Sunday 4th July 2004
Jim Rowley and David McLeary made the long journey northwards to compete in the STONEHAVEN HALF MARATHON. Jim finished in 28th place in a time of 1hr 28mins 22secs with David finishing in 1hr 42mins 46secs.
Sunday 11th July 2004
The club earned their rightful spot back in the first Division of the CENTRAL AND SOUTH SCOTLAND ATHLETICS LEAGUE when finishing in third place at the last match at Grangemouth. Having to field a weakend team due to school holidays, the team dug deep to secure the runners-up spot behind Airdrie Harriers. Final places (subject to scrutiny) are as follows
Tuesday 13th July 2004
Jackie Gourlay finished in 24th place at the MOFFAT FESTIVAL OF RUNNING, covering the rarely run 15km in a time of 61mins 08secs.
Sunday 18th July 2004
Jim Rowley and David McLeary made the journey northwards to compete in the CRIEFF 10k ROAD RACE. Jim was first to finish in 32nd place with a time of 41mins 40secs with David in 53rd place with a time of 43mins 52secs.
Sunday 25th July 2004
Tony Cunningham and Stephen Backer were the only two athletes to travel through to Meadowbank to take part in the third match of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE. Tony sprinted to victory in the 100m in a time of 11.33secs before finishing runner-up in the 200m with a time of 22.6secs. Stephen also came away with a victory in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 59.27secs. Final positions on the day were as follows
Wednesday 25th July 2004
Ian Donnelly travelled over to Scandanavia to compete in the EUROPEAN VETERANS ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS which were being held in the idyllic city of Aarhus in Denmark. Warming up for his marathon, Ian took part in the 5000m, finishing 18th in the M55s with a time of 19mins 30.17secs.
Sunday 1st August 2004
It was marathon day at the EUROPEAN VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPS at Aarhus in Denmark. Ian Donnelly lined up on the starting line at 8am in near perfect conditions. However by 10am temperatures had risen to around 75 degrees and made conditions very gruelling for the runners. Having passed through half way in 1hr 32mins, Ian was going well until the temperatures started taking effect. He started suffering around the 16 mile mark but still finished in 21st place in the M55 category with a time of 3hrs 30mins 52secs.
Sunday 8th August 2004
Lesley Haig made he long journey down the A74 to compete in the NITHSDALE HARRIERS OPEN GRADE MEETING at Dumfries. The journey was worthwhile with Lesley winning the 600m in a time of 1min 40.3secs.
Sunday 8th August 2004
Gordon Douglas and David McLeary headed westwards to compete in the BARR BRADY HELENSBURGH HALF MARATHON. Gordon finished in 51st position with a time of 1hr 29mins 21secs whilst David finished in 119th position with a time of 1hr 40mins 19secs.
Saturday 14th August 2004
The highlight of the Senior Season saw the SUNDAY MAIL SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS take place at a sun-kissed Scotstoun Stadium. It turned out to be a good day for Tony Cunningham and Stephen Backer in their respective events. Tony ran his 400m heat in a time of 50.12secs finishing in 4th place, however he narrowly missed out of a final spot. He did however make the B Final which he went on to win in a time of 49.58secs, only .06secs outside his own personal best and club record, a time which would have placed him 7th in the main final. Stephen, competing over the 400m Hurdles, also made the final, finishing 4th in his heat with a time of 59.22secs. He then went on to finish 7th in the final with a time of 60.30secs.
