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Short Course XC Championships, Bellahouston Park, Sun 10 Nov 2013

DECLARATIONS/NUMBERS/CHIP COLLECTION

Open at 9.30am in the Sports Hall of Bellahouston Leisure Centre, 31 Bellahouston Drive.

CHANGING

There is very limited changing in the sport centre, come ready to run. Before going through the main entrance please remove muddy shoes.

CHIPS

Results are by chip timing. If an athlete doesn’t have a chip on their shoe they won’t be in the results.

NO CHIP. NO RESULT.

There is a separate envelope for each athlete containing Timing chip, tie cords,
instructions on how to attach chip to laces and athlete’s number.
Team Managers should collect only the envelopes for athletes who are competing.
This differs from the National in February when individual envelopes were all given out in a large team envelope. No team envelope this time.

PRESENTATIONS

Individual presentations will take place immediately after each race.
Team presentations will take place on the course as they are available.
In all 6 races teams are 3 to score with the exception of the Senior/Junior Men which is 4 to score.

Website News

I hope everyone is enjoying the new website and has had a chance to read through some of the coaching information that has been added to the site over the last few weeks. Work is ongoing to add more to this part of the site, if anyone has anything they would like to see added let us know.

Race Results
Please send any race results info to either myself (stevenh1983@yahoo.co.uk) or John Kynaston (jkynaston00@hotmail.com) and we will get them added asap.

Race Entries
A trial is ongoing for senior & U20 athletes to enter upcoming races through the website.  At the moment entry forms are available on the pages for the Renfrewshire AAA XC Championship on Sunday 17th November and the West District XC Championships on Saturday 7th December. We hope this will improve the communication of entries and give team managers & coaches a better indication on what events athletes want to participate in.

Fixtures
Fixtures are continually refreshed and updated with the results being added after the event has taken place. If there are any fixtures you think should be added to the list then send them through to the webteam (stevenh & johnk).
The full list of indoor national events have now been added to the list.

Press
Arthur Smith’s press releases will be added to this section when they are released, keep an eye on this section for the updates, we will also post on the main page when a new one is available.

Kit
The Kit section has been updated with the available kit, Donna Matthews can also add a fluorescent Kilbarchan AAC writing to the back of training tops and jackets you currently use to make you more visible in the dark. This is available at £4 per item with pictures to follow of how this looks.

Coming Soon
There will be more articles in the near future on how coaches and athletes are developing here at Kilbarchan AAC and we will report on the visit of Darren Ritchie later this month.

If there is anything else you would like to see on the website leave a comment below or email stevenh1983@yahoo.co.uk.

Press Release, Mon 28 Oct 2013

Monday 28th October 2013

Hayley Haining took a step closer to gaining selection for the Scottish team for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, when she completed the Frankfurt Marathon in 2 hours 36 minutes 40 seconds, slightly faster than her London marathon time earlier in the year and again inside the Games qualifying standard..

Also at Frankfurt, Kilbarchan club mate Gemma Rankin was close to her best with a fine run timed at 2.42.39.

Also last weekend, on Saturday, the Scottish Cross Country Relay Championships were staged at Cumbernauld over tough undulating terrain.

Kilbarchan ladies team, who are West District Champions, again performed well, finishing third, just inches behind Edinburgh Athletic Club, with the title going to Central AC, who also won the Men’s event. Still a fine effort by the team of Christina Rankin, Natalie Sharp and Elspeth Curran with Elspeth having the 4th fastest time of the day, 14 minutes 1 second.

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Elspeth Curran – photo by Bobby Gavin

The Kilbarchan Mens team of Robert Quinn, Callum Matthews, Scot MacAulay and Andrew Dearie, were 10th.

The boys event was a repeat of the West result with Inverclyde AC winning from the Kilbarchan trio of Andrew MacAngus, Conor Thomson and Euan Gillham, with Euan having the fastest time of the day, 8minutes 9 seconds for the 2.5K circuit.

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Euan Gillham – photo by Bobby Gavin

The Kilbarchan girls team of Rachael Curry, Laura Stark and Jemma Reekie, finished 6th, with Laura having the fastest time for an under 15 year old, 9.51.

