Tayside and Fife champions lift National Giant Heptathlon title

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Spikes on track

Monifieth High School have been crowned the scottishathletics National Giant Heptathlon winners for 2018 after winning the Tayside and Fife Regional Final with the highest points total nationally.

The Giant Heptathlon forms part of scottishathletics participation pathway and through the involvement of local clubs offers a route for young athletes into mainstream athletics.

The Giant Heptathlon is a test of speed, endurance, skill and physical ability with each competitor taking part in seven different events. Each athletes individual score is added to that of their teammates to determine the total score for each school. The school total is then entered into a league table (below) with the top scorers from across the five regions becoming this year’s National Giant Heptathlon winners.

With a slightly re-structured Regional Final in Grampian, this year’s Regional Finals had 29 schools participating and competing for the National Giant Heptathlon Title. Each school enters a team of 14 athletes (seven boys and seven girls) and the Regional Finals took place at the following venues:

*Grampian – Aberdeen Sports Village

*Tayside & Fife – Dundee & Angus College

*Central – The Peak, Stirling Sports Village

*East – Jack Kane Centre, Edinburgh Leisure

*West – On-X, Renfrewshire Leisure

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of the venues for their support with planning and delivering the Regional Finals and we look forward to working with them all again in future.

The winning Monifieth High School team ran up a grand total of 15,288 points at the Tayside and Fife Regional Final edging out this year’s National Runners-Up, Clydeview Academy from Inverclyde by only 92 points (15,196). Last year’s National Champions, Balfron High School, were pipped to the post in the Central Regional Final by McLaren High School who finished third nationally on 15,175 points.

Harlaw Academy were the top scorers in Grampian and Linlithgow Academy were the winners at the East Regional Final.

scottishathletics would like to extend our thanks to the many volunteers, clubs, local authority partners, Active Schools Coordinators and teachers that assisted in the delivery of Giant Heptathlon.

In particular, we would like to thank the delivery team at Sportshall Associates, the students from NESCOL, Dundee & Angus College, West Lothian College, Renfrew School of Sport and our own Sportshall Co-ordinator, Harry Baird, who has done an excellent job of planning and delivering the Giant Heptathlon events.

Finally, we would like to congratulate all the athletes that competed in the event and made this year’s Giant Heptathlon a great success.

For more information on Giant Heptathlon and schools athletics opportunities please visit our teachers sections.

You can also find your local athletics club using our Club Finder.

Winners – Monifieth High School celebrate their national success

School Region Total Score
Monifieth High School Tayside & Fife 15,288
Clydeview Academy West 15,196
McLaren High School Central 15,175
Webster’s High School Tayside & Fife 15,018
Balfron High School Central 14,847
Grove Academy Tayside & Fife 14,169
Wallace High School Central 13,995
Cumnock Academy West 13,727
Harlaw Academy Grampian 13,633
Cults Academy Grampian 13,586
Linlithgow Academy East 13,523
Bucksburn Academy Grampian 13,381
Morgan Academy Tayside & Fife 13,315
St Andrew’s Academy West 13,238
Bridge of Don Academy Grampian 13,214
Deans Community High School East 13,136
Portobello High School East 13,052
Aberdeen Grammar Grampian 12,959
Broughton High School East 12,827
Oldmacher Academy Grampian 12,574
Alva Academy Central 12,556
Dalkeith High School East 12,445
Park Mains High School West 12,302
Lornshill Academy Central 12,183
Dyce Academy Grampian 12,110
Hazlehead Academy Grampian 12,102
St Machar Academy Grampian 11,883
Alloa Academy Central 11,033
Kincorth Academy Grampian 8,400



Tags: Development, Giant Heptathlon, scottishathletics

Expand Social Feeds