Photo by Bobby Gavin
scottishathletics have recently launched an event specific emphasis to competition – and it was good to see so many athletes and coaches support the first Throws GP at Grangemouth and first Jumps GP at Pitreavie.
Both took place in good conditions on Saturday and we were delighted to have photographer Bobby Gavin of www.thatonemoment.co.uk along to capture the action.
Big thank you to all our scottishathletics Officials who were on duty at both venues and indeed to all staff and volunteers, too.
Entries are now open for the second GP events in both Throws and Jumps – with both taking place on the same day at Caird Park stadium in Dundee on Saturday 26 June.
Angus McInroy in action at Grangemouth (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Libby White soars through the air at Pitreavie (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Grangemouth hosted the first Throws GP and Personal Best performances were achieved in force across the events and age groups.
In the first event of the day, Graham Condie (Red Star AC) threw a brilliant personal best of 25.31m in the F32 Club Throw. This set the tone for numerous more PBs.
Other highlights included a great double from Meghan Porterfield (VP-Glasgow) in the U17 Women’s Shot Putt and Discus with 14.17m and 34.61m.
There was another impressive performance in that age group from Dawn Russell (Kilbarchan AAC) with PBs in the Javelin 39.72m and Hammer 47.90m.
Angus McInroy, who represented Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, improved his Season’s Best in the Senior Men’s Discus with 50.06m, his best distance since 2018.
At Pitreavie, Nony Mordi of Fife AC reached 12.71m in the Triple Jump for a Scottish rankings lead and U17 athlete, Libby White of Ayr Seaforth, went beyond 12m with 12.20m.
That’s a second best all-time TJ for Libby at U17 level and the current depth in this category was emphasised with Kate Harvie (Moorfoot) at 11.76 for fourth all-time and Holly Kirkwood (VP-Glasgow) at 11.62 for sixth all-time. Well done to the athletes and coaches involved!
Triple jumper Henry Clarkson went beyond 15m with 15.01m. High jumper Lewis McGuire cleared 2.09m.