Nick lands Native Record in Glasgow; Young CE athletes in Manchester

Monday 7th August 2023

Nick Percy broke the Men’s Discus Native Record on his return to Scotland at the weekend.

And Nick will be back in action at Grangemouth this coming weekend in the 4J Senior Champs hoping to push on from the 61.14m posted at Scotstoun last Saturday.

Competing for Shaftesbury Barnet in the National Athletics League match, the GB and Scotland international had two throws over 61m to improve on his own 59.90m Native Record (set by a Scot in Scotland) from Grangemouth in 2016.

‘The Native Record is one I really should have improved on before now (from 2016) so I am pleased today to have done that with a couple over 61m,’ said Nick.

‘I will be back at Grangemouth for the 4J Seniors and there are prize pot standards to chase as well as trying to win back the title after being absent last year because of the European Champs in Germany.’

David Smith was another Scottish athlete competing for Shaftesbury in Glasgow and it was great to see David clearing 2.18m (off a short approach) following injury last winter.

The men’s High Jump at the 4J Seniors looks exciting with David and Will Grimsey due to compete at Grangemouth.


A small but determined Scottish cohort of young athletes competed at the England Athletics U17/U15 Combined Events Champs in Manchester over the weekend.

Well done to the athletes, coaches and clubs involved in taking on the challenges of competing at a deeper level than Scotland and the travel involved.

There was a fine silver medal in the U15 Boys for Nathan Mobbs of North Ayrshire AC and a sixth place at U17 Men for Finn Bryce of Aberdeen. Shannon Brown of North Ayrshire AC was sixth in the Women’s U17.

Also in action were Matilda and Antonio Brockley of Annan, and Zoe Loughrey  and Ava Mitchell of VP-Glasgow.


Tags: Combined Events, David Smith, Manchester, Nick Percy, Scotstoun

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