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Nigel Barge 10K

Only two Victoria Park athletes took part in the 10k hosted by Maryhill Harriers.

Mark Ashby finished the race in 41st position and 6th over 45 years in a time of 38:40 mins.

Rab Daly was 136th over the line and 5th over 65 years in a time of 45:44 mins.

247 athletes completed the race.


Scottish Inter-District Championships

Athletes have now been selected to represent their Districts at the Event Scotland Great Edinburgh International Cross Country in Holyrood Park on January 13th.

The prestigious meeting, which incorporates the Scottish Inter-District Championships, will see Scottish club athletes line up for North, East, West or Scottish Universities teams against some of the World's finest cross country athletes in the senior races.

Congratulations to Abbey McGhee, Max Ralston and Max Aitchison for their selection to the West District Team.


Inaugural General Meeting

The Inaugural General Meeting of Victoria Park City Of Glasgow AC will be held on Tuesday 30th January 2007 in the Pavilion at Scotstoun Stadium at 8.15pm.  All members are invited to attend.

Nominations are now invited for the election of the following Office bearers and Committee Members:

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Assistant Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Membership Secretary
    • Track and Field Secretary
    • Cross Country Secretary
    • Road Running Secretary
    • Welfare Officer
    • Committee members (4 in number)

Amendments to the Constitution and any nominations for the above posts should be sent to the Secretary by Thursday the 11th of January in order that all amendments and nominations be posted to the membership on Tuesday the 16th of January.

Nominations for the above posts should be made in writing and must bear the signature of the Nominee.  Nominations will only be accepted at the meeting if there have been no nominations lodged with the Secretary prior to the 11th of January.

Nominations for the posts of Club Men’s Captain, Club Ladies Captain and Junior Representative will be accepted at the meeting.  These three posts will be elected at the meeting by the votes of the Competitive Members only.

According to the two existing constitutions, City of Glasgow voting members are 14 years of age or over and Victoria Park voting members are 15 years of age or over.  In the interests of fairness, all members of the two existing Clubs who are 14 years of age or over will be invited to vote on the election of the Committee and the Constitution.

Many important decisions regarding the future of the Club have still to be made and it is important that all members contribute to the discussion.

A copy of the proposed constitution can be viewed here.


Kelvin Hall - Closures

The Kelvin Hall will be closed at the following dates and times in January.

01/01/07       Monday                	All Day
02/01/07       Tuesday               	All Day
03/01/07       Wednesday          	1.00pm – 5.00pm
07/01/07       Sunday                	9.00am – 7.00pm
13/01/07       Saturday              	All Day
14/01/07       Sunday                	8.00am – 6.00pm
18/01/07       Thursday              	9.00am – 12 noon
18/01/07       Thursday              	6.00pm – 10.00pm


Glasgow Open Graded

Kelvin HallJust a reminder for everyone, there are three Open Graded Meetings coming up at the Kelvin Hall on Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th of December and Wednesday the 3rd of January.

The first event on all three days is at 2pm.  Remember to arrive early in order to register for your events.

The cost of entry is £2 per event.

Good luck.


Christmas Road Race - Results

The Christmas Road Race was once again very well attended considering it clashed with last minute shopping.

The Lord ProvostThe Lord Provost Liz Cameron once again added to the occasion and took the role of Official Starter very seriously.  She did decline the invitation to use Johns .38 starters pistol and used a whistle instead.  This year she was dressed for the occasion and was in possession of her chain of office.  She was impressed by the mix of ages of those taking part and spoke about her optimism that the Commonwealth Games will be coming to Glasgow in 2014.

The picture right shows the Provost with our U11 Boys winner, Fraser Barbour number 62 along with our U17 Ladies winner, Abbey McGhee number 48 and our U15 Boys winner, Michael Gray number 72.

The winners on the day were:

U11 Girls - Iona Wilson - 14:38 U11 Boys - Fraser Barbour - 12:27
U13 Girls - Ruby Gray - 15:53 U13 Boys - Paul MacFarlane - 11:33
U15 Girls - Abbey Marshall - 17:09 U15 Boys - Michael Gray - 10:51
U17 Women - Abbey McGhee - 11:15 U17 Men - Jamie Sinclair - 14:59
H-Cap Winner - Derek Watson - 18:07 Fastest Senior - Martin Hayes - 17:40

Derek Watson and Martin HayesThe full results are available on this spreadsheet.

Thanks once again to Gerry Craig for the cash donation and for all of the goody bags, I've a feeling the windscreen scraper will be needed before the week is out.

Thanks to Julie and Gordon for the baking and Linda and Margaret for serving the hot drinks.


Christmas Road Race - Saturday 16th December

Jordanhill Garden SuppliesEveryone is invited to take part in our Christmas Road Race on the 16th.  If you would like to take part, you should meet in the Pavilion at Scotstoun in time for a 12.30pm start.

Competitors should arrive bearing a gift for the Lucky Dip. (Value in the region of £4 - £5. e.g. Selection boxes/sweets/chocolates for the younger athletes and Bottle of Wine/Box of Biscuits, etc for the adults.

