Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Scottish Athletic League - Match 1

Our men's team, hit by examMartin Hayess and fixture clashes on Saturday the 4th of May, numbered only seven, and finished a distant 8th, but the single league point gained may yet prove invaluable providing we field good teams in the remaining fixtures.  Our only event winner was Andrew Peck, in his league debut, who threw a superb pb of 43.18m to win the Discus (16 points). Top points scorer was captain Martin Hayes, who amassed 49 points in 400m, 400m Hurdles, 1500m, Steeplechase and Javelin.  Allan Ramsay earned 20 points in 800 and 1500m, Paul Wishart 18 in Shot and Hammer, David Clark 10 in 100m and Javelin, Sean McCormick 9 in 100 and 200m, Steven Bryce 5 in 800m.

Well done to all who competed.  With the ten or more who were unavailable we could mount a good challenge for Division 1 survival.  Remember we were 4th last season after finishing 7th in Match 1.  Thanks as usual to our officials Sheila (Field Referee) and Hugh Baillie and to Gordon Innes and Allan Bryce for their support.Paul Wishart

 

 

Indoor League Final

Congratulations to all of our teams who represented the club in the Scottish Athletics Indoor League finals and relays today. There were some fantastic results.Zoe Loughrey

The U15 girls finished as league champions, the U17 women finished as league champions and the U20 women finished as league champions.

The U20 men finished 2nd overall in their league final and the U13 girls finished 3rd in their league final.

The U11 girls team finished in 4th place only 1 point away from a medal. The U11 boys team finished in 4th place, only 2 points out of the medals. The U17 men also finished in 4th place, only 10 points away from the medals.

In the relay competition, the U15 girls team of Holly Kirkwood, Catriona Scott, Jenna Hilditch and Evie Greig broke their own national and league record in the 4 x 200m heats with a time of 1:46.21. Unfortunately Jenna was injured late in the day and the team had to pull out of the final.

The U20 women’s relay team won gold, the U11 boys relay team won silver, the U13 boys relay team won silver, the U17 women’s relay team won silver and the U13 girls relay team won bronze.

Thanks to all the team managers for getting the teams out, your efforts aren’t recognised nearly enough.Adam Hannah

It was also a very long day for the officials who once again did a great job. Special mention as always goes to Billy Glasgow for organising the event.

What a great day for the club.

The full results are at this link: https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx…

There was lots of praise for the organisation of the event and the Club.  Perhaps the best comment came from Louise Bain who said on Facebook: "Our performance as a club yesterday was a perfect example of everything that's good about sport in general and our club in particular - kids having fun and working hard as part of a team; families and friends shouting on the kids they didn't know as much as the ones they did; VP athletes all celebrating our various teams' successes and commiserating on the ones that didn't go our way. I can barely watch the news at the moment, but I could watch any one of our races yesterday every day of the week. Well done all you VP athletes and coaches - brilliant effort all round".

Indoor League

This year’s Scottish Athletics Indoor League has so far been our most successful to date.  8 teams have qualified for the final on Saturday the 16th of March.  We’ve had 7 teams reach the final on several occasions but this is our best yet.

The following teams finished in the top three places after 3 rounds and go on to the final.  The U11 Girls were 3rd, U13 Girls were 2nd, U15 Girls were 1st, U17 Women were 2nd, U20 Women were 2nd, U11 Boys were 3rd, U17 Men were 2nd and U20 Men were 3rd.

Good luck to everyone in the final.

SWAL Match 3

The third and final Woman’s League match was held in Grangemouth Stadium on the 26th August. There were numerous performances across the age groups.  

In the U13s Jenna Hilditch was 1st A with a time of 12.04 in the 70m Hurdles, 1st A in the 200m with a time of 27.58s and 4th A in the long jump. Zoe Loughrey was 3rdB in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 13.66s, 4th B in the shot putt and 7th A in the 100m. Cara Kirkwood was 6th B in the 100m, 5th B in the 200m and 5th B in the long jump. In the Shot Putt Meghan Porterfield was 1st A with a throw of 11.48m. In the 800m Sophie Sinclair was 6th A and Rebecca Barnett was 4th B. The 4x100m team was 6th.

In the U15s Eve Greig was 1st A in the 100m with a time of 13.02s and the 1st A in the 200m with a time of 26.30s. Rachel Hewitson was 1st B in the 100m with a time of 13.08, 2nd B in the shot putt with a throw of 8.01m and 5th A in the javelin. Ellie Davidson was 1st A in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.96s, 1st A in the high jump with a height of 1.60m, 1st A in the long jump with a jump of 5.10m. Katie Burr was 1st B in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 12.37s, 1st B in the 200m with a time of 27.67s and 2nd A in the Shot Putt with a throw of 10.14m. In the 800m Holly Kirkwood was 4th A and Beth Bushell was 1st B with a time of 2.26.70. Roisin Cameron Coyle was 7th A in the 1500m. Abbey Orr was 1st B in the High Jump with a jump of 1.60m, 5th B in the javelin and 1st B in the Long Jump with a jump of 4.96m. The 4x100m team was 1st with a time of 51.25s.

In the U17s Emily Miller was 1st A in the 200m with a time of 26.35s.  Emily Corrigan was 5th A in the 300m Hurdles and 4th A in the 80m Hurdles.  Rachel Hunter was 5th A in the 100m and 5th B in the 200m. Nikki Li was 5th B in the 100m. Lisha Carruth was 4th A in the 300m and 6th B in the Long Jump. In the Shot Putt Alice Baxendale was 3rd A with a throw of 10.55m and Keira Maxwell was 3rd B with a throw of 8.90m. Kiera was also in the javelin and was 3rd A with a throw of 24.25m. Ava Smith was 6th A in the Long Jump. The 4x100m team was 5th A.

In the Senior Woman, Julie Dobbin was 1st A in the 400m with a time of 1.00.55 and 4th B in the 200m. Dion Ingram was 4th A in the 400m and Adrienne Murray was 5th A in the 800m. Stephanie Lawrie was 3rd A in the 1500m with a time of 4.49.98. Lindsay Young was 3rd A in the 200m with a time of 25.94s and 5th A in the 100m. Mhari Porterfield was 2nd A in the hammer with a throw of 51.28m, 1st B in the discus with a throw of 28.55m and 1st A in the Shot Putt with a throw of 12.64m. Katie Ord was 1st B in the hammer with a throw of 48.41m, 3rd A in the discus with a throw of 31.03m and 1st B in the shot putt with a throw of 9.10m. Louise Anderson was 3rd A in the long jump with a jump of 5.04m and 3rd A in the triple jump with a jump of 10.50m. Emma Thompson was 1st A in the high jump with a height 1.50m. Hannah Lawler was in the pole vault and placed 1st A with a height of 3.64m. In the Javelin, Charlotte Steele was 1st A with a throw of 37.02m and Hannah Lawler was 2nd B with a throw of 18.74m. The 4x100m team was 5th and the 4x400m was 2nd with a time of 4.14.08.

After all of the matches, Victoria Park City of Glasgow finished 4th with 409 points.

 

Emma Gilmour