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Saturday 29th August 2015

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Grangemouth. Perth. Kilmarnock. Livingston. Aberdeen. Just some of the locations for forthcoming Coach Education courses on offer from scottishathletics.

We believe it is fundamental to the growth of the sport in this country that more people either start out on their coaching journey or indeed progress with their qualifications.

Coaching Assistant courses are the first starting point for anyone interested in getting involved and we have a series of course for that lined up through September, October, November and December at venues such as those listed.

It is a two-day course which costs £150 and we’d love to see clubs supporting these courses.

There are also ‘Athletics Coach’ and ‘Coach in Running Fitness’ courses coming up in the autumn, too, at places like the Aberdeen Sports Village , Craigswood in Livingston and the Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock.

Courses are easy to book online on this website and all the forthcoming dates and venues are listed.



Trail Race 2015

scottishathletics are still looking for entries for the Mid-Trail Championship event being staged early in September.

The event is being hosted by Fife AC as part of their ‘Festival of Trail Running’ and will take place on Saturday 5 September at Falkland Estate in Fife. And the closing date is coming up on August 31.

Races will be held over 3k, 5k and 15k distances that day with events scheduled from 11.30am for everyone from U11 to Seniors/Masters. The championship races will be held for U15 and U17 age groups over 5k as well as the U20/Senior/Masters race over 15k. The U11 and U13 races are open races with boys and girls running together over 3k.

Scottish championship medals are up for grabs for male and female first three individuals in U15, U17 and the main race for U20, Senior, O40, O50, O60, O70. Team medals are also on offer at the Falkland Estate event with three to count in each team at U15 and U17 and four to count in the U20/Senior/Masters race.

U20 and Masters athletes compete in the Senior race and can count for Senior team. In all categories, age is determined on race day – September 5.

Entries are being taken via the Entrycentral website.  Please note the closing date is August 31.

Declarations and parking for all events will take place at the Village Hall, Back Wynd, Falkland KY15 7BX.



Good conditions and the new Crownpoint track were the recipe for the fastest time by an U15 boy over 800m in Scotland this year on Tuesday evening at the Open Graded meeting hosted by Shettleston Harriers.

Kilbarchan’s David McNair (2.05.03) was one of a number of boys who ran PB performances in this Derek McLean Trophy race to remember a young Shettleston athletes who died from cancer.

The last winner of the event was Ben Greenwood of Perth who has gone on to perform at the highest standard. In second position was Lewis Pentecost of Falkirk who had won the Scottish 1500m title on Sunday ( 2.06.70) just holding  off Jamie Burns of Shettleston ( 2.06.95 PB)

The second of two events at the new Crownpoint track was a great success for the host club with nearly 600 athletes competing over two nights .This continues the surge in athletics post-Glasgow 2014 and of course the investment by Glasgow City Council in the venue.

These meetings cannot go ahead without the help of officials and the club is especially grateful to Vic and Pat Hockley who set up the electronic timing system for the first time at Crownpoint.

Results from both meetings are on the Shettleston website

With thanks to John Mackay


Spikes on track

scottishathletics hosted an inaugural and thought-provoking National Club Leaders Conference in 2014 and, on the back of the success of the event, we will now be delivering this event annually.

The details for the 2015 National Club Leaders Conference are:

Date: Saturday 31 October 2015
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Glasgow
Times: 9.30-4.00 (followed by Annual Awards Dinner at same venue)
Cost: FREE to scottishathletics affiliated club members/£30 non-affiliated

Check out the programme for the 2015 event online

Tags: Coaching Courses, Fife AC, Leaders Conference, Scottish Trail Champs, Shettleston Harriers

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