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Bank of Scotland U15 and
The Scottish National
Age Groups Championships took place on Saturday and
Sunday 14th/15th August at
a very sunny Scotstoun Stadium. VP-Glasgow’s
medallists were as follows:
Andrea Gaffney (U17W)
won double gold in the Long Jump and Triple Jump with
5.68m and 11.40m respectively and Chloe Lambert was
3rd in the 200m in 25.19s.
Mhairi Patience (U15G)
won double gold in the 75m Hurdles and the Long Jump,
running 11.80s and jumping 5.09m. Congratulations also
go to Mhairi for her convincing Pentathlon win in the
Bank of Scotland Combined Events Championships in
July. Her overall 2805pts was a PB, as was her Long
Jump (5.13m), Shot (8.42m) and High Jump (1.52m).
In the U17 men, Chris
Barnes won gold in the Discus with a PB of 49.33m and
silver in the Shot with 14.34m. John McCall and John
Mulhern took gold and silver in the 100m Hurdles with
14.12s and 14.34s respectively. Another silver went to
John Mulhern for the 400m Hurdles (57.67s) and. Ethan
Sloan-Dennison also won a silver medal in the 1500m
Steeplechase with a PB of 4:40.04.
boys, Andrew Barrie continued his winning streak with
a Javelin PB of 43.45m to maintain his place at the
top of the Scottish rankings. Jamie Robinson won a
gold and bronze medal in the Triple Jump and Long Jump
with two PBs of 11.76m and 5.56m. Sam Adams became
joint Pole Vault Champion, clearing 3.80m, sharing the
gold with Shettleston’s Patrick O’Donnell when
count-back failed to separate them.
On the track for the U15
boys, Lewis Boyle won silver in the 800m (2:10.30)
following an unfortunate clash on the final bend which
put him out of winning contention. Congratulations
also go to Lewis and Craig Young, who have been
selected – on the basis of their performance in the
Virgin Mini London Marathon, where they were 1st and
3rd - to attend a development camp at St Mary’s
University College London’s specialist Endurance
Performance and Coaching Centre. Finally, in the U15
boys, Liam McLoone took 6.42 secs off his PB to win
bronze in the 1500m with a time of 4:21.96.
Saturday 14th August at
Scotstoun Stadium also saw the last of the season’s
U13 Superteams competitions. Teams of 4 athletes each
competed in 100m, Long Jump and Shot Putt, plus a
medley relay of 2x100m/200m/800m. The boys A team, of
Euan Urquhart, Kyle Thomson, Arron Dickson and Scott
Rankine won bronze and came first in the medley relay,
whilst the B team came a creditable 11th, considering
the team was one man short. The girl’s team came 17th.
The PBs to Po10 standard
were: Euan Urquhart 100m 14.19s, Scott Rankine LJ
Senior/U20 4x100m and 4x400m Relay Championships
VP-Glasgow’s Senior men
had an excellent day at the above competition on
Sunday 15th August at Scotstoun, winning both the
4x100m and the 4x400m relays, in times of 43.16s and
3:23.22. David Martin, Danny Cairns, Calum Innes and
Neale Kelly took part in the 100m relay and David
Martin, Danny Cairns, Calum Innes and Allan Ramsay ran
the 400m relay.
Included in a busy
weekend’s athletics at Scotstoun was a Senior women’s
400m trial, in which Diane Ramsay and Jade MacLaren
came respectively 2nd and 3rd with times of 57.27s and
Run, Jump and Throw
Kenny has posted the overall results from Thursday
the 12th of August. This concludes the running
element of the competition.
There are two age groups, boys and girls in each
one. He also attached the individual scores
which lets athletes see what they have scored in each
Next week is long jump and high jump!
Girls 7-9 years.
Girls 10-12 years.
Individual performances 10-12
Individual performances 7-9
Run, Jump and Throw
The results of the Run,
Jump and Throw competition up to and including Tuesday
the 10th of August are listed on the links below.
Girls 7-9 years.
Girls 10-12 years.
I'll update with the
latest results when I have them.
UK Womens League
The Senior Women’s team
travelled to Coventry on the weekend of 31 July/1
August for the final match of the UK Woman’s league.
