The Glasgow Athletics Association (GAA) Miler Meet held in conjunction with British Milers Club (BMC), incorporated Scottish Championship events over 800 and 3000 metres in U17 and U20 categories. A remarkable entry response created strong fields across no less than 21 races to make for a thrill-packed evening in the dry, sunny conditions.
Giffnock North highlights include Heather Barnes lifting the U17 Championship crown with a personal best performance of 9:50.69 seconds in her 3000m; as the evening wore on, the sun finally went down on Andy McLeod’s 17-years-old club record in the 3000m, as Ethan Carolan delivered a splendid time of 9:26.96; numerous new PBs were set by many athletes including for some of the younger athletes at U13, in addition to the other club record improved on the night – that of Murray Fotheringham’s 800m, now at 1:59.69.
It was good to see Grant Muir back on the track with a typically gutsy performance in his 800 metres, and Andrew Clark also flying the flag in determined style for the seniors.
Enthusiastic support was provided by all the parents and friends who attended, along with coaches Dudley Walker, Croy Thomson and Gordon Lockie, as they followed all the Giffnock athletes battling to stay with the excellent pacemakers. Thanks to GAA and to all the officials and volunteers on the night for helping make it all possible. We look forward to the next one and can there be more scones, please, their goodness was their too-early demise.
Helen Chong in the 3000m
Photo by Bobby Gavin