Sunday 15th Augsust 2004
It was back to Scotstoun Stadium for the second day of the SUNDAY MAIL SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS where Steven Lawley was the only club athlete competing. Steven, competing in his first Senior Championships, finished 8th in the 1500m heats with a time of 4mins 07.65secs
Sunday 15th August 2004
Scotsoun Stadiun in Glasgow was also the stage for the youngster's SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 4x100m RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS. The three teams entered all performed with distinction with the Under 17 Men's team of Ross Penny, Gary Brown, Craig Strachan and David Martin finishing 6th in their event with a time of 48.59, this after having qualified in 2nd place from their heat with a time of 48.63secs. The Under 13 Boys team also made it to the final where they finished in 7th position with a time of 57.79secs. Finally the Under 13 Girls team of Roisin Meehan, Emma Clarkson, Kirstie McLeod and Laurie-Anne McKenna narrowly missed out in a place in the final, finishing in 4th place in their heat with a time of 59.76secs.
Sunday 22nd August 2004
Gordon Douglas and Jim Rowley joined thousands of athletes to take part in the FRESH AND LO GREAT SCOTTISH RUN around the streets of Glasgow. Competing over the half marathon course Gordon finished in 249th position with a time of 1hr 28mins 15secs with Jim close behind in 306th position with a time of 1hr 29mins 38secs.
Sunday 22nd August 2004
The final meeting of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE once again saw a very small team travel through to Scotstoun. With a small turn out all season the club finished in 7th position and now find ourselves relegated to Division 3 for next season. Final league positions were as follows
Saturday 28th August 2004
It was double joy for Kyle Nicholson at the BANK OF SCOTLAND UNDER 13/UNDER 15 SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS where he won both the Under 13s 100m and 200m titles, becoming the first ever Law athlete to win the sprint double at a major championships. To make his achievements even more remarkable he set new personal bests in every race that he ran in. Starting with the 100m in the morning, Kyle comfortably won his heat in a time of 13.39secs, progressing to the semi-final, which he again won, in a time of 13.36secs. Facing up to his toughest race yet, he flew out of his blocks in the final to win in a time of 13.15secs. With the Gold Medal safely in the bag it was time to re-focus his energies on the 200m in the afternoon. The heat saw Kyle finish in 2nd place with a time of 27.35secs, which secured a place in the final. Having already run four hard races, and a pb on each occasion, it was going to be a very tough final for Kyle. However he drew every last bit of energy from his body to reverse the result of his heat and storm through to take his second Gold medal of the day in a time of 27.01secs.
Not to be over-shadowed, new recruit, Alan Robb added to the medal tally by finishing third to Kyle in both events. In his first major championships, Alan excelled himself in both events, also setting personal bests throughout the day. In the 100m, Alan won his heat in a time of 13.36secs before finishing runner-up to Kyle in the semi-final with a time of 13.39secs. The final saw him run an excellent time of 13.31 to take a well deserved bronze medal. Similar to Kyle, the 200m heat saw Alan finish second in a time of 27.71secs, however he too reversed his result in the final to take his second Bronze medal of the day with a time of 27.35secs.
A further two athletes were represented in the same events. In the 100m, John Greechan also set two pbs, however was knocked out at the semi-final stage, having run a time of 14.17 in the heat and 14.15 in the semi-final. The 200m saw John finish 3rd in his heat with a time of 29.23secs, another pb, but narrowly missing out on the final. Gareth Ingram, again in his major championships, finished in 7th place in his 100m heat with a time of 15.38 ecs and 6th in his 200m heat with a time of 31.64secs. To round off a very hectic day, he then finished in 24th place with a jump of 2m83cm in the Long Jump.
The only other medal of the day came from Laurie-Anne McKenna, who set a personal best of 4m 48cm to take the Bronze medal in the Under 13s Long Jump, adding to the Bronze she won in the West District Championships. Laurie-Ann also took part in the 100m earlier in the day where she narrowly missed out in a final spot, finishing 2nd in her heat with a time of 14.59secs and 5th in the semi-final with a time of 14.38secs. Kirstie McLeod also took part in the 100m, again being eliminated at the semi-final stage. Kirstie qualified from the heats as a fastest loser with a time of 14.25secs before finishing in 8th place in the semi-final with a time of 14.64secs. Kirstie then went on to the 200m where she finished in 4th place in her heat with a time of 31.62secs.
