Weekend round-up 6/7 September

Monday 8th September 2014



Susan Partridge came up with a decent performance at the Great North Run as she finished in 10th place in a high quality women’s race.

The Team Scotland marathon runner, who was sixth at the Commonwealth Games, was clsoe to a season’s best with a time of 72.28 in the North-East on Sunday. Kilbarchan AAC’s Gemma Rankin was also in action and finished in 13th place in 77.04.

Edinburgh AC’s Neil Renault was the best Scottish finisher in the men’s race won by Mo Farah. Neil clocked 66.54 – the sixth best performance in the 2014 Scottish rankings.

Sean Fontana of VP-Glasgow had a good run and set a PB to finish in 20th place in 67.15 with Luke Caldwell at 22nd in 67.26. Central AC’s John Newsom was 27th in 69.29.

All the results from the Great North Run, including the junior age group races, are available via the Great Run website.


UK School Games - Scotland 4 x 400m Boys

UK Schools Games – Scotland 4 x 400m Boys

*There were a number of fine performance by Scottish athletes at the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester on Friday.

A ‘Team Scotland’ group was selected by the Scottish Schools Athletics Association (following the Secondary finals at Hampden earlier in the summer) and there were also one or two English-based Scots among the medals.

Scanning through the results, we make it a tally of 16 medals with that including three golds for Josh Kerr, George Evans and Carys McAulay.

Here’s the list (apologies if we have missed a medal-winning performance):

Gold: Josh Kerr, George Evans, Carys McAulay
Silver: Cameron Tindle, Selina Henderson, Rachel Alexander
Bronze: Alisha Rees, Sandy Wilson, Andrew Smith, Gillian Black, Pamela McNicol, Ben Greenwood, Chris Stewart, 4 x 100m Women, 4 x 400m Men

In the Para events taking place at the School Games:

Gold: Ross Paterson 400m; Shelby Watson 100m wheelchair, 800m wheelchair
Bronze: Lewis Clow.

Congratulations to all the athletes, teachers, coaches and volunteers involved in the School Games.
All the results are on Power of 10.


Edinburgh AC athletes celebrate in Birmingham after YDL success

Edinburgh AC take 4th in YDL young age group final

*Congratulations to Edinburgh AC on a fourth place finish in their Youth Development League final in the younger age groups.

The capital club’s U13 and U15 squad were in the hunt for third for much of the day at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday.

In the end, they finished fourth with Sale taking the title on 606 points, Blackheath second on 598 and Reading in third on 584 with EAC on 568. There were eight clubs contesting the final with Edinburgh having won the Scottish final.


*There were a handful of Scots involved in the 10,000m festival in Manchester on Saturday.

The best performance came in the 1500m steeplechase as Danielle Beattie of VP-Glasgow recorded a PB of 5.08.95 to enter the top ten in the British rankings. Club-mate Claire Thomson also set a PB in that race.

Dermot Cummins was the best performance by a Scottish-based athlete int he 10,000m races and notice PBs for the likes of Colin Partridge and Michelle Sandison.


Alastair Stanley (on left) with Garscube athletes

Alastair Stanley (on left) with Garscube athletes


*Finally, Garscube Harriers athlete Alastair Stanley was in remarkable form over the weekend in a ‘Double Decathlon’ event in Italy.

Alastair has set a World record at U20 age group after competing in 20 events over two days in Milan. To say it is a test of technical expertise and endurance would be an understatement. The event list features everything you could name from jumps to throws to hurdles and steeplechase – with a 10,000m as its conclusion!

Coach Sandy Robertson said: ‘He is a credit to himself and his family and the squad of Combined Event athletes who work out of Grangemouth Stadium.’

Check out Alastair’s result World Record 2014 Stanley

Tags: Alastair Stanley, Edinburgh AC, Gemma Rankin, George Evans, Josh Kerr, Luke Caldwell, Neil Renault, Sean Fontana, Shelby Watson, Susan Partridge

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