Athletes prepare for action at our 4J Senior and U17 Champs

Thursday 10th August 2023

Key info for Grangemouth

Grangemouth’s status as very much the current home of track and field in Scotland has been in the spotlight in recent months.

And hopefully another exciting weekend of action at the 4J Senior and U17 Champs will once again demonstrate the key role of the central Scotland venue.

Almost 700 athletes are on our start-lists and there’s further significance for what is always an auspicious occasion – with this the 130th staging of the Scottish Senior Champs.

Champions will be crowned, medals won and lost and finals keenly contested as athletes chase cherished podium places.

Add a Prize Pot with a three-tier achievement structure for shares of £2000 and the anticipation rises.

Working with our partners at YFS Media, we plan to have coverage across our social media channels with a focus on YouTube highlights, clips and interviews. On Twitter, please use the hashtag #4Jathletics.

Thanks in advance to all our Officials, our track and field sponsors 4J Studios and to everyone at Grangemouth Stadium working hard to deliver the event over two days.

Start-lists (becomes Live Results)

693 Athletes for 4J Seniors and U17s – and drop-in chats on age group category changes

‘We’re delighted to have had a fantastic response from athletes around Scotland and beyond with over 1000 event entries received from athletes representing 108 clubs,’ said Leslie Roy, Convenor of our Track and Field Commission.

‘Once again there will be a ‘prize pot’ on offer for top performances continuing with the three-tier structure introduced last year.

‘Athletes eligible for Scotland in a Commonwealth Games can land ‘shares’ by hitting the Gold, Silver and Bronze standards. Para athletes compete for the same pot.

‘We’ve top Para athletes competing, a couple of National Record breakers from this season and a number of Team Scotland athletes from the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

‘Thanks in advance to all our Officials and good luck to athletes and coaches.’

As noted by Leslie, the Prize Pot, which includes Para performance standards, is open only to those eligible to represent Scotland at a Commonwealth Games.

But visiting athletes can win medals as our track and field champs are open (similar to Scots competing at England Athletics events).

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Bobby’s website

It can be presumptuous of us to try and pick out potential medallists in advance and the beauty of sport is often than anything can happen and quite often does.

Nonetheless we do want to highlight some of the quality likely to be on show – as just one example, the Men’s 100m this year has 14 athletes entered with sub 11 second PBs.

So here are some contenders – with the proviso the list is by no means comprehensive (and does not include non-Scots):

Men’s track:

Jack Lawrie; Adam Clayton, Krishawn Aiken, Dean Patterson; Murray Fotheringham; Guy Learmonth; Kyle Alexander; Ewan Bradley, Scott Connal; Ben Potrykus, Jack Patton, Gavin Smith, Jamie MacKinnon; Ryan Thomson, Ben MacMillan, Scott Stirling; Michael Cameron

Women’s track:

Sarah Malone, Rebecca Matheson; Hannah Cameron, Sarah Calvert; Emily Craig, Mhairi Patience; Carys McAulay, Jill Cherry; Hannah Anderson, Kirsty Walker; Lynn McKenna

Men’s Field:

Henry Clarkson; Nick Percy, Andrew Peck; Chris Bennett; Alessandro Schenini, Stephen Mackenzie; David Smith

Women’s Field:

Libby White; Allie Routledge; Kirsty Law, Meghan Porterfield; Teddy Tchoudja; Angela McAuslan-Kelly; Dawn Russell, Katie Burr, Erin Waters; Sara Barbour

Para Events:

Graham Condie, Adam Donnachie, Ben Sandilands, Kayleigh Haggo, Alexander Thomson



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