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The England Athletics U15 and U17 Championships take
place at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield on the 11th and
12th of August this year.
The closing date for entries is the 16th of July.
The entry standards and entry form can be
viewed at this link.
on Team Glasgow visit to Middlesbrough – Sunday 1st
the team was weakened due to athletes having other
engagements over the weekend those who attended
performed well and finished in 4th place only 42
points behind the 3rd placed team. Although not
confirmed it is understood that the team are still
lying in 1st place overall so, as the lead is only 1
point, we will need a good turn out at the next match
on 29th July.
The team was made up mostly of
VP-Glasgow athletes all of whom pulled out the stops
to make up for the low numbers.
Girls did particularly well with Aisling and Abbey
McGhee and Rebecca Finch each doing 2 track and at
least 1 field event each. Aisling was first in the
400m in a seasons’ best of 59.6 and 3rd in the 100m in
14.0 while Abbey took 2nd in the 800m (2:14.3) and 3rd
in the 200m (28.4). Rebecca took 3rd in both the 1500
(4:59.8 and the 3000m (10:40.3). The girls covered the
Long and triople Jumps and Shot and Discus were they
picked up 2 third places and 2 4th places.
The boys covered what events they
could and the best results were Martin Hayes (1st in
400mHurdles – 61.3 and the2000m S/chase –6:36.6) and
Liam Milligan who, among other things, was 2nd B in
the Javelin with 31.79. Lorn Menzies was 1st B
in the 400m (53.5). Niall Murray was the only other
athlete with a 1st and that was in the B Triple Jump
when he cleared 11m17. Niall also ran the 2ooom
s/chase and came 2nd B in 8.19.3. Derek Gibb also took part and
gained valuable points for the team.
Linwood Open Graded - 27th June
One of Charlie Murray's group set a new PB at the Open
Graded at Linwood on Wednesday 27th of June.
Stuart Ross ran his first sub 2 minute 800m with a
time of 1:59.34s.
Stuart has now passed the Scottish Target on the Power
Of Ten and is lying 4th on the performance list.
Open Championships - Gothenburg
The Club was well represented in Gothenburg over the
weekend which started on Friday 29th of June and
despite the high standard of competition, several
medals were won and numerous PB's set.
Erin Leggate was 1st in the U19 High Jump with a
height of 1.72m.
David Martin was 1st in the U19 400m with a time of
Suzanne Begg was 1st in the U17 100m with a time of
12.14s and 1st in the 200m with a time of 24.73s.
Gregor Innes was 2nd in the U17 300m Hurdles with a
time of 38.59s.
all of the travelling group achieved PB's in excellent
conditions for athletes and on a very fast track at
the Ullevi Stadium.
New pictures have been added to the web site and if
you don't like the Photograph Albums (Graphic) click
on the HTML link at the bottom left of the screen when
the Albums appear.
The full results are
available at this link.
Young Athletes League - Transport
U13's, U15's and U17's will be competing in the YAL on
Sunday the 8th of July at Grangemouth Stadium.
One minibus has been booked and will be leaving
from the Car Park of Scotstoun Stadium at 10am.
Gordon will be the driver.
The cost of the journey will be £3 per head.
If you intend travelling on the bus, could you give
your name to Gordon.
U20+U23 AAA Championships
Championships were held at Bedford on Saturday 23rd
and Sunday 24th of June.
Beth Potter continued her excellent form and won the
Bronze Medal in the U20 3000m with a time of 9:34.13.
Beth has also been selected
as a member of the team for the IAAF World Youth
Championships to be staged in Ostrava in the Czech
Republic from the 11th to the 15th of July.
Erin Leggate was 4th in the U20 High Jump with a
height of 1.74m.
Chris Bennett was 5th in the U20 Hammer with a
distance of 59.80m, a new PB.
Calum Innes was 6th in the Invitation 110m Hurdles
with a new PB time of 14.66s.
