It was a busy few days for club members across all age groups .With school events, road races and leagues all to be competed in.
During last week two of our younger members travelled to Grangemouth as part of their preparations for the Scottish Schools Championships. David Woods ran close to his PB over 800m (2.34.51) on Wednesday and followed this up on Friday at the Scottish Schools with a time of 5.16.55 over 1500m. Again very close to his PB. He was joined at Grangemouth on Wednesday by Jordan Dolan who ran 2.15.26 over 800m.
On the first day of the Scottish schools the club had a number of success with members winning medals and making finals. Shona Crossan again showed why she is top of the rankings for the Shot with an easy win in the group B (13.45) in a Championship Best. Three athletes picked up bronze medals on day 1. Lewis Raeburn continues to impress with a gutsy 3rd place in the Group C 3000m (9.19.63) and with Jack Guthrie record a legal PB of 11.29 in the group C 100m to finish 3rd this age looks strong for us. Jack’s school colleague Jamie Burns also competed in this age group finishing 7th in a high standard 1500m( 4.15.66) and in the 3000m Camron Campbell finished 9th in 9.54.81
David Watson’s jumpers also collected a number of medals with Miraji Ahmed 2nd in the Triple Jump (13.58) and Besong Etchu 3rd in the Long Jump( 5.50) just ahead of Amy Thomson(5.20)
Day 2 saw 6 medals in the field events with David Watson’s jumpers picking up a further 4 medals, Aidan Quinn’s gold in the Triple Jump(14.44(+2.7), Cara Fairgrieve picking up gold from teammate, Morgan Findlay, in silver. Amy Thomson went one better from the Long Jump and picked up the bronze in the Triple Jump.
This time Shona Crossan picked up the silver with a throw of 35.04 in the Discus. Meanwhile in the Shot Teddy Tchoudju picked up a silver with a PB of 10.52 and just missed out on a medal in the Hammer with a throw of 21.84.
This weekend was a busy time for road races and the club got off to a good start with a 1st and 2nd in the new Vale of Leven 10km.Tewodle Mengisteab was an easy winner (32.39) from Paul Sorrie (33.47) in this very hilly course.
Members again took advantage to get some extra training in the usual round of Parkruns.
8th Theo Carter, 20th Deborah Donnachie (1st F), 22nd David Murphy, 29th Erin Ellor (3rd F), 59th Gillian McKinley
6th Duncan McCauley PB, 13th John Oates, 136th Colin Stewart
2nd Brian Roberts, 4th Charlene Manley (1st F)
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