The learning never stops at scottishathletics and for our Scottish coaches.
And that’s why we want to again highlight some of the on-going coach education opportunities which are coming up over the next few weeks.
We have courses scheduled at various locations around the country which offer would-be coaches the chance to put a toe on the ladder in terms of education, or improve the skills or those who have already secured some qualifications.
Over February and into early March there are opportunities coming up at Banff, Grangemouth, Fortrose, Glasgow and Aberdeen and we would love to see these courses fill-up.
*Coaching Assistant course in Banff, Aberdeenshire – February 4 (plus one more date)
*Athletics Coach in Grangemouth – February 18 (plus three more dates)
*Jog Leader course in Fortrose – February 18 (one day course)
*Coaching Assistant course in Glasgow – February 25 (plus one more date)
*Jog Leader course in Grangemouth – February 26 (one day course)
*Coaching Assistant course in Aberdeen – March 4 (plus one more date)
To look at the options of course or to book your place, follow the link to each page. If you need any more details please contact Joanne Dennis
There are also more courses coming up on the Athletic Development and Physical Preparation programme.
Scotland’s premier miler of the 1950s, Graham Everett (Shettleston Harriers) has died on his 83rd birthday.
He won the national mile title on eight occasions (equalling the record of Thomas Riddell between 1925 and 1935), seven of them in succession between 1955 and 1961, a feat never equalled or bettered in the history of the mile/1500m championships.
In spite of his domestic domination of the event, however, unfortunately he never achieved his own high ambitions of becoming the first Scot to run the mile in under 4 minutes or gaining 1500m selection for the 1960 Olympic Games at Rome.
As his running days ended he turned his energy to coaching. He helped start the women’s section at Shettleston to match the success of the men’s club.
His family were also involved in athletics in many different ways. His wife Hilda was very involved in the Scottish Women’s AAA and both of his children were involved, with his son, Craig, going on to be a successful professional golfer.
Graham’s daughter Andrea, after a successful young career in athletics in Scotland, was one of the first athletes in Glasgow to gain a Scholarship to America. Like her Dad, she represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games (Edinburgh 1986) after a successful college career.
He passed away on his birthday, 83 years after entering the world. The club would like to pass on their sympathy to his family and to thank them for sharing his talents with us.
Graham Everett’s funeral will be at Daldowie Crematorium in Glasgow at 9.30am on Friday 27 January.
With thanks to Arnold Black and Shettleston Harriers
Shettleston athlete Tsegai Tewelde has been added to the Elite Men’s entry list for the Virgin Money London Marathon.
It’s taking place on Sunday 23 April and the Olympian will join a host of top British athletes chasing two selection slots for the London 2017 World Champs in August, with Callum Hawkins already assured of his place.
Tewelde qualified for the Olympics via his London Marathon run last April when he finished in 2.12.53 and took silver in the Scottish Championships behind Callum. Unfortunately, injury hit Tsegai in Rio and he was a DNF.
Robbie Simpson and Susan Partridge are other Scots on the Elite list for this year’s race, which is the trial for London 2017.
Muir is planning to contest the 1500m and 3000m at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.
Laura has been in South Africa for a British Athletics training camp following a great start to the year when she broke the British Recrd at 5000m at the GAA Miler Meet and then anchored GB and NI to victory at the International 4 x 1K Relay at Holyrood Park on January 7.