Sunday, October 21, 2018

Energy Efficient Cooling

Iain Burr, one of our coaches and committee members and father of Katie Burr has made a very generous financial contribution to the club on behalf of Energy Efficient Cooling of Killearn.

This has allowed the club to purchase 80 Hi Vis vests which should be used by all of our coaching groups who leave the confines of the Stadium to train during the hours of darkness.

The vests are extremely well designed and are adjustable to fit athletes of all shapes and sizes.  Coaches are reminded that the vests will be stored within the equipment store at the South West end of the indoor track.

We're very grateful to Iain and EEC once again for this very generous gift.

 

Competition Selection Policy

The aim of this statement is to provide an understanding for parents and athletes of the process employed by VP-Glasgow Team Managers when selecting athletes to compete for the Club.

The club participates in the following leagues:

  • SAIL (Indoor League) (U11 to U20) 3 matches and a final.
  • YDL (U13 & U15) 3 matches and a final.
  • YDL (U17 & U20) 3 matches and a final.
  • CSSAL (U11 to Masters) 3 matches.
  • SWAL (Women’s League) (U13 to Masters) 3 matches.
  • SAL (Men’s League) (U17 to Seniors) 4 matches.
  • UKWAL (Female Only) (Seniors) 3 matches.

 

Save for relay events only 2 athletes will be selected per event.

The selection process begins with the relevant team manager reviewing the performances recorded by athletes across events organised and run under UK Rules for Competition, which may subsequently be eligible for recording on Power of 10.

Where no evidence from recent performances at recognised competition is available or where a coach has observed a noticeable improvement in form, performances at training sessions will be taken into consideration by the team manager in selecting athletes.

Teams will be selected on the principle and basis of having the best potential to achieve the highest possible placing for the club in the relevant league.

From a club perspective this system is used to ensure we field the strongest team for meetings.  For the athlete it ensures fairness and expectation; encourages participation and sets a benchmark for standards.

The overall needs of the Club may be considered when making team selections in line with Club priorities and its values and ethos of competition for all.

Where an athlete can be considered for selection to a number of events e.g. top ranked in a number of events, the athlete (or their parent/coach) should be given the choice of event(s) and the remainder may be filled with the 2nd choice athlete if it’s not going to be detrimental to the team.

The final decision on team selection lies with the team manager.

Athletes who are selected to race and commit to attending but fail to show without communicating their non-attendance and/or without a reasonable explanation, will not be selected to compete at the next event regardless of their availability.

Team managers are encouraged to seek updates on training performances from coaches and to keep records of their athletes personal best times and distances.

Athletes are encouraged to participate in open graded meetings and championship races to obtain official times and/or distances. A timetable of events can be viewed on the Scottish Athletics website events page.

The roll of parents is to support and encourage their children to take part in Sport. They should also support their child’s coaches and team managers. Remember that everyone connected to the club is a volunteer and deserves to be treated with respect.

Any athlete (or parent of a younger athlete) who has a grievance with regard to Team Selection should, in the first instance, discuss this with the Team Manager. It is hoped that most problems can be resolved at this stage.

Should a grievance be unresolved or continue beyond this discussion, the individual (or their parents) should write to the Clubs Committee in line with the Clubs Grievance Procedure.

If parents are in any doubt about how they should approach the team manager or coaches, they are advised to read our code of conduct for parents and carers which is available on our website via the menu/rules.

 

Gordon Innes

Club Secretary

New Road Running Group

Victoria Park are preparing to setup a new Road Running section primarily for senior athletes and we're hoping to recruit heavily from our members parents.

The group will be based at Scotstoun and will be open to all levels of ability. Whether you’re starting out in running for fitness or health or wanting to improve your 10k time, we’re hoping to give you all the help and support you need to meet your targets.

We hope to recruit jog leaders, coaches and runners. The club will pay for any coaching courses that are required.

