A long journey in so many ways as former GHK Mini-rugby player Neil Gourley prepares to toe the line with the best 1500m runners at the World Championships in the Qatar’s capital city.

GHK are rightly proud of Neil’s former club mate Andrew Davidson’s progress in rugby as he makes his way as a professional with Glasgow Warriors but it’s also great to see Neil grasp the opportunity to compete at the very highest level in his sport.

Some might argue that Neil’s achievement is all the greater having had to overcome the genetic disadvantages of being the son of one of GHK’s slowest centres and current club president, Ronnie Gourley!

All at GHK wish Neil the very best for his heat which takes place at 8 pm on Thursday. Hopefully, there will be a few cheering on from the clubhouse at OA, and taking a little pride in the part GHK played in Neil’s sporting journey.

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