It was a busy day for club athletes competing on all surfaces – cross country ,road and track all over the country
Lachlan Oates was competing for Scotland at the Celtic international in Northern Ireland where he finished 16th in the international field helping Scotland to finish 3rd in the team competition. Fionnuala Ross, running for NI & Ulster, finished in 13th place and was part of the winning team in the Celtics and the runners-up team in the Home Countries.
The Scottish Indoor Championships took place at the Emirates Indoor area and produced a number of medals for Shettleston athletes. Talented athlete, Teddy Tchoudja, took gold in the Senior Women’s Shot, adding the Indoor Title to her Scottish Outdoor Title, with a distance of 13.55m moving her to the top of the Scottish rankings and into the top 10 in the UK. Her coach, John Scott, recently putt the shot for a new M80 Scottish record. Commonwealth Games athletes Angus McInroy concentrating on the Shot took silver with a distance of 14.67 (season best)
Congratulations to Imante Gkontouin U/17, and coach Gordon Bury, with a great performance from this young athlete over 60m – 7.26 in heat 1st place ,7.20 in SF 1st place and a fantastic silver in the final with a time of 7.25secs – lossing out by 0.05secs for the gold .This was Imante first championships and the hard work both Gordon and him has paid off.
Still looking at field results, Andrew McFarlane took silver in the pole vault and Morgan Findlay was 6th (10.66) in the SW Triple Jump. Second claim member Amit Kumar was 4th with a height of 1m 94cm in the high jump.
Other athletes taking part included Adam Clifford who ran 2.14.05 in the U/17 800m and Lucky Eduwu U/17 400m who finished 4th in final in a time of 54.27.
Sunday saw Carson Graham making the trip to Sheffield to compete at the British Masters Indoor Pentathlon Championship, Carson put together a great series of performances to get 3122pts (60mH 9.17i SB, LJ 6.02i SB, Shot 7.71i SB, HJ 1.58i SB, 1000m 3.49.13i PB ) to finish second and pick up the silver medal
On Sunday saw our Under 12 competing in Scottish Athletics Indoor Superteams 2022 at the Emirates Arena. The Girls team of Alexia Riggs, Esme Guinea, Leia Connelly and Zoe Roberts finished 9th from 37 teams , well done girls with some excellent performances. The Boys team of Edanne Gomes, Joseph Lanahan , Philip Klein and Ryan McCallum finished 6th. Esme was 5th in the individual event with Joseph 2nd in the boys event.
Also a big thank to Ellie and Matthew who did they team managers on the day and to everyone who got their child to the event to give them all a great experience for everyone, thank you
Tollcross : 1st David Woods, 8th Katie Woods PB & 1st F, 9th Simon Gay,15th David Murphy, 31st Arlene McKenna PB, 36th Rachel Cunningham PB, 54th Cara McCafferty , 70th Jodie Waite PB, 71st Stephanie Zhims
Queens Park : 15th Bill Breckenridge
Pollok : 2nd Chris Grant Pantry , 74th Susan Breckenridge
Strathclyde Park : 10th Kenny McCoy
Nigel Barge 10km
A number of Shettleston athletes took part in this historical race first run in 1947
Results: 15th Paul Sorrie 34.56, 19th Calum Oates 35.48, 60th John Oates 40.23, 116th Kirsty Mann 44.26, 124th David Murphy 46.31, 141st Arlene McKenna 49.05, 151st Rachel Cunningham 49.52, 160th Gerry Mason 50.42
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