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Sam’s silver in Australia; Discus workshops; Eddie Knox

Friday 18th October 2019

Photo via Fife AC Twitter

There was great news coming through to us this week from Australia via Fife AC.

Sam Fernando has been competing at the INAS Global Games in Brisbane and a superb PB run in the 3000m steeplechase has landed him a silver medal!

Sam clocked 9:58.82 after previously finishing 7th in the 10,000m earlier in the week in a time of 33:56.77. He duly followed those performances up with fourth place in the 5000m with a run of 16:05.13 to complete a hectic schedule.

It is always pleasing to see athletes being rewarded for hard work so well done to Sam, his family and coach Ron Morrison.

With thanks to Lesley Thirkell and Fife AC Twitter

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Nick with athletes and coaches at the Emirates Arena (photo by Alison Grey)

British champion and Scottish National Record holder, Nick Percy, was in Glasgow during the week and helped bring on the next generation of Scottish throwers.

scottishathletics would like to thank Nick for conducting a special workshop with young discus throwers and their coaches at the Emirates Arena on Wednesday night.

And then on Thursday evening he was at Scotstoun working with a number of athletes thanks to an invitation from VP-Glasgow and then conducted a Q and A session for coaches.

scottishathletics are fortunate to have a number of elite athletes who are always keen and willing when it comes to development work with our clubs and we appreciate the help.

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scottishathletics were saddened to learn this week of the passing of well-known Springburn Harriers international athlete, Eddie Knox, at the age of 72.

Eddie was an outstanding junior athlete who represented Scotland at the International Cross Country Championships (the predecessor to the IAAF World Championships) on three occasions. He finished fifth in 1965, improved to third in 1966, and won the title in 1967 – a remarkably consistent quality culminating in victory.

Eddie did not quite match that level of performance in his senior years, but did represent Scotland in five senior cross-country internationals.

On the track, he won the SAAA Youths mile title in 1964 and Junior mile title in 1966. He medalled at the seniors over three miles, winning the bronze medal in 1967. His career bests on the track were 4:15.1 (1 mile), 8:38.0 (3000m), 14:37.6 (5000m) and 30:42.6 (10000).

A fuller coverage of his career can be found here.

We send our condolences to Eddie’s family and friends

With thanks to Arnold Black

 

Tags: Australia, Eddie Knox, Fife AC, Nick Percy, Sam Fernando, Springburn Harriers, VP-Glasgow

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