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Young Athletes League

Stuart RossThe unscrutinised results for the meeting on Sunday the 1st of June at Linwood have arrived and we finished in 4th place with 432 points, just behind Kilbarchan who had 434.5 points.  The scrutinising may change the positions.

There were as expected, several excellent performances that have kept us on course to reach the Scottish final.

Stuart Ross had an incredible day, winning both the U17 400m and 800m in respective times of 52.22s and 1:59.93.

Jennifer HannahHollie Young was 1st in the U17 800m with a time of 2:17.82, ahead of her team-mate Rhian Dawes who was 1st B with a time of 2:19.25.

Jennifer Hannah was 1st in the U17 300m with a time of 42.09s and 1st in the 100m B race with a time of 12.83s while her team-mate Mairi Bowie was 2nd in both the U17 100m and 200m in respective times of 13.04s and 26.67s.

Augusta CarmenAugusta Carmen was 1st in the U17 80m Hurdles with a time of 12.76s and Lara Davidson won the B race with a time of 12.66s.

Eilidh McEvilly was 1st in the U13 70m Hurdles with a time of 12.68s and 2nd in the High Jump with a height of 1.38m.

Mhairi Patience returned to the track for the first time in over a year and was 1st in the U13 80m with a time of 11.26s.

Steven Thistleton was 1st in the U13 Long Jump with a distance of 4.47m.

The full results can be downloaded here.

 

 

Club Tracksuits - Update

Click here for a larger imageWe have now taken delivery of 200 tracksuits from our friends at the RAF.  They will be available to our members from Thursday 22nd of May at Achilles Heel.

To avoid a rush we would ask that prior to Monday the 26th of May, only athletes who assisted with the bag packing in November or are competing for the Club this weekend should attend to uplift their tracksuits.

Every other athlete who has competed for the Club should attend from Monday the 26th of May to uplift their tracksuit.

The tracksuits are free to all of our competing members and bear the logos of both our sponsors, Achilles Heel and the RAF.

Only 30 athletes volunteered their sizes before ordering and as a result, we may run out of some sizes.  If this occurs, Katie will record your size and we will order additional kit as soon as we can.  There will be a tracksuit for everyone.

For those who haven't visited Achilles Heel before, it is at 593 Great Western Road, Glasgow.  (Near to Kelvinbridge).

We're very grateful to the RAF for generously supplying our tracksuits and to Katie and her staff at Achilles Heel for giving up valuable space and time for storage and distribution.

 

 

Scottish Athletic League

Stuart RossVP-Glasgow finished in 6th place at the 2nd Match in the series at Grangemouth on Saturday the 18th of May.  We are now 3rd equal overall with two matches remaining.

Several high scorers were missing for this match although some fine individual performances brightened the day.

Mathew Graham was 1st in the 5000m with a time of 15:11.00 in his first appearance in a VP-Glasgow vest.

Neale Kelly was 1st A in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 15.93s and Charlie Murray was also 1st B in the same event with a time of 21.12s.

Stuart Ross was 2nd in the 800m with a time of 1:58.84s and Alan Ramsey was 2nd B with a time of 1:59.02.

Sean Fontana was 2nd in the 1500m with a time of 4:09.39.

A very good effort considering the number of athletes injured or otherwise unavailable.

 

 

Scottish Womens League

Augusta CarmenVP-Glasgow athletes gave a better account of themselves at the 2nd Match in the series although we are still in 7th place overall.

Grangemouth was the venue for this match on Sunday the 18th of May.  Needless to say there was some excellent individual performances that should be mentioned.

Augusta Carmen was 1st in the U17 80m Hurdles with a time of 13.19s.

Courtney MacGuire was 1st in the Senior Pole Vault with a height of 3.40m.

Eilidh McEvilly was 1st in the U13 Shut Putt with a new PB distance of 8.20m.

Eve CarringtonEve Carrington was 1st in the Senior Triple Jump with a distance of 10.89m.

