Throws and Jumps GPs – round-up from our fourth and final events

Monday 24th July 2023

Above: Hammerama trophy winners – Angela McAuslan-Kelly and Lewis Craigie. Pic: Thanks to Jim Green

Throws results

Jumps results

Saturday saw the fourth events in our Jumps and Throws Grands Prix, with jumps taking place at Pitreavie in Dunfermline, and throws at Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock.

Huge thanks to all the officials who enabled the events to take place, as well as everyone else involved – coaches, athletes and supporters.


The conclusion of the Grand Prix series saw the presentation of the Hammerama trophies for 2023, presented for the best male and female hammer throw performances during the series. They went to Angela McAuslan-Kelly (Aberdeen AAC) and Lewis Craigie of (Kilbarchan AAC). Congratulations to both for their dedication and performances across the events.

Among the seated throws, there were PB performances from Adam Donnachie (Stirling Uni) – javelin 20.08m and shot 7.69m – and Jonathan Brown (Disability Sport Fife), who threw 8.75m in the javelin and 8.89m in the discus. Creditable distances were also achieved by Graham Condie (Edinburgh AC) –  23.30m in the club throw and 9.93m in the discus.

Fresh from her new U20 women’s Scottish javelin record, Dawn Russell (Kilbarchan) had a good performance of 45.50m in difficult conditions. Bruce Robb (PAAC) gained a big PB of 48.17m in the discus, moving him to 3rd in the UK U17 Men’s discus rankings.

In the hammer, National Academy athletes Angela McAuslan-Kelly (Aberdeen) and Callum Hendry (VP Glasgow) were back in from with solid performances of 56.91m and respectively 54.81m.

In the shot, there was a return over 13m for W40 Master’s athlete Mhairi Porterfield who threw a 13.09m SB, following a treble win in shot put, discus throw and hammer throw at the scottishathletics masters champs.

Another notable performance was from U13 athlete Murray Robb, who extended his PB out to 11.61m,putting him 5th on the all-time Scottish rankings. A notable mention also to the many athletes attaining PB’s in their respective events.


It was a dry but windy day at Pitreavie sports centre for the final jumps GP of the season, with a good number of PBs and SBs across the day.

Among the notable performances were Stephen Mackenzie in the long jump, who jumped 7.64m (windy) and a wind legal 7.52 SB, while Hannah Wallace jumped 5.70m.

In the triple jump we saw Henry Clarkson getting back into form with 15.29m, and Louis Whyte jumping 13.31m, following a 6.76 long jump earlier in the day.

In the high jump, there was a 1.90 jump for Amit Kumar, and a PB in the pole vault for Mark Herbert-Ruiz, of 4.00m.

– With thanks to Alison Grey and Allan Hamilton

Tags: Jumps, Jumps and Throws GP, Jumps and Throws GP Series, throws

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