The following trophies will be presented at
the Half Yearly meeting on Wednesday 22nd September at 1930 hrs within the
Pavilion at Scotstoun. Please come along to support the winners.
Medals will also be presented for the first
three places in the Club Championships and Gift Vouchers will be presented to
the following individuals who participated in the most events at the four SYAL
and three CSAL meetings.
U11 Girls - Rosie Thoirs, U13 Girls -
Alison Innes and Caitlin Welsh tied, U15 Girls - Emma Mills, U17
Ladies - Katie Riches, U11 Boys - Robbie Pollock, U13 Boys - Jax
Thoirs, U15 Boys - Lorn Menzies and Rory Stewart tied and U17 Men - Chris
One of the score sheets was temporarily
misplaced. The return of this sheet affected the final positions of the
Senior Mens competition.
The changes are now reflected accurately in
the table below.
Club Championships - Scotstoun - 18 September
Club Championships came to a conclusion today with many new PB's being achieved.
This was likely to be the last meeting in the current Stadium with the old stand
due to be demolished in February 2006.
The meeting coincides with the Club's
upcoming 75th Birthday celebrations. We were able to update the Club
photograph which is shown here and one from the early 1950's shown below.
I think that Charlie Murray is the only Athlete to appear in both. Click
on the images to see a larger version.
The results of the Club Championships are as follows:
Oyiza Fakunle Momoh
Emma D Mills
This is how the Club looked in
the early 1950's at Scotstoun.
Jonathan Byrne -
Congratulations to the winners and everyone who took part in the
The latest news about Scotstoun from a
meeting Ronnie Stevenson had with Glasgow City Council is that they plan to
begin work on the new Scotstoun Stadium in early 2006, about six months later
than they originally intended.
City Council will sign separate agreements with the Scottish Rugby Union and
Glasgow Athletics, hopefully offering the same sort of access as was 'agreed'
before with rugby. GCC will maintain the new Scotstoun.
They are trying, with a clear expectation
they will succeed, to maintain the same design as before although the north
stand may go.
They hope to offer us (Glasgow Athletics) a
draft heads of agreement by the end of October.
Results for the
Club Championships 2005
U11 Girls 800
U13 Girls 800
U15 Girls 800
U17 Girls 800
U11 Boys 800
U13 Boys 800
Jonathan Byrne Leitch
Fergus Miller Kearns
U15 Boys 800
U17 Boys 800
Mens 3000 metres
Kenny McVey (V)
Scottish and UK Rankings 2005
(4th on Scottish All-Time list)
All time U17 list
U.K.2005 U17 Ranking
Scottish 2005 U20 Ranking
Scottish2005 U17 Rankings
Scottish 2005 U15 Ranking
Scottish 2005 U13 Ranking
Scottish 2005 U17 Ranking
has compiled a list of links to the most useful and
interesting web sites relating to Athletics and they can be
found by following
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.
can also be obtained from Gordon or Linda.
McAndrew Road Relay Races
Park is once again hosting the annual McAndrew Road Relay
Races on Saturday 1st October 2005 at Jordanhill.
start time of the race is 3pm. Registration forms, maps
etc can be
Yearly General Meeting - September 2005
Half-Yearly General Meeting of the Club will be held on
Wednesday 28th September 2005 in the Pavilion
at Scotstoun Stadium at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. All members
are invited to attend.
Apologies for absence.
Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising.
Presentation of Track & Field Awards.
Election of Committee Members
Committee members (3 in number)
Appointment of Team Managers for Indoor League
(essential to allow teams to compete)
Discussion regarding the future development of the Club.
other competent business.
reminded that anyone whose subscription is not paid has no
voting rights at any General Meeting of the Club
Coach License Renewals Sought
Coaches should be aware that the opportunity for Coach
Licence Renewal is rapidly drawing to a close.
In Scotland, many coaches may already be operating on
'borrowed time' and need to take action immediately to
ensure their coach licence is renewed and that their UKA
insurance is valid.