The biggest disappointment over the weekend came when
David Martin while leading in his heat of the U20 400m
Hurdles, hit the last hurdle and crashed out of the
event. The good news is that David was uninjured
and was back at training as usual.
Road Running Roundup
Finch has had a busy and successful schedule
lately. Susan finished in 3rd place in the
British Masters Ladies 5K Road Race Championships at
Horwich in Lancashire on Sunday 24th June in a new PB
Susan was also the winner of the Co-Op 5K Challenge at
Glasgow Green on Tuesday 19th of June with a time of
17:32 and 1st again in the Greaves Sports Running
Festival 10K at Rouken Glen on the 14th of June with a
course record time of 37:35.
VP-Glasgow Men won the Team Race on Sunday 24th
June at the East Kilbride Half Marathon.
The first three over the line achieved the winning
Craig was 8th with a time of 1:19.38. Mark Ashby
was 22nd with a time of 1:24.15, Duncan Thomson was
34th with a time of 1:26.16 and Allan Hamilton was
40th with a time of 1:27.11.
Kenny McVey (pictured right) was 19th and 4th M55 in
the Scottish Vets 5K Championships on Wednesday 15th
of June with a time of 19:07. Kenny, who has
subject of much gossip over the years, finally changed his vest for the
first time in over 50 years. Well done Kenny.
The 10K For Men was held at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
on Sunday 18th of June. (Fathers Day).
VP-Glasgow was well represented with Alistair Douglas
8th with a time of 35:58, Stuart Barnet 10th with a
time of 36:25, Derek Gibb 15th with a time of 37:24
and Joe Doyle 36th with a time of 38:58.
Congratulations to Susan and the winning mens team.
Scottish Womens League
ladies had a successful day at Scotstoun in the 2nd
match of the womens league on Sunday 24th June where they finished in 3rd
Suzanne Begg collected full points for her win in the
U17 200m with a time of 25.37s. Rebecca Riches
finished in 3rd place in the Senior 100m with a time
of 12.9s and Mairi Bowie was 3rd in the U15 100m with
a time of 13.92s.
Hannah Campbell was 1st in the U17 300m Hurdles with a
time of 46.91s.
In the middle distance events, Pamela Nicholson was
1st in the Senior 800m with a time of 2:17.65.
Hollie Young was 1st in the U15 800m with a time of
2:17.2 and Rhian Dawes was 3rd in the U17 800m with a
time of 2:20.32.
Jo Moultrie had an impressive win in the Senior 1500m
with a time of 4:39.69.
In the throws, Clare Cameron was
1st in the Senior Discus with a distance of 35.12m.
Catriona Cicero Sola was 2nd in the Senior Javelin
with a distance of 28.22m and Katie Horne was 2nd in
the Senior Hammer with a distance of 46.36m.
the Jumps, Catherine Clark had the best performance of
the day while winning the U15 Long Jump with a
distance of 4.87m. Sarah Gray was 2nd in the U15
High Jump with a height of 1.5m and Augusta Carman was
3rd in the U17 Long Jump with a distance of 4.66m.
In the Relays, the Senior women
were 1st in the 4x100m with a time of 50.20s.
The U17's were 3rd with a time of 51.3s and the U15's
also finished 3rd with a time of 54.4s.
Well done Ladies, a great effort
by everyone in terrible weather conditions.
Thanks to Sheila MacDonald for compiling the results.
She did add these comments -
turned up and competed bravely and well in conditions
which had them running from the track as well as round
it, but didn’t prevent them producing consistently
good results despite the appalling rain. This was an
admirable show of concentration and dedication, and
well done to each and every one of you."
The full results can be
viewed at this link.
Scottish Mens League
men were in action at Grangemouth on Sunday 24th of
June in dreadful weather conditions. A great
team effort gave VP-Glasgow their second win of the
season and leaves them top of Division 2.
In the sprints, Andrew Strain was 3rd in the 100m with
a time of 11.87s and Neale Kelly was 3rd B with a time
of 12.36s. In the 200m, Andrew was 3rd with a
time of 24.13s and Derek Watson Snr was 3rd B with a
time of 25.04s.
