Kirsty new PB; Robbie second in Alps; Masters 10,000m; Age Groups success

Monday 9th August 2021

(Photo via Kirsty’s Twitter)

4J Studios Senior/U17 Champs start-lists

Kirsty Law is ready for another tilt at the Scottish Championships – after her latest discus PB in Portugal.

Kirsty was in action in Lieria over the weekend and on Saturday threw a new personal best of 59.95m to improve on her 59.60 previous best from earlier this summer.

In fact, we make it now six times that the perennial Scottish champion has thrown beyond 58m in the discus during 2021.

Kirsty will be back at Grangemouth this weekend for our 4J Studios Senior Champs aiming for Senior title No 13 after a remarkable run of consistency when supporting the Seniors over a number of years.


To mountain running now and great to see a top class performance from Robbie Simpson.

Opportunities at international level have been limited for obvious reasons but Robbie was back in action at the well-known Sierre Zinal race. It was the fifth round of the WMRA World Cup.

And he timed his run well to come through the field and post the fourth second place of his career in this particular race. The fabled Kilian Jornet took the win.

‘I think it is my best second – so far,’ said Robbie. ‘I was really quite far back early on but began to pace it better and felt really good in the latter stages. I think I’ve run the best I can today.’



There were Masters 10,000m Championship races taking place at Greenock on Sunday.

And the event also included race walking action, too.

Well done to all competing and thanks to the volunteers involved and our scottishathletics Officials who make events happen.

Photos (with thanks to Peter Wilson)


Check Scottish performances on website Results section

Scottish youngsters headed to the England Athletics Age Group champs in Manchester at the weekend – with U17 and U15 success.

The medal summary for Scots at the older age group was as follows:

Gold: Katie Johnson, Molly Reville.

Silver: Rebecca Grieve, Dean Patterson, Valencia Wright.

Bronze: Meghan Porterfield (2), Kai Crawford, Callum Hendry, Calum Mackenzie, Catriona Scott.

There were U15 medals for Rhys Crawford and Oliver Patton.

Well done to all the Scottish athletes and their coaches, families who took that chance to compete at this level.

With thanks to Arnold Black


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