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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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Giffnock had two athletes gaining Scottish Schools vests at the SIAB International Pentathlon Championships at the Emirates arena this weekend – namely 15 Year olds Max McHarg and Murray Fotheringham.
Max led the Under 16 Boys team in grand fashion with 4 PB’s in Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put and 200 Metres to leave him in 5th place after 4 events. As a sprinter by trade, the 800 Metres is a foreign language to Max , but he attacked the final event with gusto , chasing a place on the podium. He was looking good after 400 Metres but as the bell approached he was visibly struggling as the lactic kicked in. The last lap must have felt like a marathon to poor Max but somehow he dragged himself round the track for one last time – every step hurting just a little more . Rather unbelievably, he was only just outside his PB but the toll on his body required a lengthy stay with The First Aiders after the race. Max finished as the best Scot in a very creditable 6th Place but his team were just outside the medals.
Murray was stepping up a level this year to compete for the Under 18 Team. Scottish Gold medals at this event are as rare as hens teeth but the Scottish Boys were focussed and started the fireworks early !! Murray commenced with a PB in hurdles but was slightly below par in Shot Put to lie down in 13th place after two events. A PB in the 200 Metres clawed back a little leaving the Scottish team just behind England. The Long Jump was the critical event with the other Scottish boys putting in PB’s to close in on England but Murray fouled his first two jumps. With the pressure on, a huge 6.93 Meters leap catapulted the Scots into the lead by a meagre 3 points. The result was never in doubt thereafter as the Scots outclassed their English rivals in the 800 Metres to score a massive 10,546 points – the best ever score by a Scottish Team and win by over 260 points. Murray finished in 5th place overall with his teammates Scott Brindley winning the individual Gold and Calum Newby in joint 3rd.
Link to full results:


Also of note that Murray’s score was 3rd best of all time U17 and his LJ was also
3rd best of all time U17.


Report and Photos from on the spot, Craig Fotheringham.Thanks Craig

Erin in NASSAU, BAHAMAS at the Commonwealth Youth Games after crossing the finish line to win the Girls 1500m Final

Sadly, Erin not able to be present at the Awards Night and so it was delighted parents Allison and Gordon who stepped up to do the Honours.

Erin Presenting the awards at last years Junior Awards Night

GIFFNOCK NORTH AC’s Erin Wallace lifted the Scottish Athletics Under 20 Athlete of the Year Award at the sport’s glittering annual ceremony in Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel. We were delighted to see that and it is important to note that Erin also took the U17 Athlete of the Year Award last year.

Southsider Erin earned her accolade with a stellar year that included topping the UK rankings for 1500 metres and a fine seventh place having made the 1500 final in the World Youth Championships in Finland. She was also second in the England Athletics U20 Championships. All consolidating a 2017 that saw her win the Commonwealth Youth Games 1500 metre crown and emerge as an international triathlete.

Giffnock North AC were nominees for the 2018 Off Track Club of the Year prize, which on the night went to up-and-coming Garscube Harriers.

Track star Laura Muir claimed overall Athlete of the Year Award. Dame Kelly Holmes presented the prizes.

Several of the Club Coaches and Board members were also delighted to attend the night and Symon Lipp added a few more to his collection of Celebrity Athlete Photos.

Gordon, Erin’s dad was rewarded with a photo with one of his athletics heroes from the past High Jumper Geoff Parsons who was being inducted with other very notable athletes, including Lee McConnell, into the Scottish Athletics Hall of Fame
Photos from Bobby Gavin , Scottish Athletics and Club members Reporting from Croy Thomson and others

Notice of the AGM on Wednesday 28th November at 7.30pm in the library of Williamwood High School.

If you have any items for the Agenda please email them to the Club Secretary, Yvonne McNairn



Alison Watson is kindly holding some of the items of lost property
This is your opportunity to claim these items before they go to Charity shop
Can Parents please label training kit as otherwise its an impossible task for us to re -unite lost kit with owners. Biro pen mark on label is fine .
Contact Alison to make arrangements to collect by email on :aliwatson999@gmail.com
by 7th November or say Bye Bye to your items

Report from Croy Thomson

” BLAZING sunshine plus perfect underfoot conditions and a powerhouse team effort added up to a Scottish title and medal-winning result for Giffnock North AC’s juniors at the National Cross Country Relays in Cumbernauld House Park today.

Craig Shennan (U13) ran a strong first leg over the infamously hilly 2.5k course to set up Giffnock’s A squad in fourth. Harris Paterson on the U15 leg blitzed the team into second behind Shettleston Harriers, before U17 Hamish Armitt delivered the coup de grace in defence of the crown won last year. Hamish commented, “The team did a great job putting me in a solid position for the title, I’m delighted to help them bring it back to Giffnock for the second year in a row..” Strength in depth helped Giffnock’s lads put five teams in the top 25, boding well for the winter season.

For the girls, Amber Wade (U13) handed over in seventh to Valencia Wright, who scythed through the field to return in first, in a fine nine minutes three seconds. Helen Chong (U17) fought hard on the final leg but couldn’t quite resist the charge from Fife AC’s Anna Hedley. Said Helen, sporting her well-earned silver medal, “We are more than satisfied with the result, the whole squad put up a great performance. It is always nice to make the podium against high calibre rivals from all over Scotland. We look forward to seeing them again soon at the Short Course Championships.

