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!
The above file gives details of this year’s championship races. Please note that to accommodate plans already in place for longer races, you can select your own marathon and two half marathons, but be aware of the conditions relating to the latter. The remainder of the programme covers shorter distances and should enable all senior members across all groups to be part of this. You do not need to enter the championship formally; you will be automatically entered once you complete one of the races, but you will have to let Neil Ramsay know which half/marathons you are including thereafter.
The first weekend in February was a busy one for the Junior Olympians, as they descended upon The Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
On Saturday 1st February, our youngest members took part in the Under 12 Superteams competition, which saw them compete in a 60m sprint, long jump, shot putt and 4 x 200m relay.
On Sunday 2nd February, it was the turn of the Under 14s, 16s and 18s, who took part in the National Indoor Relays, competing in 4 x 200m relays.
42 young athletes competed across the two days, many making their debuts, and their performances and attitude, particularly given the high standard of competition, were fantastic – well done all!
The indoor season is now in full swing, with our athletes having already competed at two indoor league matches in December and January. Here is a reminder of the remaining indoor competition dates (where entry is by the individual athlete, the last date to do so is provided):
Sat 1st Feb – U12 Superteams (athletes born 2003 & 2004)
Sun 2nd Feb – National Indoor Relays – U14/16/18 (athletes born 1997-2002)
Thurs 6th Feb – Scottish Schools Indoor Champs
Sat 15th Feb – National Indoor Champs – U18/20 (athletes born 1995-1998) (enter by 2nd Feb)
Sun 16th Feb – National Indoor Champs – U14/16 (athletes born 1999-2002) (enter by 2nd Feb)
Sun 23rd Feb – Indoor League Match 3 – U11/13/15/17/20 (all juniors)
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd March – National Indoor Combined Events – U14/16/18/20 (athletes born 1995-2002) (enter by 16th Feb)
Sun 16th March – Indoor League Final & Relays – U11/13/15/17/20 (all juniors)
All events take place at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
Entries to the 3rd Series are now open and can made by downloading and completing the entry form below.
The races are over 12.5k (Feb), 10k (June) and half marathon (Oct).
Entry to the series offers reduced prices for each event and opportunities to win series prize.
If you have already entered the 12.k race, please add your number to the section of the form and return with appropriate payment by cheque.
A reminder that Match 2 takes place this Sunday, 5th January 2014. Selected athletes please be at The Emirates Arena no later than 9.30am. For the avoidance of any doubt, all athletes who were selected for Match 1 (with the exception of the unavailable Laura Keay & John Scanlan), along with Alicia Paton & Rosie Sharma, have been selected – well done!
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