The unluckiest athlete of the day must go to Stewart Livingstone who finished in 4th place in both the Under 15s 400m and Long Jump. The 400m saw Stewart narrowly miss out in a medal by a mere one tenth of a second with a time of 56.98secs and the Long Jump by a mere 4cm with a jump of 5m 40cm. Scant consolation for Stewart, however he did have the satisfaction of setting two new personal bests.
Falling into the same category is Ross MacDonald who also finished in 4th place, this time in the Under 13s High Jump. However Ross' jump of 1m 40cm was also a personal best for him. He also took part in the Long Jump event where a jump of 4m 04cm gave him 11th place.
The middle distance events saw the Clarkson twins compete in the Under 13s 800m events with Emma taking a huge chunk off her pb with a time of 2mins 50.97secs to finish 8th in her heat. Billy finished 6th in his heat with a time of 2mins 48.5secs.
The final personal best of the day came from Erin Burns who cleared 1m 40cm in the Under 15s High Jump to finish in 10th place.
Sunday 29th August 2004
Although no medals were won at the BANK OF SCOTLAND UNDER 17/UNDER 20 SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS, a number of personal bests were set by club athletes.
In the Under 20 Women's 400m, Lesley Haig twice set new personal bests, finishing 3rd in her heat with a time of 60.34secs before breaking the 60secs barrier in the final with a time of 58.90secs to finish in 4th place.
The Under 20s 1500m Final saw Jamie Frame set a new PB with a time of 4mins 21.13secs to finish n 5th place. Staying with the middle distance events, Ross Penny also set a personal best of 5mins 11.13secs when finishing in 6th place in the Under 17s 1500m Steeplechase. In the Under 17s 800m Craig Strachan failed to qualify for the final, finishing his heat in 5th place with a time of 2mins 11.67secs.
The sprints saw Timothy Liggat and Gary Brown both knocked out in the Under 17s 100m heat, finishing with times of 12.03secs and 12.40secs respectively.
Finally, in the field, David Martin narrowly missed out on a medal by 17cm, when setting a new personal best of 12m 39cm in the Under 17s Triple Jump.
Tuesday 31st August 2004
Tony Cunningham made the short journey through to Coatbridge to take part in the SHETTLESTON HARRIERS OPEN GRADED MEETING. He started the evening off by winning the 200m in a time of 22.8secs. He then stepped up in distance to compete in the 800m where he finished in 4th place with a time of 2mins 01.6secs.
Wednesday 1st September 2004
Tony Cunningham remarkably shaved 9/100ths of a second off his own 400m personal best and club record at the FALKIRK OPEN GRADED MEETING at Grangemouth Sports Centre, when finishing runner-up in a time of 49.43secs, having competed the previous night at the Shettleston Harriers Open Graded.
Full results to follow
Saturday 4th September 2004
The team bus was laden with medals on the return from the LANARKSHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS at Coatbridge, with a total of 26 medals being won, 15 golds, 7 silvers and 4 bronze.
Pride of place once again goes to Tony Cunningham who broke his four day old PB and Club Record for the 400m when racing to victory in a time of 49.16secs, this having already won the 100m in a time of 11.06secs. The 400m also saw Scott Ross pick up the Bronze medal in a time of 53.19secs. The ladies 400m event also saw two medals being won, this time the Gold and Silver from Lesley Haig and Nikki Christie when running times of 61.56secs and 64.56secs respectively. The same medals were won in the 1500m with Jamie Frame winning in a time of 4mins 22.2secs with Jamie McMorrow finishing in 4mins 32.4secs to take the Silver.
The Under 11 age group saw victories for Megan Gray in the 800m where she set a new PB of 2mins 51.5secs and Sean Dunn in the Long Jump with a distance of 3m 74cm, again a PB. The boys Long Jump also saw Stuart Greechan narrowly miss out on a medal finishing in 4th place with a jump of 3m 55cm and Ross Greechan finish in 11th place with a jump of 2m 77cm. In the girl's event L Smith finished in 8th place with a jump of 2m 23cm.
