The Intermediate Group and
the Middle Distance Group will be attending the below
Open Graded meeting on Tuesday evening. Throws
training wlll remain at Scotstoun for anyone
OPEN GRADED MEETING
END HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE
Long jump pools will be decided on the night to
accommodateathletes doing other events
Sprinters please note – No stadium starting
800mLong jump A
200m ALong jump B
Memorial Endurance Trophy3000m A Race (cash prizes)
200m BLong jump B
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ARE FOR ALL MALE AND FEMALE AGE GROUPS UNLESS STATED
ENTRIES CLOSE 30minutes PRIOR
SEEDING WHEN REQUIRED WILL TAKE
PLACE 20 minutes BEFORE STARTING
UKWAL Match 3
Grangemouth 7 August
magnificent effort in the final match this year,
at a very wet Grangemouth, saw our Senior Women’s
team win the match outright and along with Wigan will
be promoted to Division One for next season.
Surprisingly the challenge didn’t come from Harrow or
Havering Mayesbrook, it came from City of Portsmouth
but we managed in the end to beat them by over 20
points. Overall we had five A String wins, eight B
string wins and a second and a first in the relays.
There was one PB. In the B string 800m where Erin
McIlveen took over a second off her previous best when
winning her race in 2: 13.57.
again contributed good points. Diane, moving
down from the 400m, along with Chloe scored good
points in the 100m but went better in the 200m with
Chloe taking second place in the A string and Diane
winning the B string. In the 400m, Erin L and
Sarah S both won their 400m races quite comfortably.
In the Hurdles Hazel and Jane were third in their
races contributing valuable points and Fiona stepped
down from 2000 S/C to 400mH to get us more valuable
Hazel and Jane were in action again
together in the High Jump finishing second and third.
In the long jump Jane again was in good form coming
third and Jen came in to cover the B string. Jen
also covered the triple jump where she got more
valuable points. Because of the bad weather, the pole
vault was moved to the indoor arena. The rules
state that the points are shared amongst the
competitors so although Jen and Courtney won both the
A string and B string, they didn’t get the points they
deserved. However It was a welcome return to
competition for Courtney after being sidelined for a
year with injury.
Our middle distance was
much stronger at this match. Aisling and
Erin L were third and first respectively in the
800m, Hollie and Rhian fourth and second in the 1500m
with Sarah P winning the 3000m. Aisling
again agreed to do the B string 3000m as her warm down
and this time was third! Fiona was a good second in
the Steeplechase which I think this is the best
position we have ever come in this event. Our
throwers again were in good form with Rachel and
Stacey winning both A and B Hammer, Michelle and
Rachel winning both Shot Putt, and Stacey winning B
string Discus with Michelle in second place in the A
string. Paula and Aileen both scored well
in Javelin. In all they contributed a total of 66
points - the maximum possible over the four
events is 72.
Our 4x100 team of Jane, Sarah,
Hazel and Chloe were a close second with Chloe just
being caught on the line by Hayley Jones of Wigan.
The 4x400 team of Erin L, Sarah, Erin McI and Diane
led from the start to finish well clear of the rest of
Jane won the Points Princess tiara
for her tally of 21 points and for the first time this
award hasn’t gone to a thrower. There was a lot
of good performances but after much discussion it was
decided to award the Athlete of the Match to Diane for
her 200m victory. The full results are
available at this link.
Despite the weather and my
stress levels, it was a great day and we are all
looking forward to Division One completion next year.
Thanks must go to our officials; Pam, Magnus,
Christine, Donald, Ricky, Alasdair, Joe, Kate, Gordon
and Margaret (any anyone I have forgotten) and
to the Declaration/Results team; Gordon, Linda,
Julie, Agnes and Hugh.
Congratulations to Scott McKay who won his age group
in the Scottish Triathlon Championships on Saturday
6th Aug. Scott won the swim, dropped to 6th in the
cycle and finished with an excellent run to win
overall. He will now join the Scottish team for the
British Triathlon Inter Regional Championships next
Association Metric Mile Meet
The 2nd Glasgow Milers Meet of the summer took place
at Scotstoun Stadium on Friday 5th August. Highlights
included PBs for the following athletes in the 1500m:
The National Age Group Championships took place at
Scotstoun Stadium over the weekend of 30th/31st July.