In the 110m Hurdles, Neale Kelly was 1st with a time
of 16.22s and Liam McDermid was 2nd B with a time of
17.90s. In the 400m Hurdles, Liam was 1st with a
time of 58.55s and Charlie Murray was 2nd with a time
400m was won by Gregor Innes with a time of 51.50 and
the B race was won by Mathew Hestor with a time of
In the middle distance events, Lee Cassidy was 2nd in
the 800m with a time of 1:58.54 and Derek Watson Snr
was 4th in the B race with a time of 2:07.52.
Chris Watson was 1st in the 1500m with a time of
4:02.46 and Martin Hayes was 1st in the B race with a
time of 4:15.48.
Derek Gibb was 3rd in the 5000m with a time of
17:45.00 and Vernon Phoenix was 6th B with a time of
In the throws, Gerry Farrell won the Discus with a
throw of 34.80m and Stuart Todd was 2nd B with a throw
of 25.67m. Martin Taylor was 1st in the Shot
with a throw of 11.27m and Gerry was 1st B with a
distance of 9.39m. Gerry was also 2nd in the
Hammer with a throw of 32.37m and
Todd was 4th B with a throw of 16.79m.
In the Jumps, the Pole Vault was cancelled due to the
weather, however Martin Taylor was 1st in the Long
Jump with a distance of 5.98m and Liam McDermid was
1st B with a distance of 5.62m. Thomas Campbell
was 3rd in the Triple Jump with a distance of 11.57m.
The 4x100m Relay team of Neale Kelly, Martin Taylor,
Stuart Todd and Andrew Strain were 1st in a time of
46.34s while the 4x400m Relay team of Lorn Menzies,
Gregor Innes, Mathew Hestor and Lee Cassidy was also
1st. (time not known)
Well done guys, not far to go now.
Polaroid 10K - Vale Of Leven
last of the series was held at Vale Of Leven on Sunday
17th of June.
The winner of the
Ladies race was Susan Partridge in a time of 34:38.
Jill Knowles was 6th in a time of 37:50, Jacqui
Thomson was 9th and 3rd F35 with a time of 38:47 and
Christine Catterson was 49th and 22nd F35 with a time
Gerry Craig was the
first of the men home in 43rd place with a time of
36:39, Mark Ashby was 57th and 11th M40 with a
time of 38:04 and Duncan Thomson was 73rd with a
time of 39:11.
Allan Hamilton was
74th in a time of 39:11 and Vernon Phoenix was
237th in a time of 47:33.
Susan on an excellent win.
10K - Dumbarton
The third of the
annual Polaroid 10K series took place at Dumbarton on
Thursday 7th of June.
Jacqui Thomson was
2nd female and 1st Vet35 in a
time of 38:05. Christine Catterson was 45th
and 19th Vet35 with a time of 44:53.
finished in 38th position in a time of
35:56, ahead of Mark Ashby 73rd in 37:30, Derek Gibb
74th in 37:33, Duncan Thomson 76th in 37:34, Alan
Hamilton 104th in 39:04.
started the race.
success for the induction group with 6 athletes
winning awards for throws.
The current standings can all be viewed at the
Awards U13 Shine Awards
Once again, a great effort by everyone in the group.
U20 & U23 - Scottish Championships and Junior Relays
Championships were held at Meadowbank Stadium on
Sunday 17th of June. VP-Glasgow picked up an
excellent collection of medals and set a number of new
In the sprints, David Martin was 1st in the U20 400m
with a time of 48.65s and 2nd in the 200m with a
time of 22.24s.
Suzanne Begg was 1st in the U20 100m with a time of
12.27s, just ahead of her team-mate Rebecca Riches who
was 3rd with a time of 12.65s and 1st in the 200m with
a time of 24.86s, just ahead of her team-mate Danielle
Osborne who was with a time of 25.43s.
Nicola Gossman was 3rd in the final of the U23 100m in
a time of 12.97s.
