March has been a great month for the club with four of our athletes selected for World class events – Chris Bennett & Mark Dry for the European Throwing Cup in Leira, Portugal. Early information suggests Mark finished 10th in the A event with a season best of 69.00m. Chris Bennett declined the invite to focus on his preparation for the Gold Coast.

Tesgai Tewedle and Fionnuala Ross have both been selected for the World 21km Championships in Valencia, Spain later this month.

Saturday and Sunday saw the Scottish Athletics Age Indoor Championships at the Emirates. On Saturday Shona Crossan picking up another Scottish medal when she equalled her PB of 11.45m in the Shot to win a silver medal. On Sunday saw Aidan Quinn , competing for his school,  picked up the gold with a Triple Jump of 14.96 with teammate , Miraji Ahmed 3rd. Gregor Campbell finished 3rd in the 1500m in a time of 4.36.36.

Other perfomances : Lewis Raeburn 800m 2.06.61, 1500m 4.16.25, Lewis Elliott 4.36.78, David Woods 1500m 5.01.49

On Friday night saw over 100 club members assemble at St Rollox Bowling Club for the Young Athletes Presentation for 2017 with many great performances and dedication were highlighted. So great examples of what hard work can achieve. See link for winners for 2017. The fine arrangement of trophies have been donated by many members but some of the most spectacular by Nat Muir.

Nat was one of the top endurance athletes in the world in the 80’s and won many international races. He celebrates his 60th birthday this week and I know everyone in the club wishes him well.

Lachlan Oates finished his cross country season off in fine style with a 7th place at the inter -counties championships in Loughborough this weekend.This was a run of the highest standard running Andy Vernon ,a regular in the GB, very close. Other members to compete were Ben Johnson who finished 90th and new member, Gavyn Chalmers, who finished 101st.

Closer to home a number of members took part in Jack Crawford 10km in Bishopbriggs. First home for the seniors was Alastair Thurlbeck (2nd) closely followed by Jamie Burns in 4th place .This was Jamie’s first run as a U/20 athlete. Marc McColl made an excellent return to racing finishing 27th in a field of over 150 athletes.

In the supporting Junior Jack Races the club picked up many medals and individual wins by Katie Woods in P5 Race and Kasey Fraser in the Sec 1-3 Race. See link for photos 

Results : –

P5 Race – 7th Katie Burns

P6 Race – 6th Cormac McGrath, 8th Joseph Reilly, 16th Luke Struthers

P7 Race – 4th Chloe Keenan, 6th Niamh Smith, 10th Stephen Lynch

Sec1 -3 Race – 2nd Elsie Hollywood, 3rd Erin Ellor, 2nd Rios Dickens

Sec4 -6 Race – 2nd Hannah Lynch, 3rd Jodie Mitchell

Tollcross Parkrun

8th David Murphy, 34th Gillian McKinley

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