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Friday 25th September 2015

Jo Pavey – one of the elite athletes at the Q and A next Friday in Glasgow 

Glasgow Sport, The Great Run Co and partners the Glasgow Athletics Association would like to invite scottishathletics members to a Question and Answer Session with some of the elite athletes form the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 2015.

It is taking place next Friday evening – October 2 – from 6pm to 8pm inside the Viewing Theatre in the BBC Scotland building at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

As part of the Q and A Seminar, the partners are delighted to announce that the panel will be made up of the following athletes;

Haile Gebrselassie – Often descrbied as the greatest endurance athlete ever

Jo Pavey – European 10,000m Champion 2014.

Dennis Kimetto – World Record Holder Marathon and 25k.

Edna Kiplagat – World Champions Marathon 2011 & 2013.

This will be an opportunity for Coaches, Athletes, Parents, Teachers and others to ask questions, listen to answers and learn from the best endurance athletes (female and male) making up the strongest elite field seen at the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run for some years.

This is certainly the last time Haile Gebrselassie will be in Glasgow and is a fantastic opportunity for athletes and coaches – at whatever level and stage of development – to learn from the best.

Olympain Lynne MacDougall will be the host for the evening and we would invite questions from the audience.

If you have a question that you would like asked and would prefer Lynne asked then please insert the question into your email. There will also be time available to take photographs.

Please note; places are limited to 70 people, maximum, and we expect there to be a demand for seats. In order to guarantee a place at this event, people will need to respond promptly.

People wishing to attend the Session, should reply to Josephine Moultrie on . Please give your name, club or school and send in a question to be asked by Lynne on the night if you prefer it that way.



Susan Partridge – photo by Mark Shearman

Team Scotland’s Susan Partridge is in the final stages of her preparation for the Chicago Marathon next month.

The 35-year-old has Rio next year on her mind with the GB qualification time being asked for set at 2 hours 31.00 by British Athletics.

Partridge, sixth at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014, will head to the United States for the October 11 date in Chicago with a first appearance at the Olympics very much the target.

Susan ran a PB of 2:30:46 at the 2013 London Marathon and is among the elite entry now revealed for Chicago.

‘I am delighted to be running this year and greatly look forward to competing in such an iconic race,’ said Susan.

‘It will be even more special as I’ll be following in the footsteps of my coach and former winner, Steve Jones. Every athlete’s dream is to represent their country at the Olympics and therefore the Rio qualification standard is my aim in what will be my only marathon race this year.’

Chicago Marathon entry lists


Coaching the coaches 2014

Coaching the coaches

Event Group Coach: Integration Days

scottishathletics have lined up four dates for the final days of the UKA Event Group Coach, Level 3 qualifications.

The Level 2 coaches involved for this must have completed the full online course before booking their place on the course.

Event groups are broken down into four groups: Endurance; Speed and Hurdles; Jumps; Throws

All sections of the online content must have been completed and passed before trying to book a place on the final Integration day.

The Integration Day is a full day, starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm and will be largely classroom based. The day is designed to allow coaches to further explore their knowledge around the specifics of their chosen Event Group.

Book Integration Day courses online 

The course cost is £75 and it is a full day in a classroom setting, working in groups to develop everyone’s knowledge of the event group.

Course details are:

Endurance: 7 November: Emirates Arena, NGB1, 5th Floor

Speed and Hurdles: 8 November: Emirates Arena, NGB1, 5th Floor

Jumps: 21 November: Grangemouth Athletics Stadium

Throws: 22 November: Grangemouth Athletics Stadium

The Lead Tutor will be Tom Crick. There are more details on the Event Group coach qualification online.

To book your place, please complete the Education Data and Booking form and submit it to Joanne Dennis at scottishatheltics.



There is a paid coaching post vacancy at Livingston AC now available.

The club, who operate from Craigswood Stadium track, are looking for a Lead Coach to guide their burgeoning section for those in the 9-12-year-old age group.

Learn more online from the advertisement



With so much activity in athletics in Scotland, it is not always possible for us to cover the full range and depth as much as we would like.

So delighted to note the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club themselves produce a comprehensive and very informative Newsletter which covers a lot of Masters activity.

Indeed, the September issue includes a profile of Olympian marathon runner Don Macgregor, as well as a couple of Q and A features with the likes of Ian Leggett and Chris Upson. Lots of results, too.


Tags: Event Group Courses, Glasgow Athletics Asscociation, Great Scottish Run Q and A, Haile Gebrselassie, Jo Pavey, Livingston AC, Masters Cross Country, Susan Partridge

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