Andrew Murphy has made a number of GB and NI appearances in Combined Events over the past couple of years – and he came up with a superb performance at the European CE Team Champs in Ukraine.
The Superleague team event in Lutsk saw the British athletes take third place overall for a set of bronze medals.
And Andrew contributed significantly to that overall position with 11th place in the Men’s Decathlon as he set a new points tally PB of 7594. That pushed up his previous best of 7427 set only a matter of weeks ago.
Coached by Colin Sinclair, the Kilbarchan AAC athlete savoured no fewer than six individual event PB performances and two more SBs over the two days in Ukraine.
Andrew is now up to third place on the all-time Men’s list for decathlon with that 7594 score.
There is a busy weekend ahead this coming Saturday and Sunday (July 13/14) with a series of events at Grangemouth.
The FPSG Masters Champs are on Saturday with the FPSG Combined Events Champs happening over both days. There is also a programme of ambulant, steeplechase and hurdles events.
Thank You all those who entered and are supporting these events.
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There were solid performances in Lausanne last Friday night from Guy Learmonth and Jake Wightman.
In the 800m, Guy clocked a Season’s Best 1.45.86 to move up to sixth in the British rankings.
And Jake, in his first 1500m of the season, came up with 3.34.40 for ninth place in a rapid race won by Timothy Cheruiyot in 3.28.77 and featured a 3.30 run by Jacob Ingebrigtsen.
scottishathletics are seeking to appoint an individual to help expand the revenues of the organisation.
This new Philanthropy and Fundraising Officer opportunity has been created to support the team plan, develop and deliver a major donor and legacy portfolio for the sport.
As the Philanthropy and Fundraising Officer, reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will work closely with the CEO and senior managers, playing a key role in engaging high level donors, managing and growing a portfolio of prospects capable of giving six-figure + gifts.
There will also be a key role in the development and delivery of a philanthropy and wider fundraising strategy, which will ensure the organisation continues to grow its income.
We are looking for evidence of experience of working in a major giving role, with a track record of success. This part-time role is initially a 12-month contract, with the view to a longer-term opportunity.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26 July 2019.