scottishathletics was saddened to hear of the recent death of respected and much-loved Official, Frank Burns.
The 68-year-old had been a Field Official for a number of years and a regular at SAIL meetings, where he had acted as referee on a number of occasions. He was a member of Airdrie Harriers and officiated for them regularly until his recent illness and indeed a few times thereafter.
All at scottishathletics send our condolences to Frank’s family and friends and we’ve been asked to share the funeral details as follows:
Monday 22 August at 2.00pm Jackson Church, Airdrie
The Scottish 10K Champs will once again be held in Stirling in September and there are still entry places available.
And you can put your name in for the City of Stirling 10K and 2K Fun Run on the same day online. Central AC are again the host club for this National Championship event.
This year, the races take place on Sunday 11 September, with the 2K race starting at 9.30am and the 10K itself then happening at 10.15am. The course is over a flat, fast route and personal bests are always likely.
As well as Championship medals, there is a long list of prizes on offer, and the fixture is also part of the scottishathletics Road Race Grand Prix for 2016.
Entry fee for the 10K is £16 for scottishathletics members and £18 for non-members. Entry fee for the 2K race, also held over a fast flat course, is £6.
Scottish Combined Events duo Emma Canning and Howard Bell were in action last weekend in Finland.
And there was a new PB for GB international Canning, who is a member of Whitemoss AAC, as she recorded 4985 points. Edinburgh AC athlete Bell, who recently broke the Scottish U20 record, was just shy of the tally he achieved on that occasion (6623) as he scored 6480.
Scottish hill runner and marathoner, Robbie Simpson, came up with one of his best performances in the iconic Sierre Zinal race last weekend.
The Swiss event is over 31k and feature five peaks at 4000m on a spectacular and challenging course. Simpson was third last year and this time finished in second place in 2.34.10 – less than 40 seconds behind Eritrean winner, Petro Mamu, who recorded 2.33.37.