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Scottish Athletics Hammer Development Group

Young Athletes Training Day
Grangemouth Stadium Sunday 24th November 2013

The second of a series training days for young hammer throwers will take place at the Grangemouth Indoor Arena on Sunday 24th November 2013.

All young hammer throwers – 18 years and younger are invited.

Coaches and those wishing to develop their knowledge of the event are very welcome.

Assemble at 09:30am for 09:45am start with a 1pm finish.

There will be a charge of £3:00 to cover the cost of the venue

Lead Technical Coach for the day will be Susan McKelvie with her own Coach

Lorraine Shaw and Andy Frost.

Bruce Robb, Scottish Institute of Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach will do a series of training sessions on the art of how to lift properly.

Any queries or a young athlete new to the event that wishes further information pleases contact Jim Green by email or phone 01505814409.

The dates for the remaining Training Days are as follows 15th December 2013,

19th January 2014, 16th February 2014 and 16th March 2014.

Jim Green
Scottish athletics
Hammer Development Group

Brian Graham … 100th parkrun

Congratulations to Brian who ran his 100th park run on Saturday 16th November 2013.

Brian Graham

Brian wrote on his Facebook page …..

That’s my 100th Parkrun. done and feeling a great sense of achievement to have reached that milestone. Got to Pollok Park at about 9am and had a 20 min pre run warm up. Got of to a good start and knew about halfway round that a PB was unlikely. I kept steady to finish in 23:04, my third fastest time at Pollok. A PB will just have to wait till another time, but, quite happy with my run today. Thanks everyone for all your support and best wishes.

Before the race Brian looked back on his park runs …

Just a few facts and figures about Parkrun. I took part in my first run at Pollok on 03/04/10 in a time of 26:05 with an age grade of 56.55%. I’ve completed 99 runs since then, my fastest being at Pollok on 31/08/13 with a time of 22:30 (AG 67.19) I’m hoping to be at Pollok this Saturday for my 100th run and hope to try for a PB. I’ve averaged 2.3 runs per month since I started Parkrun, I think that shows that I quite enjoy it! This year has been particularly good for improving my times and the knock on effect on my other race distance performances has been astounding. Running has helped me to overcome issues in my personal life this year and I hope to keep on improving as I get older. I feel like I’m in a good place just now and really starting to enjoy life again. Anyway, I’ve said enough, roll on Saturday!

I’m sure he’s looking forward to the next 100!!