Scottish Age Group Championships Report

The Scottish Age groups Championships started at Scotstoun last weekend and there were some top performances by local athletes representing Kilbarchan Athletic Club.

In the under 15 girls events, Kirsty Costello won the Hammer throwing 55.18metres, a Championship best performance and Kirsty also won the Javelin with 37.73m.

In the under 20 boys events, Cameron Wright won the 2000m steeplechase, time 6 minutes 14.12 seconds and Andrew Costello won the Hammer with 55.89metres.

There were Bronze medals for Shona Ross for the under 20 girls Triple Jump (11.80m); Ellie Fulton under 20 girls Javelin (39.67m), Kerry MacAngus under 20 girls 1500m (4.56.09) and Praise Olatoke for the under 20s 100m (10.82s). Also for Michael Cairns under 17 boys 400m Hurdles (59.95s) and for Jack Patton under 15 boys 1500metres (4.21.65).

Arthur Smith

Reekie dominates the mile in Manchester

European Junior 1500m Champion Jemma Reekie was running for the GB Junior Team over 1 mile last night in a classy field at the English Manchester International, Sportcity.

The youngest athlete in the race (in what was her debut mile) stormed away from Charlene Thomas (PB of 4:27 over 1 mile) with 200m to go to win convincingly in a time of 4:40.55.

Congratulations to Jemma on another fantastic performance.

Race Video

Scottish Athletics Report

Press Release, Tues 8 Aug 2017

Callum Hawkins confirmed his stature as a top world class performer on Sunday, when he finished 4th in the World Marathon Championships round the thronged streets of London. The 25 year old from Elderslie, cheered on by the huge crowds, maintained his pace, finishing strongly and just missing a medal position,  time 2 hours 10 minutes 17 seconds, a personal best and the best by a British athlete in the World marathon event for 20 years.

Elsewhere at the weekend, 2 of Scotland rising stars, fellow Kilbarchan Athletic Club members were representing Scotland in the Celtic Games International in Dublin.

Kirsty Costello, also from Elderslie, set a Scottish age group record of 57.83m to finish in 2nd place in the Hammer competition and David McNair from Paisley and competing in the 800 metres also won Silver, breaking the 2 minute barrier, his time 1.58.85.

Arthur Smith

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