The Senior Men’s medal winners in the 4 x 200m Relays – with two Giffnock teams on the podium (photos by Bobby Gavin)
Giffnock North AC savoured double success at the FPSG 4 x 200m Relay Champs at the Emirates Arena.
The Glasgow-based club won both of the Senior finals during a packed programme which saw teams in younger athletes qualify for finals at the Muller Indoor GP on Sunday 25 February.
In the Senior Women’s final, the Giffnock quartet of Amy Donaghy, Katy Forbes, Rochelle Movrala and Freya Menzies recorded 1.45.23 to win from silver medallists Ayr Seaforth (1.45.46) and third-placed Aberdeen AAC (1.46.93).
In the Senior Men’s final, it was the Giffnock B team of Alexander Young, Kyle McLean, Alessandro Schenini and Fraser Angus who won an inter-club battle with the Giffnock A team in a time of 1.30.60. Corstorphine AAC took the bronze medals in that men’s race in 1.32.52.
PLEASE NOTE: Teams who have qualified for U17, U15 and U13 finals int he 4 x 200m Relays at the Muller GP at the Emirates Arena on Sunday 25 February will receive five tickets from scottishathletics (4 runners + team managers). Other tickets have to be bought as required. Thanks
Scott Brindley on the U17 Men’s Heptathlon podium with silver medallist, Murray Fotheringham of Giffnock, and bronze medallist, Callum Newby of Edinburgh AC.
The FPSG Combined Events Champs took place over Saturday and Sunday at the Emirates Arena as part of a hectic programme of three championships.
And it was a superb weekend in particular for Scott Brindley of North Ayrshire AC as he set a Scottish U17 heptathlon record with a tally of 4988 points in that age group to take gold. It was also a Championship best and a British best for Scott, who is coached by Mark Stringer.
Tom Chandler of Central AC was the best-placed Scot in the men’s event as he took silver with 4925 points. Aberdeen athlete, Robbie Farquhar, won the U20 Men’s gold medal.
GB international Emma Canning of Whitemoss training group/Edinburgh AC was the best-placed Scot in the Senior Women’s Pentathlon as she scored 3721 foints to take the silver medal.
Further down the age groups, there as Scottish U13 Record in terms of the points as Dunfermline’s Mya McMahon took gold with 2817 points. Within that, Mya reached 4.81 in the long jump for a Scottish U13 Record.
CE points results summaries are on scotstats.net
Action from the 1500m at the Emirates Arena on Sunday – photo by Bobby Gavin
There were some fine performances, too, at the Scottish Masters track and field Indoor Champs on Sunday. Entry numbers continue to be significant in this strand of the sport – and some Masters even turned out on the track after being at the XC the day before in Kilmarnock!
Results are online and we will have a series of photos on Facebook.
Lasswade’s Stuart Cameron won the M55 Scottish high jump gold at the FPSG Masters Champs at the weekend.
But that’s only half of the story, with Stuart making a successful return to the sport some 40 years after he won the Scottish U15 title! The Borders journalist savoured his comeback and has been inspired and encouraged to step up the hard work ahead of the summer season.
Stuart Cameron in action on his return to high jump (photo by Bobby Gavin)