Young Scottish thrower Kirsty Costello has made a superb start to the 2019 season – with a new Scottish U17 Record in the hammer (subject to the usual ratification procedures).
The Kilbarchan AAC athlete was in action at Loughborough last weekend at the Alan Bertram Memorial event.
And Costello’s 3KG hammer throw reached out to 62.85m to win the U18 event on the day and go beyond the previous best mark she set herself at the UK School Games early last September when she took the Scottish U17 Record to 60.52.
Kirsty, who is coached by Chris Bennett with assistance from her mum Karen and is a member of the scottishathletics National Academy, is now well clear at the top of the British rankings for U17.
Another well-known thrower by the name of Kirsty, that’s Senior athlete and GB international Kirsty Law, made a good start to her season in the United States last week with a discus throw of 56.36.
Well done to Kirsty Costello and her coaches and family as well as all those involved in her development and great to hear Kirsty Law has put retirement on the back-burner is determined to once again throw well in 2019 . . .
We’re always looking to try and grow the cohort of dedicated folk who act as Officials at scottishathletics events.
The sport needs these volunteers to function and we have had a number of training courses recently to help improve the skills and knowledge. Now there’s a chance coming up in Perth on Saturday 27 April for those who want to become Starters or Starters Officials.
It is Level One course which means no previous experience as an Official is required and we’d urge clubs to ask their parent helpers, or other folk around the club, if they would be keen to think about becoming an Official.
Level 1 Starter/Starters Assistant Officials
Start Date: 27 April 2019 Duration: 6 hours
Places left: Contact Shona Malcolm for information
Venue: North Inch Community Campus
Tutor: Andrew Minis & Mike Belch Price: £30
Adam Craig out in front at Falkirk in the National XC (photo by Bobby Gavin)
The organisers of the Babcock 10K Series have set up an education session with Lindsays National XC champion, Inverclyde AC athlete Adam Craig, in Glasgow later this month.
Runners are invited to take part in a training night and seminar with Adam, hosted by Shettleston Harriers at Crown Point in Glasgow, on Tuesday 23 April at 7pm.
More details from John Mackay of Shettleston Harriers