The Under 13s age group also saw a handful of medals being won. Kyle Nicholson repeated his National success by winning the sprint double, both with PBs, 12.91secs in the 100m and 26.84secs in the 200m. He was once again chased hard by Alan Robb who took the silver medal in both events, again with two PBs, 13.09secs in the 100m and 26.95secs in the 200m. There were another couple of medals in the 800m with Ross McDonald and Billy Clarkson picking up the Gold and Bronze medals respectively. Ross finished in a time of 2mins 35.4secs and Billy in 2mins 43.0secs for a new PB. Narrowly missing out on a medal was John Greechan who finished in 4th place. Ross then went on to win another Gold in the Long Jump with a PB jump of 4m 42cm. Also in the Long Jump were John Greechan (3m 99cm), Billy Clarkson (3m 94cm) and Lee Greechan (3m 82cm), finishing 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. The girls also bagged a handful of medals with Kirstie McLeod and Laurie-Anne McKenna making it a 1-2 in the 200m, both running PBs of 29.91secs and 30.08secs respectively. Laurie-Anne made it a second PB later on whilst jumping 4m 51cm to win the Long Jump. The silver medal was won by Louise Hastie with a jump of 3m 78cm. The club was well represented in the Long Jump with Emma Clarkson (3m 66cm), Amy Gordon (3m 52cm), Roisin Meehan (3m 47cm) and Lesley McMahon (3m 28cm) filling the 4th to 7th spots, not bad, 6 out the top 7 coming from the club. The 800m saw Emma Clarkson finish just outside the medals in 4th place however she did have the consolation of running a new PB.
In the Under 15s, Stewart Livingston had a double success winning the 100m and then the Long Jump with a jump of 5m 28cm. His brother Scott finished in 8th place in the Long Jump with a jump of 3m 88cm, having already finished in 4th place in the 200m with a time of 30.04secs.. The girls only saw one medal being won with Lisa Hopkins winning the Bronze in the Long Jump with a jump of 3m 89cm. In the same event Emma Pringle finished in 4th place with a jump of 3m 84cm.
It was only the middle distance athletes that were out in the Under 17 age group. The 1500m saw Ross Penny claim the Gold in a new PB of 4mins 41.7secs with Gary Grieve winning the Bronze in a time of 4mins 58:9secs, this after having claimed the silver medal in the 800m with a PB of 2mins 10.0secs. To round off a busy day, Gary then finished 4th in the Long Jump with a jump of 4m 12cm.
Full results to follow
Sunday 5th September 2004
Gordon Douglas and David McLeary made the journey through to Paisley to take part in the PAISLEY VISION 10k ROAD RACE. Gordon was the first to finish in 70th place with a time of 39mins 35secs with David finishing in 95th place with a time of 41mins 27secs.
Tuesday 7th September 2004
It was another victory for Tony Cunningham at the SHETTLESTON HARRIERS CENTENARY OPEN GRADED MEETING at Coatbridge. Competing over the 400m he finished just outside his club record with a time of 50.0secs. In the women's race, Lesley Haig also ran to victory in a time of 59.5secs. Laurie-Anne McKenna was also in action, winning the Long Jump with a distance of4m 37cm and then finishing runner-up in the 100m with a time of 14.6secs.
Saturday 18th September 2004
The track season drew to a close with the CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS taking place at a windswept Wishaw Sports Centre. The well deserved awards will be presented to club members at the forthcoming presentation night, date and venue will be announced shortly.
Sunday 19th September 2004
Chris Barbour finished in 56th place with a time of 1hr 36mins 05secs at his local DUMFRIES HALF MARATHON.
