The first track event of the year took place at Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday (14th April). It gave the opportunity for some of our young athletes to experience a relay race over 3 x 800m. We had four teams competing in the National 3x800m Scottish Championships.
The best place team was our Senior Men team of Jamie Burns, Lewis Raeburn and the experienced Matthew Turner. All team have come through the club since Junior Boys and this great to see this .4th place is the worst position but it was a great result for this young team with a time of 6min.04.03. Individual times are not given in these races but unofficially but Jamie and Lewis recorded PB performances. Gary Turner also competed running a solo leg in the B team
In the younger age groups the U/13 boys finished 6th in their heat in a time of 8.13.64 , the best by an Under 13 team for 9 years. The team of Johnny Burns ,Adam Clifford and Ethan Ofoegbu all performed
well. Johnny Burns again running an unofficially PB.
The U/15 girls finished 7th ( 8mins.41.03) in their heat recruiting U/13 athlete ,Jessica Grant, to make up their team along with Elle Thomson and Erin Ellor .Again unofficially Erin Ellor smashing her PB over the 800m distance .
The Under 17 Women’s team of Elsie Hollywood, Hannah Lynch and Jodie Mitchell ran 8.21.98 to finish 7th their heat
The races were held along side the Scottish Students Championships and two Shettleston athletes were competing. Callum Drummond took 2nd place over the 800m distance in a time of 1.57.57 in season best. Sidi Agoro also competed, making the semi -final of the 100m in a time of 13.57
Sunday saw the Young Athletes Club Championships at Crownpoint with one of the best days for weather this Year ! We saw nearly 60 young athletes competing over a number of events with some great competition for the various trophies for the age groups.
Katie Woods came out 1st in the under 11 Girls with a close fought battle for the silver and bronze medals with Guin Ofoegbu just pulling ahead of Chloe Fox. Only 12 points separated 2nd to 7th postions, well done girls.
In the boys Matthew Fox, Callum Thomson and Haris Adzajlic picked up the medals and again only 5 points separated 2nd to 5th place
The Under 13 girls saw Eva Harper winning the title with Jessica Grant finishing 2nd and Violet Campbell picking up the bronze. Ruaridh Campbell won the Central Cup beating Ethan Ofoegbu by 6 points with Michael Conteh in bronze position.
Again in a close fought event, Ellie Thomson pick up the Under 15 Girl’s title from Leah McCluskey and Chloe Orr. Gregor Campbell joined his sister and brother on the podium when he won the Under 15 Trophy from Jay McCarthy. It took the last event, the 800m, to decide who would win with the lead changing all day. Jamie March won the bronze medal.
Kasey Fraser won the under 17 Men event with Lewis Hunt 2nd and Ethan Wilson 3rd. Teddy Tchoudja’s massive PB of 12.67 in the shot ensured that she got the better of Catriona Brannan with both girls evenly matched over the other 5 events. Megan McPherson picked up 3rd.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED AT THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS, with out you the event could not go on, AGAIN THANK YOU
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