Nicola Hood was 1st in the U20 1500m Steeplechase with
a New Scottish U20 Record of 5:07.9. Martin
Hayes was 2nd in the U20 2000m Steeplechase with a
time of 6:33.9.
Rebecca Finch was 1st in the U20 1500m with a time of
4:47.41. Abbey McGhee was 3rd in the 800m with a
time of 2:14.67.
Neale Kelly was 2nd in the U23 110m Hurdles in a time
of 15.76s and Eve Carrington was 3rd in the U20 100m
Hurdles with a time of 16.05s.
Chris Bennett was 2nd in the U20 Hammer with a
distance of 58.21m.
Thomas Campbell was 2nd in the U20 High Jump with a
height of 1.95m. Thomas was also 2nd in the Pole
Vault with a height of 4.05m, ahead of his team-mate
Jamie Sinclair who was 3rd with the same height.
Leggate was 1st in the U20 High Jump with a height of
1.75m, ahead of her team-mate Eve Carrington who was
2nd with a height of 1.60m.
Courtney MacGuire was 2nd in the U20 Pole Vault with a
height of 3.35m and Eilidh Dorrian was 1st in the U23
Pole Vault with a height of 3.25m.
U17 Ladies were 1st in the 3x800m Relay in a time of
6.53.98. The team of Rhian Dawes, Jo Moultrie
and Beth Potter set a new Scottish U17 Record.
The U15 Girls team of Michaela
Stephen, Sarah Potter and Hollie Young were 2nd in the
3x800m Relay with a time of 7:12.04.
The U17 Men were 1st in the 4x400m with a time of
3.24.86. The time set by Lorn Menzies, Calum
Innes, Mathew Hester and Calum Innes was a
Championship Best Performance.
A number of pictures have been added to the
Club/Photographs section in the menu.
Well done to everyone who turned out to represent the
Club and congratulations to our medal winners.
The full results are
available at this link.
AAA's Of England
Under 20 and 23 Championships are on the 23rd and 24th
of June at Bedford.
The VP-Glasgow contingent will be leaving the Kelvin
Hall at 9am on Friday 22nd of June and travelling
South by bus.
Accommodation has been arranged at the Holiday Inn,
Sandy, Bedfordshire. If you require any more
information, you should contact
Margaret Bennett by e-mail.
Athletes are reminded that if they intend asking the
Club for financial assistance they should follow the
at this link
induction group have been busy this week with 11 of
the U13's achieving an Endurance award.
The current standings can all be viewed at the
Awards U13 Shine Awards
Well done to everyone who's taking part, a great
effort by the athletes and the coaches.
- Sudirman Cup
The International Badminton competition will be on at
Scotstoun this week. Access to the Stadium car
park will be restricted to competitors and spectators.
Parking is available within Victoria Park.
Don't be put off when you are turned away from the
Stadium, the track is open as usual.
Scottish Schools Championships - 8th and 9th of June
The Championships were a great success for VP-Glasgow
athletes. A great haul of medals were won with
some exceptional performances over the two days of
The outstanding personal performance came from Beth
Potter who was 1st in the U17 1500m in a time of
4:27.39, a new Championship Best
She took over 5 seconds off the previous record which
was set by Yvonne Murray back in 1981. She also
won the 3000m in a new Championship Best Performance
of 9:37.84, taking over 11 seconds off the previous
record. A tremendous achievement.
In the endurance events, Martin Hayes was 1st in the
O17 2000m Steeplechase in a time of 6:09.74.
Nicola Hood was 1st in the O17 3000m with a time of
10:25.89. Josephine Moultrie was 3rd in the
3000m in a time of 10:22.71.
In the middle distance events, Hollie Young was 1st in
the U15 1500m with a PB time of 4:47.88 and was 2nd in the
800m in a time of 2:15.89.