Senior Ladies Charlotte McKenna, Jill Smyllie, Allie Chong and Rhona Mowatt placed 12th. “It was lovely having the younger athletes competing, spurring us on,” said Allie. Men’s Team placed 20th.

Thanks to Croy Thomson for the report and to all the athletes in both the Junior and Senior ranks who raced up and over the hills at Cumbernauld and contributed to the overall success today for the club.
Link to provisional results and video coverage by Vinco

Full Results

The club had a great day at the Renfrewshire XC Relays at Nether Pollok on Sunday 21st October. We were hosting the event this year and that seemed to go well for all concerned. Unlike the District and National XC Relays, where Junior athletes compete U13 to U15 to U17, the athletes compete within their age groups as with Seniors and U20s.  We had a great turnout in nearly all age groups and great success overall.

U11 Girls took Gold and Silver as did U11 Boys
U13 Girls were 1st, 2nd, 5th & 6th
U13s Boys were 1st, 3rd, 6th & 9th
U15 Girls 2nd, 3rd & 5th
U15 Boys had a clean sweep with all 3 Podium places
U17 Girls were 3rd
U17 Boys 1st & 4th
Then the Senior women took the Silver medals with a 5th Place for Senior Men.

Dudley Walker comments that “We used the opportunity to assist in the selection for the forthcoming National XC Relays on Saturday at Cumbernauld and entered mixed Teams to enhance the competition for places. This worked pretty well. It was a good day for many of our athletes- a day to get folk on the medal train and not just passengers as before. We were without some of our other star athletes so it gave a chance for others to shine which they did , rising very well to the occasion. ” Overall, Dudley delighted with the response and the performances

For some of the U11s it was their first foray into XC running and they excelled. We had the fastest laps of the day and more importantly, they all enjoyed the experience as the smiling faces demonstrated!
Many many thanks to all of the athletes,officials, parents, supporters, coaches and the organisers whose early start to the day laying out the course( including changes to the course route ocasioned by last minute arrangements at the WW1 Trenches Event) and ensuring good (if not excellent) catering provision courtesy of very generous donations including Humera’s samosas was enjoyed by all. The early morning rain gave way to brilliant autumn sunshine and this was also very welcome.

More photos of the day here


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The Awards Disco & Xmas night for Junior Athletes
(U11 & 1st year u13) will be held at:

The Braidholm Suite, GHA Rugby Ground
Braidholm, Braidholm Rd,
Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6EB

Friday 7th December 2018

 7.00pm – 9.45pm

Disco, Pizza & Nibbles

Tickets £7.00   (+ admin. fee)


Annual Awards Night


Our annual Junior (2nd year u13 upwards) and Senior awards night to be held at –

Carmichael Hall, Eastwood Park
Saturday 8th  December,
7.30pm – 11.00pm.

A fun filled night is planned with live music from ceilidh band Clamjafrie, a hot buffet and bar service will also be provided.Tickets are available via Entry Central  priced just £15.00  (+ admin. Fee).

Don’t delay as ticket numbers are limited.




Several club juniors featuring in medal winning teams at the Scottish Secondary School Road Races held in Grangemouth on Wednesday 3rd October.
Well done to Alex Robin and Jack Wallace who were part if the Hutchie Team taking the Gold Medal and to Mathew Murphy and Craig Shennan who took the Bronze medals for Williamwood HS.
Ben Shaw was 4th for Eastwood HS and many other of our athletes turned in good performances representing their schools.

Link to the full results

Congratulations to the following medalists at the Club Track and Field Chanpionships.  Full results avalable on the links below.

u11 Girls Athlete Points u11 Boys Athlete Points
1 Madeleine Mackenzie 998 1 Lewis Davidson 662
2 Emily Williams 911 2 Logan Johnston 580
3 Leilani Spelman Ikedashi 822 3 Alfie Bradley 556
u13 Girls Athlete Points u13 Boys Athlete Points
1 Emily Watson 936 1 Daniel Martin 1009
2 Angelica Mayer 920 2 Matthew Knak 825
3 Amber Wade 899 3 Scott McMillan 804
u15 Girls Athlete Points u15 Boys Athlete Points
1 Caroline MacConnell 992 1 Jacob Luc 1362
2 Ella McGregor 949 2 Harris Paterson 1174
3 Valencia Wright 934 3 Jackson McCawley 940
u17 Girls Athlete Points u17 Boys Athlete Points
1 Rachel Callan 1126 1 Murray Fotheringham 1844
2 Orla Lang 1073 2 Sam Young 1514
3 Miriam Gilbride 1056 3 Lewis Mitchell 1226
Sen. Women
Athlete Points Sen. Men Athlete Points
1 Erin Wallace 1145 1 Kyle McLean 1597
2 Rhona Mowat 806 2 Ben Shaw 1413
3 Neil Hutchison 859
Masters Women
Athlete Points Masters Men Athlete Points
1 Allie Chong 653 1 Michael Cross 1195
2 Jill Smylie 579 2 Ewan Wallace 1083
3 Stephanie Lillie 508 3 John Shedden 1080


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