Andrea Gaffney was 1st in the U15 Long Jump with a new PB distance of 5.41m in her first outing for the Club.  She also picked up a barrow load of points while winning the B 100m with a time of 13.42s.

Other good performances came from Chloe Lambert who was 2nd in the U15 200m with a time of 26.62s and 2nd in the 100m with a time of 13.35s, Heather Blair who was 2nd in the senior High Jump with a height of 1.65m, Hannah Moultrie who was 2nd in the U15 Shot Putt with a distance of 8.10m.

Dianne Ramsay, Heather Rankine, Deborah Hannah, Mhairi Hendry and Erin McIlveen all finished 3rd in their respective events.

Well done ladies.

 

 

Jill KnowlesGlasgow Womens 10K

VP-Glasgow athletes were very much to the fore at the 10K event which started and finished within Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.

Susan Partridge was our first athlete home by finishing 11th in a time of 35:38.

Sandra Branney was 16th in a time of 37:12 ahead of Jill Knowles who was 18th in a time of 37:24 and Susan Finch who was 20th in a time of 37:37.

Congratulations to our Ladies, the full results can be found at this link.

 

 

Kenny McVeyRoad Running Update

Kenny McVey was 4th in the Neilston Pad Road Race on Saturday 7th of May in a time of 36:24.  Kenny was also the 3rd Vet to finish.

Kenny also took part in the Vets Snowball Race at Coatbridge on Wednesday the 7th of May.  He finished 11th overall and 3rd Vet55 in a time of 32:12.

Gerry Craig completed the Dunfermline Half Marathon in a time of 1:21.17 and finished 23rd overall and 6th Vet35.

Well done guys.

 

 

CSSAL

Our next league meeting is at Dumfries on Sunday the 25th of May.  A coach has been booked and will be leaving Scotstoun Stadium at 8.30 am.

The cost of the journey will be 5 per head.  Please tell your team manager if you intend travelling on the coach.

Could team managers update Gordon as soon as they know who is travelling.

 

 

Scottish Womens League

The next match in the series is on Sunday the 18th of May at Grangemouth Stadium.  A minibus has been booked and will be leaving Scotstoun at 10.30 am.

Anyone who would like to travel by minibus should contact Gordon by phone or e-mail.

The cost of the journey will be 3 per head.

 

 

Scottish Closed Championships

Suzanne BeggThe senior Championships were held at Meadowbank on Saturday the 10th and Sunday 11th of May with several VP-Glasgow athletes among the medals.

Suzanne Begg was 2nd in the 100m with a time of 12.56s.

Neale Kelly was 1st in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 15.79s.

Chris BennettClaire Cameron was 2nd in the Discus with a distance of 33.48m.

Chris Bennett was 1st in the Hammer with a distance of 59.77m.

Erin Leggate was 2nd in the High Jump with a height of 1.65m.

Stacey Wilson was 3rd in the Hammer with a distance of 50.47m.

Congratulations to all of our medallists.  The full results are available at this link.

 

 

West District Championships

Jennifer HannahThe U13-U17 Championships were held at Meadowbank Stadium on the 10th and 11th of May.  Although the numbers competing was disappointing, there were many excellent individual performances.

Jennifer Hannah was 2nd in the U17 100m with a time of 13.06s and 3rd in the U17 300m with a time of 42.53s.

Davis Martin was 1st in the U13 100m with a time of 13.29s and 2nd in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.35m.

Hollie Young was 1st in the U17 1500m with a time of 4:35.18, ahead of her team-mate Rhian Dawes who was 3rd in a time of 4:45.31.  They crossed swords again in the 800m where Hollie was 1st in a time of Augusta Carman2:14.27 and Rhian was 2nd in a time of 2:16.71.

Augusta Carman was 1st in the final of the U17 80m Hurdles with a time of 12.43s ahead of her team-mate Lara Davidson who was 3rd in a time of 12.98s.

Andrew McFarlane was 2nd in the U17 High Jump with a height of 1.70m.

