Weekend roundup

Scottish Indoor T&F Age Group Championships

It was a busy weekend in the Emirates arena for those athletes competing in the FPSG U13, 15 & 20 Age Group Championships on the 10 & 11 March. As expected we had a good turnout in the younger age groups and it was great to see that the numbers were match by some quality performance performances. Having said that the U20’s were also well represented, particularly in the jumps with a 1st for Chris McKay & 2nd for Ethan Dear in the under 20 men’s high jump. Reuben Nairne won a bronze in the U20 Pole vault and Alessandro Schenini secured a bronze in the U20 men’s long jump.  Megan Busby won a Silver in the U20 women’s long jump. Two of our sprinters Andy Moses and Scott Wylie finished 3rd & 4th respectively in the u20 men’s 60m’s, both with a time of 7.28.

In the U15 girls sprints Alyson Bell won both the 60m, in a new club record time of 7.82 and the 200m in a time of 25.74. The distance athletes also did well with Harris Paterson winning the u15boys 1500m in 4.31.22 and Zoe Flower finished second in the u15 girls 1500m in 5.04.27.  Jacob Luc and Isla Scott both won a bronze medals in their respective 800m events

Alyson Bell winning the 60m. Photo by Bobby Gavin.

In the under 13’s age group Angelica Mayer was fast off the mark winning the 60m in a time of 8.26 and then she won a silver in the 200m with a time of 27.65. The boys were not to be outdone and Josh Thielen-Mann won bronze in the U13boys 200m and a gold in the u13 boy’s Shot and Ryan Davie continued his good form winning a bronze the U13 boy’s high jump.

It was great to see that all these medal winners were ably backed up by many others who also performed well but were just outside the medals. Nevertheless it’s only a matter of time before some others achieve podium status.

England Athletics u15/u17 Combined Events

While most were competing at the Emirates, Murray Fotheringham was our only representative down at the England Athletics U15 / U17 Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, where he finished a very creditable 5th in his first year as an under 17, breaking club records for the 1,000m (2.44.47), High Jump (1.98) and Heptathlon points total (4477pts).  In the process Murray improved his pbs in the 60m, 60m H , High Jump , 1000m and Heptathlon score.

All Giffnock North AC performances (Word file)

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Report by Billy Glasgow