Saturday 15th January 2005
The first championship event of 2005 saw a number of athletes travel through to the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena to take part in the first day of the DM HALL WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Despite no victories, the club came home with three medals and a number of very creditable performances. The star performers were Alan Robb who gained a silver medal in the Under 15's 60m with a time of 8.18secs, having won his heat in a time of 8.19secs, and Callum Morton who also won a silver medal in the Under 13s High Jump with a clearance of 1m 25cm, this after narrowly missing out in a bronze medal in the 60m with a time of 9.24secs. The other medallist on the day was Tim Liggat who secured a bronze medal in the Under 17s 60m with a time of 7.37secs, having finished 2nd in his heat in a time of 7.49secs.
In what was very tough qualifying conditions, the remainder of the sprinters all failed to qualify from their respective heats, despite a number of personal bests being set. The Senior Men's event saw Tom Nicholson finish 5th in his heat with a time of 7.70secs and Tony Cunningham finish in 4th place with a time of 7.43 from his heat. The girl's 60m races saw Lisa Hopkins finish 4th in her Under 17s heat with a time of 8.81secs with Annisa Mouffok also finishing 4th in her Under 15s heat with a time of 8.87secs. Finally the Under 13 Boys 60m saw Sean Dunn finish 3rd with a time of 9.40secs and Lewis Nicholson finish in 5th place with a time of 10.15secs.
The field events saw Sean Dunn compete in his second event of the day, finishing 6th in the Under 13s Long Jump with a jump of 3m 70cm, with Thomas Lafferty finishing in 10th place with a jump of 3m 50cm in the same event. Lewis Nicholson also competed in his second event, this time finishing 6th in the Under 13s Shot Putt with a throw of 5m 25cm.
Unluckiest athlete of the day goes to Gary Grieve who narrowly missed out on medals in both the Under 17s 1500m and High Jump, finishing 4th in both events. He finished the 1500m with a time of 4mins 29.51secs and cleared a height of 1m 60cm in the High Jump.
Sunday 16th January 2005
Pride of place at the second day of the DM HALL WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS was young Nicola Lindsay who picked up the silver medal in the Under 13 Girl's 800m event. Nicola started the day off winning her heat in a time of 2mins 43.07secs before going slightly faster in her semi-final to finish in 3rd place with a time of 2mins 42.85secs. Running the final, her third 800m of the day, she ran a superb race to finish in 2nd place with a time of 2mins 44.97secs.
There were a couple of near misses with Alan Robb, fresh from his silver on the Saturday, finishing 4th in the Under 15 Boy's 200m with a time of 26.59secs and Stephen Allen, also finishing 4th in the Senior Men's 3000m with a time of 9mins 29.48secs.
The 200m saw some good performances however no one reached the finals of their events. The Under 15 Girls event saw Anissa Mouffok get knocked out at the semi-final stage, finishing 5th with a time of 29.77secs, having finished 3rd in her first round heat with a time of 29.71secs. In the same event Emma Pringle finished 4th in her heat with a time of 29.78secs and Kirstie McLeod finished 5th with a time of 30.00secs. The Under 17s event saw Lisa Hopkins finish 4th in her heat with a time of 29.16secs and Tim Liggat finish 3rd in his heat with a time of 24.20secs.
The series of 800m races saw Nikki Christie finish 5th in the Senior Women's race with a time of 2mins 39.50secs. In the Under 13s boy's race Thomas Lafferty finished 3rd in his heat with a time of 2mins 52.1secs, just missing out in the final however Billy Clarkson finished 2nd in his heat with a time of 2mins 43.9, to qualify for the final. Unfortunately though, Billy was disqualified in the final, after having ran a superb race to take 2nd place, for breaking too early coming off the first bend. Hopefully, a hard lesson learned for Billy, but hopefully he will now have the confidence to take his run into the National Championships.
Sunday 23rd January 2005
Ian Murdoch made a successful return to racing when picking up a bronze medal in the DM HALL NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS & JUNIOR RELAYS at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena. Competing over the 3000m, Ian finished in third place with a time of 8mins 31.58secs. He then completed a busy day by finishing in 4th place in the 1500m with a time of 4mins 04.62secs.
The junior relay events saw a number of teams from the club represented, however despite a number of excellent performances from the youngsters, only the Under 17 Men's team reached the final. The team of Gary Grieve, Stewart Livingston, Tim Liggat and Aiden Scott won their heat of the 4x200m in a time of 1min 40.60secs before finishing 5th in the final with a time of 1min 39.29secs.
The Under 13 Boy's team of Callum Morton, Sean Dunn, Billy Clarkson, and Andrew Miller finished 3rd in their heat with time of with the Under 15 Boy's team of Ross McDonald, Kyle Nicholson, Alan Robb and Scott Livingston also finishing 3rd in their heat with a time of 1min 53.40secs.
The girls had a large turn out with an A and B team in both the Under 13s and Under 15s age-group. The Under 13s A team of Roisin Meehan, Emma Clarkson, Nicola Lindsay and Megan Gray finished 5th in their heat with a time of 2mins 10.89secs, the same position as the B Team of Alice Fingland, Laura Mckay, Laura Smith and Karen Graham with a time of 2mins 30.92secs. The Under 15 Girls A Team of Anissa Mouffok, Kirstie McLeod, Emma Pringle and Louise Hastie finished 3rd in their heat with a time of 1mins 59.25secs with the B Team of Erin Burns, Amy Gordon, Kirsty Appleton and Laurie-Anne McKenna running a time of 2mins 03.67secs to finish 4th in their heat.
Unfortunately the Under 17 Women's team of Cheryl Adam, Alison Nicol, Chanelle Milliani and Louise Gordon were disqualified for cutting in to early coming off the bend.
Sunday 30th January 2005
It was back to the country and the mud for Steven Allen and Jamie McMorrow at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow where they took part in the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 4k CHAMPIONSHIPS. Steven finished in 45th place with a time of 14mins 17secs with Jamie finishing in 62nd place in a time of 15mins 01secs
Saturday 5th February 2005
Jackie Gourlay made the trip through to Greenock to take part in the RENFREWSHIRE AAA COUNTY ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Jackie finished in 46th place, covering he 5 mil course in 30mins 54secs.
Saturday 5th February 2005
The large contingent of English and Irish athletes saw qualification for finals at the the D M HALL NATIONAL UNDER 13/UNDER 15 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS very difficult indeed. However the small band of club athletes that travelled through to the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena all competed with distinction.
Alan Robb had a very busy day in the Under 15 age group, first up was the 60m heats where he ran a time of 8.12secs to qualify for the semi-final where he finished 6th with a time of 8.16secs. Moving to the 200m he finished 3rd in his heat in a time of 27.61secs, unfortunately narrowly missing out on a final place.
In the Under 15 girl's event Kirsty McLeod also finished in 3rd place in her heat in a time of 29.96secs, also just missing out on a final spot.
The Under 13s age group saw Sean Dunn double up in the 60m and Long Jump where he finished 3rd in his heat with a time of 9.34secs and then finish 9th in his Long Jump with a jump of 3m 75cm. Finally, Lewis Nicholson finished 10th in the Shot Putt event with a throw of 5m 04cm before finishing 4th in his 60m Hurdles heat in a time of 13.77secs.
Sunday 6th February 2005
It was the turn of the older athletes to travel through to the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena to compete in the D M HALL NATIONAL UNDER 17/UNDER 20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS. Similarly to the previous day, a large contingent of English and Irish made the competition very hot however Timothy Liggat was good enough to mix it with them in the Under 17s 60m event. Timothy started the day off finishing 2nd in his heat with a time of 7.47secs before finishing 3rd in the semi-final with a time of 7.41secs. The final saw him tie up slightly towards the end, however he still managed a very creditable 7.51secs in 6th place. Later on in the day he finished in 2nd place in his 200m heat with a time of 24.94secs, unfortunately not fast enough to reach the final.
Stewart Livingston also had a busy day, finishing 6th in his 60m heat with a time of 8.09secs, 4th in his 400m heat in a time of 58.04secs and finally 12th in the long jump with a distance of 4m 96cm.
