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    The Club is based at the GHA Rugby Club,Braidholm, Braidbar Road, Giffnock on the southside of Glasgow and is one of the largest athletics clubs in Scotland with well over 700 members. We cater for male and female athletes of all ages and abilities from 9 years old upwards. We promote all aspects of track & field athletics as well as cross country, road and hill running and compete in both indoor and outdoor leagues throughout the year.

    The Club has a number of current National Champions, in cross-country running, road racing and track athletics. We also have a number of National record holders in our youth membership.

    All members are encouraged to compete for the Club. Competitive and recreational athletes welcome.



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Author Archives: Clare Stevenson

Well done all the Club athletes who performed today at the Scottish Relay championships over 4x100m , 4x300m and 4x 400m !
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As reported by Billy Glasgow “a great day was had by all, 8 medals and 2 new club records to boot. Well done to all those who competed.”
Medallists highlighted but good performances from all our athletes

U13 Girls 4 X 100m Final
1 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 58.09
1) #257 Josie Reilly 2) #258 Angelica Mayer
3) #259 Kate Seenan 4) #260 Emily Watson
7 Giffnock North AC ‘B’ 1:01.65
1) #261 Erin mcKay 2) #262 Natasha Tallen
3) #263 Eliza Turner 4) #264 Emma Gilmour

U13 Boys 4 X 100m Final
1 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 53.89
1) #225 Ryan Davie 2) #226 Daniel Martin
3) #227 Craig Shennan 4) #228 Josh Thielan-Mann
U17 Women’s 4 X 100m Final
2 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 50.94
1) #385 Carly Miller 2) #386 Rachel Callan
3) #387 Rosie McKay 4) #388 Katie Foss
U17 Men’s 4 X 100m Final
4 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 47.47
1) #357 Jake Vulcan 100 2) #358 Finlay Waugh
3) #359 Murray Fotheringham 100 4) #360 Nathan McNee 100
Sen Women’s 4 X 100m Final
2 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 50.46 New Club Record
1) #505 Erin Campbell 2) #506 Niamh Grahame
3) #507 Holly Shearer 4) #508 Rhea Campbell
Sen Men’s 4 X 100m Final
1 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 43.46 New Club Record
1) #441 Andy Moses 2) #442 Calum McWilliams
3) #443 Russel Lawson 4) #444 Kyle Mclean
U15 Girls 4 X 300m Final
2 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 3:06.60 F
1) #345 Isla Scott 2) #346 Brooke Moran
3) #347 Lauren Agnew 4) #348 348 MacConnell
U17 Women’s 4 X 300m Final
2 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 2:49.35
1) #417 Rachel Callan 300 2) #418 Eva Blues
3) #419 Orla Lang 4) #420 Katie Foss
U17 Men’s 4 X 400m Final
2 Giffnock North AC ‘A’ 4:00.71 M
1) #369 Murray Fotheringham 2) #370 Donald MacLean
3) #371 Nathan McNee 4) #372 Jake Vulcan

Following the initial announcement of the trip to the Gothenburg Youth Games in Sweden in 2019.  The Standards required for each event are now available.

Please note, javelin, discus and hammer standards are set by the organisers and detailed on the pdf link.

We expect all athletes to compete in at least two events in Gothenburg and should achieve, or be close to standard in any two events on this list.

The standards should be achieved from 1 January 2018 and the last event to be taken into consideration will be the club championships on 23 September – so make sure you get your entry in on time!!

We will be expecting athletes to achieve (or be very close) to the published time/distance/height in two of the events listed. These may not necessarily be the events they would compete in at the games due to differences in specifications in Sweden.

U13 athletes – if you are unsure if you are eligible to attend (you must be in your second competitive year as an U13 this season), please check with your coach.

Again we would remind all athletes that achieving two standards is not a guarantee of selection and even if you don’t quite get both, we will be looking at commitment, attendance at training and turning out to compete for the club.

If you have any questions at all, please email Jackie Alexander.

The initial letter and the standards can now be found on the Gothenburg 2019 page which can also be access from the main website menu.

