Multi-Event Success


Sunday 5 August 2018

Daniel Martin

A decent day was had for four of Giffnock North’s  Multi-eventers yesterday at Craigswood for Livingston AC’s Combined Events and Mile Championships. This event has been running since 2015 and has seen increased popularity each year both with numbers of entrants and with some excellent athletic  competition.  Despite a cancellation last year it was well subscribed on its’ return to the calendar.  Another valuable feature of this event is its’ U11 Quadrathlon competitons for boys and girls which had over 25 competitors on the day giving many of them a first competition experience and a fun taste of the Multi event discipline.

Giffnock had one representative here – U11 Girl  Aneesah King Oubacha who did herself proud with some PBs and a meritable 406 points finishing in 12th position.  A big well done Aneesah!

In the U13 Girls event Emily Watson having just returned from a holiday managed a PB in her outdoor Pentathlon total of 1725 points finishing in 7th position with event  PBs  also in Shot and 800m. This consolidates her Pentathlon Scottish ranking at 11th place for 2018. There were 21 competitors in this competition on the day.

In the U17 Girls event Rachel Callan earned a Bronze with 2482 points and a big Shot Putt PB by 28cm. Rachel had other praiseworthy personal performances on the day in High Jump and 800m which were close to PBs.

Finally in the U13 Boys Daniel Martin made up for recent bad luck in the two Scottish National Combined events championships this year by claiming Gold in this one over 14 other athletes with the 2nd Best score in the UK (1719 points) for 2018.  No PBs unfortunately, which was of some irritation to him but bodes well for the North East Counties CE championships in Gateshead in late September, which he hopes to compete well in before he moves up to the U15 age group.  This was Daniel’s second Pentathlon win this year after also winning the Lee Valley Indoor CE Championships in London back in March.

Results from all these competitions yesterday are available here.

Report by Brian Martin