Friday, February 22, 2019

SDS Senior Championships

The Scottish Disability Sport Senior Track and Field Championships took place on Wednesday 14th September at Grangemouth Stadium.  The weather was dry but very windy, making the going a bit tough for the athletes, though it didn’t affect the medal haul and PBs for VP-Glasgow’s 7 competing athletes.  Performances of note are listed below.  Well done to all who competed.

Jack Burrows won Silver in the 100m with a time of 13.38s; Bronze in the 200m with a time of 26.61s and he was part of the 4 x 100m Relay “A” team who won Gold with a time of  52.49s.

Fraser Brash won Gold in the 100m with a time of 15.04s (PB); Bronze in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.68m and he was part of the 4 x 400m Relay team who won Gold with a time of 4:28.15s.

Darren Carruthers won Bronze in the 800m with a time of 2:33.97s; Bronze in the Javelin with a throw of 14.10m; he was part of the 4 x 100m Relay “B” team who won Gold with a time of  58.86s and he was also part of the 4 x 400m Relay team who won Gold with a time of 4:28.15s.

Ryan Cuzen won Silver in the 200m with a time of 29.02s; Bronze in the 400m with a time of 61.44s and he was part of the 4 x 100m Relay “A” team who won Gold with a time of  52.49s.

Alistair Larter won Gold in the 800m with a time of 2:42.65s and Bronze in the Discus with a throw of 16.58m (PB).

Andrew Larter won Silver in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.84m and achieved a PB in the Discus with a throw of 15.98m; he was part of the 4 x 100m Relay “B” team who won Gold with a time of 58.86s.

Craig Lockhart won Gold in the 100m with a time of 14.36s; Silver in the 200m with a time of 28.85s and he was part of the 4 x 100m Relay “B” team who won Gold with a time of 58.86s.

 

Linda Innes

Scottish Age Group Championships

The 2016 Scottish Athletics U13 U15 and U20 Age group Championships were held at a rather soggy Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August.  Well done to all VP- Glasgow athletes who competed.  Medal winners are listed below.

 

U20W

Jill Cherry won Silver in both the 400m and 200m with times of 56.12s and 25.00s respectively.

 

U20M

Andrew Peck won Gold in the Discus with a throw of 43.31m.

David Wilson won Gold in the Triple Jump with a distance of 13.48m.

Alexander Lewis won Silver in the Javelin with a throw of 49.69 (PB).

Lewis Serpell won Bronze in the 400m with a time of 50.91s.

Euan Urquhart won Bronze in the Long Jump with a distance of 6.85m (PB).

 

U15G

Alice Baxendale won Gold in the Discus with a throw of 32.62m (PB) and Bronze in the Shot Putt with a throw of 10.00m.

Grace Thompson won Silver in the Discus with a throw of 27.18m.

Cara McCauley won Silver in the Pole Vault with a height of 2.31m (PB).

Lily Evans-Haggerty won Bronze in the 1500m with a time of 4:50.48s.

 

U15B

Jamie Stevenson won Gold in both the 100m and 200m with times of 11.45s and 23.53s respectively.

 

U13G

Abbey Orr won Silver in the High Jump with a height of 1.41m.

Valencia Wright won Silver in the 1500m with a time of 5:04.16s (PB).

Ellie Davidson won Bronze in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.42m.

 

U13B

Ben Chatham won a hat trick of Bronze medals in the 75mH with a time of 12.99s; Discus with a throw of 20.37m (PB); Long Jump with a distance of 4.72m (PB).

 

 

Linda Innes

Scottish Championships

The Scottish Athletics 2016 National Senior and Under 17 Championships were held at Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August.  VP-Glasgow was well represented and listed below are the medal winners.  Well done to all VP-Glasgow athletes who competed.

 

Track

 

Jade Henry won Silver in the U17W 80mH with a time of 11.99s

Nicola Brechany won Gold in the U17W 300m with a time of 41.55s

Holly Little won Silver in the U17W 1500m S/C with a time of 5:38.34

Chloe Lambert won Gold in the Sen Women 100m with a time of 11.99s (PB) and Bronze in the 200m with a time of 24.47s

Claire Thompson won Silver in the Sen Women 3000 S/C with a time of 11:20.54

Mhairi Hendry won Gold in the Sen Women 800m with a time of 2:05.24

And last but not least, Sean Fontana won Silver in the Sen Men 5000m with a time of 14:34.88.  Congratulations and very best wishes from all at VP-Glasgow to Sean who recently got married.

