Cambuslang’s Paul Thompson – had a remarkable World Masters Champs in South Korea
Scottish Masters athletes have been at the World Masters Champs in Daegu – and they are bringing home some precious cargo.
In fact, it was a hugely successful championships for the contingent from Scottish Veteran Harriers Club with a number of good performances helping land 21 medals in total.
Among those to land more than one medal were Paul Thompson, Lynne Marr, Janet Fellowes, Brian Scally and Sharyn Ramage.
Here’s a list of the Daegu haul:
Gold – Paul Thompson M60 Half Marathon; Sharyn Ramage W55 Cross Country Team; Lynne Marr W55 Cross Country Team; Janet Fellowes W60 Cross Country Team; Brian Scally M50 Cross Country Team.
Silver – Paul Thomson M60 Cross Country Individual; Paul Thompson M60 3000m; Claire Cameron W55 Discus; Janet Fellowes W60 Half Marathon Team
Bronze – Janet Fellowes W60 3000m; Brian Scally M50 3000m; Jozsef Farakas M35 3000m; William Lonsdale M65 Pentathlon; Janet Fellowes W60 Half Marathon; Claire Cameron W55 Shot Putt; Brian Scally M50 1500m; Dean Kane M35 Cross Country Team; Tony Golabek M35 Cross Country Team; Paul Thompson M60 Half Marathon Team; Sharyn Ramage W45 4x200m Relay; Lynn Marr W45 4x200m Relay
Read more on the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club Facebook page
The learning never stops at scottishathletics and for our Scottish coaches.
And that’s why we want to again highlight some of the on-going coach education opportunities which are coming up over the next few weeks.
We have courses scheduled at various locations around the country which offer would-be coaches the chance to put a toe on the ladder in terms of education, or improve the skills or those who have already secured some qualifications.
For the Coaching Assistant courses, there is no previous experience required and it is a great way for those already volunteering to help out at clubs to get started in coaching.
Looking to April and May, there are courses coming up in Fortrose (Ross-shire), Kilmarnock and Livingston.
A couple of performances to note from the United States over the past few days with Nick Percy in action in the discus.
The Scottish Record holder was competing in a collegiate event in Phoenix and threw 59.82 as he starts his season for 2017.
Elsewhere, notice a 3000m steeplechase run of 10.33.07 for Stacie Taylor, while Olympian Lennie Waite clocked 4.19.02 for 1500m for third on the Scottish rankings for 2017.
As always, best place to track these kind of results is on the scotstats.net website.
The first event in the scottishathletics Junior Hill League took place over the weekend at Dingwall.
Results from the Cioch Mhor race are now lodged at the top of the story on the website last week which looked ahead to the Series.