Friday, February 22, 2019

Scottish Age Group Championships

The Age Group Championships were held at the weekend of Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of August at Grangemouth Stadium in a very well attended event.  VP-Glasgow was well represented and there were many fine performances and medals won – all of which are listed below.  Very well done to all VP-Glasgow athletes who competed in this Championship as standards were very high.

 

U13B:

Ben Chatham won Silver in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.91m (PB)

U15G:

Jade Henry won Gold in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.49s (PB)

Alice Baxendale won Silver in the Discus with a throw of 29.53m (PB)

Emma Scott won Bronze in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.15m (PB)

U15B:

Jamie Stevenson won Silver in the 200m with a time of 24.99s and Bronze in the 100m with a time of 12.20s

Ruairidh Scott-Brown won Silver in the Javelin with a throw of 43.74m (PB)

U17W:

Charlotte Steele won Gold in the Discus with a throw of 31.44m (PB)

Holly Little won Silver in the 1500m Steeplechase with a time of 5.30.32s (PB)

The Age Group Championships were held at the weekend of Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of August at Grangemouth Stadium in a very well attended event.  VP-Glasgow was well represented and there were many fine performances and medals won – all of which are listed below.  Very well done to all VP-Glasgow athletes who competed in this Championship as standards were very high.

 

U13B:

Ben Chatham won Silver in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.91m (PB)

U15G:

Jade Henry won Gold in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.49s (PB)

Alice Baxendale won Silver in the Discus with a throw of 29.53m (PB)

U15B:

Jamie Stevenson won Silver in the 200m with a time of 24.99s and Bronze in the 100m with a time of 12.20s

Ruairidh Scott-Brown won Silver in the Javelin with a throw of 43.74m (PB)

U17W:

Charlotte Steele won Gold in the Discus with a throw of 31.44m (PB)

Holly Little won Silver in the 1500m Steeplechase with a time of 5.30.32s (PB)

Reagan Binnie won Silver in the 800m with a time of 2.16.32s (PB)

U17M:

Adam Boyle won Gold in the Javelin with a throw of 55.87m

Lewis Serpell won Silver in the 400m with a time of 51.50s (PB)

U20W:

Mhairi Hendry won Gold in the 800m with a time of 2.10.52

Katie Ord won Gold in the Shot Putt with a throw of 10.70m and Bronze in the Discus with a throw of 31.37m

Holly Morgan won Silver in the Shot Putt with a throw of 9.86m

Heather Baird won Silver in the High Jump with a height of 1.60m

U20M:

Alexander Lewis won Gold in the Javelin with a throw of 44.73m

Marcus Morton won Gold in the High Jump with a height of 2.00m

Ross Maxwell won Silver in the 100m with a time of 11.07s

Kade Thomas won Silver in the 200m with a time of 22.41s (PB)

Ruairidh Bryce won Silver in the Discus with a throw of 32.07m and Bronze in the Javelin with a throw of 41.15m (PB)

Craig Jardine won Bronze in the 1500m with a time of 4.05.55s

 

Alison Innes

Scottish Senior Championships

The Scottish Senior Championships were held over Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of August in a very soggy Aberdeen Sports Village, making conditions less than favourable for the athletes.  However, despite the weather, there were some notable performances which are listed below.

Ross Maxwell won Gold in the 100m with a time of 10.70s which was also a PB.  It was very good to see Ross back to his usual form after injury problems.

Marcus Morton won Bronze in the High Jump with a jump of 1.95m.

Sean Fontana won Bronze in the 5000m with a time of 14.42.26s.

David Martin won Silver in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 51.79s.

Chloe Lambert won Bronze in both the 100m and 200m with times of 12.04s (PB) and 24.73s respectively.

Mhairi Porterfield won Silver in the Shot Putt with a throw of 13.78m (PB).

Hazel Ross won Gold in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 14.23s.

Mhairi Hendry won Gold and Philippa Millage won Silver in the 800m with times of 2.09.31s and 2.10.13s respectively.

We only had 2 entries for the Relay Championships – U13Gs and U15Gs who both made it to the Finals.  Good effort, girls in a quality field – well done.

 

Special Olympics - Steven Bryce

Special Olympic Games – Los Angeles 2015

The games began with a fantastic opening ceremony with visitors from all over the world being welcomed by Michele Obama and enterained by Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne and Nicole Scherzinger. 

In among the thousands in attendance in Los angeles was our own Steven Bryce, fresh from competing in the Scottish Mens League at a damp Kilmarnock on the 5th of July.

Steven won silver in the 800m final at the Loker Stadium, Los Angeles on Thursday the 30th of July with a personal best time of 2:06.49.  A fantastic achievement for Steven who will no doubt be celebrating with his father Allan and mother Lorraine.

If he thought life couldn’t get any better, he was in for a surprise when on Saturday the 1st of August he won gold in the final of the 1500m in the same stadium with a time of 4:18.48.

We know that Steven has been working towards these games for a very long time and he deserves every success.

His coach Tommy Boyle must take a lot of credit for preparing Steven to compete at the highest level.  Congratulations to Steven and all his supporters, well done.

Masters and Relay Championships

VP-Glasgow athletes had a very successful outing at the recent Masters and Relay Championships which were held at a dry and sunny Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July.     

The Relay medal teams were as follows:-

U13 Girls won Silver in the 3 x 800m Relay in a time of 7.50.31s

U17 Women won Bronze in the 3 x 800m Relay in a time of 7.30.92s

Senior Women “A” and “B” teams won Gold and Silver in the 4 x 100m Relay with times of 49.53s and 52.64 respectively.

U17 Men won Bronze in the 3 x 800m Relay in a time of 6.36.34s

Senior Men “A” team won Gold in the 4 x 100m Relay in a time of 42.72.  The “B” team narrowly missed out on a medal by coming fourth in a time of 45.69s

 

In the Masters Women Championships, Claire Thompson won an impressive 4 Gold medals for the following performances:-

Discus Throw – 29.63m

Shot Putt – 9.65m

3000m – 11.42.34s

1500m – 5.40.61s

 

In the Masters Men’s Championships, Gerry Farrell won Gold in the Discus with a throw of 41.28m and Silver in the Shot Putt with a distance of 10.80m.

Craig Clark made his debut for VP-Glasgow winning Bronze medals in both the 100m and 200m with times of 12.43s and 25.75s respectively.

Very well done to all athletes who took part in the Championships.

Linda Innes