Shettleston athletes made a golden start to their season winning the first two senior national track titles available in the 2018 Track and Field Season

(C)Bobby Gavin

First up was Fionnuala Ross who smashed her PB with a fast run 34.05.24 to take the gold medal and move her into the top five in the UK this year. Fionnuala has already had a great season running in the European Cross Country Championships and the World Half Marathon Championships in recent weeks. Ruth Joss was also competing and ran 38.46.58.

In the men’s event Lachlan Oates continued his excellent form winning the National title in a PB performance .He moved in the top 10 all time runners for the club with the time of 29.48.80 just over 10secs in-front of Logan Rees of Fife. Like Fionnuala ,Lachlan has already had a fantastic early part of the year placing in a number of
the National championships .Mike Deason finished 6th in a time of 31.21.37 as he continues his journey back to full fitness.

Also competing was Brian Scally (M50) who placed second ( 34.50.04 ) to former member Ian Johnston in the M50 age group. Denis Williams (M55) ran 37.38.48

Club members will be disappointed not to see Tesgai Tewelde on the start line of London. Again bad luck seems to be following Tesgai with an abscess in his tooth. The London Marathon doctor ruling he was not fit to run .A quick trip to Glasgow saw Tesgai getting treatment. He hopes to race later this month over 10km. Meanwhile three Shettleston Veterans lined up for the race in  sun soaked London.  The club’s Throws coach, John Scott, who is over 75 young was the 161st V70, 23,442nd man and 39,357th finishing overall in 7hrs 1tmins 48sec.  Two of the club’s Amercian members, Bob Harrison and David Harris also finished with Bob finishing 311th in V55, 704th Man & 9724th overall in 4hrs 0min 05 sec – just 6 seconds away from being sub 4 hrs !!!
David Harris, who was running for the Charity, PhabKids, placed 176th in V65, 19,559th man & 30,0136th overall in 5hrs 34 min 03sec. Well done and puts some of us young ones to sham !!!!

Meanwhile on Sunday  at Kilmarnock was the YDL League and Under 17 Challenge for our younger members. Despite the cold and wet conditions we had a number of PB’s and some great performances. In the under 15 800m Gregor Campbell destroyed his PB by 5 secs to record 2.09.97 and then backed that up with a 41.07 300m to beat Nathan Smith of ED on the line. Jay McCarthy had a victory in the shot and hammer, with Temilade Lawal picking up a 2nd place in the Girl’s hammer. Johnny Burns ran 5.01.41 for the 1500m to win by 5 seconds with Ethan Ofoegbu picking up 2nd place in the b string in 5.16.15. New member, Michael Conteh and Ruairdh Campbell mad it a double victory in the Under 13 shot. Ruarirdh, Ethan, Jay Millar and Daniel Welsh won the 4 x 100m in a excellent time of 57.90. In the Under 13 Girls 800m Jessica Grant picked up first place in a time of 2.50.19. No Under 17 results as yet. Well done everyone as we had a number of people competing for the first time. See Under 13 and Under 15 full results

Parkruns

Tollcross

Brian McGarrity 2nd, David Murphy 10th, Erin Ellor 14th(2nd F),  Theo Carter 15th, Stephen Clark 28th

Victoria Park

Lucas Cheskin 1st, Andy Jackson 5th

Springburn

Darren Thom 1st

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