Dunbartonshire AAA Track and Field Championships -
Sunday 17th July 2005.
Championships will begin at 12 noon on the 17th at Linwood
Sports Centre. Declarations are from 11am to 1145am.
You can download a copy of the entry form from this
apologies for this information being late. Because
of my holidays and G8 I have been home for only one night
in the last three weeks.
Athletes League - Dumfries
Congratulations to the boys team that competed at Dumfries
and qualified for the YAL Final on the 31st July, the
teams that have qualified are as follows;
Edinburgh Woolen Mill
City Of Edinburgh
Inaugural Meeting of Glasgow
For all those interested in
athletics in Glasgow be it track, field, cross country,
road running, hill running or any other part of athletics
a meeting to set up the Glasgow Athletics Association has
been called for the evening of Wednesday 22cnd June 2005
in the Palace of Art at 7.30pm. The details and the draft
constitution can be found on the Glasgow page.
Please spread the message as far and as wide as possible
within the Glasgow Athletics community and encourage as
many people to attend as possible. Enlarge the notice and
place it on notice boards everywhere.
We are at an interesting juncture in Athletics in Glasgow
and it is vitally important that there is a strong
organised voice of those involved in Athletics in Glasgow
to ensure we are heard.
Acting Chair, Glasgow Athletics Steering Group
See attached word documents:
Track Closures - Training Venues
Scotstoun Stadium will be closed for the duration of
the Special Olympics. Each of the training groups
will be making alternate arrangements for the following
three training nights.
Thursday 30th June, Tuesday 5th July and Thursday 7th
Ricky's sprint group will meet at Crownpoint Sports
Complex for all three nights.
Charlie's middle distance group will also meet at
Crownpoint for all three nights.
Kate and Sheila have cancelled their training sessions
for the above dates.
The other coaches have still to decide on their plans.
Crownpoint Sports Complex is shown
on this map of Glasgow.
Mens League, 2nd match, Wishaw
Victoria Park were first out of 13
teams, an excellent result and now sit 3rd in the league
after 2 matches.
The 16 athletes who took part, did
very well. It was pleasing to see 4 League
debutantes on view: Thomas Campbell, Craig Shields, Alan
Hamilton and Stuart Todd.
We received maximum points in the
triple jump through Craig Shields (12.74) and Steven
Beattie (10.79), both of whom set PB's, and the high jump
through Thomas Campbell (1.75) and Mathew Harvie (1.70)
whose performances were affected by the slippery take off.
Young Derek Watson showed his
class with a searing sprint over the last 300m to take the
1500m in 3.59.00.
Neale Kelly had his first outing
of the season after injury and won the 110m hurdles easily
Colin Severin who was still
recovering from his double victory in the Scottish Schools
on the two previous days, took the 'B' 200m easing down in
22.8. He eased down a little too much in the 4x100m
relay and we were pipped by Whitemoss who were running in
race two by 0.1 seconds.
The 4x400m, the last event of the
day was a real thriller with the places changing hands
throughout. Steven Beattie, taking over from 'Daddy'
Derek Watson, moved up from 7th to 3rd, and young Derek
Watson with a splendid leg set up Andrew Strain against
leaders Highland AC. He ran a great leg to hit the
straight in the lead, but Ayr Seaforth came from nowhere
to take us on the line as we recorded 3.35.2.
1. Victoria Park 451 pts,
2. Corstorphine 429 pts, 3. Whitemoss
4. Lasswade 404 pts,
5. Ayr Seaforth 385 pts, 6. Highland AC
7. Falkirk 348 pts,
8. Clydesdale 296 pts.
Congratulations to all of the medal winners.
David Martin was first in the U17's
100m hurdles for men in a time of 14.12s
David was also first in the U17's 400m
hurdles in a time of 54.46s
Colin Severin was first in the over
17's 100m in a time of 10.93s.
Colin was also first in the over 17's
200m in a time of 22.60s.
Ciaran Kohli Lynch was second in the
U15's long jump with a jump of 5.63m
Abbey McGhee was first in the U17's
800m in a time of 2.18.10
John Grier was second in the over 17's
hammer with a throw of 34.87m
Chris Bennett was third in the U17's
hammer with a throw of 45.60m
Gregor Innes was second in the U15's
400m in a time of 55.99s
Martin Hayes was third in the U17's
1500m Steeplechase in a time of 4.43.73
Calum Innes was first in the U15's long
jump with a jump of 5.99m
Calum was also first in the U15's 80m
hurdles in a time of 12.51s, a performance which led to
him being presented with the Ross Baillie Quaich for the
best Sprint Hurdles performance in the Championships.
