The FPSG National Senior Championships are always one of the main highlights of the track and field season in Scotland – and we can’t wait for the 2019 version.
It’s coming up at Grangemouth over the weekend of August 17/18 when we stage the 127th edition of this event.
Once again the Seniors are linked up with the U17 Championships and there are also a series of Para athletics events in ambulant, RaceRunning, wheelchair and seated throws categories.
Recruitment specialists FPSG are our sponsors for the Outdoor Season again for 2019 and we value that support.
And we’re delighted to announce that, following a successful pilot last year, there is a ‘prize pot’ on offer at the FPSG National Senior Champs – if certain time, height or distance marks are achieved
Scotland’s best Senior athletes could share the £2000 incentive if they win their event and hit the required standards.
Adding further value to the event, we have put up an extra £1000 for Para athletes if they win their classification and hit required standards.
The money will only be paid out to those eligible to represent Scotland under Commonwealth Games rules (on residency etc; i.e. visiting athletes are not eligible for these cash awards).
It is our intention, through these prize pots, to recognise the commitment and performances delivered by our top athletes at the FPSG National Senior championships, which may also help raise overall standards and improve the profile of the event.
To that end, we are already working with partners like Vinco Sport on the kind of live stream coverage which has become the norm in recent years for this event (and takes in the U17 championships).
So the time is right for athletes to get entries in via our online system on the Events Section page for August 10/11 at Grangemouth.
*If two or more athletes achieve the performance criteria prize pot will be shared.
*If athletes fail to achieve the performance criteria, the prize pot will roll over to following outdoor FPSG National Senior Champs.
Discus thrower Nick Percy landed the full £2000 prize pot last year at Grangemouth and is pictured with Mark Munro and Leslie Roy (photo by Bobby Gavin)