Information was sent to all Scottish based coaches earlier
in 2005 along with the UKA Coaching Newsletter requesting
submission of a copy of the appropriately completed
section from their Coaching Pass in the April to June time
frame to facilitate licence renewal.
Coaches may be exempted from this process if they have
attended a UKA Coach Education Course since 30th April
2003 to progress up a level or across a level.
To date, however, many coaches to whom this exemption does
not apply, have not returned this important information
from their pass books.
scottishathletics need to know who is actively
involved in coaching in our country and also to ensure
that all active coaches are appropriately qualified and
If this means you, then please take action now and return
your completed paperwork to Anne Stewart (Regional
Education and Training Administrator) in the scottishathletics
Please remember, if you do not renew, your licence may not
be valid and you will not be insured. This may also
prevent you accessing athletics facilities as a coach.
members are invited to attend and take part in the Club
Championships which will take place at Scotstoun Stadium
on Sunday 18th
various events will begin at 12.30pm and are scheduled to
finish before 4.30pm. Athletes should register for their
events with the Officials on the day.
only events missing from what would be a full programme
are the Steeplechase, 400m Hurdles and the Pole Vault.
will be events for every age group from U11 to Seniors.
athlete can take part in a number of events with the
points won in their best 5 events going to their total for
winners will receive their presentation at the Ĺ Yearly
General Meeting of the club on Wednesday 28th
would like to see a good turnout on this occasion in
support of all of our Athletes.
Chris Bennett - From
the Scottish Athletics Web Site
2005 POWERADE HAMMER GRAND PRIX came to an exciting climax
at Grangemouth Stadium at the weekend with several
personal best performances highlighting a successful
inaugural year for the development competition.
30 throwers took part in Sundayís fourth and final event
of the nationwide contest that began in Inverness in April
with 23 participants from under 13 age groups upwards.
There was also a
special prize for Chris Bennett (Victoria Park) who was
awarded the Alan Bertram Trophy by George and Lesley
Loney, who along with Bertram, have been the
driving forces behind the initiative.
Chris Bennett picked up the handsome trophy as the athlete
who was deemed to have demonstrated admirable commitment,
potential and improvement throughout the series. Jasmine
Bunting (Border) also picked up a special award from the
officials to acknowledge her competitive spirit during the
coaches are actively encouraged to enrol on suitable
courses and move up to the next level. Funding is
available from the coaching committee and should be made
in writing and passed to a member of the coaching
committee. Funding is also available from GADS.
parents are interested in being involved in coaching at
any level have a chat with any of the coaches who are more
than willing to help. For example due to the increase of
new members we require help for our induction groups.
Throughout the winter we will be conducting our own in
house coaching workshops.
intended to ask George Byng back down for a workshop on
strength and conditioning but aimed more at coaches. If
any coach, athlete or parent have any particular wishes or
ideas for workshops get in touch with Graham Smith or any
other coaching committee member
of the coaching committee can be found on this website
END OF SEASON SALE EVENT AT GLASGOW
This week marks the start of our end
of season sale, commencing at 12 noon this Friday (26th
Featuring in this event are: Over 250 shoes to clear at
prices up to 50% off.
Core shoe lines with great offers: Mizuno Wave Exodus
Support shoe, was £65 now only £44.99. The Saucony Grid
Trigon Responsive (Neutral) shoe, was £70, now only
£49.99. Both of these models represent a great offer on
what are fantastic shoes.
We have the balance of our summer clothing lines to clear,
with prices typically in the region of 33% off, as well as
some great specials, such as 33% off Goretex jackets, down
to only £85 and Gore Windstopper Jackets for only £60,
saving 30% on retail. We also have offers on core Nike and
Ronhill ladies and mens running clothing, saving up to
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Championships - Grangemouth - 20th and 21st August 2005
There was a good turnout of Athletes
representing Victoria Park at the Championships in
Grangemouth. Many returned home with medals and many
more with new PB's. I've only had time to list the
medal winners, in no particular order.
