving us team position of 23rd for U15'S boys.
Keith Anderson(28th) for the U17 boys.
Finally the senior men had: Ian Hornsby(56th, 31:46), Euan Ross(67th, 32:21),OCH(83rd, 33:05, Alan Sin(86th, 33:14) Adrian Glass, (128th 34:56), Ross Anderson(148th, 36:10), Ron Anderson,(190th, 42:24)
This gave the club the minimum 6 counters with one reserve, just in case and a team position of 15th.
(winning was John Robson ESH, in 27:40 and 191 finishers.
Today was 30 years since that event, and for this reason pull on my olde Walsh Spikes and set of at the back end of the field among other athletes of the by gone era of the mid 1980's, not many tho!
Well done to all today. Favorite race of the day was watching the U15 boys.
Hope to see many more CAAC'ers at the next meet.