The second match of the Scottish Men’s League returned to Grangemouth with the club finishing 4th overall and now 3rd position in the league with two matches remaining. Next match is in Aberdeen on the 21st July and if you want to be considered please let John Mackay know ASAP.
Match 2 saw a number of athletes making their debut for the club in the league. Andrew McFarlane made his mark, moving to joint 2nd on our all time lists for the Pole Vault with a tremendous 4.60m. It was great to have someone in this event after a gap for a number of years. It took a league record from Jax Thoirs of VP Glasgow to stop Andrew taking first place. The Longiamong brothers, Tanapon and Tanaton, also made their debut contesting the sprints in their first every race in Scotland. Other newbies include Calum Oates, Dan Lowe and U/17 athlete, Gregor Campbell. All of them made a huge difference covering a number of events.
Super vet, Carson Graham, made a massive contribution competing in the Long Jump,Triple Jump, High Jump,100m,110 Hurdles and the Relay, all on Father’s Day !
Aidan Quinn returned to Scotland from his New Mexico base to jump an impressive 14.42m in the Triple Jump and 6.40m in the Long Jump.
Gus McInroy and David Little combined well to collect a massive points total in the throws with Angus winning the A Shot , Discus and B Hammer with David also placing in all the same events. We wish Gus well as he is about to become a father for the first time in the next few weeks.
Matthew Turner provided a good return over 800m/1500m and with aid of Lewis Raeburn ,Willam Bardsley and Lachlan Calder we covered the middle distance event
A large part of the team is the officials who give up their day to help –Thanks to John Coyle, David Wallace, Kevin Slaven, Elaine Mackay and Team Manager, John Mackay.
The day before saw our youngest athletes making the trip to Scotstoun for the 2019 Outdoors Superteams event. In teams of 4 each athlete does a 75m, Long Jump, Turbo Javelin and a 4 x 100m. It was a great day of athletics for the 500 plus young athletes with many competing in their first ever competition.
We had some excellent performances with every athletes getting personal bests in at least two events. Our A Girls team of Emma Leiper, Chloe Fox, Sophie Fuge & Amelia Roberts finished 43rd, B Girls team of Alicja Taborek, Eva Porteous, Lucia Milne & Emily Chatham 61st. The Boys A Team of Ben McLuskey, Mark Clifford, Cormac McGrath & Matthew Fox finished 18th with an excellent performance by our mixed team of Emily Fuge, Cameron McArdle, Lucas McGarrity & Oliver Elder.
13th Dan Lowe 36.26, Kevin Alston 38.03 PB
18th John Duff 1st M50
Mens 10km Glasgow
16th Brian Scally 37.06 (2nd M50), 25th Andrew Waite 37.50, 57th John Oates 39.34 (1st M55), 259th Andrew Jackson 43.45, Mark Grant, 295th Richard Millar 44.14, 414th Simon Gay 45.35, 499th Andrew Kirkhope 46.31
Edinburgh 1st Peter Avent , Springburn 3rd Chris Lipman, Victoria Park 7th Kevin Alston, Tollcross 3rd john Duffy, 6th Theo Carter, 9th Garth Ellor , 11th Erin Ellor (1st F), 23rd Simon Gay, 65th David Murphy
Monday night sees Glasgow Sports Council AGM and will feature a presentation to the club as Club of the Month in May.
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