Beattie was 2nd in the U17 400m Hurdles in a
time of 59.45, was 2nd in the U17 100m Hurdles
in a time of 14.08 and was 3rd in the U17 High
Jump with a distance of 1.75m
Thoirs was 3rd in the U13 75m Hurdles in a time
of 13.11 and was 2nd in the U13 Long Jump in a
distance of 4.64m
Jonathan Byrne Leitch was 2nd in the U13 200m
in a time of 26.03
Calum Innes was 1st in the U15 80m Hurdles in a
time of 12.18 and was 1st in the U15 Long Jump
with a distance of 5.83
Abbey McGhee was 3rd in the U17 800m in a time
Martin Hayes was 2nd in the U17 1500m
Steeplechase in a time of 4.34.06
Bennett was 2nd in the U17 Hammer with a throw
of 49.55m and -
Jamie Sinclair was 3rd in the U17 Pole Vault
with a height of 3.20m
Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented the
Club at Grangemouth.
Crownpoint - Open
Graded Meetings - 23rd and 30th August
Shettleston Harriers are hosting two
Open Graded meetings at Crownpoint on Tuesday 23rd and
Tuesday 30th August. There are no field facilities
and as a result, this will be for track events only.
Ricky has asked that all sprinters
compete in the 100m and 200m on Tuesday 30th of August.
Championships - Scotstoun - Sunday 28th August
Ricky is still looking for volunteers
to compete in the two Ladies U17 Relay teams that have
been entered for the above event.
Victoria Park - 3rd
For the second year running we finished
3rd in the Scottish Men's League, taking fourth place in
the final match at Ayr on 7th August.
We were missing several key runners on
the track, but our field events scuppered all the
opposition to finish well on top.
It's always good when an athlete posts
a new personal best; so congratulations to Craig Shields,
2nd in the triple jump with 12.89m, and Gerry Farrell,
winner of the B hammer with 30.75m.
Our top performer was Derek Watson Jnr,
2nd in the 800m (1:53:7) and first in the 1500m (4:07:5),
both very exciting races.
Well done to the rest of the team for a
plucky effort; Liam Milligan (making his league debut),
Charlie Murray, Derek Watson Snr, Ken Mitchell, Scott
Hone, Steven Beattie, Mathew Harvie and Craig Loney.
And don't forget our top officials,
Hugh and Sheila Baillie for helping out as usual,
organising the field events at the meeting.
AAA's Birmingham -
13th +14th August
Scottish Athletes Won Seven Medals at
the AAAs U17/U15 Championships which were held in
Birmingham at the weekend.
David Martin (Victoria Park) continued his fine form by
taking U17 400m hurdles gold in 53.11.
CSSL Division 3 Meeting at Scotstoun - 14th August
tremendous effort by all of the Victoria Park athletes on
the day wasn't enough to win promotion to Division 2.
A great day was only slightly spoiled in the end by our
failure by one point to win promotion.
Our relay teams
were in great form and should give everyone confidence for
the upcoming relay championships at Scotstoun.
individual performances were achieved by Calum Innes and
Jonathan Byrne Leitch.
6.08m in the U15 Long Jump, 2 cm further than the current Scottish Age Group
Record. Unfortunately for Calum, there was no wind
gauge in operation and subsequently his jump will not be
Jonathan equalled the CSSL League record with a time of
26.4 in the U13 200m.
Bank Of Scotland - Athlete Development Camp - 15th and
The Bank Of Scotland is once again
running a Development Camp at Grangemouth Stadium on the
It is open to current U17's:
achieved the pre required eligibility standard - grade 3
AAA Matrix. (see your Coach for clarification),
yet part of the Bank Of Scotland squad.
It is also open to two U15's from
not yet part of the Bank Of Scotland squad,
keen to learn, enthusiastic and committed.
Gordon Innes has application
Celtic Games - Carmarthen, Wales
SCOOPED four of the seven available trophies at the Celtic
Games in Carmarthan, Wales at the weekend, including the
most important one of all to mark overall victory.
Every single contribution from every team member was
crucial in the final analysis, which saw the Welsh team
pipped by just three points.
