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Bus Notice Young Athletes Road Race

The Scottish Young Athletes Road Race Championships will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB on Sunday 17 March, 2019 .

For athletes who entered, parents and supporters

You can travel by bus or by private transport.

Bus times are as follows:

Bridge of Weir (Bulls) 8.30am,

Kilbarchan Library 8.35am,

Beith Road Garage 8.40am,

Thorn 8.40am,

Canal Street (opp Grill in the Park) 8.55am,

Tesco Garage Renfrew Road 9.00.

Races start at 11.30.

The cost is £5 for all athletes.

Jemma Reekie

Jemma Reekie is now on  a well earned rest after representing GB in the 1500m at European Indoor Championships at the Emirates in Glasgow.

Jemma, who joined the Club as an 11 year old, has been an ever improving athlete, always a positive attitude and commitment, had a good winter and ensured her GB selection when she won the British Indoor Championships 1500m in Birmingham in February, time 4.17

At the Emirates, she just missed qualifying for the European final but still ran an Indoor PB in her heat, time 4.13.44 a fine performance.

Jemma now trains in a new group, a training partner of Laura Muir, though her earlier background includes being part of the Girls Endurance group, training at Linwood and Saturdays at Barshaw Park.


Thanks to our Officials

The club was well represented amongst the Scottish officials that supported the European Indoor Championships held last weekend at the Emirates Glasgow. Officials associated with the club were

Jason Pender, Margaret Ann MacLachlan, Christine Stoops, Pamela Ross, Magnus Ross. We also had Eleanor McNicol amongst the volunteers (possibly a few more).

Without the dedication of these officials, who are all volunteers we would not be able to hold events right from club championships to Olympic Games.

Thank you all!

Club Connect Relays – European Championships

The club had a very successful night on Friday 1st March – with 3 of our relay teams taking part in the National Relay Finals which were held in front of a big crowd at the Emirates Arena on the opening night of the European Indoor championships.

All teams run a 4x200m – U13 boys were first off coming in a fantastic silver medal position with a time of 1:56.02, beating the club record that has stood for over 10 years.

Next up we’re U13 girls in a tough field came in 5th in a time of 2:01.30, however they also just beat the old club record dating back from 2002!

Lastly the U17 put up a great fight to be just popped on the line coming in second to take the Silver medal in the time of 1:32.52, and once again beating the previous club record!

Congratulations to all athletes and big thanks to Team Managers Richard and Donna on the night along with Jason and Janice for team selection and organising and making arrangements for heats and finals.


U13Boys – Max O Neill, Eniola James Olatake, Robbie Stevenson, Caleb Murray

U13 Girls – Grace McColgan, Sarah Lyle, Ellis Coote, Ella McGrath

U17 Men – Stephen Johnston, Alex Connell, Roy Obaisuwa, Matthew Cliff

*club record will be updated in due course*

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Heading to Europe – Jemma Reekie!


A Superb finish from Jemma Reekie made sure of a 1500m gold at the British Championships and clinched her slot for Glasgow 2019 with automatic selection.

Jemma clocked 4.17.08 in a tough race to get the title and a place at Emirates Arena in March.

Teenager Kerry MacAngus took fourth in the same final with a PB of 4.20.25.

Congratulations to both athletes

Indoor Facility Update

Our Plans to build a state-of-the-art athletics facility at the track at On-X Linwood have taken a step forward after councillors backed a Community Asset Transfer to the club

Read the full story Here.

We are of course still putting together the finances to make this dream a reality.. So if you win the lottery remember the club 💷

National Cross Country Champs Entry!

***entries now closed***

bus details will be available this week

Kilbarchan AAC members are invited to enter The National Cross Country Championships – Saturday 23rd February 2019.

The races will be held at Callender Park,Falkirk
A bus will be laid on for this event as parking is very limited – times to be confirmed

This is a pre entry event and Entries Close Sunday 6th February 2019

Entry Fee £6 Juniors, £7.50 U20/Seniors

Further details can be found on Scottish Athletics site HERE