In the U20 women’s competition, Chloe Lambert won
the 200m in 25.07s and won the 100m in 12.56s with
Rachel Whittle 3rd in 13.23s. Diane Ramsay won the
400m in 57.65s and Jade Barclay was 2nd in 61.19s.
Hollie Young won the 1500m in 4:34.43 and Sarah Potter
was 2nd with 4:34.70. Hazel Ross won the High Jump
In the U20 men’s competition,
Andrew McFarlane won the 400m Hurdles with 55.83s and
John Mulhern was 4th in 58.98s.
In the U18
women’s competition, Chloe Lambert won the 100m in
12.64s and was 2nd in the 200m with 24.93s with Rachel
Whittle 4th in 25.52s. Eilidh McEvilly was 3rd in the
100m Hurdles with 14.83s and Mhairi Patience was 4th
in 15.85s. Eilidh was also 2nd in the Shot Putt with
9.55m and 4th in the High Jump with 1.45m.
the U18 men’s competition, John McCall won the 110m
Hurdles in 14.37s. Max Aitchison was 3rd in the 1500m
with 4:04.21 and Lewis Boyle was 4th with 4:11.04.
VP-Glasgow also won the Senior/U18 mixed 4x100m
relay in 44.39s.
In the U16 girls’
competition, Katie Ord was 2nd in the Javelin with
23.66m and 4th in the Shot Putt with 9.49m. Katie
Kennedy was 4th in the High Jump clearing 1.50m.
In the U16 boys’ competition, Marc Rooney was 3rd in
the 800m with 2:07.95 and Jamie Robinson was 3rd in
the Pole Vault clearing 2.60m.
Scottish National Senior Championships was held at
Scotstoun Stadium over the weekend of the 16th/17th
In the men’s events, David Martin won the 400m
Hurdles in 51.37s and Ray Bobrownicki won the High
Jump clearing 2.15m. Neale Kelly was 2nd in the 110m
Hurdles with 15.10s.
In the women’s events,
Kirsty Yates won the Shot Putt with 13.28m. Abbey
McGhee was 2nd in the 1500m with 4:20.08 and Kirsty
Barr was 2nd in the Triple Jump with 10.96m. Chloe
Lambert was 3rd in the 100m with 12.14s and Erin
Leggate was 3rd in the 400m with 55.14s.
first National U14 Championships was held at Scotstoun
Stadium on Saturday 16th July. Congratulations to:
Calum McCormack and Jamie MacKinnon who were 1st and
2nd in the boys 800m with PBs of 2:20.16 and 2:20.57
respectively; and to Gillian Black who was 3rd in the
girls 800m with a PB of 2:27.04. Erin Crichton was 5th
in the High Jump but clearing 1:35m which was equal to
the 2nd place jump.
Central and South
of Scotland Athletics League
The 3rd CSSAL match took place at Scotstoun Stadium on
Sunday 3rd July. VP-Glasgow finished 6th and so will
remain in Division 1 for next season.
Senior men, Robert Frost won the 100m in 11.4s and
John Mulhern was 2nd in the “B” race with 12.0s. Andy
McFarlane won the 400m in 50.8s and James MacMaster
won the Javelin throwing 40.10m.
For the Senior women Ieva Klimaviciute won the Discus
For the U17 men, Lewis Boyle
won the 800m with 2:03.5 and Mark Monaghan won the
Javelin throwing 30.73m. Russell Findlay was 3rd in
the High Jump clearing 1.65m. Matthew Jordan was 3rd
“B” in the 400m with 60.4s (Patrick Bowman 59.3s “A”
For the U17 women, Jenny Tsui and
Eilidh McEvilly took full points in the Javelin
throwing 22.59m and 18.30m respectively. Eilidh also
won the High Jump clearing 1:50m and the Shot Putt
with 9.11m. Danielle Beattie was 2nd in the 800m with
2:25.4 and Paige Dickson was 1st “B” with 2:31.1.
For the U15 boys, Euan Urquhart and Nathan Merchant
took full points in the 400m with times of 58.5s and
63.7s respectively. Euan was also 2nd in the Long Jump
with 5.09m and Patrick Clark was 1st “B” with 4.98m.
