Double Silver for Jamie

Kirky’s own Usain Bolt fires up double Silvers!

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.

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Canal Festival Runs up Racy Sum

With a tremendous show of participation by the club for the cause of Teenage Cancer Trust, the 1K, 3K and 5K races supported by the Kirkintilloch Olympians as part of the Canal Festival raised a staggering £1200 for Teenage Cancer Trust and allowed a huge number of runners, families and friends to try out some great routes round scenic Kirkintilloch on a perfect day, surrounded by all the razzmatazz of the Festival.

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Turn Kirkintilloch Canal Festival Blue for Teenage Cancer Trust!

Teenage Cancer TrustAs part of Get Active Saturday at the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival on Saturday 23rd August, Kirkintilloch Olympians will be supporting the organisation of a series of fun runs, with 1km, 3km and 5km distances, offering the opportunity for everybody to get involved.
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YDL Success for U17s

YDL Final 2014The 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.

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Canal Festival Races

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.

 

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Neil McCover Half Marathon

Entries for the 2014 Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon are now open online via Entry Central.  This years race will take place on Sunday 5th October  from Kirkintilloch Leisure Centrre.

https://www.entrycentral.com/mccoverhalf

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.

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Kirkintilloch 10k – Thurs 19 June

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 r.j.rogerson@strath.ac.uk

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

Kirkintilloch 10k results

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East Dunbartonshire School and Invitation XC race – Kirkintilloch Sat 15 March

Details about the 3rd XC event in the winter series can be found in the attached poster.

Kirkintilloch XC 15 March

Provisional results from the races – any amendments can be emailed to the organiser.

S1-S6 GIRL

SS1-S6 BOYS

P7 GIRLS

P7 BOYS

P5&6 GIRLS

P5&6 BOYS

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Scottish National XC – Falkirk

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.

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National U14 Indoor Championships

Craig Stevenson's photo.Craig Stevenson's photo.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!

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