Murray Fotheringham storms to English heptathlon title.

GIFFNOCK NORTH AC’s Murray Fotheringham ran, jumped and threw his way to a superb victory in the English Multi-Events Championships indoors in Sheffield last weekend. Over two days and the seven different disciplines of the heptathlon, Fotheringham racked up a personal best total of 4,967 points to defeat the country’s finest Under-17 combined-events athletes.

In the second of the seven disciplines, the long jump, Fotheringham posted 6.82 meters to go in front overall, and afterwards was never caught, recording three personal bests in the process, in 60m sprint (7.41 seconds), shot putt (10.89m) and pole vault (3.96m). The southsider dominated the high jump competition, his 1.95m clearance well ahead of the opposition, and he finished the job with a fine, second-place two-minutes 46.64 seconds kilometer, narrowly shy of his PB in that distance.

Notably for Scottish athletics, third U17 was Victoria Park City of Glasgow’s Kyle McAulay, on 4,656 points, and in the U15 events, Pitreavie’s Fergus MacGilp took silver.

Immense congratulations (times seven?) to Murray, his coaches and of course Team Fotheringham.

Thanks to Craig Fotheringham for all the updates & photos from Sheffield . Team Fotheringham had a fairly long and snowy journey home.This was not only a great individual result for Murray but we also recognise the phenomenal success of the Scottish Athletes with two on the podium and 4 in the Top 10 .
Great results lads.

Report by Croy Thomson