World Champs for Derek; Endurance Officials course; Caithness job

Friday 1st February 2019

Derek Rae in training in Kenya (photo via Facebook)

London Marathon to host Para World championships

He’s been putting in the hard yards, or rather the miles, at a British Athletics warm weather training camp in Iten, Kenya.

And now Derek Rae can look forward to the London Marathon in April in the knowledge that the race again presents a Marathon World Cup opportunity.

Derek’s T46 classification is included in the Para marathon programme that day, following an announcement around the races and categories. These races mirror the marathon categories for the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020.

Before then, as has been his usual preparation for London, the Fife AC athlete will prepare by racing at the Lindsays National XC, the Big-Half Marathon in London and the Scottish 10-Mile Champs at Strathclyde Park at the start of April.

‘We are delighted that London will once again host the world championship marathon events in April,’ said Para Athletics head coach, Paula Dunn.

‘It provides our marathon athletes with an essential opportunity to compete for world medals, and in doing so, taking on the best in the world in their classifications, which will be perfect preparation for next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.’



Cross country officials at the Lindsays National XC Relays (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Help us help the sport!

We’re always looking to try and grow the cohort of dedicated folk who act as Officials at scottishathletics events.

And there is now a chance to take an Endurance Officials course – which includes a Risk Awareness Course.

This is Level 1 opportunity – so if you have no experience of officiating, you are very welcome to join us – and it’s happening at the Emirates Arena on Saturday 17 February. Dave Cairns is the tutor on the day.

Sign-up here


Club Together Officer – Caithness AC

Organisation: Caithness AC and scottishathletics

Closing Date: 4 February 2019

Fixed-term – 12 months (potential for extension)
Salary – £3,582 (7.5 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Caithness AAC for a new Club Together Officer to join the club as part of scottishathletics Club Together programme.

Club Together is a fundamental project within Scotland’s national strategy for athletics, Building a Culture of Success, placing a key focus on supporting the development of athletics clubs in the country.

Caithness Amateur Athletic Club (CAAC) has been in existence for over 55 years and has provided local athletes with the opportunity to take part in athletics at local, regional and national levels.

More details on how to apply

Tags: Caithness AAC, Derek Rae, Emirates Arena, Endurance Officials Course, London Marathon

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