Noticeboard: Freshers Match; ND Hill Champs; Leaders Conference

Friday 16th October 2015

The Scottish University and College Athletics (SUCA) ‘Freshers Match’ takes place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Wednesday (21 October).

The competition is open to ALL university and college students during any year of study (including those who have graduated in the past 12 months). This match regularly features both experienced athletes and those who are new to the sport.

Entry fee is £8.50 per event, although a number of university athletics clubs have arrangements where they will pay this fee for their members.

The first event starts at 12 noon and declarations close one hour before each event. All of the usual indoor track and field events are included at this match, and senior specifications are used in all events.

Guest athletes are also welcome provided they apply in advance to the SUCA secretary at and the guest entry fee is £10 per event.

This match also features the Appleton Trophy team competition between The University of Edinburgh and The University of Glasgow, where Glasgow will be keen to defend the trophy from their historic rivals.


North District Hill Champs

North District Hill Champs 2014

Knockfarrel Hill Race

Organised by Highland Hill Runners, the race will be the second staging of the scottishthletics North District Hill Champs.

It is happening on Saturday 7 November and starts at 1pm from the Old Station, Strathpeffer

Registration from 11.00am and parking available at the Strathpeffer Shinty Pavillion Distance: 8km Ascent: 360m.

There is a course map available on the highland hill runners site  (Note: full body cover will be at the discretion of the race organiser based on the weather conditions).

Entry fee: £5 (or £7 for non SA members). Entry on the day only

Records: Male: 37:24 – Graeme Bartlett (2000); Female: 43:20 – Tracey Brindley (2004).  Prizes for top 3 Males and Females, plus age categories and team prizes. (Over 16s only)

Prize-giving and plenty of cakes will be available after the race in the Shinty Pavillion. Runners of all abilities welcome but unfortunately due to the conditions of the race insurance, participants cannot run with dogs.

For any queries, please contact the race organiser Becki McKenzie on 07843 560023 or email



Join us for the scottishathletics National Club Leaders Conference on the Saturday 31 October – last few places available (as at October 18)

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.

Details for the 2015 National Club Leaders Conference are:

Date: Saturday 31 October 2015

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

Times: 9.30am – 4.00pm (Annual Awards Dinner at same venue that evening)

Cost: FREE to scottishathletics affiliated club members/£30 non-affiliated individuals

There is more information available online elsewhere on this site – please check out the page to read more about the c0nference -but here’s a summary:

*Supporting your membership – is your club servicing its members?

*Effective club management structures in practice / examples

*Club case studies and break-outs including topics on facility development, legal structures, paid staff and coach development amongst others

*Employment considerations for clubs (self-employed v employed)

*Supporting coach development within clubs

*Gift Aid – step by step guides for clubs

*Digital Media – tips for success for clubs

*Developing talented athletes

To book your place please contact Mark Munro, Head of Development at





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