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Kayleigh’s World Record is ratified; SDS Awards

Saturday 3rd October 2020

Kayleigh Haggo at Meadowmill (photo by Bobby Gavin)

scottishathletics are delighted to confirm that Kayleigh Haggo’s superb RaceRunning performance at Meadowmill has been ratified as a new World Record.

Kayleigh competed at the 4J Studios National Open Series in East Lothian and on August 30 clocked 37.75 for the 200m.

Pamela Robson, our National Disability Pathway Officer, worked with our scottishathletics Officials and Event Manager, Alasdhair Love, to compile the paperwork required by the authorities.

And ratification has now been receive by CPISRA to confirm what we knew already – Red Star AC athlete Kayleigh is world class in RaceRunning!

‘It was great to see this world record happening at the 4J Studios National Open Series at Meadowmill and it merely amplifies the inclusive nature of the event and the high level of Para athletes competing,’ said Pamela.

‘Kayleigh gave a superb performance that showed how hard she has trained in the recent months.

‘I would like to thanks our Officials for getting involved in helping with paperwork needed for this. I am absolutely delighted for Kayleigh who now holds the world records for 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. Congratulations!’

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The Scottish Disability Sport Annual Awards for 2020 took place virtually for the first time via Zoom and was also streamed live on Facebook to keep up with the demand of viewers.

This year saw the introduction of the Janice Eaglesham Trophy for the Club of the Year in memory of the former SDS chair, coach and tutor.

And the first very deserving winner was Fife AC and this recognised them as being a model inclusive sports club, supporting athletes with a disability from development through to high performance level.

Maria Lyle won the Findlay Calder Trophy for Athlete of the Year and her coach Jamie Bowie won the Fife Trophy for Performance Coach of the Year.

This clearly demonstrates the successful partnership between Maria and Jamie and recognises the hard work, progress and success there has been over the past year. It’s great to see both coach and athlete success being recognised.

Tags: 4J Studios National Open Series, Fife AC, Jamie Bowie, Kayleigh Haggo, Maria Lyle, Pamela Robson

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