VP-Glasgow hosted Match 3 of the UKWAL at Scotstoun Stadium on Sunday 9th August. The teams attending the final Division 2 match were Bedford & County AC, Crawley, Harrow AC, Havering AC, Marshall Milton Keynes, Newham & Essex Beagles and Reading AC. The weather was dry, sunny but quite windy with some wind readings during the Long Jump gusting at +6.1. The stadium was in perfect condition and the visiting teams were very impressed with the facilities.
Our athletes were on great form and there were many notable performances and excellent team spirit contributing towards a points score which saw us lying 3rd at the end of the match and 5th overall (prior to scrutinising). Worthy of comment were the following performances:-
Jill Cherry was 4th “A” and Caroline George was 3rd “B” in the 100m with times of 12.28s and 12.31s respectively.
Chloe Lambert was 2nd “A” and Hollie Lister was 3rd “B” in the 200m with times of 12.69s and 25.97s respectively.
Mhairi Hendry and Andrea Gaffney were 1st “A” and “B” in the 400m with times of 56.15s and 58.01s respectively.
Philippa Millage was 1st “A” in the 800m with a time of 2.09.34s.
Mhairi Patience was 2nd “A” in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 1.01.27s.
Hazel Ross was 3rd “A” and Mhairi Patience was 2nd “B” in the 100m Hurdles with times of 14.16s and 14.79s respectively.
Mhairi Porterfield was 1st “A” and Paula Murray was 2nd “B” in the Hammer with throws of 50.27m and 32.21m respectively.
Paula Murray was 3rd “A” and Holly Morgan was 1st “B” in the Javelin with throws of 34.93m and 28.41m respectively.
Mhairi Porterfield was 1st “A” in the Shot Putt with a throw of 13.10m.
Our Relay teams ran particularly well….
Jill Cherry, Chloe Lambert, Caroline George and Hazel Ross were 2nd in the 4 x 100m with a time of 47.78s
Philippa Millage, Jill Cherry, Chloe Lambert and Mhairi Hendry were 1st in the 4 x 400m with a time of 3.47.32s.
A huge round of applause must go to the following athletes for participating above and beyond the call of duty!
Karen Glen who opted to fill the “B” 400m Hurdles and came 4th in a time of 1.27.39s. She then went straight to the High Jump with jelly legs and managed to clear 1.40m making her 4th = . Hats off to you, Karyn.
Andrea Gaffney who opted to fill the “B” 1500m and came 6th with a time of 5.51.34s. We can’t imagine that she will ever want to do that again but a gold star for effort, Andrea.
Sandra Branney who multi tasked by Team managing and also competing in the “B” 800m and 3000m, gaining valuable points.
Very well done to all our female athletes who competed so enthusiastically and made spectating very enjoyable. Also, thank you to all our Officials who turned out and made the day run smoothly and successfully.
And lastly, a wee word of thanks to our 2 runners, Amy Bissett and Adrienne Murray who ran up and down the stairs all day posting results and never lost the smiles on their faces. Thanks, girls.
Some of the pictures taken on the day are on the below links: