The Longford Park track in Trafford, Manchester
The Middle Distance Project is ready to get up and running this week with the first midweek trip to Manchester.
‘Trafford Tuesdays’ were an important facet of our development programme prior to the global pandemic and there’s been a strong response from athletes and coaches for events in the current season.
The goals of the project are to accelerate the development of male and female Scottish athletes over 800m, 1500m and 3000m.
To that end, we plan to send a minibus of athletes/coaches down to the British Miler Club Gold Standard Races (North) at Longford Park Stadium, Manchester – with the first trip coming up this Tuesday.
‘There’s been a really strong response from the endurance community with a number of expressions of interest for the Manchester BMC meets,’ said Mark Nixon, our Endurance Manager.
‘This week’s first trip is probably the quietest in terms of numbers given on-going exam commitments for senior school pupils and student athletes.
‘But I’ve larger numbers due to compete on the Tuesdays in June, July and August and we look forward to hopefully many athletes taking advantage with PB performances.’
Set to join us this week are:
Connor Bell (Central AC); Sam Brown (Edinburgh AC/Edinburgh Uni); Lewis Hainey (Inverclyde AC); Reuben Macdonald (Giffnock North AC); Andrew McGill (Livingston AC); Chris McLew (Cambuslang Harriers); Tendai Nyabadza (Harmeny AC); Oliva Vareille (Falkirk Vics/Edinburgh Uni)
The remaining dates are: Tue 14 June; Tue 12 July; Tue 23 August; Tue 6 September*
*Provisional date at moment.
Track & Field