There is a busy weekend coming up in two strands of our sport with scottishathletics events taking place in Fife and Livingston.
Hundreds of our members will be involved in the Scottish trail Champs at Falkland in Fife on Saturday and at the final Throws and Jumps Grand Prix of the track and field season at Craigswood stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks, as ever, to all athletes, coaches, clubs and parents who are supporting these events. And the many volunteers involved in event organisation.
Edel Mooney (centre) and Fife’s Megan Crawford – contenders for Scottish Trail Champs medals on Saturday
The Scottish Mid-Trail Champs are on Saturday at Falkland Estate with Fife AC having kindly taken on the role as host organisers.
With more than 200 entries across the various ages there should be an exciting day of races – with U11 and U13 entries being taken on the day. Championship races at U15, U17 and the Senior race (which includes U20s and Masters) are now closed.
Men and women compete together over 15k in the Seniors race and the likes of Ronhill Cambuslang’s Robert Gilroy and Edel Mooney of Lothian Running Club look to be among the favourites to medal.
Mooney, in fact, won the Scottish Trail Champs title in 2013 and took the silver last year. Leading the challenge could be a trio of Fife AC women – Sophie Mullins, Megan Crawford and Katie Jones. Edinburgh University Hares and Hounds have strong representation, too.
In terms of the team event, Ronhill Cambuslang, Calderglen Harriers and Fife have committed large numbers and that support is much appreciated.
Scottish championship medals are up for grabs for male and female first three individuals in U15, U17 and the main race for U20, Senior, O40, O50, O60, O70. Team medals are also on offer at the Falkland Estate event with three to count in each team at U15 and U17 and four to count in the U20/Senior/Masters race.
U20 and Masters athletes compete in the Senior race and can count for Senior team. In all categories, age is determined on race day – September 5. Declarations and parking for all events will take place at the Village Hall, Back Wynd, Falkland KY15 7BX.
Craigswood in Livingston will be the venue again for the fourth and final meeting of the Throws and Jumps Grand Prix series over the weekend.
Many prizes throughout all age groups are up for grabs and are still to be decided at the final meet following events in April, June and July.
For this year only, as well as the many Gift vouchers and medals being awarded, there will be the Commonwealth Games Legacy Awards.
These will be awarded to athletes in all age groups who have produced performances throughout the series, which are worthy of recognition. The awards will be in the form of top specification throwing implements which were used (and in some cases not used) at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Also, in keeping with the traditions of the Hammerama series, the brainchild of the late Alan Bertram, a number of trophies specifically for Hammer performances will be awarded.
Entry forms together with timetable and other useful information including the points scoring system, can be found on the Events section.
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