Giffnock North and Aberdeen battle for Senior Men’s Relay glory
The 4 x 200m Relay Championships saw almost 600 club athletes take to the track and there were some terrific performances – with Scottish Records being set.
Giffnock North AAC won gold in the Senior Men’s race with 1.30.55 from Aberdeen AAC and VP-Glasgow. Giffnock’s winning team was John Hamilton, Robert Moses, Andy Moses and Alessandro Schenini.
And Edinburgh Ac won gold in the Senior Women’s race with 1.40.95 for a Scottish club Record thanks to the efforts of Siobhan Kingham. Jazmine Tomlinson, Sarah Malone and Stacey Downie.
There were also a number of age group records, subject to the ratification processes, as highlighted below (with thanks to Arnold Black):
Men 4×200 1 Giffnock North (John Hamilton, Robert Moses, Andy Moses, Alessandro Schenini) 1:30.55, 2 Aberdeen 1:30.61, 3 VP-Glasgow 1:30.72.
U17M 4×200 1 Giffnock North (Joseph Connelly, Kyle McLean, Matthew Forbes, Adam Clayton 1:31.24 (Scottish U17 record), 2 Edinburgh 1:34.40, 3 Pitreavie 1:35.24.
U15B 4×200 1 Edinburgh (Samuel Okpaje, Toby Peters, Alex Poustie-Williamson, Michael Girdler) 1:40.03 (Scottish U15 record), 2 Kilmarnock 1:44.27, 3 VP-Glasgow 1:46.83 (2h2 1:46.23).
U13B 4×200 1 VP-Glasgow (Russell Barnett, Thomas Sinclair, Adam Kyle, Connor McNally) 1:57.42, 2 Airdrie 1:59.56, 3 Inverclyde 2:01.08.
Women 4×200 1 Edinburgh (Siobhan Kingham, Jazmine Tomlinson, Sarah Malone, Stacey Downie) 1:40.95 (Scottish club record), 2 Giffnock North 1:41.70, 3 VP-Glasgow 1:41.81.
U17W 4×200 1 VP-Glasgow (Robyn Taylor, Emily Miller, Rebecca Love, Jade Henry) 1:43.92 (Scottish U17 record), 2 Giffnock North 1:44.30, 3 Pitreavie 1:44.41.
U15G 4×200 1 Giffnock North (Niamh Smith, Rosie McKay, Rachel Callan, Alyson Bell) 1:46.62 (Scottish U15 record), 2 Central 1:47.23, 3 Edinburgh 1:48.17.
U13G 4×200 1 VP Glasgow (Evie Greig, Rachel MacLean, Beth Bushell, Holly Kirkwood) 1:55.02, 2 Edinburgh 1:58.26, 3 Giffnock North 1:59.51.
There was a big entry in the Combined Events Champs across a number of age groups and there was some great action over the two days.
Visiting athlete, Ben Gregory, won the Senior Men’s title with a points tally of 5834 which gave him a Welsh National Recod for the event.
Kilbarchan AAC’s Andrew Murphy came up with some fine performances in his overall effort for a Pb 5402 points. And that looks to be a new Native Record for Andrew, surpassing the 5275 tally by Duncan Mathieson for indoor heptathlon some 20 years ago. Congratulations!
At U17 level, there was a Scottish Record for Joel McFarlane of Arbroath, subject to the usual ratification procedures. Joel scored a points tally of 4845.
On her way to silver in the U13 Girls pentathlon, Mya McMahon of Dunfermline broke the Scottish age group record for the indoor high jump with 156m and her score of 2649 points was also an U13 Record in the pentathlon. There was also a fine U15 Pentathlon performance by Murray Fotheringham.
There were some fine performances, too, at the Scottish Masters track and field Indoor Champs. Entries here also showed a big rise with 192 names on start-lists as compared to 156 last year.
Results are online and we will have a series of photos on Facebook.
Among the performances were wins for the likes of Wendy Nicol, Chris Upson, Fiona Matheson, Alan Roberston, Gordon Barrie, Gary Gray McKendrick and many others via the five-year age band system.