Saturday 9th October 2004
The first race of the Cross Country season saw Ross Penny being the sole representative at the SCOTTISH REEBOK CROSS COUNTRY RACES at Callender Park in Falkirk. Competing against the cream of British distance runners, Ross finished a very creditable 30th place in a time of 16mins 53secs.
Sunday 7th November 2004
The first round of the club championships for the youngsters saw a large turnout at the LASSWADE CROSS COUNTRY RACES in Bonnyrigg, East Lothian.
The Under 11 girl's started the event off with Megan Gray having a very good run, finishing in 12th place in a time of 6mins 14secs. She was closely followed home by Julie Dobbin in 17th place with a time of 6mins 48secs. The team was completed by Alice Fingland who finished in 33rd place with a time of 7mins 41secs and Laura McKay in 50th place with a time of 11mins 15secs. The team finished in 7th place overall.
The Under 13 girl's team also finished in 7th place overall with N Lindsay finishing first in the championship race in 26th position with a time of 13mins 38secs. Only two seconds behind in 29th place was Emma Clarkson, with R Sydenham finishing in 39th place with a time of 14mins 38secs and Laurie-Anne McKenna finishing in 56th place with a time of 16mins 15secs.
The Under 15 girl's race saw the largest turn out with six club athletes being represented. First to finish was M Sydenham in 18th place with a time of 13mins 28secs. Kirsty Appleton was the next home in 23rd place with a time of 13mins 54secs. Chanelle Miliani and Carla Leith had a close battle with Chanelle just edging out her training partner by one place and 2secs, with a time of 14mins 31secs to finish in 30th place. Anissa Mouffok was next to finish with a time of 15mins 24secs in 38th place, with Claire Connolly bringing the team home in 46th place with a time of 17mins 37secs. The girls finished a very creditable 6th team overall.
Just over a minute separated the three representatives in the Under 11 Boy's race with Donald Fingland winning the club battle finishing in 36th place with a time of 7mins 02secs. Ross Jackson was next to finish in 44th place with a time of 7mins 38secs with Andrew Freel bringing the team home in 46th place with a time of 8mins 07secs. The young team finished in 7th place overall.
Unfortunately the Under 13s failed to complete a team however there were creditable runs from Billy Clarkson who finished in 22nd place with a time of 13mins 06secs and Thomas Lafferty who finished 27th in a time of 13mins 50secs.
Stewart Livingston was the sole representative in the Under 15s event finishing in 10th place with a time of 20mins 38secs.
The Under 17 Men's race proved to be successful with the team finishing in 2nd place. The team packed well throughout the race with Ross Penny finishing in 6th place with a time of 24mins 40secs, Graeme Baird finishing 3secs later in 7th place and Gary Grieve finishing in 11th place with a time of 25mins 37secs.
Not to be outdone, the Senior Men's team also took 2nd place in the team competition with Alaister Russell leading the way home in 5th place with a time of 33mins 17secs. Again another close battle ensued between Jamie McMorrow and Mark Hand with Jamie finishing in 20th place with a time of 36mins 24secs and Mark finishing in 23rd place with a time of 36mins 48secs. Pat Kelly finished in 66th place with a time of 41mins 51secs and Graham Martin completed the team in 96th place with a time of 46mins 13secs.
Saturday 27th November 2004
The second round of the Club Championships saw the athletes travel through to Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge to compete in the LANARKSHIRE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
The star of the show was young Megan Gray who ran away from everyone to win the Under 11s event in a time of 3mins 34secs. The only other club athlete in the race was Alice Fingland who finished in 12th place with a time of 4mins 14secs.
The Under 11 Boy's race also saw two representatives with Donald Fingland finishing in 17th place with a time of 4mins 03secs, closely followed by Ross Jackson 10secs later in 21st place.
The Under 13 Girls even proved successful with the team finishing in 2nd place and N Lindsay finishing in 3rd place with a time of 9mins 29secs. She was ably backed up by Emma Clarkson with a time of 10mins 11secs, Fiona Parkin with a time of 10mins 30secs and finally Roisin Meehan with a time of 12mins 53secs.