 

Field

 

Charlotte Steele won Silver in the U17W Javelin with a throw of 35.63m and Bronze in the Discus with a throw of 29.31m

Mhairi Porterfield won Silver in the Sen Women Shot Putt with a throw of 13.13m

Katie Ord won Bronze in the Sen Women Shot Putt with a throw of 11.03m

Andrew Peck won a hat trick of medals in his U17M Throwing events.  Gold in the Shot Putt with a throw of 13.24m; Gold in the Discus with a throw of 50.12m (PB) and Silver in the Hammer with a throw of 47.64m.  Well done, Andrew.

Adam Boyle won Gold in the U17M Javelin with a throw of 61.32m (PB)

Ruairidh Scott-Brown won Bronze in the U17M Javelin with a throw of 52.39m (PB)

 

Linda Innes

Världsungdomsspelen

On Thursday 30th June, 9 Coaches/Committee members, 40 competing athletes and 16 of their family members attended the Gothenburg Youth Games in Sweden.  Over 3 days of competition from the 1st – 3rd July, VP-Glasgow athletes achieved 33 PBs, 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal.  The standard of competition at this meeting is extremely high, so it is no easy feat to win a medal.  Huge congratulations to those who did and also to those athletes who achieved PBs.  This was a very enjoyable trip for all involved and we hope to return next year.

Performances of note are listed below, beginning with our medal winners but thereafter in no particular order.

Our double medal winner was Lily Evans-Haggerty who won Gold and achieved a PB for her very impressive 1500m (F13) in a time of 4.45.13. She also won Bronze and achieved a PB for her 600m (F13) in a time of 1.42.20.

Gillian Black won Gold in the 3000m (Women) with a time of 9.51.02.

Much to the VP-Glasgow squad’s delight, Martin Hayes won Silver and achieved a huge PB in the gruelling 3000m S/C (Men) with a time of 9.19.72.  Martin also achieved a PB in the 800m (Men) with a time of 1.55.50.

Robbie Barr won Silver and achieved a PB in the 400m (P19) with a time of 49.96s.

 

PBs achieved are as follows…..

Nicola Fletcher - 60m (F12) with a time of 9.41s;  200m (F12) with a time of 30.73s.

Lisha Carruth - 60m (F13) with a time of 9.40s;  200m (F13) with a time of 30.17s.

Matthew Ireland - 60m (P13) with a time of 8.63s;  600m (P13) with a time of 1.47.03;  200m (P13) with a time of 28.05s.

Jenna Little - 600m (F13) with a time of 1.50.29; Long Jump (F13) with a jump of 3.24m;  200m (F13) with a time of 32.45s.

Alan Murray - Long Jump (P17) with a jump of 5.25m.

Jennifer Lewis – Triple Jump (F17) with a jump of 10.40m;  200m (F17) with a time of 28.58s.

Jamie MacKinnon – 800m (P17) with a time of 1.58.21.

Charlie Milarvie – 800m (P17) with a time of 2.06.04.

Darren Carruthers – 800m (P17) with a time of 2.28.83;  1500m (P17) with a time of 5.06.16;  400m (P17) with a time of 66.74s.

Nicola Brechany – 200m (F16) with a time of 26.02s.

Adam Brady – 200m (P17) with a time of 24.85s;  400m (P17) with a time of 54.90s.

Holly Little – 200m (F17) with a time of 27.71s;  400m (F17) with a time of 62.82s.

Tessa Hickey – 200m (F17) with a time of 29.46s.

Euan Urquhart – 200m (P19) with a time of 22.80s.

Skye Turner – 200m (F12) with a time of 29.75s.

Rhian Callan – 2000m (F15) with a time of 7.18.50.

Andrew Moreland – 400m (P17) with a time of 55.39s.

 

Linda Innes

 

A collection of pictures can be found at this link.