Club jobs; O’Hare win; Glasgow XC; Greg books

Sunday 10th September 2017

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Current vacancies

There are part-time vacancies currently available at four of our scottishathletics-affiliated clubs.

And we’re looking for individuals who can work as part of a team and carry the baton in appointments which we believe are key to helping further develop our wonderful sport in Scotland.

Arbroath and District AC are looking for a Club Together Officer to help them grow the sport in that community. The closing date for applications is noon on September 19.

Whitemoss AAC, who are based in East Kilbride, are looking for a Coaching Development Pathways Officer. The closing date for applications is noon on September 28.

Kilmarnock Harrier & AC are now advertising for a two-year part-time post for Pathways Development Officer. The closing date for applications is noon on September 28.

And Harmeny AC in Edinburgh, as they seek to build on big growth in their junior section over the past couple of years, have a vacancy for an event group coach in sprints/jumps.

Check out details on each of these vacancies and how to apply on our Jobs in Athletics section.


Chris O’Hare was among the winners at the Hoka One One Long Island Mile event last midweek woith a fin performance.

And, after the race, the Scottish Record holder at 1500m dedicated his win to the late David Torrence.

The elite men’s race had been renamed the David Torrence Mile in honour of the Olympic 5000m finalist and two-time Hoka One One Long Island Mile champion, who died the week before he had been due to defend his title at this year’s event.

After claiming victory in 3:56.22 in very wet conditions, O’Hare paid further tribute to Torrence, who had been found dead in Arizona at the age of 31.

‘This one is for you D.T.’ said Chris on Twitter.



The Glasgow Athletics Association Endurance Group cross country training sessions are back for Winter 2017-2018.

Last season, the GAA sessions received great turn-outs from athletes and clubs, some with over 70 athletes coming to train together!

It would be good to see this continue for the 2017-2018 Winter, leading in to the major cross country events like the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk in February. Six dates have been identified:

Saturday 21 October Bellahouston Park; Saturday 4 November Pollok Park; Saturday 18 November Tollcross Park; Thursday 28 December Bellahouston Park; Saturday 20 January Pollok Park;  Saturday 10 February Tollcross Park

If you would like any further information, please email


We’re delighted to confirm that three lucky readers of the most recent edition of PB magazine for scottishathletics members are winners in our book competition.

Three copies of Greg Rutherford‘s superb autobiography ‘Unexpected’ were up for grabs when we asked what year Greg won Olympic gold – with the answer of course being London 2012.

After randomly selecting three of those who answered correctly, books are now headed for: Billy Gibson, Dundee; Kerry-Liam Wilson, Girvan; Angela Kelly, Masters athlete with Giffnock North AAC.

Well done to those three and many thanks to all who entered. The next edition of PB magazine will be coming out to members around mid-November, following the Annual Awards Dinner.

Tags: Arbroath and District AC, Chris O'Hare, Glasgow Endurance Group, Greg Rutherford, Harmeny AC, Kilmarnock Harriers, Whitemoss AAC

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