This was a crucial match because we had to beat Thames
Valley Harriers by at least two
places to ensure promotion to Division one next
season. Unfortunately TVH managed to put out their
best team and although we finished second in the
match, we finished third overall and narrowly missed
Nevertheless we had some
good performances with some SBs and, because some
athletes were covering unfamiliar events, even some
PBs. . Maximum points were scored by Stacey in the A
Hammer, Erin (McI) in the B 400 and Lucinda in the A
High Jump.. There were Seasons bests by Estelle in the
Javelin, Lucinda in the Long Jump, Rhian in the 1500m
and Kirsty in the 100m. The list of PBs are – Erin (McI)
in the 400h, Jen in the Triple Jump, Donna in the
200m, Elizabeth in the Javelin and Erin (McQ) in the
200 and Steeplechase.
We spent the day trying
to beat the blue vest of TVH, sometimes successfully,
sometimes not. Our throwers Stacey, Claire, Kirsty,
Elizabeth and Estelle accrued their usual good tally
of points. Jade and Erin (McI) were well placed in the
400 but Sarah was our only other specialist sprinter
so had to ask Kirsty, Donna and Erin (McQ) to cover.
Every point counted so their contribution was really
valued. Again we were strong in middle distance with
Aisling, Jo, Rhian and Donna. In jumps Jane, Lucinda,
Jen and Erin (McQ) all gave us good points but we were
without a specialist Triple Jumper so thanks to Jen
for filling in again. Our 100h hurdlers, Jane and
Kirsty both had good performances. Erin (McI) made her
debut in the 400m hurdles and finished an excellent
3rd but the performance of the match came from Erin (McQ)
who agreed to do the 2000m Steeplechase.
For most of the day we
were just trailing TVH by one or two points but they
were very strong in the later events and eventually
beat us by 31 points. It was a good team effort and
thanks to everyone especially those who covered
several events. Thanks also to Liz (Scott), Dawn, Ann,
Bob, Hilary and Donald. Special thanks must be due to
Liz (Wilder) who worked all day on recording because
the Coventry official didn’t turn up. Stacey again had
another good day and retained her Points Princess
tiara but everyone decided that Erin was so brilliant
in the Steeplechase she deserved to get it. Claire
with her encyclopedic knowledge of the club won the
prize quiz so was presented with the Saltire.
It has been an
interesting season and am looking forward to next
year. I would like to thank all those who competed in
particular Stacey, Jane, Kirsty, Elizabeth and Jen who
competed at all three matches and in the process
travelled over 1800 miles.
Full results are
available at this link.
Drumchapel Camera Club
Following the visit on Thursday the 29th of July from the Camera
Club led by George Monaghan, we have posted the best
118 images on our website. They can be
viewed at this link:
The quality of most of the images is excellent and
the best will be used for advertising the presence of
the Club at our new Stadium.
Please look through the images on the site and if
you find we have posted a picture against you or your
Childs wishes, please
contact me and I'll
remove the image immediately.
George and his colleagues are entering a
photographic competition where the subject matter is
sports/action. We are very grateful for the
images and hopefully we can have the group back again
soon to catch those athletes and groups that were
missed on this occasion.
George also works professionally and his work and
services are showcased on his website at
Thanks to everyone who wore their Club vest or
training top for the occasion.
Endurance Round Up
Glasgow 5k Park Run.
Sat. 24-7-10. Pollok Park.
Liam McKeown. 21st 2ndU17 20:41 -7thRun Gy Harkness
Glasgow 5k Park Run.
Sat. 31-7-10. Pollok Park.
Ralph Connolly 15th 2ndV45 19:29 - 37thRun Craig
Johnstone 17th 2ndU14 19:37 - 3rdRun Liam McKeown 33rd
4thU14 20:37 - 8thRun
Helensburgh Half Marathon.
Gerry Craig 20th 5thV40 1:21.36 Mark Ashby 24th
Posted by Kenny McVey
Scottish Athletics League
were 1st overall in the 3rd match of the Mens League
at Wishaw on Sunday the 8th of August.
VP-Glasgow finished on 347 points, ahead of Giffnock
with 287 and Whitemoss with 240.
With one match to go in the League, VP-Glasgow lead
with 25 points, ahead of Giffnock with 23 and
Whitemoss with 20.
Danny Cairns had a successful day, finishing 1st in
both the 100m in 11.24s and the 200m in 22.60s.
Allan Ramsay was 1st in the 400m with a PB time of
50.37s and Sean Fontana was 3rd in the 5,000m with a
time of 15:36.67.
Neale Kelly was 1st in the 110m Hurdles with a time
of 15.82s and Martin Hayes was 1st in the 400m Hurdles
with a time of 60.25s. Martin was also 1st in
the Steeplechase with a time of 10:10.49.
