Wonderful opportunity for Alyson

Alyson Bell

Following on from Alyson Bell’s very successful season as a first year under 17, winning a total of seven National & School titles, including an U20 Scottish National Championships 100m. She got off to a great start in her second year by almost immediately picking up another 3 National & School titles indoors and in doing so she also improved the Scottish record for the 60m’s indoors previously held by Lindsay MacDonald, in a new time of 7.57 just prior to the first lockdown.

Fortunately, her achievements had not gone un-noticed and they earned her a surprised invite to compete in the 100m at the Müller British Athletics Championships at Manchester Regional Arena on 4th of September 2020. Despite a lack of competition opportunities outdoors in 2020 she ran a great time of 11.99. In recognition of her hard work and commitment she has just recently received a further fantastic surprise from British Athletics inviting her to be part of the 2021 Futures Sprint Relays (4 x 100m) Programme.

The programme aims to confirm and support u20 athletes and coaches with the necessary relay skills, abilities and behaviours to progress on to the World Class Programme and to support those who have highlighted the potential to be successful at future Olympic Games, as part of a relay team and as an individual.

Many congratulations from all at Giffnock North to Alyson, her family and her coach Billy Glasgow.  We also think it’s important to recognise the role  Alyson’s training group  play in her athletics . So thanks to them too.