We're hoping for a large turnout on the day with £100 in cash prizes up for grabs and goody bags for the juniors thanks to a very generous donation by Gerry Craig of Jordanhill Garden Supplies.  After the race, there will be a hot drink waiting and a bite to eat courtesy of Julie and Gordon McGhee.

Last year we were delighted when the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Liz Cameron who was passing by in her Chauffeur driven car, saw our junior athletes about to start our Christmas Handicap Race at the entrance to Scotstoun.  She stopped the car and offered her services to the Club as the official starter.  The race was thereafter started in some style by the Lord Provost.

This year the Lord Provost has very kindly accepted our invitation to once again act as official starter and will join us within the Pavilion before the big event.

The distances for the event will be 2 miles for the juniors and the 3 and a quarter mile McAndrew Course for the seniors.


Ian Riches - OBE

Katie, Rebecca and Ian with his OBEKatie and Rebecca Riches returned from Buckingham Palace with their father Ian now the proud holder of the OBE.

Ian was presented with his medal on Thursday the 7th of December as a result of his leadership of the UK Naval Team that rescued the seven man crew of the Russian Submarine Priz from the Pacific Ocean off Siberia in August last year.

Katie and Rebecca enjoyed meeting the Queen, wearing new frocks and two expensive nights out in London before returning to competition at the Kelvin Hall on Sunday.

Congratulations Ian, very well deserved.


West District - Cross Country

Max AitchisonThe Cross Country Championships were held at East Kilbride on Saturday the 9th of December.

Max Aitchison was once again the star for Victoria Park in winning the U13 event from a field of over 50 athletes.  He finished in a time of 11:57, just one second in front of his nearest rival from Giffnock North.  The U13 team of Max, Paul MacFarlane and Findlay Parker finished in 6th place overall in dreadful conditions.

Michael Gray was the first of the U15's home in 27th place with a time of 18:25.  Gavin Murty finished in a time of 19:17.

Max Ralston was the pick of the U17 men by finishing in 8th place in a time of 24:17.

Martin Hayes was 6th in the U20 mens race in a time of 38:27.

Derek Watson was the 6th Vet to finish in a time of 39:14 and Charlie Murray finished in a time of 43:41.

Abbey McGhee was our only female entry in the Cross Country, finishing in 9th place in a time of 19:06.


International Pentathlon

Calum and GregorCalum and Gregor Innes were representing Scotland at the U18 Pentathlon International at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday the 9th of December.

Both were members of the 4 man team which finished in 2nd place behind England and ahead of Ireland (3rd) and Wales (4th).

Although they returned with team silver medals, they finished just out of the individual medals with Calum finishing in 4th place with 2 PB's. 8.4s in the 60m Hurdles and 23.4s in the 200m.  Gregor finished in 6th place with 5 PB's.  9.34s in the 60m Hurdles, 23.77s in the 200m, 9.46m in the Shot Putt, 5.99m in the Long Jump and 2:03 in the 800m.


John Innes - Award

John InnesJohn Innes attended the Disability Sports Awards at the Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester on Thursday 7th December and was awarded the Regional Volunteer of the Year award.

Disability Sport Events, in association with the Nationwide Building Society celebrated the achievements of disability sports in 2006. The award winners, both athletes and volunteers, received bursaries from Nationwide to help with the development of disability sports talent.

John was nominated for the award by Red Star AC who will now benefit from the £500 award which is given to the Disability Club of his choice.

Once again, well done John.


Club Road Race - 30th NovemberFraser Barbour

The first of the three winter Road Races was held in the middle of a Hurricane at Scotstoun on Thursday evening.  The conditions were so bad that the U11's race was changed to 8 laps of the track instead of risking life and limb outside of the Stadium.

The U13's and U15's race has been postponed and a new date will have to be found.

The senior men, the vets and the U17's completed their three and a quarter mile circuit of the McAndrew route in terrible conditions.

The results were as below:

U11's - 2 miles.                                                 Seniors - 3.25 miles

U11's Boys Time U17's Men Time
1st Fraser Barbour 13:46 1st Max Ralston 20:21
2nd Robbie Pollok 14:45        
3rd Kurt Kilgour 15:43   U17's Ladies  
4th Ryan Gallacher 17:20   1st Abbey McGhee 21:34
5th Sean Gallacher 17:45        
6th Jules desJaques 16:34   U20's Men  
7th Kyle Wilson 18:28   1st Martin Hayes 16:51
U11's Girls Time   Snr Men  
1st Iona Wilson 16:12   1st Donald Cameron 21:02
2nd Kirsten Walker 16:52   2nd Alan Hamilton 21:31
3rd Hope Kilgour 17:46        
4th Sarah McDonald 19:48   Vet Men  
5th Caitlin Anderson 21:15   1st Kenny McVey 21:45
6th Emma Best DNF   2nd Rab Daly 23:30


West District - Cross Country Championships - Transport Arrangements

The Cross Country Championships are on Saturday the 9th of December at East Kilbride.