Thomas Campbell was 1st in the Pole Vault with a
height of 4.20m and 2nd in the High Jump with a height
Gerry Farrell was 1st in the Discuss with a
distance of 36.47m and 1st in the Hammer with a
distance of 32.13m. Martin Taylor was 1st in the
Javelin with a distance of 45.25m.
Our 4x100m relay team of Danny Cairns, Neale Kelly,
Mathew Hester and Calum Innes finished in 1st place
with a time of 45.25s while the 4x400m relay team of
Mathew Hester, Martin Hayes, Derek Watson and Allan
Ramsay finished in 2nd place with a time of 3:38.77.
The final match is at Grangemouth on Sunday the
29th of August.
Scottish Young Athletes League Final
VP-Glasgow took part in the final of the Scottish
Young Athletes League (SYAL) on Sunday 1st August. In
an afternoon which began with fine weather but which
ended in near monsoon conditions, the five qualifying
teams from Division 1 met with the winners of Division
2 and the first two teams in the SYAL North East
Division. VP-Glasgow finished 6th, with some excellent
Euan Urquhart produced two Grade 1 performances to
win gold in both the U13 boys 800m (2:23.00) and Long
Gillian Black took over 8 secs off her PB to win
the U13 girls 1200m with a Grade 1 performance of
3:57.20, and together with Abigail McInnes who took
the B string gold medal (4:27.33), gained full points.
For the U15 boys: Lewis Boyle was a clear winner of
the 1500m with another Grade 1 performance of 4:17.93,
whilst Liam McLoone took the B-string gold in a time
of 4:30.81, placing him 2nd overall. Marc Rooney won
silver in the 800m with a Grade 2 performance, and PB,
of 2.09.51, only narrowly missing out on gold in one
of the most exciting finishes of the day; whilst Liam
Turner took the B-string gold with 2:19.67. Jamie
Robinson was 3rd A in the 200m in a time of 25.32s. In
the U15 boys Javelin, Andrew Barrie and John Barnes
gained full points. Andrew winning gold, with a Grade
2 throw, and PB, of 42.18m and John taking the
B-string gold with a PB of 38.28m. Patrick Bowman was
a comfortable 2nd in the Long Jump with 5.20m and
Steven Thistleton took silver in the High Jump
clearing 1.65m. The U15 boys were also 3rd in the
4x400m relay in a time of 3:59.59.
For the U15 girls: Eilidh McEvilly won gold in the
Discus, throwing a PB of 22.69m, and Mariana Denton
won silver in the High Jump clearing 1.40m (PB). The
U15 girls were also 3rd in the 4x100m relay in a time
For the U17 men, Max Aitchison won the 1500m
Steeplechase with a Grade 2 performance of 4:42.60 and
also took bronze in the 800m with 2:01.96. John McCall
won silver in the 100m Hurdles with a Grade 2 time of
14.23s, whilst John Mulhern won the B-string gold with
also a Grade 2 performance of 14.25s. John Mulhern was
also 3rd in the 400m Hurdles with 59.80s. Craig Young
was 3rd A in the 3000m in a time of 9:24.64. In the
field, Chris Barnes won gold in the Shot with a Grade
1 performance of 13.48m and Sam Adams took gold in the
Pole Vault clearing a Grade 2, 3.75m.
For the U17 women, Kim Creechan won silver in the
300m with 44.49s, Deborah Hannah took bronze in the
1500m with 4:53.57 and Hannah Moultrie was 3rd A in
the Shot with a PB Putt of 8.00m.
Finally, a special mention goes to Andrew Lynch
who, in driving rain, was running well in the U13 boys
75m Hurdles, before catching a hurdle and producing an
injury which required a hospital visit and seven
stitches. Hope you’re OK Andrew.
The third of four matches in the British Athletics
League took place at Scotstoun Stadium on the 31st
July and 1st August. Ten VP-Glasgow athletes competed,
as members of Glasgow City AC. The team won the match
for a second time, by a comfortable 54pts, extending
their lead at the top of the table to 3pts.
Calum Innes won the 110m Hurdles in 14.76s and
Neale Kelly was 1st B with 15.31s. Danny Cairns was
2nd in the 100m in a time of 10.97s and 2nd A in the
200m in 22.33s. David Martin was 2nd in the 400m
Hurdles in 53.57s and Gregor Innes was 1st B with
54.49s. David was also 1st B in the 400m in 50.18s.
