Officials Conference; YDL finals; Wheelchair selections

Thursday 13th September 2018

Officials asked to sign-up for Conference

The scottishathletics Officials Commission would like to invite all Officials to their conference on 21 October 2018 at Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.

The day will be packed with keynote speakers, annual updates, discussion on scenarios, workshops and not forgetting an amazing lunch.

If you would like to attend, please book your place online here. Ensure you read the ‘details’ section before completing the booking form, as this should answer any questions you may have about the booking process.

(If you experience any difficulties with reserving your place online, please contact the scottishathletics Events Team)

Spaces are limited to 100, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Should numbers exceed this limit, names will be added to a reserve list. Online booking is available until Friday 12 October, unless spaces fill up before this date.

The itinerary includes a number of workshops. As there is an opportunity for you to attend two workshops, please remember to include your choices in your booking form. Please also remember to tell us the year you started officiating and how many years you have been active.

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It was a busy weekend for Edinburgh AC and Team Edinburgh last week as athletes, coaches and officials headed to Bedford as Scottish representatives in the finals of the lower and upper YDL.

It proved to be an extremely close finish on Saturday as only 34 points separated the top five clubs. With the lead constantly changing it was only when the final points came in that Edinburgh were confirmed in fifth position.

A total of 41 medals came back to Scotland and there were 33 PBs recorded in this U13 and U15 National Final.

In the older age group, Team Edinburgh were delighted to finish in third place behind Blackheath and Bromley and Shaftesbury in a high standard competition. The U17 and U20 athletes of Lasswade AC, Corstorphine AC and Edinburgh AC headed back up the road with a total of 74 Medals and 30 PBs, a truly remarkable statistic at the end of a long and busy season.

The Team Managers are indebted to the officials, coaches, club administrators and parents, who continue to support the YDL and recognise the value of this competitive pathway.

With thanks to Moira Maguire

*Team Glasgow also featured in that upper age group YDL final and finished in sixth place – taking home around 30 medals as representatives of four clubs took part. Well done to all those athletes and coaches and volunteers, too.

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Scotland are to compete at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Champs in Cardiff next month – and we’re delighted there is a Para athletics element to this event, too.

And it has now been confirmed that Kyle Brotherton (pictured above) and Sean Frame will represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Wheelchair Half on Sunday 7 October in Wales.

This follows on from strong performances at the Great North Run when Kyle recorded a near nine-minute PB with 51.49 for fifth place in the wheelchair race – to take him top of the U20 rankings in Britain. Sean clocked 51.54 for a Season’s Best and tops the U23 rankings.

Congratulations to both athletes and their families and coaches on the selections for Cardiff.

 With thanks to Ian Mirfin

 

 

Tags: Bedford, Commonwealth Half Marathon, Edinburgh AC, Kyle Brotherton, Officials Conference, Sean Frame, Team Edinburgh, YDL

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