Run, Jump and Throw - Results
Kenny sent in the results of the Run,
Jump and Throw competition and there were some great 200m
For the U11 girls, Katya was fastest
with a time of 40.1s, closely followed by Emma F who
finished in a time of 40.7s. Very close.
For the U11 boys, Liam was 1st in a
time of 37.3s with Finlay close behind in a time of 36.3s.
The fastest among the U13 girls was
Sarah J who clocked a time of 35.0s, just ahead of Eilidh
who finished in a time of 36.0s.
Ross had the best time among the U13
boys when he finished in 34.1s, just ahead of Kurt who
posted a time of 37.0s.
The full times for your track cards
can be viewed here.
Athletics Camp - Coaches Required
Donaldson is organising a holiday programme for athletics
during the Easter break and GAA have been asked to supply
coaches for the programme.
are roughly as follows Mon 2nd - Fri 6th April - 4/6
coaches - 5.5 hours per day Tues 10th - Fri 13th April -
4/6 coaches - 5.5 hours per day
Coaches would be
based at Kelvin Hall ISA and we would expect them to be
Level One athletics coaches working towards Level 2. They
would be paid about £7/8 per hour.
It would be a good
opportunity for young coaches to gain more experience and
make a few bob.
Ronnie Stevenson as
soon as possible.
New Club Vest
vest competition is finally over. The winner was
vest 'F' which was designed by Gillian Galloway and Erin
Leggate with 47 votes.
The total votes cast was 96 with the
breakdown as follows.
Vest F - 47
Vest E - 20
Vest C - 16
Vest H - 7
Vest D - 6
We'll order a couple of samples
(including crop tops) over the next couple of days and if
we can get the winning pair to model them I'll put the
pictures on the web site as soon as possible.
Jump and Throw Competition
The final results of the Run, Jump and
Throw competition are now in.
It was a close run thing with a few inches making the
difference in each group.
Winners were as follows:
U11 Girls: Sophie 153, Emma 132 and Anya 126
U11 Boys: Liam 202, Finlay 190 and Jarvis 139
U13 Girls: Iona W 188, Sarah J 187 and Sarah McD 182
U13 Boys: Jules 179, Ross C 172 and Ben 153
Kenny tells me they will probably run
one more before May when we would hope to get the go ahead
to run the Star:Track awards again over the summer.
The final points and positions can be
on this word doc.
Well done to everyone who took part.
Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships Nottingham
In what was the
most competitive finishes in the age-group races,
long-time leader Beth Potter fought off two strong
challenges to strike gold. First Beth Carter strode
into the lead with about 500m to go only for Potter to
pick up the pace. Then Melissa Hawtin made an
equally determined bid, but Potter found yet another gear
and won the race in a time of 16:00.
For the U17's,
Josephine Moultrie was part of the Scotland West team that
finished in 2nd position. Josephine finished in 10th
place in a time of 20:36. The other scoring athletes
were Nicola Hood, Natalie Sharp and Christina Rankin.
This was the final race of the UK X-Challenge which has
been going on over the winter season. Josephine
Moultrie came 3rd overall for the season 2006/2007 in the
U17 ladies and was awarded her trophy at Nottingham.
The full results
are available at this link.
Kirkintilloch 12.5km Road Race
Two of our athlete’s took part in the
Kirkintilloch 12.5km Road Race over a very hilly course.
With more than 170 Runners taking part, Gerry Craig was 12th
in a time of 47:26 & Donna Finlayson 46th & 4th
female in a time of 55:19.
full results and a great selection of photographs
are available at this link.
news from the AAA's, VP-Glasgow athletes won three Silver
medals on the second day of the Championships.
David Martin won Silver in the final of
the U20 mens 400m while running a PB of
48.17s. The announcer said it would be
worth waiting for and he wasn't mistaken, a fantastic
race. David appeared to get blocked in on the final
bend and it was only in the last 20 metres that he finally
found the space for a drive to the line.
