National Relays; Doyle; RunBalmoral; Percy

Monday 24th April 2017

Grangemouth was a busy place on Saturday as it hosted the first National Championship event of the outdoor 2017 track and field season.

The National Relays combined with the Scottish Unis and Colleges Champs as clubs competed across a series of age groups and distances with great commitment by athletes and coaches.

In the Senior ranks, there was a double success for Pitreavie AAC on the men’s side of things as they won golds in the 4 x 100m (in 44.40) and the 4 x 400m (in 3.22.11).  Edinburgh AC took the 3 x 800m title in a time of 6.01.19.

Three different clubs took the golds in the Senior Women’s competitions. Aberdeen AAC won the 4 x 100m title in 47.95 with Inverness Harriers taking home the honours in the 4 x 400m in 3.59.51. Kilbarchan AAC took the 3 x 800m title in 7.38.59.

There was a great start to the season for GB international sprinter, Cameron Tindle, in the Scottish Unis Champs.
The University of Stirling student set two Championship Best performances to win the 100m and 200m titles.

Tindle’s 10.42 time in the 100m matched his PB and is just one hundredth off top spot in the British U20 rankings for the current year. He clocked 21.16 in the 200m. Lewis Brown won the 400m  men’s final in a championship best of 48.42.

RESULTS are online via our Events section page


Eilidh Doyle was in action at the World Relays in the Bahamas as British teams missed out on the medals.

Tjhe 4 x 400m Women’s qaurtet, in fact, went closest as they took fourth place, with a run that was five seconds quicker than their performance in the heat. Doyle was in action in both races, running the third leg in the final as the team was re-shuffled.

‘I’m not as used to the third leg as I am the first, so it was interesting having someone right alongside me for the whole lap” said Eilidh, who simply refused to be passed during a lap long battle with Jamaica for second place (at that stage).

‘I just wanted to make it hard for her on the straight and if she wants to go past me she’ll have to work hard and do it on the bend. I feel much better than I did yesterday and getting that first run in my legs has helped me run a bit better today.’

Christine Ohuruogu was on the anchor leg as the team clocked a time of 3:28.72, to finish fourth behind the United States, Poland and Jamaica.

Report on the British Athletics website


Provisional sets of Results from events at RunBalmoral are now online – with 5K wins for Kenny Wilson and Morag MacLarty.In the 10K, there were wins for Thomas Straughan and Nicola Gauld.

RunBalmoral website


Scottish Record holder Nick Percy has made a good start to his throws season in the United States.

Nick won the John Jacobs Invitational competition at the weekend with 62.38m – within a metre of his PB and Scottish Record set last season.

Among the performances by Scots in the States in recent days, notice a 3.42 for Neil Gourley at 1500m and a 35.35 for 10,000m by Sarah Laverty.

As usual, best place to check these results is on the scotstats website



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