Throwers enjoy final GP; National Relays – entries close Thursday

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Katie Ord and Andrew Costello with their Hammerama trophies (photo by Alison Grey)


Numerous Personal Best performances and a Masters Age Group best graced the final scottishathletics Throws Grand Prix in the sunshine at Livingston on Saturday.

The series of four events in Inverness and Livingston over the season averaged 94 entries with athletes from Nairn in the north, Annan in the south along with visitors from as far afield as Doncaster .

At the final Grand Prix, Scottish and British U17 record holder Kirsty Costello (Kilbarchan AAC) had a consistent series of throws with a 61.46m effort her best of the day.

Another highlight in Hammer was a Masters best in the W35 age category from Mhairi Porterfield (VP-Glasgow) who bettered her own best in the age group achieved in 2017 with a throw of 53.72m.

Mhairi also won the ‘Battle of the Porterfields’ in the Shot Putt with a best effort of 13.08m ahead of daughter Meghan who threw 12.98m in the U15 girls category. Meghan did throw an 35.10m PB in Discus which takes her top of the Scottish and No 3 in the UK rankings for the year.

There was impressive throwing from Schools International Dannie Gracie (Annan and District) in both Discus and Hammer and Paralympian Stephen Miller (Gateshead) had a good throw in Seated Club with a best effort of 28.57m.

Hammer Throwers Andrew Costello (Kilbarchan AAC) and Katie Ord (VP-Glasgow) were worthy recipients of the Hammerama Awards for 2019. These are awarded to athletes throughout the series who have shown ‘Commitment, Potential and Performance. ‘

With thanks to Alison Grey


Pitreavie is the venue on Sunday 15 September for the final track and field event of the FPSG Outdoor Season.

It’s the National Relays and there are races planned for U13, U15 and U17 age groups as well as U20/Senior teams.

Can your club compete at 4x100m, 4x400m (4x300m for U15s boys and girls and U17 women), 3x800m?


*Entries close at midnight on Thursday!


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