Friday, October 19, 2018

Sainsburys 2015 UK School Games

Four VP-Glasgow athletes will travel to Manchester at the beginning of September to take part in the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games, having been selected to represent Scotland. Well done and good luck to Adam Boyle, Charlotte Steele, Jamie MacKinnon and Bethany Buchanan.


McKnight Financial - Sponsorship

Our sponsor, Graham McKnight of McKnight Financial has very recently doubled his annual contribution to the Club.  It is a very welcome and generous gift which we hope all of our members can benefit from.   We greatly appreciate McKnight Financial’s sponsorship and hope that they in turn are proud of their association with our Club.

As a result of Graham’s generosity our bank balance is in a healthy state and we are now in a position to fund some special projects. 

We have been able to purchase a set of Brower Timing Gates which can be used to record split times of any distance over the 400m track at Scotstoun.  Split times are then recorded on the coach’s handset for analysis or displayed on the trackside hands free display.

Our partners at Glasgow Sport recently agreed to a grant request which together with Club funds enabled the purchase of this equipment.

Lynn McGarry is currently holding the equipment while we make suitable storage arrangements at Scotstoun.

The equipment is available to all of our coaching groups and training and advice can be obtained from Lynn.  The instructions are attached here as a PDF document.

Once again, thanks to Graham and his team at McKnight Financial and our partners at Glasgow Sport.


Gordon Innes

Club Secretary

Holiday Athletic Camps

Summer Holiday Athletic Camps - Run, Jump & Throw Sessions

VP-Glasgow will be hosting six week of athletics training for children aged 5 to 13 years.

The camps will be held over the Summer break at Scotstoun Stadium.

The dates of the camps will be posted here in early June. If you would like to be kept informed, you should subscribe to our mailing list.



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The sessions begin each day at 10am and finish at 2pm with a short break for lunch. (athletes will need to bring their own food and refreshments)

The cost for the five days of each Camp will be £45. The cost of attending individual days is £13 and you can pay on arrival by cash or cheque. Advance booking is not required for individual days.

You can book your child onto the camps by following this link.

The Run, Jump & Throw Club (RJT) is a programme designed to give children an opportunity to discover and participate in Athletics activities all year round.

The RJT is tailored to suit children of all skill levels from beginners and less experienced youngsters up to those who have already taken part in introductory athletics programmes, holiday courses or local junior competitions.

The RJT programme offers children a wide variety of Athletics events and techniques, and focuses on the FUNdamental movement skills, important in every child's development.

Events covered include:

Sprints, Hurdles, Shot putt, Javelin, Discus, Long jump, High jump, Relay Races and Endurance

Who is it for?

Children aged from 5 to 13 years who want to have fun, participate, make friends, and learn new and exciting skills.

What do I need to get started?

Just a pair of trainers, a bottle of water and clothing suitable for exercise.

Please book early as places are limited.

Follow this link for bookings.


Sharon and Nicole

The Disability Group bade an emotional farewell to two of their coaches on Wednesday last.   Sharon and Nicole Waters who have been with the group since it was formed two years ago said their goodbyes to the athletes.

Sharon’s working hours have recently changed and she could no longer make it to Scotstoun in time for the session.   Since joining the club she has made a success of coaching and has been a valuable member of the committee.

Nicole has been a competing member since 2008 where she has successfully represented the club at cross country and throws.  She was always a willing competitor, taking part in events which might not have been her choosing, but always with a smile on her face.

They were very highly regarded by the disability group who showered them with gifts of flowers and chocolates at the end of their last session.

We hope that Sharon and Nicole can return to the club at some point in the future.  They'll be greatly missed.


We are as always on the lookout for volunteers, if you or anyone you know would like to be involved with coaching the disability group, let Gordon or Theresa know.  Experience isn't required and full training will be provided.