Gothenburg 2019 – Standards

Super Teams Report

28/06/2018
Under 12’s survive super soggy Super Team’s Competition in Perth. Report from Steve Taylor
Scottish Athletics U12 Super Teams competition in Perth.
Giffnock North AC took four teams from our U11 and U13 sections to a very wet Perth on 16 June 2018. The event was attended by nearly 350 athletes from clubs throughout Scotland with people traveling from as far as Peterhead and Stornoway to compete.
The weather was testing, with the showers of near biblical proportions, creating a track with several inches of water to slosh through at times. The rain combined with a stiff breeze created hypothermic conditions for the athletes, coaches and spectators alike. Only the salvation of a hot cup of tea and home baking, courtesy of Perth AC, kept many of us from perishing.
Giffnock took the opportunity to select some young promising athletes, many from the U11s, for the 75m, long jump, turbo javelin and relay format, to pit themselves against more established athletes that were fielded by our rivals.
Despite the youthful selection, all the teams fared well with GNAC girl’s teams placed 6th and 7th out of 49 and the boys 6th and 22nd out of 35 teams. The standout performances were Felix Chan, showing his form from the Glasgow schools championships to win his 75m heat in 11.07s (second fastest on the day) and the girls A team cruising to a comfortable win in their relay heat, in a time of 63.07s, and could have gone much faster in better conditions with more competition.

Well done all those that took part.

Apologies to Steve and athletes for the delay in posting this
It’s been busy at the club with news but it is also important to record the achievements of our U12s in Perth.

Gothenburg 2019

21/06/2018

News item from Jackie Alexander

Following a very successful team visit to Gothenburg in 2017, the coaches and adults have recovered sufficiently to start mentioning the ‘G’ word again!! (For those of you unfamiliar with the event, please see the links at the bottom of the page).

We have secured funding from the club to assist with costs and have decided to undertake a second visit to the games in 2019.

The 2019 games will be held 28,29 & 30 June and we would be proposing to use similar travelling arrangements to those from 2017. This means we would be away from Thursday 27 June to Monday 1 July.

The cost will be £600 per athlete and this includes all flights and transfers from Glasgow to Gothenburg, hotel accommodation (shared twin rooms) for 4 nights and meals from Thursday evening meal to Monday breakfast, event kit and event entry fees. Last time, parents set up a fundraising committee and managed to reduce the cost for each athlete by £150 so I would suggest this would be something to consider this time once the team is announced.

We will be circulating a set of standards for the various events which we would be expecting athletes to achieve (or be very close to) if they wish to be selected. The deadline for standards is the end of September 2018. There are plenty open graded meetings, national championships and of course, the club champs, to enter to achieve the necessary times and distances. We will be looking for athletes to achieve at least two event standards as they will have to compete in a minimum of two events when on the trip. Throws standards are the only ones set by the organisers.

Selection will not be guaranteed even if the standards have been reached, we will take into account attendance and commitment at training and we would also be looking for athletes who have competed for the club over the season.

I would be grateful if you could advise at this stage if your athlete would be interested in being considered for the trip. This is not a firm commitment nor is it a guarantee of a place but gives me an indication of the numbers we are looking at, to allow me to ensure we will have enough coaches and adult helpers willing to accompany the team. Please email me by Friday 13 July to express interest.

Please note we have a lower age restriction on athletes being considered – all athletes will have to be U15 or above next competitive season. This means that only U13 athletes who are second year U13s can be considered. If your athlete moved up from U11 at the start of the indoor competition season 17-18, they are too young to attend.

I’ve attached the website report from the last trip to give an idea of what we got up to and also the link to this year’s event. If you have any questions, please contact either Sara Lang or me and we’ll try to help.

Jackie Alexander

email addresses for Jackie and Sara:

jackie.alexander1@btinternet.com & sararusselllang@btinternet.com

Event info at –

http://www.vuspel.se/pdf/VUinbj18eng.pdf

 

Report from the 2017 trip

Gothenburg Trip gets the Thumbs up

Weekend Round Up

21/06/2018

Report by Croy Thomson

GIFFNOCK NORTH AC athletes enjoyed success last weekend, in three different countries.