Suzanne Begg was next up and she looked
to be out of the running on the final bend of her U17 200m
final. Not for the first time, she was very strong
on the final straight and had it been 10 yards longer it
might have been gold. Suzanne's time was a PB of
Hollie Young picked up our third and
last silver medal of the Championships in the U15 800m
in a new PB time of 2:14.03.
She was in fourth place for much of the race and at one
point looked to be losing contact with the leaders.
She clawed her way back into the race and was stronger
than the opposition in the final lap.
Well done to our medallists and the
rest of our athletes who reached semi finals and finals
and picked up a string of PB's over the two days.
A great weekend for the Club, the full
are now available at this link.
Jump and Throw Competition
Kenny, Donald and Neil are currently
putting the U11's and U13's through a Run, Jump and Throw
Finlay is currently leading the U11's
and Ross is leading the U13's.
The current points and positions can be
on this word doc.
The competition continues
next Tuesday and Thursday at the Kelvin Hall.
Annual Membership Fees
The annual fees were set at our first
committee meeting on Monday 20th of February. They are due
to be paid on joining and on the 1st of
Competing Members: Over 17 (on 31st August next)
Competing Members: Under 17 (on 31st August next)
Competing Members: Under 11 (on 31st August next)
Second Claim Members: £20.00
Non Competing Members: (Coaches, Officials, Parents
Family Memberships: £60.00
The application and medical forms
have been updated and can be downloaded from the
Indoor League - Final
The final of the Indoor League will take place on Sunday the 18th of March.
Victoria Park's and City Of Glasgow's U20 ladies teams have qualified for the
final along with Victoria Park's U17 men and U15 boys.
The full list of finalists
can be viewed here.
Indoor City Challenge
- 18th February
VPCOG were well represented at the Indoor City Challenge at Sheffield where the
home team emerged as the winners.
Sheffield retained the UK Indoor City Challenge cup in a Final of such high
quality at the EIS Sheffield that six of the 24 competition records were broken.
was as much excellence as effort as Sheffield held off a magnificent late charge
by last year’s runners-up, London North. Final result: 1 Sheffield 171.5; 2
London North 167; 3 Manchester 139; 4 London South 125.5; 5 Birmingham 120.5; 6
Glasgow 104.5; 7 Oxford 86; 8 Bristol 84.
Victoria Park City Of Glasgow athletes were heavily involved in the action.
In the field, Gillian Black finished in 7th place in the Ladies High Jump with a
height of 1.60m. Alison Rodger finished in 2nd place in the Ladies Shot
Putt with a throw of 15.25m. Jennifer Graham was 3rd in the Ladies Pole
Vault with a height of 3.80m and Eilidh Dorrian was 6th with a height of 3.40m.
On the circular track, David Martin was 2nd in his heat of the Mens 400m and 3rd
overall in a new PB time of 48.15s. Aisling McGhee was 4th in her heat of
the Ladies 400m in a time of 60.97s. Abbey McGhee was 8th in the Ladies
800m with a time of 2:19.74 and Martin Hayes was 7th in the mens 1500m in a time
On the straight track, Sara Whigham finished in 7th place in the Ladies 60m in a
time of 7.96s and Neale Kelly was 7th in the mens 60m Hurdles in a time of
Once again, this competition proved to be a great success and hopefully we will
see more of the same next year.
Of Scotland Championships - U17 and U20
Day two of the Championships on Sunday 18th of February was far more enjoyable from a VPCOG point of view.
Despite many of our best athletes competing in the Indoor City Challenge at
Sheffield, we still won more than our share of medals.
Suzanne Begg received a special trophy in recognition of the Best U17 Outdoor
Sprint Performance in 2006. She followed that with an excellent win in the
final of the U17 200m in a time of 25.64s.
Rebecca Finch was 1st in the U20 1500m in a time of 4:50.76 and was 3rd in the
final of the 800m in a time of 2:19.92.
Thomas Campbell was 1st in the U20 High Jump with a height of 1.95m and 2nd in
the Pole Vault with a clearance of 4m.
Courtney MacGuire returned from injury and was 3rd in the U20 Pole Vault with a
height of 3m.