If there are any mistakes or
omissions in the above list, please update me by
Schools Championships - 9th and 10th of June
Good luck to all of our athletes who are competing at
Grangemouth this weekend.
You can download the timetable from this link.
BAILLIE THIRD IN BRATISLAVA
(From the Scottish Athletics web
VICTORIA PARK'S CHRIS BAILLIE was
the leading Scottish performer at a meeting in Bratislava
on Tuesday. The 24-year-old athlete was third in the 110m
hurdles in 13.95 seconds, just ahead of fourth place
training partner Allan Scott who clocked 14.15.
The latter ran better in the heats, where he was timed at
13.94. Meanwhile, fellow Scots Gary Carr and Andrew Brown
were also in action. Carr was sixth in the 200m B with
22.27 and Brown was 10th in the 800m in 1:53.44.
Results from Sunday's Norwich
Union International, Scotstoun:-
Invitation for men - Gary Carr was 3rd in a time of
Invitation for women - Lisa Whigham was 2nd in a
time of 24.99s
Invitation for women - Sara Whigham was 6th in
a time of 12.22s
ran the third leg of the GB under-23 relay against GB
Seniors, USA and Russia.
Thursday 2nd June
As a result of doubts about the
availability of the track ahead of the International this
weekend, Kate Young has cancelled the Youth Group
The sprint group should meet in
the car park at the rear of the main stand.
Graham Smith will be standing in for Ricky as he is on
Baillie leads the way on
good day for Scots
DOUG GILLON - Glasgow
Herald - 30th May 2005
CHRIS BAILLIE regained the UK Inter-counties 110m hurdles
title yesterday at Bedford, inside the Commonwealth Games
qualifying standard for the second time in eight days.
Though Nick Smith surrendered
his 100 metres title, it was a satisfying day for the
Scots. Kevin Sheppard, a soldier based in
Oxford, won the steeplechase with 8min 44.24sec, second
quickest in these championships in quarter of a century.
The 24-year-old Baillie, from
Clydebank, held off Athens Olympian Andy Turner with 13.85
seconds, to 13.93 (wind +0.5m). This was a hundredth
quicker than Baillie's winning time in 2001. Fifer Francis
Smith won bronze, his first medal here, with third in
14.28. Yet this was not the quickest Scottish hurdling of
the weekend. Allan Scott logged a wind assisted 13.65
(+3.1) when second in Riga.
Baillie had immune system
problems last year. "I'd no power, and nothing was
happening," he said. "It's good to be winning again, and
if everything goes right, I could go close to the world
Chris Bailey finished 3rd in the Mens 110m hurdles in a
time of 13.88 which is inside the Commonwealth Games
Sara Whigham was 6th in the 100m for women in a time of
Lisa Whigham was 4th in the
400m for women in a time of 55.10.
Alison Roger was 5th in the shot putt for women with a
throw of 13.95.
and Joanne Ross was 2nd in the 800m for women in a time
West District Championships - 14th & 15th May
All of the results from Saturday 14th are available
if you follow this link.
All of the results from Sunday 15th are available
if you follow this link.
The medal winners are listed below:
Chris Baillie was 2nd in the Senior 100m in a time of -
Chris Baillie was 1st in the Senior 200m in a time of -
Sara Whigham was 1st in the Senior 200m in a time of -
David Martin was 2nd in the U17 200m in a time of -
David Martin was 1st in the U17 400m in a time of -
David Martin was 1st in the U17 400m Hurdles in a time
of - 56.89
Abbey McGhee was 2nd in the U17 800m in a time of -
Catriona Donald was 2nd in the Senior Javelin with a
throw of - 31.22
Alison Innes was 3rd in the U13 Shut Putt with a throw
of - 6.53
Colin Severin was 2nd in the U20 100m in a time of -
Aisling McGhee was 2nd in the U17 300m in a time of -
Gregor Innes was 1st in the U15 400m in a time of -
Gregor Innes was 3rd in the U15 Long Jump with a
distance of - 4.83
Liam McDermid was 1st in the Senior 400m Hurdles in a
time of - 54.43
Michael Gray was 3rd in the U15 800m in a time of -
Craig Loney was 1st in the Senior Hammer with a throw
of - 39.41
Christopher Bennett was 1st in the U17 Hammer with a
throw of - 46.40
John Grier was 1st in the U20 Hammer with a throw of -
Thomas Campbell was 1st in the U17 High Jump with a
height of - 1.85
Jax Thoirs was 1st in the U13 Long Jump with a distance
of - 4.73
The list above doesn't mention some gritty performances
that led to some new PB's.
Congratulations to all of the VPAAC athletes who
competed at Scotstoun.
The Committee meeting
will take place at Hillhead Sports Club, Hughenden on
Monday 16th May at 7.30pm.
