Callum Hawkins first athlete selected for World Championships @London2017

British Athletics News Story

Callum Hawkins first athlete selected for World Championships @London2017British Athletics today announced its first selected athlete for the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London and has committed to “selecting a large and competitive team to help inspire the next generation of British track and field stars” for the Championships.

Callum Hawkins (coach: Robert Hawkins) is the first athlete confirmed as a member of the British Athletics team for London 2017, after being pre-selected for the Marathon.  The 24-year-old from Kilbarchan in Scotland, was one of Britain’s standout performers at the Rio Olympic Games where he finished in a hugely impressive ninth position, in what was only his third attempt at the distance.

British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black, who led both the Olympic and Paralympic programmes to win more medals in Rio 2016 than were won in London 2012, said: “We are delighted to confirm Callum’s selection for London.  He has only competed over 26.2 miles three times, but we can already see the talent he has, finishing eighth at the London Marathon in 2016 and following that up in Rio at the Olympics with a brilliant ninth place.”

Published on its website today, the British Athletics selection philosophy document for the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, states that it has the intention of “selecting all qualified athletes who demonstrate the necessary form and fitness at the time of selection.”

Black added: “It is important for British Athletics to capitalise on the once in a generation opportunity of hosting the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London by selecting a large and competitive team, to help inspire the next generation of British track and field stars.”

The full British Athletics Selection Policy – which cannot be published until the IAAF confirms the qualification and entry process – will be structured to satisfy four core aims:

Christmas Handicap, Johnstone, Mon 19 Dec 2016

Date: Monday 19 December 2016
Location: Cochrane Castle Community Centre
Please arrive by 7pm
Race Starts: 7:30pm
Please bring a prize along, first home picks a prize and so on so everyone leaves with a prize.

To assist with handicaps it would be beneficial if runners could declare an interest in the race by filling out the below form.

If all runners can arrive at the hall before 7pm we will send the first runner off at 7:30pm.

The Route (2 laps):christmashandicaproute

West Districts XC Championships, RESULTS, Ayr, Sun 4 Dec 2016

Event: Scottish Athletics West District Cross Country Championships
Date: Sunday 4 December 2016
Venue: Mosshill Industrial Estate, by Ayr, KA6 6BE

A successful days racing at Mosshill industrial estate as clear blue sunny skies met the runners on an increasingly boggy course as the day progressed.

Congratulations to everyone who ran today, here are some medal highlights. 6 team medals and 6 individual medal wins.

U13 Girls Bronze Team Medal
Rachael Muir, Louise Hastie, Chloe Cameron

U15 Boys David McNair indv Silver

U15 Boys Gold Team Medal
David McNair, Jack Patton, Eoighan Small

U15 Girls Alisha Sivell indv Bronze

U15 Girls Bronze Team Medal
Alisha Sivell, Leona Murray, Libby Sutherland

U17 Boys Andrew MacAngus Indv Gold

U17 Boys Gold Team Medal
Andrew MacAngus, Craig Kennedy, Josh Hendry

U20 Men Silver Team Medal
Scott McLardie, Ewan McKerral, Conor Thomson

U20 Wom Laura Stark indv Gold

U20 Wom Sarah Dempsey indv Bronze

U20 Wom Gold Team Medal
Laura Stark, Sarah Dempsey, Chloe Simpson

V50 Men Robert Quinn indv Gold

Provisional results are over at Scottish Athletics event page:

Continue reading West Districts XC Championships, RESULTS, Ayr, Sun 4 Dec 2016

Special offer on club kit

As we enter December already its that time of the year to start placing club kit orders via Donna Matthews. 

We have discounted the cost of our kit bags. Normally £20 plus £2 for initials now only £18 plus £2 for initials. Plenty currently in stock. 

Any hoodie orders must be in place for 13th December to guarantee xmas delivery. 

A full range of club kit available can be found here. 

Press Release, Tues 29 Nov 2016

It was a Scottish 1-2 at Liverpool’s Sefton Park last Saturday where Callum Hawkins finished a close second behind fellow Olympian Andrew Butchart from Central AC.. Callum’s time 28 minutes 45 seconds for the 10K course.

The race was the final trial for the European Cross Country Championships and the 2 Scots will now lead the GB team in Sardinia next month.

The Liverpool meeting attracts huge numbers from all around the UK and Kilbarchan Athletic Club had a number of other athletes competing in the various age group events, against Britain’s best.

Top twenty places included Laura Stark under 20 women 9th, David McNair under 15 boys 11th,  Alisha Sivell under 15 girls 19th, while in the youngest age group race for under 11 boys, Oliver Patton medalled, finishing 2nd ..

This coming Sunday, the West District Cross Country Championships are at Ayr with the extra incentive of the top runners being selected to represent the West at the Inter District Championships in Edinburgh, early January.

Arthur Smith

Hawkins qualifies for Euro Cross in Liverpool 

Full Results in the Liveroool tab of this page.

Callum Hawkins will compete for GB at the upcoming Euro Cross Championships after finishing 2nd in Liverpool at Sefton Park behind Scottish counterpart Andrew Butchart.

This will Callum’s third Euros in four seasons having finished 7th and 5th on previous ocassions.

Continue reading Hawkins qualifies for Euro Cross in Liverpool 

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