High jumper Nikki Manson in action at the Senior Champs last year (photo by Bobby Gavin)
The FPSG National Senior Championships are always one of the main highlights of the track and field season in Scotland.
It’s coming up at Grangemouth for 2018 over the weekend of August 11/12 when we stage the 126th edition of this event and once again the Seniors are linked up with the U17 Championships.
Recruitment specialists FPSG are our sponsors for the Outdoor Season following a great start to that partnership with the FPSG Annual Awards and the FPSG Indoor Season.
And we’re delighted to announce that, for the first time in many years, there is a ‘prize pot’ on offer at the FPSG National Senior Champs – if certain time, height or distance marks are achieved
Scotland’s best Senior athletes could share the £2000 incentive if they win their event and hit the required standards, which are outlined in the attached document.
The money will only be paid out to those eligible to represent Scotland under Commonwealth Games rules (on residency etc; i.e. visiting athletes are not eligible for these cash awards).
It is our intention, through this prize pot, to recognise the commitment and performances delivered by our top athletes at the FPSG National Senior championships, which may also help raise overall standards and improve the profile of the event.
To that end, we are already working with partners like Vinco Sport on the kind of live stream coverage which has become the norm in recent years for this event (and takes in the U17 championships).
So the time is right for Senior athletes to get entries in via our online system on the Events Section page for August 11/12 at Grangemouth.
If two or more athletes achieve the performance criteria prize pot will be shared.
If athletes fail to achieve the performance criteria, prize pot will roll over to a maximum of £4000 at the following outdoor FPSG National Senior Champs.
The FPSG U17 Scottish Champs will be part of the same programme that weekend as we look to create two exciting days of athletics at Grangemouth.
Medals, final places and PBs will be up for grabs and we would urge athletes in that age group – and their coaches and clubs – to make this event their main summer season target.
Entries are being taken online via the relevant Events Section page.