We hope to recruit most of the group from within the large number of parents and existing senior members currently training at other venues.

At this point in time we’re looking for volunteers who would like to get involved. Once we’ve got the names of a few interested parties, we’ll be arranging a meeting to discus which nights we’ll train, what routes we’ll run, how many will need to be trained as jog leaders or coaches and how much we’ll charge for membership.

The jog leaders, like the runners will have to be of mixed ability. We wouldn’t expect an elite athlete to set the pace for a beginner and that’s why we need volunteers with varying levels of fitness and experience.

The management at Scotstoun have agreed to let the group assemble, leave belongings and warmup within the confines of the stadium without charge.

Anyone who would like to be involved should express their interest in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state if you’re primarily interested in being a jog leader (one day course) or if you just want to enjoy the running.

 

Gordon Innes
Secretary
Victoria Park City Of Glasgow AC

Christmas Road Race Result

The VP-Glasgow Annual Christmas Handicap Road Race was held on Sunday 17th DecembeGraham Smith and Darren Carruthersr 2017.  The weather was perfect – dry, mild and no ice on the pavements!!  This was much appreciated by our good humoured Santa’s and Elves who set off in high spirits from Scotstoun Stadium to cover the “Short 2”. 

The return to the Club Deck for the results and prize-giving was met with a plentiful supply of Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, festive cakes and chocolates provided by VP-Glasgow.

Many thanks to all athletes, helpers and parents who turned out at a very busy time of year for this fun-filled race.  We hope you all enjoyed the occasion as much as we did.

Results with the handicap time added are listed below.

 

Linda Innes

 

Bib No.

Posn

Name

Age Group

Time

127

1

David Kirkpatrick

1st U11B & 1st Overall

13:48s

101

2

Devan Miller

1st U15B

15:11s

104

3

Erin Downie

1st U13G

15:17s

125

4

Christian McKay

1st U13B

15:29s

121

5

Finlay Waters

U13B

15:32s

120

6

Rebecca Barnett

U13G

15:32s

116

7

Ella Sharp

U13G

15:49s

103

8

Martin Ferrie

U11B

16:10s

109

9

George Scott

U11B

16:10s

108

10

Daniel Brown

U13B

16:27s

115

11

Louis Sharp

U15B

16:28s

126

12

Amy Kirkpatrick

1ST U15G

16:58s

130

13

Jenna Little

1st U17W

17:15s

117

14

Reece Hamilton

U13B

17:27s

107

15

Charlie Groden

U13B

17:32s

113

16

Robyn Giddings

U15G

18:34s

123

17

Auran Watson

U11B

18:42s

131

18

Rosa Weir

1st U11G

18:43s

106

19

Tim Larter

Senior Male

18.44s

105

20

Alasdair Larter

Senior Male

18:45s

114

21

Erin Forbes

U15G

18:55s

122

22

Martin Waters

U11B

18:57s

118

23

Calah Rowley

U11G

19:29s

112

24

Molly Black

U13G

19:39s

111

25

Ava Mee

U13G

19:39s

110

26

Ivor Scott

U11B

20:44s

129

27

Gavin Roberts

U20M

22:17s

119

28

Michael Baillie

U20M

22:17s

128

29

Tina Roberts

Senior Women

23:50s

124

30

Joy Fallon

U15G

23:50s

 

31

Russell Barnett

U13B

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bib No.

Posn

Name

Age Group

Time

85

1

Darren Carruthers

1st Senior Men & 1st Overall

21:39s

84

2

Barry McKay

Senior Men

22:18s

81

3

Stuart Barnett

Senior Men

22:35s

82

4

Diane Ramsay

1st Senior Women

22:37s

87

5

Gerry Craig

Senior Men

23:48s

86

6

Holly Little

Senior Women

23:52s

88

7

Crawford Little

Senior Men

24:03s

83

8

Andy Waters

Senior Men

24:08s

89

DQ

Peter Wilson

Senior Men