Danielle Osborne was 3rd in the final of the U20 200m in a time of 25.82s.
Natalie Doyle was 2nd in the U17 60m Hurdles in a time of 9.26s.
Calum Innes was 1st in the final of the U17 60m Hurdles in a time of 8.43s and
3rd in the final of the 200m in a time of 23.65s.
Kerry Steel was 2nd in the U20 ladies Triple Jump with a distance of 11.17m and 3rd in the
Long Jump with a distance of 5.28m.
Well done to everyone who took part, I know that a lot of new PB's were
achieved. The full results
are available here.
Of Scotland Championships - U13 and U15
Day one of the age group championships at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday the 17th of
February was quite
disappointing. So many of our athletes narrowly missed out on the medal
The results on the Scottish Athletics web site were still incomplete but could
at this link.
Our best performance of the day came from Holly Young who was 1st in the final
of the U15 girls 800m in a time of 2:16.32.
Max Aitchison produced another strong performance to finish 2nd in the U13 boys
800m in a time of 2:24.19.
Well done to our medal winners, hopefully more will follow tomorrow.
Indoor City Challenge
of our athletes will be representing Glasgow at the final of the Indoor City
Challenge on Sunday 18th of February at the Institute of Sport, Sheffield.
The teams through to the final are: Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester, London
North, Oxford, Bristol, London South and Birmingham.
The athletes selected from VPCOG are Abbey McGhee, Aisling McGhee, Gillian
Black, Alison Rodger, Sara Whigham, Jennifer Graham, Eilidh Dorrian, David
Martin, Martin Hayes and Neale Kelly.
Congratulations on your selection and good luck in the final.
Vest Competition - Result
The first round of voting in the competition to select a new vest is complete.
84 votes were counted and the top five Vests have been identified.
Vest F (Gillian Galloway and Erin Leggate) received 22
votes, Vest E (Erin Leggate) received 10
votes, Vest C (Emma Mills and Colin
Sinclair) received 8 votes, Vest D (John
Montgomery) received 8 votes and Vest H
(Hugh Stevenson) received 6 votes.
Members are now invited to choose the Club Vest from the short list of five
shown at this link.
Please vote one last time.
I will be at the trackside of the Kelvin Hall at 7pm on Tuesday the 20th of
February. You can give me your vote in person or send it by e-mail or
Votes should be submitted by 4pm on Monday the 26th of February as they will be
counted that evening and the winning design posted on the web site.
The remaining entries can be
viewed at this link.
currently building a new database containing our members details and have
noticed a large number of e-mail addresses were rejected by the Mail
Could any member who did not receive the message about the new vest or the
administrative message from
John Innes, send John an e-mail stating
their full name, age group and email address so that he can complete the Club
records as accurately as possible.
It would also help if those whose email address does not give a good indication
of their full name if they could do likewise stating that they did receive the
message from John.
We had two medallists in the Pentathlon at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday the 10th
Eve Carrington finished in 2nd place for the U20 ladies with a points score of
Gregor Innes also finished in 2nd place for the U17 men with a points total of
Lucinda Logan finished just out of the medals in 4th place with a points total
The full results can be found
here for Saturday and
here for Sunday.
Our Masters were in action at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday the 10th of February.
Daly was once again to the fore, finishing 1st in the M65 800m in a time of
3:10.08 and 2nd in the 1500m in a time of 6:13.0.
Derek Watson Snr was 1st in the M40 800m in a time of 2:07.36.
James Christie was 1st in the M75 Shot Putt with a distance of 5.21m.
Charlie Murray was 3rd in the M45 High Jump with a height of 1.55m, 1st in the
Long Jump with a distance of 5.36m and 4th in the 800m in a time of 2:13.80.
For the ladies, Jacqueline Thomson was 1st in the W40 1500m in a time of 5:10.98
and 2nd in the 3000m in a time of 10:43.31.
Kirsty Baird was 1st in the W35 1500m in a time of 5:21.89 and 1st in the 800m
in a time of 2:31.25.
Claire Cameron was 1st in the W45 Shot Putt with a throw of 10.15m.
