Neil 1:44 PB at 800m; Wins for Derek and Eve; CE medals in Bedford

Monday 20th June 2022

Neil Gourley has been in fine form over the past few days as he demonstrated in Germany on Saturday night.

Racing at Pfungstadt, the Giffnock North AC athlete took second place in his 800m race with a new PB of 1:44.82.

That lifted Neil to fourth in the all-time list where Tom McKean remains the National Record holder (at 1:43  ). The next four athletes are all current – Jake Wightman, Guy Learmonth, Neil and Josh Kerr.

That followed on from a 3:52 PB for Neil in the Dream Mile event in the Oslo Diamond League.


Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k Results

Olympian Derek Hawkins was back in road action in Glasgow on Friday evening.

Derek won the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k staged by Bellahouston Harriers in Pollok Park. The Kilbarchan AAC athlete clocked 30:01.

In the Women’s race, there was a win for Eve MacKinnon at 35:41. The Cambuslang Harriers athlete had claimed bronze at the Scottish 10k Champs in Kilmarnock only five days earlier.

*Hearing word of a very fine marathon run in America from Max McNeill at 2:18.55 at Grandma’s Marathon in Minnesota. The Lothian RC athlete will move to fourth on the Scottish rankings for 2022.


Young Scottish athletes impressed with podium places in Bedford at the England Athletics U17 and U15 Combined Events Champs.

VP-Glasgow athlete Jenna Hilditch took silver in the U17 Women’s Heptathlon with 4619 points. That’s fifth on the Scottish all-time rankings.

In the U15 Boys Octathlon, James Clark took gold with 3882 points. The VP-Glasgow athlete is now fifth on the Scottish all-time list.

And Falkirk Vics athlete, Victoria Anestik, won gold in the U15 Girls Hexathlon with a new Scottish points best tally of 3646. VP-Glasgow’s Hannah McDermott was fourth with 3250 points.

Well done to these athletes and their coaches and clubs.

At the same meet, Dean Patterson of Glasgow School of Sport clocked 21.50 seconds in the 200m to post a Euro U18 qualifying time and move to second on the U17 all-time list.

Photos by Mark Shearman



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