Patrick also won the 100m in 12.4s and was 2nd in the
High Jump clearing 1.60m. Liam Turner and Scott MacKay
took full points in the 800m with 2:11.8 and 2:21.5
respectively. Scott was also 2nd “B” in the Shot Putt
with 5.88m (Euan Urquhart 6.30m “A” string). The relay
team of Euan Urquhart, Arron Dickson, Liam Turner and
Patrick Clark won the 4x100m in 48.9s.
For the U15 girls, Emma Ferrie was 2nd “B” in the
800m with 2:37.1 (Gillian Black 2:27.6 “A” string).
For the U13 boys, Jamie MacKinnon and Adam Brady
took full points in the 800m with times of 2:22.5 and
2:40.6 respectively. Adam was also 3rd “B” in the Shot
Putt with 5.03m (James Stewart 6.28m “A” string).
James Stewart also won the High Jump clearing 1.35m.
The relay team of Jamie MacKinnon, James Stewart, Josh
Cairns and Daniel Sinclair was 3rd in the 4x100m in
For the U13 girls, Robyn Connolly was
2nd in the 800m with 2:31.2 and Holly Little was 1st
“B” with 2:34.4.
For the U11 boys, Rohan Swadi
was 3rd in the “A” 80m with 12.2s.
For the U11
girls, Amy Bissett and Monica Blair took full points
in the 600m with times of 1:57.7 and 2:05.9
respectively. Nerea Rodero was 3rd in the “A” 80m with
12.7s and Adrienne Murray was 3rd in the “B” race with
13.2s. The 4x100m relay team of Monica Blair,
Sophie Jordan, Adrienne Murray and Amy Bissett was 2nd
Park Run. Saturday 25-6-11.
Ralph Connolly 4th. 2ndV45. 18:36. (PB).
Marathon. Sunday 26-6-11. Susan
Partrage 11th. 1stLady. 1:16.26. Clair Thompson
74th. 1:32.54. Barry Stewart 95th. !:36.16.
Susan Finch 96th. 1:36.38. 2nd. Team. Scottish
H.M. Championships. S.Partrage. C.Thompson.
Spain. Marc Austin 13th. (1st. GB.) 12th.
Fastest5k. Leg 17:05.
Championships. Wednesday 29-6-11.
Clydebank. Alex Potter 9th. 5thV50. 18:11. Jaqui
Thomson 11th. 2nd.LV45. 18:27. Joe Doyle 16th.
3rdV55. 19:11. Kenny McVey 27th. 2ndV60. 20:44.
Glasgow 5k. Park
Run. Saturday 2-7-11. Ralph
Connolly 9th. 2ndV45. 18:28. (PB). Jaqui Thomson
13th. 1stLady. 18:46 (PB).
Despite having been
woken by the hotel fire alarm twice on Saturday night,
our Women’s UK league excelled themselves on Sunday by
finishing second in the match and raising our overall
position to third. One of the highlights was
Rachel’s PB in the Hammer but everyone will remember
it as the
Chloe beat Jenny Meadows in the 200m
Our Sprint Squad were superb with Chloe and
Caroline getting us second place in the A and B string
100m and then both going one place better by winning
their 200m races with Chloe beating the home club’s
Jenny Meadows. In the A string 400m, Erin also
lined up against Jenny Meadows and not only finished a
close second, was closing her down in the last 50m.
Sarah had a very strong run to win the B string.
Jane was our only representative in the hurdles and
had a good run to finish seventh.
Because of call-offs and injury, our jumps squad
was a bit depleted but we still managed good points
with Jane and Elayne second and fifth in the Long
Jump, Elayne and Jen sixth and fourth in the Triple
Jump, Jane and Kirsty sixth and third in the High Jump
and Jen second in the Pole Vault.
We weren’t able to cover all middle distance events
but did score very good points with Asiling and Rhian
first and second in the 800m and two second places
courtesy of Hollie and Rhian in the 1500m.
Aisling volunteered to do her warm down in the 3000m
(in her trainers) and was a respectable fifth – thanks
As usual ,
thrower were brilliant contributing 62 points to our
overall total. Rachel and Stacey won A and
B string Hammer as did Kirsty and Rachel in the Shot.
Stacey and Claire were third and first in the Discus
with Aileen and Elayne second and third in the
Javelin. With so many good sprinters no-one could
touch us in the 4x100 relay where we led the whole
way. The Wigan challenge never materialised in
the 4x400. Aisling led us off coming home just
behind the City of Portsmouth runner. Sarah brought us
up to first place and handed over to Hollie.
