Thursday, June 27, 2019

Senior Indoor Relays 2015

Championship Relay Success For Our Seniors

Our Women and Men had a great day in the Scottish Senior 4x200m Championships at the Emirates Arena on 14th March.

The Women's A team of Andrea Gaffney, Holly Lister, Suzie Stephen and Emma Brown led from gun to tape to win gold by 1.5 seconds in an impressive 1min 43.81 secs, just 0.79 secs outside the Championship Best Performance. Our B team finished 6th in 1:51.43.

The Men put on a fine show, but could not quite match the Women. In a nailbiting finish the Pitreavie last leg runner responded to the occasion to overhaul us in the final paces in 1min 29.30secs, beating the CBP by 0.29 secs. Our A team of Kade Thomas, David Martin, Alec Thomas and Danny Cairns took silver in 1min 29.61 secs, just 0.02 outside the old CBP. The B team of Calum Wray, David Wilson, David Clark and Iain Wilson were 5th in 1:35.50.

Well done and congratulations to all who competed, an excellent experience, keeping the club colours flying on the big occasion.

Hugh Stevenson

Age Group Championships

National Indoor Age Group Championships

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February 2015

The National Age Group Championships were held over 2 days at the Emirates Arena – U13 and U17 on the Saturday and U15 and U20 on the Sunday.  VP-Glasgow was well represented on the Sunday but there was poorer attendance from the club on the Saturday.

Performances of note and medals gained were as follows:-

Bronze won by Jamie MacKinnon in the U17M 1500m in a time of 4.16.09s.

Gold won by Jade Henry in the U15G 60m Hurdles in a time of 9.15s.

Gold won by Alec Thomas in the U20M 60m in a time of 6.96s and Silver in the 200m in a time of 21.53s.

Silver won by Jill Cherry in the U20W 60m in a time of 7.72s.

Bronze won by Katie Ord in the U20W Shot Putt with a throw of 10.29m.

Gold won by Marcus Morton in the U20M High Jump with a height of 1.95m.

Silver won by Heather Baird in the U20W High Jump with a height of 1.60m.


Mhairi Hendry achieved a Scottish U20 record with her 800m run of 2.07.00s in Sheffield on Saturday at the British Championships.  Very well done, Mhairi (and a nice write up on the Scottish Athletic website).

National Indoor Championships

Senior National Indoor Championships

1st February 2015
Sam Adams 
We had a good turnout of athletes at these championships, and it was good to see our newest recruits, the Thomas twins, competing and doing so well. In all, ten medals were won.
Alec Thomas took Gold in the 60m in 6.98, with Isaiah Adekanmbi taking Silver in 7.01 - fine sprinting.  Alec then went for the double in the 200m, but fell just short, taking Silver in 21.63, just 0.07 behind the winner. What a day for a young man of 18!

Sam Adams was a clear Gold winner in the Pole Vault, soaring over 4.65m with ease and failing narrowly at 4.83. After his pb of 4.80 in the big international the previous week, he looks to be on a platform ready for even more spectacular improvement (No pressure, Sam!)

Ray Bobrownicki took part in a scintillating High Jump contest, and though clearing a superb 2.20m, he had to settle for Bronze behind Allan and David Smith, who both set a Scottish Native Indoor Record of 2.25. Ray was very close to achieving that height too, but failed marginally with his three efforts and was very sporting in defeat by his Commonwealth Games colleagues.
Mhairi PatienceMhairi Patience was an impressive winner of Gold in the 60m Hurdles in 8.72.
Katie Ord (9.73m) and Holly Morgan (9.19m) took Silver and Gold in the Shot Putt.
Chloe Lambert took Bronze in the 200m (25.01), while Philippa Millage took Bronze in the 800m (2:07.08)
Other finalists were:
Men 60m John McColl (4th, 7.14); Kade Thomas (5th, 7.21); 1500m Adam Redpath (10th, 4:28.11, pb); Triple Jump David Wilson (4th, 12.42m)
Women 60m Jill Cherry (4th eq, 7.86, 7.74Ht), Chloe Lambert (7th, 7.94), Suzanne Stephen (8th, 8.23, 8.14Ht); 200m Suzanne Stephen (5th, 27.40, 27.01Ht); 800m Mhairi Hendry (4th, 2:08.18), 60m Hurdles Emma Brown (5th, 9.12, 9.02Ht); Long Jump Holly Lister (6th, 5.46m)
Congratulations to all our medal winners and to the others who put in such good efforts in our national championships. These include Danny Cairns, Steven Beattie, John Mulhern, Robbie Barr, Patrick Bowman, who didn't reach finals, but still put in commendable efforts. 
Hugh Stevenson

The National Open 2015

The National Open was held on Saturday the 17th of January at the Emirates Arena.  There were some excellent performances on the day and I’ve tried to highlight a few of them below.

The full results can be found on the Scottish Athletics website.Jade Henry

Samuel Adams M25 achieved a height of 4.70m in the pole vault.

Heather Baird W20 achieved a height of 1.60m in the high jump.

Gavin Wilson M15 jumped 3.88m in the long jump, Euan Urquhart M20 achieved a distance of 6.45m and Ewan Hoy M20 achieved a distance of 5.91m in the same event.

David Wilson M20 had a great result in the triple jump where he achieved a distance of 12.36m.

Jade Henry W15 recorded a time of 9.38s in the 60m hurdles, Mhairi Patience W25 achieved a time of 9.05s, Catriona Mairi Cut W17 finished  in a time of 9.45s and Bethany Buchanan W17 recorded a time of 9.49s in the same event.

Isaiah Adekanmbi  M25 completed the 60m in a time of 7.12s, Nathan Merchant M20 finished in a time of 7.71s and Suzanne Stephen W25 recorded a time of 8.21s in the same event.

David Martin M25 finished his 400m race in a time of 48.90s, Diane Ramsay W25 completed hers in a time of 55.3s and Erin Leggate W25 completed her 400m in a time of 58.8h.

Bethany Buchanan W17 recorded a time of 45.00s in the 300m and Lucy Cairns W17 recorded a time of 45.5s in the same event.

Full results can be found at this link.