In England, at the always deeply competitive Athletics England U20 and U23 Championships in Bedford, Erin Wallace claimed not only a fine 1500 metre silver in four minutes, 29.82 seconds, but puts her in a strong position for selection for the GB Team for the World Junior Championships in Finland next month. Also winning silver was U23 sprinter Jenna Wrisberg with a hard-fought 11.78 seconds effort in the 100 metres.

Coming home with well-won bronzes were long jumpers Alessandro Schenini (U20 7.25 metres) and Rachel Alexander (U23 5.89 metres).

In the mountains of Italy, hill runners Lynn McKenna and Rhona Mowat represented Scotland at the International Youth Cup, McKenna in particular hitting the heights with an excellent ninth place finish.

Much more locally, at the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k hosted by Bellahouston Harriers, Luke Traynor continued recent excellent form by winning in a new course record 28 minutes 31 seconds. The performance makes Luke the third-fastest Scot all-time over the distance on the roads.

 

The U12 athletes’ success at the Greenock Invitational Competition on Sunday 3rd June was rewarded with a visit from Luke Traynor to the U11 Session at Eastwood on Tuesday night.  The Girls  Teams took 1st  as pictured

2nd Team members were Katy Donnelly, Eve Greene,  Madeleine MacKenzie & Hannah Sluman, 3rd Team was  Leilani Spelman Ikedashi & Emilia Hickey Fugaccia  along with Hannah Turnbull & Kirsty Adam as pictured .The boys were Joint 1st with Kilbarchan as pictured but without  Logan Johnstone.

Our 8 year old Team also triumphed. [ Beatrice Nairne and Mara Phillips were the other Team members]

Luke  kindly interrupted his 2nd training session of the day to present the medals and talk to the young athletes and answer some of their questions.  Thanks again Luke . The athletes and parents really appreciated you taking the time to do this. A great reward for their efforts . We would like to underline our appreciation and thanks to Janice Hendrie and Gerry Gaffney and all at Inverclyde AC for organising and hosting this event for U12s.

Weekend Wishes

14/06/2018

Best wishes go to many of our athletes for this weekend’s endeavours . It’s getting hard to keep up with them all. We have Lynn McKenna and Rhona  Mowat heading for Italy for the Mountain Running Championships. And our YDL Team heading to Scotstoun for Match 3 .

We have Erin Wallace , Adam Clayton, Alessandro Schenini  Jenna Wrisberg and Rachel Alexander heading for Bedford for the AAA  U23 &U20 Championships with important European Trial selections as part of these.

And we have 4 teams heading to Perth for the Super Teams

 

Report from Gerry Duggan
RESULTS for Mens League Match2, Aberdeen- **WE ARE ON THE WAY UP**

Fantastic result from Sunday despite one or two calls due to a very busy weekend, we finished a very creditable 4th overall and were only 1 point off finishing third(results still subject to scrutiny)

”Thanks to all for some brilliant performances and another magnificent team spirit on the day. In Match 1 we were 6th, Match 2 we were fourth. The momentum is with us, with a full squad to cover all the disciplines we will surely be contenders for Match 3 at Grangemouth on 24th of June. Look out for “call-up” papers coming out this week”

Once again well done to all who competed.

Gerry as Team Manager  is rightly delighted with the efforts of our athletes in the Men’s league and looking forward to the next match.

We will  need some team and some action photos . Well done to all the Athletes !

Alexander Young, Andrew Robertson, Calum McWilliam, David Lees, Donald MacLean, Eoghan O’Donnell, Ethan Carolan, Greg Turner, Kieran Killen, Lewis Mitchell, Neil Hutchison, Calum Rogers,   

A further reminder that this year’s Club Track & Field Championship will be held at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock on Sunday 23rd September.  Please put this date in your diaries and make every effort to support it.  Further details will be posted nearer the event.

A reminder that our Summer Athletics Camps are still open for bookings and details can be found here

 

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