Sunday, August 01, 2021

U12 Superteams 2021

It was an early start for the U12 Superteams athletes and their parents on Saturday the 19th of June.  The weather on the way up was very wet but by the time we reached Aberdeen, it was warm and sunny and it stayed that way for the rest of the day.

Team Managers for the day were Nikki Caig, Hazel Gray, Edward Jarvis, Graeme Laing, Scott Murray and Linda Innes in charge of 3 x Boys teams and 3 x Girls teams.  24 athletes in total.

There were 32 Clubs from all over Scotland competing, comprising 22 Boys teams and 26 Girls teams.  Teams consisted of 4 athletes who each had to compete in a 75m, 4 x 100m Relay, Long Jump and Turbo Javelin.  There were some very impressive results especially in the Turbo Jav event.  I’m sure that the athletes even surprised themselves!

Very well done to our Girls ‘A’ team who won Bronze with a total score of 1116 points.  Team consisted of Lilly Caig, Sophie Chalmers, Bella Gray and Layla Rowlands.

Commiserations to our Boys ‘A’ Team who missed out on 3rd place with a total score of 1193 points which was only 11 points behind the 3rd place winners, Dunfermline.

VP-Glasgow athlete of the day went to Layla Rowlands who was 3rd Girls athlete overall for the event.  Layla and Bella Gray were 1st and 3rd overall respectively in the 75m with times of 11.15s and 11.48s.

Rhuaridh Laing was 7th Boys athlete overall for the event.  Rhuaridh and Theo MacAdam were 8th and 9th overall in the Boys 75m with times of 11.28s and 11.31s.

This all bodes very well for our up-and-coming young athletes going forward.

Very well done to everyone who took part in the U12 Superteams – you were all great company and were a credit to your parents and to your club with your good-natured enjoyment and enthusiasm at taking part.

Linda Innes

Scottish Indoor Championships 2020

Victoria Park athletes did extremely well in the age group Championships at the Emirates Arena on Saturday the 29th of February and Sunday the 1st of March.

There were too many great performances to list them all here, but I’ve tried to mention all of the medallists in this brief summary.

Meghan Porterfield destroyed her own championship best performance when finishing 1st in the U15 shot put with a distance of 13.37m.

Holly Kirkwood stepped up an age group and was 2nd in the U20 long jump with a distance of 5.48m and 2nd in the triple jump with a distance of 11.27m.

Jessie Caig was 1st in the U13 girls shot put with a distance of 10.54m and Ben Chatham was 3rd in the U20 long jump with a distance of 6.50m.

Abbey Orr was 3rd in the U20 high jump with a height of 1.54m and Hayley Berry was 3rd in the U20 shot put with a distance of 10.93m

Jenna Hilditch had a great weekend, finishing 1st in the semi final of the U15 60m hurdles in a new Championship best performance of 9.13s.  She followed that by finishing 1st in the final with a time of  9.14s.  She finished the day off with another 1st place in the high jump with a height of 1.59m.

Jamie Stevenson was 3rd in the U20 60m with a time of 7.08s and Niall MacLean was 2nd in the U20 400m with a time of 49.24s.

Ross Whitelaw who was running in his Glasgow School of Sport vest was 1st in the U20 800m with a time of 1:56.30 and Gavin Wilson was 2nd in the U20 high jump with a height of 1.93m.

There were many more great performances and PB’s that just finished out of the medals.

Well done everyone.

Scottish Indoor Relay Championships

The club had a fantastic day at the Indoor Relay Championships at the Emirates on Saturday the 15th of February with six of our seven teams finishing among the medals.

Our U13 Boys team of Finlay Hall, Ollie Petrie, James Clark and Magnus Bryce were 1st in a time of 1:55.12.  It was great to watch Magnus taking the lead off the final bend.  Andrew Bain ran in the heats and semi final and qualifies for a team medal.

U15 Girls team of Zoe Wilson, Lucy Carr, Sarah Bonad and Zoe Douglas were 3rd in a time of 1:52.25.  Jenna Hilditch ran in the heats and semi final and also qualifies for a team medal.

Our U17 Women's team of Katie Burr, Evie Greig, Rachel Hewitson and Holly Kirkwood were 1st in a time of 1:44.02 in what was possibly the most exciting finish with three athletes going stride for stride round the last bend.

Our U17 Women's B team of Catriona Scott, Beth Bushell, Lara Storrie and Ellie Davidson were 5th in a time of 1:50.46.

Our U17 Men's team of George Harrand, Luke Johnston, Jamie O’connor and Adam Hannah were 2nd in a time of 1:35.98 to a very good Inverclyde team.

Our Senior Women's team of Robyn Taylor, Anna Cameron, Anna Nadais and Chloe Lambert were 3rd.  Time to be added.

Our Senior Men's team of Jack Guthrie, Kyle McAuley, Niall Maclean and Jamie Stevenson were 3rd.  Time to be added.

Well done to all of our athletes, what an achievement just to get to the final.

Thanks to Gary Leek for the pictures, always great quality.

Some of our relay teams will again be in action on Sunday the 8th of March at the SAIL Final.

 

 

Scottish U17 and Senior Championships

The Scottish U17 and Senior Indoor Championships were held at the Emirates on Sunday the 26th of January.  Medals were difficult to win due to the high standard of the event.  A large contingent crossed the Irish sea for the competition which was extremely well attended.

Ross Morgan had an exceptional day, winning the U17 hurdles in a time of 8.27s and finishing 2nd in the Shot with a throw of 12.50m.

We had a clean sweep of the medals in the Senior Women’s 800m, where Mhairi Hendry was 1st in a time of 2:07.27, Philippa Millage was 2nd in a time of 2:08.54 and Jill Cherry was 3rd in a time of 2:10.73.

In the Senior Women’s 200m, Chloe Lambert was 3rd in a time of 24.63s.

Holly Kirkwood was 3rd in the U17W long jump with a distance of 5.62m and 3rd in the Triple Jump with a distance of 11.51m.

Mhairi Porterfield was 1st in the Senior Women’s Shot with a distance of 13.10m while her daughter Meghan (U15) was 2nd in the U17 Shot with a distance of 13.15m.

Hannah Lawler was 1st in the Senior Women’s Pole Vault with a height of 3.64m and Jax Thoirs was 1st in the Senior Men’s event with a height of 5.09m.

We had double success in the U17 women’s High Jump where Abbey Orr was 2nd with a height of 1.59m and Jenna Hilditch (U15) was 3rd with the same height.

In the Senior Men’s High Jump, Lewis McGuire was 1st with a height of 2.09m and Marcus Morton was 3rd with a height of 1.94m.

The U13, U15 and U20 Championships are again at the Emirates on Saturday the 29th of February.

Thanks to Bobby Gavin for the great pictures.