City of Portsmouth just had the edge when Erin took
over but she stormed round and brought the team home
with a comfortable three second lead over Portsmouth.
It was a great day with some exceptional
performances. Full results are here.
Rachel won the ‘Points Princess’ tiara for her two
event maximum score of 18 and Chloe won the Athlete of
the Match for her amazing win in the 200m.
Thanks to the officials; Ann, Bob, Pam, Magnus, Liz
and Donald who contributed 20 ‘officials’ points to
our total. The result has put us back in
contention for promotion. All we have to beat both
Harrow and Havering Mayersbrook at Grangemouth next
month. We can do it.
The third and final
match of the Young Athletes League took place at
Grangemouth Stadium on Sunday 26th June. VP-Glasgow
came 7th in the match and 7th in the League.
For the U17 women, Eilidh McEvilly won both the 80m
Hurdles, in 12.61s, and the High Jump clearing 1.60m
and came 3rd in the Long Jump with 4.73m. Megan Heafey
was 3rd in the Javelin, throwing 21.51m.
the U17 men, John McCall was 1st in the 100m Hurdles
with 13.98s (Grade 2 performance) and Patrick Bowman
was 3rd in the “B” race with 18.40s. John was also 2nd
in the 200m with 23.62s and Patrick was also 2nd “B”
in the Long Jump clearing 5.31m (Michael Murray 5.33m
“A” String). Lewis Boyle was 2nd in the 800m with
In the U15 girls, Katie Kennedy won
the High Jump clearing 1.51m (Grade 2 performance) and
Mariana Denton was 2nd “B” with 1.40m. Gillian Black
was 3rd in the 800m with 5:05.16 and Anya Morrison was
1st “B” in 5:20.31. Lauren Murray was 3rd in the “B”
200m with 29.43s (Sophie Coghill 28.82s “A” race).
For the U15 boys,
Patrick Clark was 2nd in the High Jump clearing 1.60m
and 3rd in the “A” 100m with 12.52s. Scott MacKay was
3rd “A” in the 1500m with 4:44.41 and Craig Jardine
was 3rd “B” with 4:52.08. Liam Turner was 3rd in the
“A” 400m with 57.91s. Liam was also 3rd in the 800m
with 2:10.93 and Euan Urquhart was 1st “B” in 2:13.22.
Calum Wray was 3rd in the “A” in the 80m Hurdles with
In the U13girls, Robyn Connolly was 3rd
in the 800m with 2:28.00 (Grade 1 performance).
For the U13 boys, James Stewart was 1st in the “B” 75m
Hurdles with 14.50s and 3rd “B” in the Long Jump with
3.84m (Daniel Sinclair 4.04m “A” String). Ewan Rae was
2nd “B” in the 1500m with 5:17.11 (Aidan Johnson
5:06.94 “A” String). Adam Brady was 3rd “B” in the
800m with 2:44.06 (Andrew Moreland 2:34.95 “A”
Alan Sisson Dunbar
Born: February 26, 1934; Died: July 1, 2011.
Alan Dunbar, who has died aged 77 after a long
illness, was a former athlete and drama lecturer who
went on to become a successful journalist and
He was a man of many parts and sometimes conflicting
roles. Luminaries from all realms of his life were
present at his self-planned funeral at an Edinburgh
hotel, the first ever held there, and heard tributes
from family, to whom he was devoted, and former
Winner of the Scottish 100 yards title in 1955 and
1956 after earning his full blue at Glasgow University
in 1954, Mr Dunbar had an unorthodox “flappy” arm
action which was certainly eye-catching but for
whatever reason, possibly his bad luck with muscle
injuries, he was still overlooked for the 1956
Melbourne Olympic Games by the British selectors.
Mr Dunbar even defied the head of drama at the Royal
Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to run in the
Scottish Championships in 1955 when the college
graduation clashed with the event.
Originally from Stranraer, where he won the Scottish
junior 100 yards titles in 1951 and 1952, the year he
also captured the AAA junior crown, Mr Dunbar went on
to represent Scotland in the 1958 Empire Games in
Cardiff, winning his first round heat before going out
in the second round.