The first race begins at 1pm.  The reception for the West District Cross-country will be the John Wright Sports Centre, Calderwood Road, East Kilbride.

A minibus is available and will be leaving the car park at Scotstoun at 10am on Saturday morning.  Kenny Gray will be our driver for the day and you can book a seat by speaking to either Kenny or Gordon Innes.

The cost of the transport will be £2 each.

Competition is available for U13's, U15's, U17's and Seniors.

Special General Meeting

MallardThe voting members of the Club met on Tuesday the 28th of November to consider and vote on the proposal that they amalgamate with City Of Glasgow AC.

They agreed with the proposal and a date will now be set for an Inaugural General Meeting of Victoria Park City Of Glasgow AC.  (possibly in early January)

86 voting slips for the proposed Club Vest were counted.  Mallard achieved the greatest support with 47 votes, Race Team had 31 votes, Premier had 3 votes and 5 voting slips were spoiled.

Thanks to everyone who came along to the SGM and took part in the discussions.  It was very clear when listening to the debate that there was no shortage of members with the best interests of the Club at heart while speaking for and against the proposal.


Dunbartonshire Cross Country Championships

Derek Watson SnrOur athletes had a successful day out at the Dunbartonshire Championships on Saturday 25th of November.

Kirkintiloch High School, on Briar Road, Kirkintiloch was once again the host for the annual event.

Iona Wilson was 3rd in the U11 girls event with a time of 15:32.

Fraser Barbour was 5th and Robbie Pollock 6th in the U11 Boys event with their respective times being 11:16 and 11:33.

Max Aitchison was 1st in the U13 boys event with a time of 13:55.  Finlay Parker was 7th and Paul MacFarlane 10th in the same event with their respective times being 11:22 and 17:24.

Michael Gray was 2nd in the U15 boys event in a time of 27:34 and Gavin Murty was 3rd in the same event in a time of 27:44.

Gregor Innes was 2nd in the U17 mens event in a time of 24:27.

Only three of our seniors were competing.  Derek Watson finished in 5th place in a time of 44:07, Mark Ashby was 28th in a time of 51:33 and Kenny McVey was 36th in a time of 55:33.

Well done to everyone who took part.


Glasgow University Road RaceGerry Craig

Victoria Park athletes were in action at the University Road Race on Saturday 18th of November at Garscube Sports Complex in Glasgow.

The best performance of the day was from Fernando Yuste who finished in 19th place in a time of 27:05.

Alistair Douglas was 27th in a time of 27:39, Gerry Craig finished in 42nd place in a time of 28:36, Mark Ashby was 62nd in a time of 29:53, Ronnie Johnstone was 99th in a time 30:55 and Kenny McVey was 111th in a time of 31:41.

282 athletes took part in the event.


Great Britain and Ireland, Masters Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to Rab Daly who won his second Scotland vest on Saturday 18th of November at Callendar Park, Falkirk.

Rab finished in 10th place in the over 65 category in a time of 29:23mins and was a member of the Scotland team that finished in 3rd place overall.

Well done Rab.


Information about Vest Selection

In reply to some of the questions posted on the message board, I've attached a short word document which might help to explain why we are now voting on a vest for the proposed new club.



Chris Baillie

Chris with the Commonwealth Silver MedalCongratulations once again to Chris Baillie who on Saturday evening, the 18th of November added another four trophies to his cabinet at the Scottish Athletics annual awards dinner in Glasgow.

Chris who broke the Scottish 110m hurdles record while winning the Silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in March was named the Hi-Tec Athlete of the Year and Bank of Scotland senior athlete of the year.

He also collected the David Timmins and George Dallas Memorial Trophies for his contribution to athletics in the last year.

Well done Chris.


Fluorescent BibsFluorescent Bib

Following recent comments from Coaches and Parents alike, the club has purchased a supply of Fluorescent Bibs which can be bought from Gordon or Linda Innes for the price of £2.50.

The Club has a duty of care for our athletes at all times and no more so when they are road running on dark winter nights.

The coaches have encouraged the athletes in their care to wear bright and light coloured clothing without success and we now feel obliged to insist that all of our athletes wear fluorescent clothing while road running at night.

There is no obligation to wear one of the club bibs provided that the athlete is wearing their own clothing with similar properties.

The first Road Race of the winter season will be at Scotstoun at 7pm on the 30th of November and we would like all of our Juniors to be suitably dressed for the occasion.


Club Road Races

The dates of our Club Road Races have been added to the Calendar.

1st - 7pm, Thursday 30.11.06

Christmas Handicap - 12pm, Saturday 16.12.06

2nd - 7pm, Thursday 18.01.2007

Club Cross Country Championships - To be decided.

3rd - 7pm, Thursday 15.03.2007


A4 Poster

Click here to download a copyScotstoun Leisure Centre have agreed to display a new poster advertising the Club Web Site.  Copies can be downloaded here if your local school, Sports Centre or other suitable location is agreeable to it's display.

Copies can also be obtained from Gordon or Linda.


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