Martin Hayes was 1st B in the 3000m Steeplechase (no
Jamie Sinclair and Thomas Campbell were 1st A and B
respectively, in the Pole Vault, both clearing 4.00m.
Thomas was also 3rd in the High Jump, clearing1.95m,
and Jamie was also 2nd B in both the 100m (11.28s) and
Gregor Innes, Alan Ramsey and David Martin were
part of the winning 4x400m relay team with a time of
3:19.04, and Glasgow City were also 3rd in the 4x100m
relay in 44.46s, with Danny Cairns, Jamie Sinclair and
Calum Innes taking part.
Endurance Round UP
Monklands Half Marathon
6-5-10. Drumpellier Country Park.
Mark Ashby 12th 1stV50 1:23.15
Alex Potter 48th 14thV40 37:33 Mark Ashby 49th
10thV50 37:34 Clair McCracken 76th 3rdFV35 38:46
Donald Branney 209th 29thV50 43:36 Stella Bartram
212th 10FV35 43:43 Christine Catterson 222th 13thFV35
Gerry Craig 89th 2:58.89
Clydebank 10k. Thu. 27-5-10.
Mark Ashby 46th 8thV50 37:10 Duncan Thomson 89th
39:11 Chris Sheridan 153th 41:39 Donald Branney 194th
Mark Ashby 56th 7thV50 37:40
Duncan Thomson 86th 38:59 Clair McCracken 95th 4thLV35
39:14 Donald Branney 191th 22ndV50 42:41 Christine
Catterson 278th 29thLV35 45:53
Frank Sinclair 10k. Sat. 5-6-10. Greenock Kenny
McVey 19th 12thVet 42:46
Sunbeams Nursery 10k.
Sat. 12-6-10. Toward Castle.
Kenny McVey 3rd 1stVet 44:37
Vale Of Leven 10k.
Gerry Craig 30th 8thV40 37:43 Mark Ashby 51st
9thV50 38:58 Ralph Connolly 74th 20thV40 40:16
Christine Catterson 175th 11thFV35 45:09 Donald
Branney 185th 26thV50 45:24
Gerry Craig 17th 4thV40 37:26 Mark Ashby 19th
2ndV50 37:33 Peter Ramsay 69th 12thV50 44:05
British Masters 5k
Championships Sun.20-6-10. Horwich
Clair McCracken 74th 5thFemale 3rdFV35 19:03
Jog Scotland 5k.
Wed. 23-6-10. Glasgow Green
Donna Finlayson 42nd 7thFemale 18:47
Calderglen 10k Trail Race.
Fri. 25-6-10. East Kilbride.
Jaqui Thomson 41st 5thFemale 2ndFV45 45:37 Tom Ord
49th 26thVet 26thV50 46:58
Glasgow 5k Park Run.
Sat. 17-7-10. Pollok Park.
Craig Jardine 21st 2ndU15 18:57 2nd Run. Ralph
Connolly 26th 6thV45 19:15 36th Run. Liam McKeown 40th
2ndU15 20:34 4th Run. Gy Harness 73rd 22:08 4th Run.
Posted by Kenny McVey
National Junior Athletic League
4th match of the NJL Northern Premier Division was
held at Scotstoun Stadium on Sunday 25th July 2010 in
mainly dry conditions. Team Glasgow achieved 2nd place
on the day ensuring their place in the Final which is
to be held in Derby on Sunday 12th September 2010.
There were several VP-Glasgow athletes competing
and their positions and times are listed below.
Andrew McFarlane was 3rd “A” in the 110mH with a
time of 15.42s. On the Field he was1st B” in the Long
Jump and 2nd “B” in the High Jump with distances of
6.61m and 1.75m respectively.
John Mulhern was 2nd “B” in the 400m Hurdles with a
time of 59.31s and Max Aitchison was 2nd “B” in the
200m Steeplechase with a time of 6.45.82s.
Chris Barnes was 1st “A” in the Discus with a throw
of 43.46m and Jax Thoirs was 1st “A” in the Pole Vault
with a height of 4.60m.
Chloe Lambert was 2nd “A” in the 200m with a time
of 25.21s. Chloe was also a member of the 4 x 100m
Relay team which was 2nd .
Diane Ramsay was 3rd “A” in the 400m with a time of
58.50s. Diane was also a member of the successful 4 x
400m Relay team with came 1st .
Debs Hannah was 2nd “A” in the 3000m with a time of
10.55.31s and Sarah Potter was 2nd “B” in the 1500m
with a time of 5.05.10s.
