Sprinters Cameron Tindle and Michael Olsen contributed to Inter-Club Champs success for Edinburgh AC (photos by Bobby Gavin)
Edinburgh AC took the overall Inter-Club title at the Scottish Senior Champs at Grangemouth – to make it a hat-trick.
Over the past couple of years, scottishathletics have been tallying up points for performances at the track and field championships to give an overall winner as well as recognise success in the various event groups.
And now Edinburgh AC have retained their pre-eminent position after winning this year for the Seniors at Grangemouth following on from points wins in 2015 in Aberdeen and again last year (also at Grangemouth).
Here’s the overall top 10 for the Inter-Club Senior Championships for 2017:
1 Edinburgh AC 9,287; 2 VP-Glasgow 8,744 ; 3 Aberdeen 8,176; 4 Giffnock North 7,857; 5 Kilbarchan 7,488; 6 Central AC 7,007; 7 Shettleston Harriers 6,780; 8 Pitreavie AAC 5,560; 9 Inverness Harriers 5,554; 10 Lasswade AAC 5,207.
And here are the various event group tallies for the Seniors:
Sprints: 1 Edinburgh, 2 Aberdeen, 3 VP-Glasgow
Endurance: 1 Edinburgh, 2 Fife AC, 3 Central AC
Jumps: 1 VP-Glasgow, 2 Giffnock North, 3 Edinburgh
Throws: 1 Edinburgh, 2 VP-Glasgow, 3 Inverness Harriers.
VP-Glasgow won the jumps at the Seniors – with Jax Thoirs setting a Championship Best in the pole vault
INTER-CLUB CHAMPS at the AGE GROUPS and U17S
VP-Glasgow enjoyed overall points success in two of the four age group brackets – as they won the U17 and U13 categories.
Edinburgh AC took the U20 overall win, with VP-Glasgow second in that one. And there was victory for Giffnock North AAC when the U15 points had been tallied up, with Edinburgh second in that one.
As in previous years, the event group victories mean the allocation of one place for the annual Coaching Conference in Glasgow on September 23/24.
Six clubs shared 13 allocated places via this system with the clubs asked to send a licensed coach from the particular event group to Conference. the clubs involved are Edinburgh, VP-Glasgow, Giffnock North, Glasgow School of Sport, Inverclyde AC and Inverness Harriers.
U20: Overall: 1 Edinburgh, 2 VP-Glasgow, 3 Kilbarchan
Sprints: 1 Giffnock North, 2 Pitreavie, 3 Edinburgh
Endurance: 1 Edinburgh, 2 Aberdeen, 3 Kilbarchan
Jumps: 1 Glasgow School of Sport, 2 Edinburgh, 3 Ross County
Throws: 1 Edinburgh, 2 VP-Glasgow, 3 Kilbarchan
U17: Overall: 1 VP-Glasgow, 2 Inverness, 3 Edinburgh
Sprints: 1 Giffnock North, 2 VP-Glasgow, 3 Edinburgh
Endurance: 1 Inverclyde, 2 Kilbarchan, 3 Falkirk Victoria
Jumps: 1 Glasgow School of Sport, 2 Edinburgh, 3 Central
Throws: 1 Inverness, 2 Edinburgh, 3 VP-Glasgow
U15: Overall: 1 Giffnock North, 2 Edinburgh, 3 Central
Sprints: 1 Edinburgh, 2 Giffnock North, 3 Central
Endurance: 1 Giffnock North, 2 VP-Glasgow, 3 Fife
Jumps: 1 Giffnock North, 2 Edinburgh, 3 Pitreavie
Throws: 1 Edinburgh, 2 Inverness, 3 Giffnock North
U13: Overall: 1 VP-Glasgow, 2 Edinburgh, 3 Giffnock North
Gifnock North won the overall U15s title – thanks to a strong performance in jumps (and endurance) at Scotstoun