Athletes savour exciting Relays and CE Champs at the Emirates

Monday 30th January 2023

Edward Joyce steers Giffnock North home to win Men’s 4×200 Scottish title at the Emirates Arena (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Results via our Events section page

There was double gold for Giffnock North AC at the 4J Studios Senior Indoor Relay Championships on Saturday, with the club’s teams taking both the men’s and women’s titles at the Emirates Arena.

The men’s race was close-run with finisher Edward Joyce admitting afterwards that he’d eased up a little in the final straight with a tight hamstring – but not enough to let second-placed VP-Glasgow through.

Pitreavie AAC completed the men’s podium in third place after a strong last lap from Rory Voss, and also took silver in the Women’s race, just ahead of Strathclyde University Harriers.

That particular second/third place battle took a photo finish to confirm with Strathclyde’s Mirren Ward giving her all to the extent she fell just over the line – a dramatic ending but one which at least saw medals around their necks in the final reckoning.

Bobby Gavin photos (Saturday: Relays and CE)

The results were:

Men’s Race:

1: Giffnock North AC (1:29.16) – Murray Fotheringham, Kyle Alexander, Jason Wu, Edward Joyce

2: VP-Glasgow AC (1:29.34) – Ethan Sabah Pottie, Jamie Stevenson, David Wilson, Sol Stewart

3: Pitreavie AAC (1:30.87) Logan Fearn, Caleb McLeod, Lewis Thomson, Rory Voss

Women’s Race

1: Giffnock North AC (1:41.99) – Rachel Callan, Freya Cowan, Eve Denholm, Caroline MacConnell

2: Pitreavie AAC (1:43.46) – Elena Clark, Emma Pedrana, Katie Dinwoodie, Darcie Black

3: Strathclyde University Harriers (1:43.59) – Erin Campbell, Kelsey Stewart, Emma Barclay, Mirren Ward

In other age groups, a number of clubs progressed to finals at U17, U15 and U13 level and those will be held at the Emirates on Sunday 12 February.

Huge thank you to all clubs involved in competing on Saturday and, of course, to our superb team of Officials for their assistance in making the event happen.

With thanks to Sue Gyford


The 4J Combined Events Champs took place over both days at the Emirates with some great action (with our focus on Scottish athletes).

Highlight was a fine Heptathlon performance by Adam Hoole of Team East Lothian to take gold with 5582 points and move third on the Scottish all-time list.

Adam came up with no fewer than five PB performances to put together an excellent weekend and claim the Senior Scottish title. Ewan Bradley took silver with 5344 points.

In the Women’s event, Katie Burr of Loughborough was back in Glasgow to compete indoors for the first time in four years – and landed a silver medal with 3525 points.

Our U20 titles were won by Amy Kennedy of Cumbernauld AAC with 3760 points (a new PB) and Jonathan Cameron of Inverclyde AC with 4508.

Title winners in lower age groups were:

U15 Boys: Douglas Knox (Springburn Harriers) 2676

U15 Girls: Holly Whittaker (Elgin AAC) 2823

U13 Boys: Harry Cook (Banchory and Stonehaven AC) 1521

U13 Girls: Dionne Maguiness (Airdrie Harriers) 2668

At U17 level, the top two Scots were in the silver medal positions:

Finn Bryce (Aberdeen AAC) 4205

Hannah McDermott (VP-Glasgow) 3301

Well done to all our Combined Events athletes and their coaches, families and clubs and thanks for supporting these championships.

Amy Kennedy in High Jump action as the Cumbernauld AAC athlete set a new points tally to win U20 gold (photo by Bobby Gavin)


Tags: 4J Combined Events Champs, 4J National Club Relays, Adam Hoole, Amy kennedy, Emirates Arena, Giffnock North AC

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