Kirsty Yates was 1st “B” in the 100m Hurdles with a
time of 16.62s, 1st “A” in the Shot Putt and 3rd “B”
in the Hammer with throws of 11.58m and 32.15m
Andrea Gaffney was 2nd “A” in the Long Jump with a
distance of 5.76m and Erin McQuarrie was 3rd “A” in
the Pole Vault with a height of 2.15m.
Hollie Young and Rhian Dawes were 5th “A” and “B”
respectively in the 800m and Hollie was also a member
of the successful 4 x 400m Relay team which came 1st.
Alison Innes was 4th and 6th in the Javelin and
Well done to all VP-Glasgow athletes who assisted
Team Glasgow to reach the Final.
Scottish Senior National Championships & Commonwealth
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July 2010
The above Championships took place over the weekend
in an extremely windy Pitreavie Athletics Centre. The
wind was at its worst unfortunately during the Men’s
110m Hurdles Final with a Wind Speed
of -5.1 making it impossible for Chris Baillie to
achieve a further required qualifying time for the
Commonwealth Games in Delhi. We’re keeping our fingers
crossed for the weather to be kinder to Chris at his
The medal winners at the Championships were as
Women Carly Sharp was 3rd in the 200m with a time
Diane Ramsay was 2nd in the 400m with a time of
Abbey McGhee was 2nd in the 1500m with a time of
Stacey Wilson was 3rd in the Hammer with a throw of
Estelle Kagambega was 1st in the Javelin with a
throw of 38.83m.
Lucinda Logan was 3rd in the High Jump with a
height of 1.63m.
Jennifer Graham was 1st in the Pole Vault with a
height of 3.40m.
Men Chris Baillie was 1st and Calum Innes 2nd in
the 110m Hurdles with times of 14.48s and 15.54s
David Martin was 1st in the 400m Hurdles (wearing
the biggest smile on his face which seemed to last all
day!) with a time of 53.32s.
Ray Bobrownicki was 1st in the High Jump with a
height of 2m18 which broke the VP-Glasgow Club record
which he already held. Well done, Ray.
Chris Bennett was 3rd in the Hammer with a throw of
The Scottish Athletics 4 x 100m Junior Sprint
Relays were also held at Pitreavie on Sunday when the
U15 Boys Team won Bronze medals with a time of 50.15s.
The team consisted of Ross Black, Patrick Bowman,
Russell Findlay and Jamie Robinson. The boys done
League 4 July at Stevenage
While Glasgow was battered by wind
and rain, our senior women basked in the sunshine at
Stevenage on Sunday. The second UK match is always a
difficult one for us coming at the start of the
holiday season but despite several call-offs due to
injury, work commitments and in the case of our club
captain Lucinda, selection for the Scotland team for
the Flanders Cup, we kept ourselves in contention for
Maximum points were scored by
Stacey in the A String Hammer and B String Shot Putt,
Elayne in the B String Long Jump, Jen in the A String
Pole Vault and Kirsty in the A String Shot Putt. There
were several season’s bests with Jo equalling her PB
finishing a good second place in the 3000m.
The call-offs mostly affected the
strength of our Sprint and Jumps team but everyone
pulled out the stops and covered the gaps where
possible. Diane and Erin covered extra events with
Beccy and Cara being drafted in to cover B String in
the 100m and 400m respectively. Beccy deserves special
mention for finishing 6th in the 100m off a standing
start. Jane, Elayne, Jen and Kirsty between them
managed to cover all the jumps with the exception of
the B String Pole Vault. Again we had no 400m Hurdlers
but Jane with her usual strong performance finished
4th in the 100mH. To all of their credit their total
points scored was only 15 lower than at the previous
match. Our middle distance squad of Cara, Beccy, Beth,
Rhian, Jo and Donna managed to accrue a massive 35
points and all ran really well despite the heat. Our
throws squad of Elizabeth, Elayne, Kirsty and Stacey
were in typical good form and despite being without
two regular members, Claire and Estelle, the managed
to score almost the same points as the previous match.
Being without some specialist
sprinters had an effect on our relay squads. Jane,
Diane, Kirsty and Elayne ran well in the 4x100. Our
4x400 squad of Erin, Cara, Beth and Diane finished
third but were less than 2 second slower than the
winning Wakefield squad.
The final match result was
Newham and Essex Beagles 199
Herts Phoenix 187.5
Havering Mayesbrook 187
Thames Valley 160
Medway and Maidstone 130
A full set of results are
available at this link.
