Crownpoint is the stage for Scottish 10,000m Champs on Friday (photo by Bobby Gavin)
The Glasgow Athletics Association host the first Scottish championships of the 2019 outdoor season on Friday night.
Crownpoint in Glasgow is the venue for the 10,000m track champs with four races at Senior level planned over the course of the evening.
Eight pace-makers will be involved with the clear goal of the GAA being to try and improve standards in this event and make impressions on the Scottish and British rankings for 2019 for 10,000m.
Both the GAA and ourselves would like to thank the Scottish endurance community in reaching more than 80 entries for the Night of 10ks. Once again it is a really positive response and the clubs, coaches and athletes who are have taken up this opportunity should be congratulated for their support.
The first race is at 6.15pm with the main men’s race coming up at 8.20pm. In the hunt for the medals could be contenders such as Mark Pearce (Shaftesbury Barnet); Lachlan Oates (Shettleston); Mike Crawley (Corstorphine AAC); Michael Christoforou (Edinburgh AC); Ben Shaw (Giffnock North AC).
The top women are spread across a couple of races and in the hunt for medals could be contenders such as Fionnuala Ross (Shettleston); Elspeth Curran (Kilbarchan AAC); Avril Mason (Shettleston); Fanni Gyurko (Central AC); Sarah Potter (VP-Glasgow).
Here’s more key information for those coming along on Friday:
Declarations: We expect you to declare at least one hour before your event and final declarations will be at 7.20pm.
Assembly: Assembly will be at race start 10 minutes before your race is due to start. The races will start on time – we will not wait for you or come and look for you – it is your responsibility to be there at the right time.
Admissions: Athletes – Free admission (and refreshments upon producing bib number)
Coaches – Free admission with their coaching pass (plus a £1 donation if they would like a refreshment wristband)
Other Spectators – £3 (including wristband for refreshments)
*U16 spectators: admission free
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Dates to note for later in 2019
Friday 31 May – 800m and 3000m
Friday 26 July – 1500m and 5000m