A member for many years of the legendary sprint team
of Glasgow club Victoria Park AC, who monopolised the
Scottish 4x100 metres relay championship throughout
the 1950s, he amassed trophies galore. Yet he was
certainly not someone who let his running do the
In 1957 he withdrew from the final of the national 220
yards at New Meadowbank in Edinburgh (the forerunner
of the 1970 Commonwealth Games stadium) in protest at
the condition of the then cinder track and he later
organised an unsuccessful petition, backed by abound
50 athletes, against further use of the venue for
No wonder one headline described him as the “Stormy
Petrel of the Track”.
transition to broadcaster and sportswriter was a
natural one when he hung up his spikes in 1961 and
became the voice of athletics on Radio Clyde and the
scourge of the Scottish selectors as a fearless and
regular contributor to the Evening Citizen and The
Mr Dunbar was one of a loyal and dwindling band of
reporters who covered the sport week in, week out, no
matter the weather and even when illness severely
hampered his mobility.
In tandem with his media work, he also continued his
career in drama, lecturing at Langside College in
Glasgow from 1956 to 1963 and, until 1971, at the
city’s Central College of Commerce.
Moving to Edinburgh he changed to communication at the
then Napier College and eight years later became a
much esteemed senior lecturer in communication at
Queen Margaret College, a post he held for the next 10
A period of illness persuaded him to retire but he
soon began branching out, accepting an invitation to
become a guest director at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
or the next 20 years he was a permanent member
of staff of Edinburgh Acting School, directing many
shows with, according to principal Anna Finline,
“great enthusiasm, expertise and intellect”.
It was typical of the man that he directed his final
He is survived by Margaret, his wife of over 50 years;
two daughters, Stephanie and Sara; two sons, Jonathan
and Alan; and two granddaughters Georgia and Bryony.
match out of four in the “Men’s League” took place on
Sunday 19th June at Scotstoun Stadium. VP-Glasgow’s
men finished a comfortable 4th in the match and stand
4th in the League overall.
John McCafferty won the Discus with 40.53m and
the Hammer with 38.16m and was 2nd in the Shot with an
equal 1st putt of 11.62m.
There were full points in the Pole Vault with Jax
Thoirs clearing 4.00m to win and Sam Adams clearing
3.60m to win the “B” string; and more full points in
the 400m Hurdles which David Martin won in 52.13s and
Martin Hayes was 1st “B” in 58.39s. David was also 3rd
in the 200m in 21.64s and Martin was also 3rd in the
3000m Steeple Chase in 9:52.82 whilst Ethan
Sloan-Dennison was 2nd “B” in 10:09.93. Robert Frost
was 3rd “A” in the 100m with 11.22s. Steven Beattie
was 3rd in the 110m Hurdles in 16.44s, 3rd “A” in the
Long Jump clearing 6.21m and 2nd “B” in the Discus
Sean Fontana was 3rd “B” in the 1500m with 4:15.87
(Derek Gibb 4:09.14 “A” string). Sean was also 3rd “B”
in the 800m with 1:58.88 (Allan Ramsay 1:57.17 “A”
string). Andrew Torrie was 3rd “B” in the Javelin with
34.89m (James MacMaster 41.83m “A” string). The
relay team of Allan Ramsay, Sean Fontana, Derek Gibb
and David Martin was 2nd in the 4 x 400m in 3:25.75.
Association Metric Mile Meet
The Glasgow Milers Meet took place at Scotstoun on
Friday 17th June. The purpose of this series of
meetings is to provide paced races at a range of
levels to help athletes achieve PBs and indeed there
were some impressive PBs produced by VP-Glasgow
In the 800m: Max Aitchison (U17)
1:56.35 Lewis Boyle
(U17) 1:59.95 Marc
Rooney (U17) 2:05.12 Josephine Moultrie
(U23) 2:07.31 Liam
Turner (U15) 2:07.91 Euan Urquhart (U15)
2:12.70 Fraser Glass
(U15) 2:13.96 Kieron
Rafferty (U17) 2:15.43 Craig Jardine (U15)
2:21.15 Anya Morrison
(U15) 2:31.27 Melanie
Chiswell (U15) 2:31.86
In the 3000m:
There was also a SB for Sean
Fontana of 1:58.01 in the 800m, and for
Sarah Potter (U20)
another sub10 in the 3000m of 9:58.22.
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