The London area clubs managed to
field better teams for this match and this caused us
to drop to fourth place but interestingly TVH who won
the Wakefield match, finished one place behind us. We
could still be promoted if, in the last match, we
finished two places ahead of TVH or one place and 31
points ahead. Everyone gave their best and we managed
to cover most of the events but we finished off with
two very tired relay squads. The next match is on 1
August in Coventry and hopefully a few more athletes
will be available.
Thanks to everyone who competed
especially those who covered several events, and to
our officials Pam, Magnus, Dawn and Donald. Again our
Points Princess was Stacey with 25 just missing a
perfect score by one place.
I will be away during the Scottish
Championships so wish everyone all the best.
Branney Team Manager
second of four matches in the British Athletics League
took place on the 3rd and 4th July. Ten VP-Glasgow
athletes competed, as members of Glasgow City AC, in
the Division 4 match which took place at Bedford. This
is Glasgow City’s first season in the league, having
qualified to take part last September.
team won this weekend’s match comfortably and moved to
first place on the table.
Notable performances from
VP-Glasgow athletes include a win from David Martin in
the 200m with 21.88s. David was also 2nd in the 400m
Hurdles in 54.71s, with Gregor Innes coming 1st in the
B race in 55.54s. In the 110m Hurdles, Calum Innes
won, with 14.77s, and Neale Kelly came 1st in the B
race in 15.77s. Thomas Campbell was first in the High
Jump clearing 1.98m. John McCafferty was 2nd in the
Pole Vault with 3.80m and Thomas Campbell was 2nd B
Glasgow City was also 2nd in the
4x400m relay in a time of 3:20.42. Gregor Innes, David
Martin and Alan Ramsey all featured.
The third league match will take
place at Scotstoun Stadium on the 31st July.
Scottish Young Athletes League
Match 3 of the SYAL which was held on Sunday 4th July
at Grangemouth Stadium was remarkable in many ways and
so I would like to change the usual format of our
Firstly, the weather conditions
were absolutely horrible for all concerned. (Well,
except for everyone sheltering in the Stand, that is.)
A huge thank you must go to all our Officials who turn
out for us on a
regular basis but really pulled the short straw on
this occasion. I have never known rain like it at an
Athletic Competition – not even at Wishaw!
It could not have been easy to run
and jump into driving rain so, very well done to all
the athletes who achieved P.B.s on the day. In the U15
age group alone there were a total of 15. Patrick
Bowman managed P.B.s in all 3 of his events before
having to stand down from the Relay due to becoming
In the Sprints events Mhairi
Patience achieved a Grade 1 in the U15G 75m Hurdles
and a Grade 2 in the 200m with times of 11.63s and
26.65s respectively and both P.Bs. In the Distance
events Lewis Boyle achieved a Grade 2 in the U15B
1500m with a time of 4.26.51s; Gillian Black also
achieved a Grade 2 in the U13G 1200m with a time of
4.08.43s. She was placed 2nd in what was definitely
the most exciting and determined sprint finish of the
day and had us all on our feet, cheering.
However, my unstinting admiration
goes to all those athletes (and there were many of
them) who competed in events which would not have been
their first choice or, more to the point, never their
choice. Due to holidays, injuries, illness and a
couple of athletes not turning up there were more
events to be covered than we had athletes for but
everyone who was asked to “fill in” did so without
complaint. Due to this, the Club managed to progress
to the SYAL Scottish Final which will be held at
Grangemouth on Sunday 1st August. Please make sure
that this is put on your calendars.
So, a very big thank you to
EVERYONE who competed on Sunday but a wee mention for
a few athletes who caught my eye (and wished they
Jude Sloan-Dennison for her
spirited run in the U15 Girls 1500m in which she came
last but was delighted with the thought that it was
probably a P.B. Ethan Sloan-Dennison for competing in
the U17 Men’s 4 x 100m Relay and making us all agree
that he should remain a Middle Distance runner. Lewis
Boyle for competing in the U15 Boys 4 x 100m Relay
having just finished the 1500m. (Which he won, by the
way.) Andrew McCormack for taking part in the U17
Men’s Discus when he had never done it before and
really, really didn’t ever want to do it. Marc Rooney
for not complaining when I tried to force him to take
part in the U17 Men’s Shot even although he’s an U15
Boy. (By that point it obviously didn’t matter to me
how the points were gained!!)
Thanks again from your roving
reporter, Linda Innes. I’m very proud of you all.
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