Weekend 25/26 July: Throws and Jumps; CE; Dudgeon; Ruddy

Monday 27th July 2015

Throws and Jumps Grand Prix results

The third of the scottishathletics Throws and Jumps Grand Prix took place at Livingston over the weekend.

Once again there was a good entry with 171 and more than 60 PBS were recorded.

Commonwealth Games representatives Andy Frost and Angus McInroy were among those to support the event and indeed Andy came up with his third best performance of the season with 67.24m.

George Evans only returned from the World Youths in the middle of last week and he competed in the shot and discus against National record holder McInroy.

Edinburgh AC’s Stephanie Fowler is an U17 hammer thrower and she took advantage of the absence of Natalie Robbins and Emma Rae to split the top two in the Scottish rankings, with a PB of 52.90.

It is encouraging to see such strength in Women’s U17 Hammer throwing, with all three girls over 50 metres.

Good to see, also, a number of Para entrants for IPC events with a couple making the long journey from England because of the competition opportunity offered. Kayleigh Haggo was among the PBs on a weekend when Jo Butterfield swapped Craigswood for the Olympic Stadium in London and came up with a European record!

On what turned out to be a busy weekend for athletics officials with meets all over Scotland and Great Britain, scottishathletics were very grateful for the support the event received from Scottish officials – and especially from those based in the North of the Country who travelled from Thurso,Inverness and Aviemore to officiate. That support is greatly appreciated.

The fourth and final Event in the seriesis again taking place at Craigswood on the weekend of September 5 /6.

Please email Mary Anderson to enter:


With thanks to Hugh Murray 



Tom Chandler – third place at Hexham

Five athletes represented Scotland at the Combined Events International match in Hexham over the weekend.

And they delivered some very solid performance with a number of individual event PBs despite heavy rain on both days at the Tynedale Athletics Stadium venue.

Tom Chandler took third place in the U20 Men’s competition with a fine overall PB of 6448. The Central AC athlete set PBs in long jump and the 1500m.

In the Senior Men’s competition, there was a sixth place finish for Kilbarchan AAC’s Andrew Murphy in the senior decathlon. Andrew scored 6361 points with PB performances in the 100m and 400m.

Emma Canning was in action in the U20 Women’s event and finished fourth with a points score of 4708. The Whitemoss AAC athletes set PBs in hurdles and javelin.

Emma’s club-mate, Scott Connal, had no direct competition at U17 level as he wore his first Scotland vest and competed alongside the U20 group to score 5385.

Alix Still finished in second place in the U17 Women’s Heptathlon, with a solid performance in her International debut, scoring 4250.  Alix led from the start and was only overtaken by Whitemoss athlete Emily Craig in the final event to win with a PB total of 4350.  Emily was competing as an open entrant to the competition.

Scottish athlete Joel MacFarlane won the U15 Pentathlon event at Hexham on the Sunday.

One additional highlight was the appearance of the Czech athlete Adam Helcelet who won the senior decathlon title with a meeting record of 8148 points to secure the Czech national qualifying standards for the World Championships.

All the Results are on the teamdecathlon.com site

With thanks to Iain McEwan



Emily Dudgeon – photo by Mark Shearman

Emily Dudgeon came up with a good performance at the Morton Games in Dublin – with her second fastest 800m run ever.

The Edinburgh AC athlete clocked 2.01.97 with 400m runs in Ireland, also, for Jamie Bowie (Team East Lothian) with 47.06 and Grant Plenderleith (Falkirk Victoria Harriers) at 47.54.

In Lausanne, Avril Jackson ran 60.38 for the 400m Hurdles to move to third in the Scottish rankings.



Shettleston Harriers athlete John Ruddy (pictured) has been in Poland to compete in the European Deaf Athletics Champs.

John was representing GB and indeed was the only British athlete to medal when he won bronze last Firday in the 200m final. John clocked 22.39 in that race.

He had earlier featured in the 100m and reached the final to finish sixth. John is coached by Sheila Atkinson. There is a story on the Shettleston website.


Tags: Alix Still, Andrew Murphy, Andy Frost, Angus McInroy, CE International, Emily Dudgeon, Emma Canning, George Evans, Scott Connal, Throws and Jumps Grand Prix, Tom Chandler

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