Together Apart Districts action from East Kilbride (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Track and field is back!
That’s the verdict from our clubs after a highly-successful May which saw the staging of the 4J Studios Together Apart Districts and the 4J Studios Virtual SUPERteams Challenge for younger athletes.
Dozens of small-scale events have taken place across the length and breadth of Scotland as Covid-19 restrictions eased.
And we’re thrilled to be able to deliver national leader-boards and results for more than 2000 performances in the 4J Studios Together Apart Districts and from 650 athletes in the SUPERteams Challenge.
Performances from the 4J Studios Together Apart Districts are being fed into leaderboards for the Event Specific Series for 2021 (with the latest standings to be published at the end of June).
scottishathletics would like to stress our appreciation to clubs for putting on events and our thanks to all Officials and volunteers involved.
Thanks, also, to those many athletes who renewed membership in order to compete and we’d remind those coming out of membership to renew so as to be eligible for future events (including championships towards the end of the season).
‘I think across the community there was a real desire to get back into track and field competition and that was great to see,’ said Caitlin Watt, Events Administrator.
‘As it turned out, it was one of the busiest May programmes for a number of years. We typically licence 20-25 track and field events each May but this year that figure rose to 57.
‘That underlines the eagerness of clubs to get into competition again and we want to thank all Officials and club volunteers for making the events happen.
‘We’re now planning ahead for the rest of the season (check our Events Section calendar) with the ‘actual’ SUPERteams coming up in Aberdeen (Saturday 19 June).’
Action from Together Apart events staged by Falkirk Victoria Harriers at Grangemouth and East Kilbride AC at the John Wright Centre in East Kilbride (photos by Bobby Gavin)
Here’s the summary of what happened during May . . .
4J Studios Together Apart Districts
Together Apart results submitted from almost 50 club-hosted events across Scotland.
53 clubs were represented by 1,700 members aged 9-60+.
Almost 2,300 performances recorded in the final results.
4J Studios Virtual SUPERteams
650 athletes took part in the Virtual SUPERteams Challenge within their clubs, making up 59 girls teams and 52 boys teams in the national U12 results table. A number of older and younger athletes also took part in the Challenge within their clubs as they, too, return to competition.
Winning teams are:
Girls – Haddington, Pitreavie AAC, VP-Glasgow
Boys – Dunfermline, VP-Glasgow, Giffnock North
Mixed – Haddington, VP-Glasgow, Dunfermline