Throws Grand Prix preview

Thursday 7th April 2016

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Craigswood in Livingston hosts the first of the scottishathletics Throws Grand Prix 2016 meetings on Sunday – with around 100 athletes expected to compete.

It is the opening event of four dates across the 2016 summer season with the Grand Prix incorporating Hammerama and IPC Throws for Para athletes.

So far, more than 85 athletes have lodged 150 entries and it is encouraging that many of those have also entered the remaining three events to ensure good competition throughout the season.

Entries on the day will be taken this Sunday at Livingston with those priced £10 per event.

There’s a wide range of age and abilities entered through the younger sections – and we very much see the Throws GP partly as a development event – as well as a number of veterans.

IPC World champion Jo Butterfield will compete as well GB international George Evans, with the Inverness Harriers athlete looking for qualification for the World Junior Champs in Poland. Sinclair Patience competes in shot put in a rare appearance outwith the Highland Games circuit.

And the popularity of the event has been shown by good entries from Annan to Inverness in terms of Scots as well a number from the north of England.

*Athletes should check the start lists before traveling as some have been moved into higher standard events to maintain a numerical balance.


The remaining events at Craigswood after Sunday are as follows:

Saturday 4 June: Enter online

Saturday 23 July: Enter online

Saturday 3 September: Enter online

(Pre-competition entries are the same as last year; only £5 and entries on the day will be £10. There will be a Series Entry on offer at £16)

With thanks to Hugh Murray, National Coach Mentor Throws


Livingston stages all four GP events


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