Tom Chandler – CE bronze medal at Sheffield
There were Scottish athletes competing at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships in Sheffield – and two delivered fine performances to pick up medals.
Emma Canning picked up a silver in a highly-competitive Women’s U20 competition which featured 25 athletes, including Morgan Lake before the GB World Champs international had to withdraw. The Whitemoss AAC athlete, who won a GB U20 vest last season, improved on her 2015 score.
And there was a bronze medal for Tom Chandler in the Men’s U20 event as the Central AC athlete came close to posting a Scottish record points tally for that age-group.
Tom, coached for many years by Kenny Pearson, has recently moved to Brunel University. His points total was only 84 short of the 5077 record and the bronze medal matched his achievement in the equivalent outdoor decathlon championship last summer.
Emily Craig of Whitemoss, who like Emma is coached by Iain McEwan, also competed in the Women’s U20 category and finished in 12th place. Kilbarchan AAC’s Andrew Murphy was also in action but unfortunately had to withdraw midway through the competition.
Well done to our CE athletes on fine performances at British-level competition.
With thanks to Iain McEwan and Kenny Pearson
Hundreds of athletes will head for the Emirates Arena on Saturday for the National Open and we now have start-lists online.
Follow the link here to check them out:
For Saturday’s timetable and call room schedule see the link on our Events page
Please note: You can declare for #SALOpen on Friday evening at the Emirates Arena between 6pm and 8pm as well as between 8.30am to 3pm on Saturday
Hammer Development Group
Athlete and Coach Training Session
Grangemouth Stadium Sunday 17 January 2016
The third of our winter training sessions for hammer throwers and their coaches will take place at the Grangemouth Indoor Arena on Sunday 17 January.
All hammer throwers are invited including young and new throwers. Coaches and those wishing to develop their knowledge of the event are very welcome. Please assemble at 9.30am for 9:45am start with a 12.30pm finish. There will be a charge of £5 per athlete.
Hammer Coaches for the session are Lorraine Shaw and Susan McKelvie. Kat Gallagher will take the Conditioning session.
Karen Costello and Jim Green will assist.
Would athletes and coaches please contact Jim Green by Friday 15 January to confirm if they plan to attend.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Text 07773 034351 . Phone 01505 814409
*Dates for the remaining Training Sessions are February 21 and March 20.
With thanks to Jim Green
The scottishathletics Masters XC Champs will be held at the end of January and we’re looking for entries over the next week.
Kilmarnock was the venue for a great event back almost 12 months ago and this time the medals will be contested at Grant Park in Forres on Saturday 30 January.
That means the time is right for Masters athletes and clubs to be getting their entries in – with those being taken by post by Alex Jackson. The closing date for entries is Saturday 16 January.
All the details for the event, including the postal address for those entries is on the specific page on our Events section.
Masters XC championships are held in five-year age categories for athletes aged 40 or over on the day of the race (30 January 2016). The M40, M45, M50, M55 and M60 compete over 8K with all women and M65, M70 etc racing over 6K.
There is an Intellectual Impairment Talent Development Event coming up in Glasgow at the end of January – which offers would-be Para athletes the chance to get involved in the sport.
The event is being delivered by Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) in partnership with scottishathletics, Scottish Swimming and Table Tennis Scotland.
It is designed to give individuals with a learning disability (intellectual impairment) an insight into high performance sport, whilst providing an opportunity to progress. The goal is also to identify individuals with a learning disability (intellectual impairment) who currently participate in athletics, who produce performances that indicate they have the potential to move forward and challenge for representative honours.
In learning disability sport there is just one classification group and anyone showing potential will be asked to go through this process, in which the athlete must provide evidence to show that they are eligible.
For more information, please visit www.uksportsassociation.org/classification/
Once classified, each athlete is given a classification number and will be allocated to a disability group. Examples of these groups for athletes with intellectual impairment are: Athletics (Track) – T20; Athletics (Field) – F20.
The event is being held at Scotstoun campus in Glasgow on Sunday 31 January (11am to 1pm) and will be staffed by governing body staff and coaches.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Gary Fraser, SDS Regional (East) & Performance Manager, on email@example.com or call 0131 625 4412
There is a closing date for applications: Friday 22 January 2016. (Please note, a submitted application form does not guarantee a place and all applicants will be contacted no later than Wednesday 27 January).