KO declares itself the proud partner of Kirkintilloch’s next Usain Bolt as young Jamie Stevenson ‘bolted in’ the 100M with a 12.67 seconds, and 26.85 seconds in the 200M at the recent National Age-Group Athletics Competition at the Aberdeen Hydrasun Sports Village, gaining a silver in both races.
The supremely talented U-17 team from KO not only won the recent Youth Development League Division 2 as East Dunbartonshire, but then went on to come in 5th place at the Grangemouth National Finals competing against the toughest and best teams across Scotland.
As part of Get Active Saturday at the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival on Saturday 23rd August, Kirkintilloch Olympians will be organising a series of fun runs, with 1km, 3km and 5km distances, offering the opportunity for everybody to get involved.
This year our nominated charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust, in support of one of our junior club member’s ongoing battle to overcome cancer. We will donate £1 from each entry to the charity and offer athletes the facility to make a further donation whilst entering if they wish.
Entries to this year’s race can be made on EntryCentral where you will also find details on the course, registration etc. The location of number pickup, registration, and start and the route itself is the same as usual. This year we are grateful to support from Fitsip and Sweatshop as well as the Olympians. Any queries can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER – ENTRIES TO THIS RACE CAN BE MADE ON THE NIGHT.
Registration and number pick up opens c6.15pm and the race starts at 7.30pm.
PROVISIONAL RESULTS – any errors please report to Robert Rogerson
Well done to all those who ran in the races on Saturday at Callendar Park. Results are now on the Scottish Athletics website. Some great results from the Olympians in all the age categories.
Big congratulations to Rebecca Love and Jamie Stevenson for their performances at Sunday’s National U14 Indoor Championships. Rebecca came 6th in the High Jump and made the semi-final of the 200m and Jamie came 4th in the 60m and 5th in the 200m, both athletes achieving new PBs on the day.
This doesn’t quite tell the whole story of their achievements. Both athletes will compete this summer at U13 level, an age group below that at which they were competing on Sunday. In addition, each of their participation in the competition was in doubt until Sunday morning, due to injury/illness. Rebecca hurt her knee playing football on Saturday and required to miss the 60m competition and to have to manage the pain while running and jumping, not helped by the injury being to her jumping leg and that both of her events were scheduled to take place at the same time. Jamie was unable to train and spent the 2 weeks prior to the competition in his bed, with a debilitating virus. To run 6 races in one day on Sunday was remarkable and owes much to the mature manner in which he looked after himself between races.
Rebecca and Jamie worked extremely hard in preparation for Sunday (beginning with taking part in the same competition last year, for experience) and their performances exceeded expectations. Awesome achievements at a national level – well done guys!