Percy best; East League XC records; Glasgow pole vault GP

Monday 22nd January 2018

Nick Percy – another Scottish best performance in the weight throw (indoors) for the Scottish discus Record holder

There was a fine start to 2018 for some of our top Scots in America with Nick Percy coming up with a Scottish indoor best performance in the weight throw event.

The Scottish discus Record holder came up with 20.36m in the Weight Throw to win at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet.

Congratulations to Nick, his coach, his family and all involved in his development on another impressive addition to his list of achievements.

Results from the event in Lincoln are online.

And Josh Kerr, silver medallist in the 1500m at the British Champs last summer to then race at London 2017, improved his 800m indoor PB to 1.48.87.

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Once again there are hugely encouraging numbers for cross country in Scotland – as the East League concluded at Broxburn on Saturday.

The 798 finishers was a record for the third meet and the 2491 over the season’s three meetings also a record for an East League season! Well done to all the clubs and volunteers who are involved.

Results are now online and there were overall season title wins for Central AC in the Senior/U20 bracket for both men and women. Fife AC won the overall female points table and Central AC the overall male points table.

The main race winners on Saturday were Fife’s Logan Rees, from Aidan Thompson and Alastair Hay of Central AC, and Jo Williams of Lothian RC from Central’s Catriona Buchanan and fit-again Anna Macfadyen of Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds.

On the day, Fife AC won the overall female points table from Edinburgh AC and then Falkirk Vics while Central won the male points table from Aberdeen and Corstorphine.

East League XC Finisher numbers

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The Glasgow Pole Vault GP headed north at the weekend for their third meeting of the series, held at Aberdeen Sports Village.

Once again it was an event that saw athletes, coaches and Officials work together in order to help develop the event.

In Pool A, three athletes cleared 4.23m – Scott Brindley, Dylan Thomson and Matt Chandler – and Joel McFarlane went over 3.98m. That was PB performances for Scott and Matt.

Our thanks go out to the members of Aberdeen AC, the staff at Aberdeen Sports Village and Bob Masson, in particular, for his assistance in delivering the Meet.

The commiserations of everyone goes to Jools Peters who sustained a fractured elbow in warm-up. Showing true camaraderie and pole vault grit, Jools stayed to the end of the day in the ASV supporting athletes and coaches throughout.

With thanks to Brian Donaldson

Tags: Central AC, East League XC, Glasgow Pole Vault School GP, Jo Williams, Logan Rees, Nick Percy, weight throw

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