The final standings were: Scotland 169, Wales 166, Ireland
136 and Ulster 121. Scotland also took home the prizes for
the male overall, male under17s and female under 15s
classes. There were many outstanding performances, with
Peter Holmes, James Campbell, David Martin and Allan McKay
being particularly notable.
Holmes set a brand new championship best performance by
winning with M17 hammer in 58.32. in the javelin, Campbell
reached similar heights by landing his spear at a
monstrous mark of 70.67.
Martin and McKay meanwhile both bagged notable doubles.
The former in the M17 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles,
whilst McKay matched the feat in the M15 shot and discus.
VPAAC was represented by David
Martin and Thomas Campbell at U17 and Calum Innes at U15.
Scottish Women's League - Grangemouth
7th August Team West, with eight VP athletes competing,
won the Scottish Women's League for the second time.
summer, the following athletes made valuable
contributions to the success of the team:
Innes, Amy Davis, Nisha Kohli-Lynch, Rebecca Riches,
Katie Riches, Gillian Galloway, Abbey McGhee, Aisling
McGhee, Melanie Rankin, Sara Whigham, Lisa Whigham,
Joanna Ross, Alison Rodger and Catriona Donald.
and a big thank you to all the athletes and their
Rodger and Sara Whigham represented GB u-23 in
Manchester on 6th August in a competition against
France, Spain and the Czech Republic.
finished 5th in SP with 14.32m and 6th in DT with
40.22m. Sara won the invitation 100m in 12.28s and ran
the third leg of the 4x100m which finished first in
45.39s. GB finished second in the match, seven points
Committee Meeting - 22nd August 2005
Our next Committee Meeting will be at
7.30pm on Monday 22nd August.
The venue will be the Hillhead Sports
Pitreavie - Young Athletes Meeting - 11th September 2005
A good meeting to bring the season to
a close. This will be the 14th annual Young Athletes
Trophy Meeting at Pitreavie.
The closing date for entries will be
the 20th of August.
has been named in the Norwich Union Great Britain and
Northern Ireland Team for the Norwich Union Under 23
International against the Czech Republic, France and Spain
at the Manchester Regional Arena, Sportcity, on Saturday 6
Psychology and Lifestyle Adviser
Mary McClung came along
on Tuesday 26th of July to give
a talk on the training requirements, mindset and lifestyle
needed to compete at the top level in athletics.
The session went very
well with 20+ athletes coaches and parents in attendance.
Mary began with a run
down on her introduction to athletics through her early
teens and on to her experiences as an American University
athlete and GB International. She emphasised the need for
the quality and quantity of training that it took to
attain the highest levels and the Time Management skills
to fit everything into a full time or part time job,
academic career, or training as a full time athlete.
I think it was a wake
up call to some of our young athletes when she said that a
16 she was training twice a day for at least three days in
a six day training week, but she felt that this was what
was needed to make it at the highest level.
Mary went on to speak
about lifestyle choices and about her own errors of
judgement when making career decisions, and to be quite
sure of which path you decide to follow should you wish to
pursue a future in athletics at an International level.
The evening concluded
with a question and answer session with Mary replying to
questions from parents coaches and athletes.
My intention is to
bring Mary back for a further evening later in the year to
discuss visualisation and race planning.
The Club Championships will now take
place at Scotstoun on the above date. Further
details will be posted here in the near future.
Dunbartonshire AAA - 17.7.05
All of the results from the
Dunbartonshire Championship are recorded on this
Sports Psychology and Lifestyle Adviser
invited one of his athletes (Mary McClung) along on
Tuesday 26th of July at
6:54pm for 30-45 mins prior to training. Mary is a
sports psychologist and lifestyle adviser for the Sports
Institute and a former International athlete . Graham
intends to present a topic in view of the Olympics in
2012 to any U17 athletes and interested coaches,
the training requirement and
lifestyle needed to compete at the top level.
Mary came from a small
provincial club (JW Kilmarnock) through the American
University system to the Commonwealth Games in
Manchester. Mary completed her Masters in Sports
Psychology under Dave Collins (UKA Performance Director)
in Edinburgh, and Graham believes she has a lot to offer
any young athlete or coach with ambition.
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;