And last but not least, Susan Finch had a great win in the W40 3000m, running
from the front she crossed the line in a time of 10:30.81.
Congratulations to all our medal winners. The full results
can be found here.
Scottish Power - National Cross
Cross Country Championships were held at Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday the
10th of February.
Our City Of Glasgow athletes had a memorable day of competition and went home
laden with silverware.
Amy MacLellan was in action for the U13's and finished in 40th place in a time
The U15 girls had a magnificent win, led home by Beth Potter (the individual
winner) in a time of 14:46 and followed by Hollie Young, 5th in a time of 15:38,
Michaela Stephen, 9th in a time of 16:04, Rhian Dawes, 14th in a time of 16:20,
Sarah Potter, 21st in a time of 16:41 and Rachel McLellan, 40th in a time of
Josephine Moultrie finished in 1st place in the U17's in a time of 17:32.
Lorna Young was the first U20 home in a time of 17:35.
Of Glasgow Senior Ladies finished in 2nd place in the team competition with an
individual 6th place for Kirsteen Young who finished in a time of 30:35.
Lindsay MacNeill was 9th over the line in a time of 30:38 with her team-mate
Pamela Nicholson 10th in a time of 30:55.
Victoria Park athletes had a less successful day but Max Aitchison finished 4th
in a field of 100 U13 athletes in a time of 11:43 with Findlay Parker 57th in a
time of 13:38 and Paul MacFarlane 58th in a time of 13:41.
For the U15's, Michael Gray finished in 52nd place with a time of 16:06 and
Gavin Murty finished in 70th place in a time of 16:39.
David Law was the first of our U17's home in a time of 23:58 in front of Max
Ralston who finished in a time of 24:41.
Martin Hayes finished 26th in the U20's race in a time of
29:21, ahead of his team-mate Derek Gibb who finished in 34th place in a time of
Gerry Craig was our only senior man competing and he finished
in 146th place from a field of over 400 in a time of 47:24.
Well done to everyone who turned out. The full results
can be found here.
Scottish Schools Championships
The Schools Championships on Thursday the 8th of February at the Kelvin Hall
were a great success for a good number of our athletes. Our medal winners
are as follows.
Craig was 1st in the U16's 60m with a time of 7.25s and Rebecca Riches was 2nd
in the O16's 60m in a time of 7.9s.
Rebecca Finch was 1st in the O16's 800m, which was possibly
the most exciting race of the day in a time of 2:19.2 marginally ahead of Abbey
McGhee who was 2nd in a time of 2:19.6.
Calum Innes was 1st in the mens O16’s 60m Hurdles in a time
of 8.5s and Heather Rankin was 3rd in the ladies O16's 60m Hurdles in a time of
Jo Moultrie finished 1st in the O16's 1500m with a time of
4.:37.6s and Beth Potter was 1st in the final of the U16's 1500m with a time of
Danielle Osborne was 1st in the O16's 200m in a time of 25.22
with her club-mate Suzanne Begg 2nd in a time of 25.??.
In the field, Kerry steel finished 1st in the long jump with
a distance of 5m 42cm and Jamie Sinclair was 1st in the O16's Pole Vault with a
height of 3.90m.
Congratulations to all of our medal winners.
Selection of New Vest
a result of the amendment accepted at the IGM on Tuesday 31st January, we will
be organising a new competition to select a club vest.
To keep the cost down we will try to conduct the competition
on the web site, in person at the trackside and by post if required.
New designs for the vest, which may include matching shorts
should be sent to Gordon Innes by post or email by Thursday the 8th of February.
Vests which were submitted as amendments to the constitution will be
automatically added and need not be re submitted.
My contact details are: E-mail –
Home – 38 Deepdene Road, Bearsden, G61 1NT
Track side – 7pm at the Kelvin Hall on Tuesday the 6th
February or 7pm at Scotstoun on Thursday the 8th of February.
The nominated vests will appear on the web site by Saturday
the 10th of February. For those without internet access, a hard copy will be
available at the trackside, 7pm at the Kelvin Hall on Tuesday the 13th of