There is a coaches
committee meeting on Wednesday 4th May at 7:00pm in the
bar area of Scotstoun Leisure Centre.
On Thursday 28th April
we hosted a Strength Conditioning Workshop in the
pavilion, the workshop was delivered by George Byng the
National British Amateur Weightlifting Association Staff
Coach for Scotland a respected authority in the field of
Strength Conditioning. The workshop was well attended by
athletes and coaches, and covered the basic physiological
and practical requirements of a structured Strength
programme. George began with a warm up routine, and then
followed with a breakdown of the Power Clean, one of the
most important lifts in any routine. He continued his
delivery with the Back Squat, Push Press and
demonstrated the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch, emphasising
the proper form and technique required and what muscle
groups and prime movers the different lifts affected.
After the lifting he
demonstrated a warm-down through stretching and a 45
second angle run that all the athletes really enjoyed
although they discovered it was not as easy as it
He ended the evening
with a question and answer session, and received a warm
and appreciative thanks for his expertise and
demonstration. Later in the year I am hoping to invite
him to return and aim the evening toward coaches and let
them see the benefits of including Strength
Conditioning work into their athletes programmes.
Sunday saw the start of the SWAL
at Scotstoun with 10 VPAAC
athletes representing Team West.
the same day, Team Glasgow
competed at Newcastle with Moira
Burton representing Team Glasgow
for the fist time. Results are
Friday night 6 athletes from VPAAC had a training session
with Lee McConnell at the Spar Sprints initiative at the
Kelvin Hall. With Lee taking time to speak to Moira,
Gillian, Rebecca, Caitlin, Fraser and Ross. Rebecca had
her picture taken with Lee at the end of the session
(which made up for her disappointment of missing out
getting her picture taking with Mr Blobby) The session was
taken By Hugh Watson and covered warm up, drills and
the district champs have to be in by the 27th of April.
All athletes are encouraged to enter this event lets see a
big turn out of VPAAC athletes as this is held on our home
track at Scotstoun on 14/15 th of May
athletes wish to get equipment out (hurdles, starting
blocks etc) at Scotstoun or KHISA when their coach is not
at the session they have to fill in a athletes user card
this has to be counter signed by the coach. Forms are
available from the stadium reception area. Coaches have to
fill out a coaching form to verify their signature but can
get equipment out with their coaching pass.
complaints were made against VPAAC athletes when warming
up in lane 1 last week from a coach from another club
(although this coach was out of order
with his ranting and raving 2 wrongs do no not make a
right) Please be aware of your track etiquette if you are
not sure about it or have a complaint about another group
see your coach
- 24th April 2005
athletes were at Gateshead with Team Glasgow
100m A 13.4 5th
200m A 27.7 5th
Galloway 100m b 13.3 3rd
200m B 27.1 3rd
100m a 12.2
200m a 24.4
Scottish Women's Athletic League - Scotstoun
athletes helped Team West to win the opening match in SWAL
with some fine performances.
Riches u-17 100mA 2nd 13.41s
Riches u-17 80mHB 3rd 15.44s
S.P.A 3rd 8.19m
Whigham Sen. 100mA 1st 12.74s
200mA 1st 24.93s
Whigham Sen. 400mA 1st 54.90s
200mB 1st 25.28s
L.J.A 1st 5.11m
Ross Sen. 1500mA 1st 4.25.51
McCrorie Sen. 1500mB 3rd 5.11.84
Donald Sen. H.T.B 5th 21.52m
J.T.A 3rd 29.74m
addition, Sara and Lisa were part of the winning 4x100m
relay, and Lisa and Joanna were part of the winning 4x400m
results are on the results page.
following article is copied from the Scottish Athletics
Web Site. Graham Smith asked that I pass on his
personal, and the
Clubs congratulations to John for his contribution to
Athletics being recognised at last.
PARK AACS John Innes has been recognised on the UK stage
for the enormous contribution he makes to the sport as a
John was named the Volunteer Co-ordinator of the Year at
the inaugural UK Athletics club awards.
Sponsored by the Foundation for Sport and the Arts, the
prestigious awards ceremony took place in Birmingham at
the weekend and saw clubs, officials, coaches,
partnerships and volunteers pick up prizes for their
contribution to athletics in the UK.
The immense support from The Foundation for Sport and the
Arts has allowed athletics to pay due recognition to the
people and communities who make our sport happen week in
week out and from season to season.
Winners from each of the 10 english regions and 3 celtic
nations were selected last month, sending them through to
the shortlist for the national awards on Saturday evening
at the NEC in Birmingham.
