GAA Sprint Gala is a big success

Thursday 10th August 2017

Chloe Lambert set a new PB in the 100m at Scotstoun (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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Provisional Results on GAA website

Two athletes selected for Scotland duty at the Manchester International next week ‘warmed-up’ in the ideal fashion at the GAA Sprint Gala at Scotstoun.

There was a strong turnout on Wednesday evening for a number of races and also action in the throws and the jumps in this event-specific competition.

Chloe Lambert won the women’s 100m in a new PB of 11.94 and also won the 400m in 55.70. To complete a good night for the VP-Glasgow athlete Chloe, who is selected for the 4 x 100m Relay in Manchester, was also in the winning team in the mixed medley relay!

Edinburgh AC’s Michael Olsen lands a Senior Scotland vest next week and he came up with the fastest run of the night in the 100m with a fine new PB of 10.45 (with a +1.8m wind reading). This takes Michael to fourth on the all-time list at U20 level.

The GAA Sprint Gala fits the profile of event-specific competition which scottishathletics are keen to encourage and chief executive Mark Munro tweeted: ‘GAA leading the way with a great event specific offering & results fantastic. Great model to replicate.’

With some throws and jumps taking place as well as the sprint events, this was a good development opportunity for these disciplines – with this kind of model working in Scotland in recent years in the likes of hammer and endurance.

As always on such occasions, we offer a big thank-you to our hard-working scottishathletics Officials from athletes and coaches.

There’s a big Scottish cohort of Officials in London at the World Champs but others remained to keep the home fires burning! Thanks, once again, for your support for the sport.

With thanks to Josephine Moultrie of the GAA

Michael Olsen was in superb form in the week he was selected for Scotland (photo by Bobby Gavin)


Tags: Chloe Lambert, GAA Sprint Gala, Mark Munro, Michael Olsen, Scotstoun

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