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Press Release

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Jemma Reekie confirmed her place in the British team for the European Championships in Berlin next month with a superb run in the Mile race at the Muller Anniversary Games on Sunday.

Jemma had finished in second place in the 1500m at the British Trials in Birmingham on July 1 but she still had to achieve the European qualifying time of 4minutes 7seconds, in order for selection to be confirmed.

The former Celtic Games Scotland captain had raced four times in the previous week, looking to achieve the time, a huge effort which included a London-France-Ireland-London schedule and on Sunday, Jemma was racing in the Millicent Fawcett Anniversary Mile with a special 1500m split set-up on the London Stadium track.

And Jemma achieved her target, her 1500m split of 4.06.11 was inside the 4.07 European standard she had been chasing. A fantastic effort.

Her Mile time of 4.27.16, was also a PB and Kilbarchan club record.

Arthur Smith ..24.7.18

New junior groups!

After a review we have made the decision to restructure the training group sessions for Junior athletes.

The new sessions will take place on Mondays or Wednesdays at the On-X track and will be organised in blocks fitting around school holidays. The first block is due to start in August after the schools return.

We will also, for the first time introduce training sessions for 7&8 year old athletes.

All athletes will have to be signed up using a new online system and payment will be completed in blocks. More info and the sign up details will be available in the coming weeks

Keep updated on the website or on Facebook

Details of proposed training sessions below

Monday:

7 – 8.00pm: 7–8Yrs Training Group

7 – 8.30pm: 9-10Yrs Training Group

7 – 8.30pm: 11-12Yrs Training Group

or

Wednesday:

7 – 8.00pm: 7–8Yrs Training Group

7 – 8.30pm: 9-10Yrs Training Group

7 – 8.30pm: 11–12Yrs Training Group

Silver Success

Congratulations to Jemma Reekie who had a fantastic race in the British Athletics Championships to take the Silver medal in the 1500m behind Laura Weightman.

Jemma once again produced a Personal Best performance, of 4.09.10  in what was her first British Championships as a Senior athlete.

The race meeting doubled as a Trials Event for the upcoming European Championships in Berlin, with the first two places gaining selection should they meet the standard time of 4:07.00.JR

Picture supplied from Facebook

 

Volunteers Required!

Renfrewshire Leisure are looking for volunteers for the upcoming athletics camps held at On-X. These camps are for young athletes.

Details

Week 1 9-13th July 10-3pm

Week 2 16th-20th July 10-3pm

Volunteers will be assisting the lead coaches setting up, running warm ups and cool downs and helping some of the younger pupils take part.

Volunteers can do single days or a camp.

If you are interested or can assist please contact

Donnie Wood

School Sport Competitions Officer

Renfrewshire Leisure

Email – donnie.wood@renfrewshire.gov.uk

www.renfrewshireleisure.com

OGM – Start lists now online!

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starting_lists

See Start lists for Open Graded Meeting at Linwood For Tuesday 26th June 2018

  • Registration will open at 5.45pm and will close 30 minutes before the published start time of each event event or at 7.30pm, whichever is earlier. All athletes are required to collect their athlete number before this time.

Please note the revised timetable with Hammer event now starting at 18:00 hours. There will be no access to the back straight during this event.

Timetable Linwood 26th June