John, who could not attend due to a holiday, will collect
a fine trophy (pictured) and a cheque for £500. The full
list of winners are displayed below:
CLUB AWARDS: Track and Field Milton Keynes AC, Off track
Crowborough Runners, Junior West Cheshire AC, Club
Innovation Holmfirth Harriers.
OFFICIALS: Services to officiating Roz Randle, Beds AC,
Newcomer - Gavin Berry of Basingstoke and Mid Hants, Off
track official Ted Butcher EAA.
VOLUNTEERS: Club Officer Dave Varney Newquay & Par AC,
Club volunteer John Driscoll, West Cheshire AC, Emerging
Talent Kevin Skinner of Exeter Harriers, Strategic
leader Peter Masters Lewes AC, Young Volunteer Claire
Brennan Havering Mayesbrook, Volunteer Coordinator John
Innes Victoria Park AAC.
PARTNERSHIPS: Facility Bedford International stadium
(Manager Brian Cotterill), Athletics Partnership
Somerset Active Sports.
COACHES: Performance Mike Leonard Milton Keynes AC,
Development Brian Burgin of Halifax Harriers, Emerging
Zoe McKinnon of Horsham Blue Star Harriers, Services to
the development Bill Whistlecroft of Yeovil Olympiads.
Victoria Park U15 boys finished
first in the 3x800 metre relays at Linwood Stadium on
Sunday 10th April. The winning team was Michael
Gray, Lorn Menzies and Gregor Innes.
Scottish Athletics have identified two printing errors in the recently
published Summer 2005 Entry Forms. The timetable for day
one of the District Championships, featured on Page 3 and
days one and two of the Senior Championships, featured on
page 6 can now be found in their correct form by clicking
on the two links below.
Mens 5 Mile Road Race - 5th April 2005
Race 3 Scratch
1st Drew Nicoll 30m 10s
2nd Phil Carter 30m 24s
3rd Alan Hamilton 32m 40s
4th Kenny McVey 33m 56s
5th Rab Daly 36m 00s
Winner Of The
1st Drew Nicoll 16pts
2nd Phil Carter 15pts
3rd Alan Hamilton 11pts
Race 3 Handicap
1st Phil Carter 23m 34s
2nd Drew Nicoll 23m 45s
3rd Kenny McVey 24m 36s
4th Alan Hamilton 25m 10s
5th Rab Daly 25m 20s
Winner Of The
1st Phil Carter 18pts
2nd Alan Hamilton 10pts
3rd Kenny McVey 9pts
Scottish Athletics League - Final
19th March 2005
to everyone who represented the Club on Saturday.
I'm sure everyone connected to the Club would have been
The U15 boys were first in the relay
and first overall at the Kelvin Hall final. The boys
team is pictured right.
Michael Gray's Report for the Bearsden and Milngavie
U17 ladies were third in the relay and third overall in
the final at the Kelvin Hall.
The 4 girls from the relay
team are pictured left.
Open Graded Meetings - Summer
Download the details of the
Glasgow City Council Open Graded meetings and the entry
form in PDF format.
Details and Entry
be competing again this summer in the Women's League as
Team West in conjunction with Ayr Seaforth, Giffnock
North and Kilbarchan AC.
athletes will be receiving letters shortly about this,
but all coaches and athletes are asked to keep me
informed of good performances over the summer, so that I
can give as many VP athletes as possible a chance to
compete in this League, which caters for u-13 up to
senior age groups. We are usually in need of hurdlers
and field eventers in particular, but all information
will be welcome.
Nethercraigs Sports Complex
The new sports complex at 255 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow
is now open to the public.
It includes a Glasgow Club fitness suite similar to
Scotstoun and an all weather athletics track.
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was competing for Team Glasgow in the Inter City Cup last
week and won the Shot Putt with a throw of 13m49.
Glasgow came in 2nd to Birmingham in what was a close and
Yesterday she competed in the Scottish Universities
Championship for Strathclyde University at Kelvin Hall and
won the Shot Putt with a new PB of 13m76.
The programme of events has been updated to include the
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Results from 'British
Alison Rodger 2nd Shot Putt 13.64m
Whigham 2nd 200m 24.36s
4th 60m 7.73s
were competing for Strathclyde University.
Also, Sara made the final of the AAAs senior indoor
champs, finishing 5th in 24.41s (24.26s in semi).
The Club has booked the National Piping Centre in McPhater
Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow to host it's 75th Anniversary
event on Saturday 5th November 2005.
The organisers would
welcome any suggestions regarding the nature of this
event. We would particularly like to hear from ex
members with whom we have lost touch. There must be
a lot of you stretching back 75 years.
might be interested in attending this event please
intimate your interest to a committee member or by email
pays off for Victoria Park Athletes
A summary of our recent efforts at the Indoor Scottish
by Michael Gray.
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