Good strength in depth for the Kilbarchan young athletes with around 100 teams in each category, Kilbarchan boys had 3 teams in the top 13 and the girls had 4 teams in the top 17.

After Saturday’s race, Laura Stark travelled to Bristol to compete in the UK Challenge Cross Country meeting, finishing 4th against some of Britain’s top young athletes.

Scottish National XC Relays Results

UK Challenge Cross Country U15 Girls Results

Renfrewshire COV Awards 2013 update

Another award for one of Kilbarchan’s finest as Renfrewshire Council announce that Robert Hawkins has won the category “Performance Coach of the Year”.

Congratulations to Robert on winning this award, and thanks to John Rodger for the nomination.

Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland are working on recognising nominators, nominees and winners of the respective categories in the following ways:

All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners of the local awards to receive a recognition letter/certificate
All nominators to receive a letter thanking them for nominating
All winners to be presented with a £100 cheque. Funding to go towards a recognised CPD opportunity through their SGB or other recognised body (coach scholarship), or can spend the money on the development of their club/players/athletes i.e. buying equipment or attending and competing in a competition
All winners to be presented with a sportscotland sponsored memento i.e. glass trophy
All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners to be recognised via a local press release
All local winners to be recognised on Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland websites
All local winners automatically nominated for the sportscotland National Coaching Awards taking place in October – outcome TBC

We will bring you news on when Robert receives his award along with some pictures of the presentation.

Renfrewshire COV Awards 2013

Renfrewshire Council have today announced that Jason Pender has won the category “Official of the Year”.

Congratulations to Jason on winning this award, and thanks to Jim Green for the nomination.

Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland are working on recognising nominators, nominees and winners of the respective categories in the following ways:

All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners of the local awards to receive a recognition letter/certificate
All nominators to receive a letter thanking them for nominating
All winners to be presented with a £100 cheque. Funding to go towards a recognised CPD opportunity through their SGB or other recognised body (coach scholarship), or can spend the money on the development of their club/players/athletes i.e. buying equipment or attending and competing in a competition
All winners to be presented with a sportscotland sponsored memento i.e. glass trophy
All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners to be recognised via a local press release
All local winners to be recognised on Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland websites
All local winners automatically nominated for the sportscotland National Coaching Awards taking place in October – outcome TBC

We will bring you news on when Jason receives his award along with some pictures of the presentation.

Event Specific Coaching Days

scottishathletics has four more important Coach Education sessions lined up for December.

These dates are key learning steps for those involved in the four areas of Throws, Sprints/Hurdles, Endurance and
Jumps following the international gathering IFAC 2013.

Now our Director of Coaching, Stephen Maguire, has urged Scottish coaches to embrace the next stage of the
programme and interested coaches can email Mary Anderson on

mary.anderson@scottishathletics.org.uk

So the weekend of December 7 and 8 and Sunday 15 December should already be ringed on the calendar as Event Specific Coach Education sessions take place across the disciplines at the various venues.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday 7 Dec: Throws – Grangemouth
Sunday 8 Dec: Sprints/Hurdles – Grangemouth
Sunday 8 Dec: Endurance – Stirling University
Sunday 15 Dec: Jumps – Pitreavie

‘Our dates in December are important,’ said Stephen Maguire.

‘We are getting into the nitty-gritty of events that weekend, looking at technical issues and the conditioning and planning aspects. We’re looking to move it on a bit from the sessions we had in September.

‘The messages are the same but it is about applying them. I feel people are getting to know each other better.
I’d ask coaches to come along and talk to the presenters. We’re trying to have continuity of presenters so it is not stand alone.

‘I will never be happy with the turnout. If we had 70 or 80 percent of all our coaches coming along that would be absolutely amazing – but I would still be disappointed.

‘My message to people is we are not putting this on, or organising education sessions, for the sake of the egos
at scottishathletics. Everything we are trying to set-up and arrange is for the benefit of our coaches and our clubs.

‘We are not going to get everything right. But we are striving to get it right. We want to try and make sure we are making the proper decisions and we appreciate the support we’ve had. ‘

The December sessions are open to all coaches. Athletes selected to be invited to attend will be contacted via
their coach.

For any more details on the programme please email Darren Ritchie on
DarrenRitchie@scottishathletics.org.uk