The Under 13 Boys also had a successful day finishing with the silver medal in the team competition. The team was lead home by Ross McDonald in 3rd place with a time of 9mins 09secs with Billy Clarkson and Thomas Lafferty making up the team.
The Under 15 Girl's race proved to be a close run thing with all three athletes finishing within 10secs of each other. Kirsty Appleton took the honours finishing in 9th place with a time of 10mins 35secs with Chanelle Miliani finishing one place and 5secs behind. The team was brought home in the bronze medal position by Carla Leith in 11th place with a time of 10mins 45secs.
The Under 17 Men's race saw Graeme Baird narrowly miss out on a medal when finishing in 4th place with a time of 21mins 21secs. Next to finish was Stewart Livingston in 10th place with a time of 22mins 24secs, finishing just ahead of Gary Grieve in 11th place with a time of 22mins 38secs.
The Senior Women's race saw Nikki Christie finish in 7th place with a time of 28mins 13secs.
Finally the Senior Men's race saw just over a minute separate the three athletes. Mark Hand was first to finish in 7th place with a time of 34mins 34secs. Next to finish was Jamie McMorrow in 9th place with a time of 34mins 59secs with Jimmy McDonald finishing 13th with a time of 35mins 51secs.
Saturday 27th November 2004
After a gruelling day at the Lanarkshire Cross Country Championships the kids went home got themselves cleaned up in time for the ANNUAL PRESENTATION & DISCO NIGHT at Pather Community Centre. An event that is considered one of the highlights of the social calendar saw over 150 members, parents and friends turn up to see the kids receive over £400 worth of trophies. After delivering his review of the year, Club President Alan Ramage welcomed one of the club's most successful athletes, and now coach, Alaister Russell to present the prizes. After all the championship prizes, the special awards and the Shine awards were presented the kids danced the night away.
Saturday 4th December 2004
Alaister Russell made the short journey through to East Kilbride to compete in the HUGH WILSON MEMORIAL ROAD RACE. Alaister finished in 6th place covering the 10k course in a time of 31mins 59secs.
Wednesday 8th December 2004
The Nicholson family moved indoors out of the cold weather to take part in the FALKIRK COUNCIL OPEN GRADED MEETING at Grangemouth Sports Centre. Competing over two rounds of the 60m, Tom ran times of 7.93secs and 7.85secs, whilst Kyle ran 8.50secs and 8.49secs.
Saturday 11th December 2004
The second round of the Club Championships saw the Senior athletes travel through to Kirkintilloch to compete in the WEST DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Leading the team home was Steven Lawley in 40th place with a time of 36mins 36secs. A close battle followed with David McLeary getting the better of Jamie McMorrow by 2 secs and two places in 47th place with a time of 37mins 00secs. Gordon Douglas brought the quartet home in 136th place with a time of 44mins 15ecs. For up to date championship standings click here
In the Under 11 Boy's event Billy Clarkson finished in 34th place with a time of 13mins 44secs, with Ross McDonald finishing in 47th place with a time of 16mins 55secs.
The Under 17 Men's event saw Graeme Baird finish in a very creditable 18th place in a time of 24mins 48secs with Gary Grieve finishing in 25th place with a time of 26mins 15secs.
The only two girls competing on the day were Kirsty Appleton and Chanelle Miliani in the Under 15 age group. Kirsty finished in 21st place with a time of 21mins 41secs with Chanelle finishing with a time of 23mins 18secs in 34th place.
Sunday 19th December 2004
With the festive season in full swing the CHRISTMAS PUDDING RELAYS took place at a frosty Loch Park Stadium. In one of the highlights of the year, forty-eight members braved the cold weather to try and win the coveted Christmas Puddings. After a great days racing the results were as follows
Sophie Miller, Fiona Parkin, Kirsty Appleton, Gary Grieve