Chris Barnes was 1st in the final of the Shot Putt with a distance of 11.90m.

Deborah Hannah was 2nd in the U15 1500m with a time of 5:01.32.

Hannah Moultrie was 2nd in the U15 Shot Putt with a distance of 7.83m Stuart Rossand 3rd in the Discus with a distance of 13.67m.

Stuart Ross was 2nd in the U17 400m with a time of 51.58s and 2nd in the 800m with a time of 1:59.09.

Sarah Gray was 1st in the U15 High Jump with a height of 1.45m ahead of her team-mate Christina Clark who was 3rd with a height of 1.40m.

Eilidh McEvilly was 1st in the U13 Shot Putt with a distance of 7.91m and 2nd in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.32m.

Catherine Clark was 3rd in the U15 Long Jump with a distance of 4.50m.

A great effort by everyone who took part, well done.  The full results are available at this link.

 

 

Loughborough International

Congratulations to Erin Leggate on being selected for the GB Junior team for the Loughborough International on Sunday the 18th of May.

Erin will represent her country in the High Jump.

 

 

Young Athletes League

Fraser Barbour and Lewis BoyleThe first Match of the YAL was held at Grangemouth on Sunday the 4th of May.  VP-Glasgow finished in 4th place overall and are on course to reach the Scottish Final.

The were some excellent individual performances which I've highlighted below.

Lewis Boyle was 1st in the U13 1500m with a time of 4:57.08.

Stuart Ross was 1st in the U17 800m with a time of 1:58.83.

Augusta Carmen was 1st in the U17 100m Hurdles with a time of 13.00s and 1st in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.89m.

Eilidh McEvillyMairi Bowie was 1st in the U17 100m with a time of 13.11s and 1st in the 200m with a new PB time of 26.67s.

Eilidh McEvilly was 1st in the U13 Girls Long Jump with a distance of 4.35m and Steven Thistleton was 1st in the U13 Boys Long Jump with a distance of 4.41m.

Chris Barnes was 1st in the U15 Shot with a distance of 12.26m and 1st in the Discus with a distance of 31.17m.

The full results can be found at this link.

 

 

British Universities Championships

David Martin was 2nd in the final of the 400m Hurdles with a time of 52.65s at Bedford on the 4th of May.

David is currently studying at Loughborough University.

 

 

New Training Venue

Rachael and IonaOur U11's and U13's will now be training at the Balgray Sports Ground in Chesterfield Avenue, Glasgow.

Chesterfield Avenue is on the North side of Great Western Road opposite Binghams Pond.

The location is shown on this map.

The venue may be changed occasionally over the summer, please check the Club Calendar regularly.

 

 

Lorn MenziesNational Junior League

VP-Glasgow athletes filled 80% of the places in Team Glasgow while competing in Match 1 of this seasons National Junior League at Carlisle on Sunday 27th of April.

Team Glasgow finished in 2nd place at the end of the first match with several excellent performances.

New PB's for Stuart Ross who was 3rd in the 800m with a time of 1:58.4, Lorn Menzies who was 2nd in the 400m with a time of 52.5s and Abby Marshall who was 2nd in the 800m with a time of 2:37.00.

Abby MarshallWinners on the day included David Clark who was 1st in the 200m with a time of 22.9s, Calum Innes who was 1st in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 15.22s, Jax Thoirs who was 1st in the Pole Vault with a height of 3.10m, Courtney MacGuire who was 1st in the Pole Vault with a height of 2.80m, Heather Rankine who was 1st in the 100m Hurdles (time not known) and Errin Leggate was 1st in the High Jump with a height of 1.70m.

Well done to everyone who represented the Club and special thanks to John Melvin, Lee Leggate and Agnes Logan who acted as managers and officials for this meeting.

 

 

Scotstoun 27/04/08Scotstoun Stadium

As you can see from the latest picture, the demolition of the old stand at Scotstoun is almost complete.

Construction of the new main stand is due to begin on the 16th of May.

It should be open in time for our Club Championships in 2009.


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