Sean Fontana was 3rd in the U17 1500m in a time of
4:10.31. Rebecca Finch was 1st in the O17 1500m
in a time of 4:45.13 and 3rd in the 800m in a time of
2:15.8. Abbey McGhee was 2nd in the O17 800m
with a time of 2:15.8.
the sprints, Rebecca Riches was 1st in the O17 100m in
a time of 12.88s and 2nd in the 200m in a time of
27.1s. Jonathan Byrne-Leitch was 2nd in the 100m
in a time of 12.72s. Heather Rankine was 3rd in
the O17 100m with a time of 13.58s.
Suzanne Begg was 1st in the U17 100m in a time of
12.36 and 1st in the 200m with a time of 25.27s.
Danielle Osborne was 1st in the O17 200m with a time
of 26.2s. John Craig was 2nd in the U17 100m in
a PB time of 11.49s.
Mathew Hester was 3rd in the U17 400m in a time of
51.29s. Aisling McGhee was 2nd in the O17 400m
in a time of 59.81s.
Chris Barnes was our only medallist in the throws
where he was 1st in the U14 Discus with a
distance of 29.00m.
In the hurdles events, Calum Innes was 1st in the U17
100m Hurdles in a PB time of 13.75s, Augusta Carman was
3rd in the U17 80m Hurdles in a time of 12.50s and
Chris Marshall was 3rd in the U14 80m Hurdles in a
time of 14.60m.
Gregor Innes was 1st in the U17 400m Hurdles with a
time of 56.06s and was 2nd in the 400m in a PB time of
50.18s. Hannah Campbell was 1st in the U17 300m
Hurdles with a PB time of 46.05s.
the jumps, Lara Davidson was 2nd in the U15 Long Jump
with a distance of 4.82m, 2nd in the High Jump with a
height of 1.40m and 1st in the Long Jump with a
distance of 4.98m.
Jamie Sinclair was 1st in the O17 Pole Vault with a
new PB height of 4.10m. Courtney MacGuire was
2nd in the O17 Pole Vault with a height of 3.20m.
Ciaran Kohli-Lynch was
3rd in the U17 Long Jump with a distance of 5.93m.
Sarah Gray was 1st in the U15 High Jump with a new PB
Height of 1.57m.
Kerry Steel was 1st in the O17 Triple Jump with a
distance of 11.11m and 2nd in the Long Jump with a
distance of 4.98m. Stephanie O'Neill was 3rd in
the O17 Triple Jump with a distance of 9.59m.
Congratulations to all of our medallists, if I have
missed anyone, let me know and I'll add them
immediately. The full results are available from
this link for
the Friday and
East Dunbartonshire County Championship
The County Primary School Championships were held at
the Kelvin Hall on Tuesday 29th May. Fraser
Barbour won the 600m in a time of 1:46 which was 8
seconds faster than his previous PB.
Well done Fraser.
World Cross Country Championships 2008
The 2008 Cross Country Championships will be held in
Holyrood Park in Edinburgh on March 30th 2008.
Volunteers to act as Marshals at this event are asked
Graham Smith or
as soon as possible. The only
requirement is that the Marshals are over 18 years of
As well as the main event, the organisers are planning
to run youth and community races to inspire grassroots
involvement. They will also run a home countries
international for athletes who miss out on the Great
Scottish Schools Pentathlon - Relays
The schools Pentathlon Championships were held at
Grangemouth on Saturday 2nd of June and VP-Glasgow
athletes were well represented.
Gregor Innes was 1st in the U17 competition with a
total of 3199 points, just ahead of his brother Calum
who was 2nd with a total of 3146 points.
Katie Riches was 2nd in the O17 competition with a
total of 2218 points. Lucinda Logan was 3rd in
the U17 competition with a total of 2514 points and
Lara Davidson was 3rd in the U15 event with a total of
Christina Clark was a member of the winning Lenzie
relay team that won the U14 4x100m relay in a time of
Aisling McGhee and her sister Abbey were in the High
School relay team that finished 2nd in the 4x100m in a
time of 51.74s just ahead of the Glasgow Academy team
which included Emma Crichton and finished 3rd in a
time of 52.32.
Congratulations to our medal winners. The full