Alastair Walker on his way to another Masters World Record on the road (photo by Steve Adam)
There was some great track action at Scotstoun Stadium over Friday and Saturday as the Glasgow Athletics Association staged their Miler Meet and then Sprint Gala Meet.
But we will start this short round-up with a Masters highlights on the roads in Fife.
PH Racing club staged their QA 5K event in Dunfermline on Saturday evening and it presented Alastair Walker with another chance to take down a World Masters Record in the M65 age group.
And the Teviotdale Harriers athlete duly did so with a superb run of 17:08 to improve on the mark he holds himself by one second .
— Glasgow Athletics (@glasgowath) July 30, 2021
There was plenty of Record-breaking going on at Scotstoun on Friday night by a couple of our top Para athletes.
Kayleigh Haggo took on the 1500m distance this time and posted a 1500m World Record in the RR2 Frame Running class, with a time of 6:14.35.
Incredibly, (and with the most recent subject to ratification), that means Kayleigh now holds all SIX RR2 World Records simultaneously – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m.
Congratulations to Kayleigh, coach John Owens, and all those who have supported them to this first-class effort in Paraathletics.
T20 athlete Owen Miller, who is on his way to the Paralympics after selection by Team GB, stepped up from his regular 1500m running to race 5000m on the night.
Owen clocked 14:49.01 and that’s understood to be a British Best in the T20 classification for 5k on the track.
Well done once again to Owen and coach Steve Doig.
My personal highlight of a great evening of cheering at the @GAAMilerMeet was this girl front running a 15.47 – a huge pb and only 1 sec off the Commonwealth Games qualifying 🔥🔥🔥 So happy for you @belliesimpson! pic.twitter.com/ELMfA9nM44
— Jenny Selman (@JennySelman2) July 30, 2021
Ben Greenwood won the main Men’s 1500m race in 3:46.76 in a tight finish from training partner, Joe Ewing (3:47.00). There were two 4:19 performances from Sarah Tait and Sarah Calvert.
In the Men’s 5000m, Jamie Crowe took the win in 14:07.31 and there was a massive PB run from Annabel Simpson with 15:48.61 as Megan Keith also set a new PB with 16:08.88.
Thanks and congratulations to all who organised and participated in what was clearly a great night of athletics in Glasgow.
Scotstoun was again the venue the following day for the second GAA Sprints Meet of the season.
Big thank you is offered to Nikki Manson and the team of volunteers who made this happen with the help of scottishathletics Officials, as always.
Results are on the Scotstats.net site and we notice a 100m run from Allan Hamilton at 10.61, Andrew Murphy at 15.01 in the 110m Hurdles – with U20 athlete Ross Morgan at 14.62 in that event, also. Emily Craig clocked 61.30 in the 400m Hurdles.
Krishawn Aiken won the 200m in 21.17w and there was a double for Roisin Harrison with 11.99 in the 100 and 23.81w in the 200.