SHETTLESTON OPEN GRADED: Good conditions and the new Crownpoint track were the recipe for the fastest time by an U15 boy over 800m in Scotland this year on Tuesday evening.
Kilbarchan’s David McNair (2.05.03) was one of a number of boys who ran PB performances in this Derek McLean Trophy race to remember a young Shettleston athletes who died from cancer. The last winner of the event was Ben Greenwood of Perth who has gone on to perform at the highest standard. In second position was Lewis Pentecost of Falkirk who had won the Scottish 1500m title on Sunday ( 2.06.70) just holding off Jamie Burns of Shettleston ( 2.06.95 PB)
Full result: 1st David McNair Kilbarchan 2.05.03; 2nd Lewis Pentecost Falkirk 2.06.70; 3rd Jamie Burns Shettleston 2.06.95; 4th Harris Pentecost Falkirk 2.07.76 ; 5th Andrew McAngus Kilbarchan 2.07.90; 6th Craig Kennedy Kilbarchan 2.12.22; 7th Lewis Elliot Shettleston 2.12.73; 8th Drew Pollock Cambuslang 2.14.06
The event at the new Crownpoint track was a great success for the host club with nearly 600 athletes competing over two nights .This continues the surge in athletics post-Glasgow 2014 and of course the investment by Glasgow City Council in the venue. These meetings cannot go ahead without the help of officials and the club is especially grateful to Vic and Pat Hockley who set up the electronic timing system for the first time at Crownpoint.
Also Bobby Crossan u17 700g Javelin 52.75m, which is a new club record,