The 125th National Scottish Championships at Grangemouth saw Shettleston Harriers ‘ athletes picking up titles.
In the Senior Men events Mike Deason reclaimed his Steeplechase title from two Central AC athletes while his young team mate, Aidan Quinn, took silver in the Senior Triple Jump. Other seniors who competing on day one include David Little (5th in the hammer) ,Callum Drummond ( 5th in his heat of the 800m), Paul Easdale and Sam Kelway over 400m .
Shona Crossan continues to win titles and she did the double at the U/17 Championships winning the Shot and the Discus .Cara Fairgrieve also struck Gold, winning the U/17 triple jump. The final medal winner on day one of the Championships was Miraji Ahmed who took bronze in the U/17 men Triple Jump.
Day 2 of the Scottish Championships saw further medals and some outstanding performances by Shettleston athletes.
David Martin removed one of the longest standing club records when winning the National Long Jump title at Grangemouth on Sunday. His jump of 7.53 (+2.3w) removed Stewart McCallum 1971 record of 7.46. Congratulations to David who has a number of health issues over the winter. He has also contributed to our promotion back to Division One of the Men’s League piling on the points in various matches. Hopefully this winter he will be able to train harder and get closer to his 8m target.
Angus McInroy took his 8th National Discus title with a throw of 51.13 and a bronze in the Shot -12.91. Angus is down to compete at the Open Graded meeting on Tuesday evening – our young throwers will be able to see one of the best Discus throwers Scotland has produced up close.
Lachlan Oates had to settle for the silver in the 5000m with the World University Triathlete champion ( Grant Sheldon) winning the last lap sprint. Lachlan has had a great track season running PB’s from 800m ,1500m ,3000m.3000m Steeplechase and 5000m .
The only other athlete from the club on show on Sunday was Paul Easdale who ran a season best in the 200m( 24.06)
Shettleston athletes again were showing their quality around the UK .
Fionnuala Ross made the journey to Aberdeen to win the great Aberdeen 1/2 marathon in a fast time 76.56. She finished 9th overall in the race beating thousand of runners and well clear of the 2nd place female. Meanwhile in Ayr Jessica Martin took the female prize in a time of 38.44.
Further afield in Bedford at the English Championships 3 of our young athletes made journey for some high level competition.
Lewis Raeburn had an excellent run to finish 5th in a PB of 8.58.87 over 3000m to move to second on the Scottish rankings this year, while in the field Kara Thompson finished 6th in the U/15 discus event just missing her PB
Jamie Burns, like his teammate Lewis , set another PB of 4.04.82 over 1500m to go along with the 800m PB set on Tuesday evening at the Club’s Open Graded. Both Jamie and Lewis has been rewriting their PB ever time they step on a track this season.
9th Theo Carter, 18th David Murphy, 24th Deborah Donnachie (2nd F), 26th Oliver Cartwright, 73rd Dorothy Gay
14th Alan Jackson (PB), 25th Daniel McGreechan, 83rd Chris McNally (PB)
Thank you to Bobby Gavin for the photos of David Martin
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