The Under 20 age group saw David Martin finish 11th in the Long Jump with a jump of 6m17cm.
Saturday 13th February 2005
Jimmy McDonald retained his M40 800m title at he DM HALL SCOTTISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS winning in a time of 2mins 09.99secs.
Sunday 14th February 2005
It wasn't much of a romantic day for Fiona Parkin or Emma Clarkson as they had a gruelling day's athletics in the DM HALL COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena. Both girls took part in the Pentathlon events in the Under 15 and Under 13 age groups respectively.
Fiona had a hard day against a top class field however her gritty determination kept her going throughout the day, finally finishing in 15th place. She started off with a jump of 3m 52cm in the Long Jump before finishing with a time of 12.66secs in the 60m hurdles. It was then on to the High Jump where she cleared 1m 24cm and the Shot Putt with a throw of 6m 07cm. The most gruelling race, the 800m, came at the end of the day where she finished in a time of 3mins 01.17secs.
Emma was also up against tough opposition throughout the day but again she proved she is a tough competitor, finishing in 9th place overall. The Long Jump saw her jumping 3m 67cm, the hurdles a time of 12.76secs and the High Jump a clearance of 1m 17cm. The final two events saw Emma throw 3m 83cm in the Shot Putt and then finish off with a good run in the 800m with a time of 2mins 58:58secs.
Saturday 20th February 2005
The third round of the cross country championships saw club athletes travel through to Irvine on the West Coast to compete in the biggest race of the season, the SCOTTISH NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. As usual the undulating course proved a tester for everyone with the best performance of the day coming from young Nicola Lindsay in the Under 13 Girls event. Competing in her first National Championships she ran a superb race to finish in 9th place with a time of 14mins 19secs. Next to finish was Emma Clarkson in 38th place with a time of 15mins 31secs with Fiona Parkin finishing in 88th place in a time of 17mins 40secs.
In the Under 15 Girl's age group, the club was only represented by two athletes, Kirsty Appleton finishing in 48th place with a time of 19mins 16secs and Chanelle Miliani in 68th place with a time of 20mins 14secs.
There was a small turn out in the boys races with Billy Clarkson finishing 62nd in the Under 13s race in a time of 15mins 35secs, Darren Armstrong finishing in 66th place in the Under 15s race with a time of 17mins 02secs and Ross Penny and Gary Grieve finishing 25th and 35th in the Under 17s race with times of 26mins 27secs and 27mins 58secs respectively.
The Senior Men's race saw Jamie Frame first home in 80th place with a time of 46mins 52secs. He was followed home by Mark Hand in 112th place in a time of 48mins 53secs. Jim Rowley, in the middle of London marathon training, finished in 244th place with a time of 53mins 53secs with Pat Kelly finishing 2mins 30secs later in 303rd place.
Sunday 27th February 2005
Jackie Gourlay made the trip through to Edinburgh to compete in the EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY KINGS BUILDINGS 5 MILE ROAD RACE. Jackie finished in 34th place, 4th Super Vet, in a time of 32mins 18secs.
Sunday 27th February 2005
With points up for grabs in the last round of the Club Championships a large contingent of youngsters travelled southwards to compete in the ANNAN RIVER RACES. It certainly proved to be a worthwhile trip with no fewer than twelve individual placings and four team titles being won during the day.
The Under 11 Boys were first off with Aiden Dobbin finishing in 9th place with a time of 6mins 38secs. Calum Lindsay was next to finish in 43rd place with a time of 8mins 13secs, with Chris Stark bringing the team home in 43rd place with a time of 9mins 22secs.
The Under 13 Girls race saw a great race at the front of the field with Megan Grey running a fine race to win the Gold medal in a time of 6mins 43secs. Following closely behind was Julie Dobbin who managed to hold on to 2nd place with a time of 7mins 03secs. In 8th place was Alice Fingland who finished in a time of 7mins 44secs, and with three finishers in the top eight the trio also picked up the team title.
The Under 13 Boys race also proved to be very successful for the club with Ross McDonald racing to an 11sec victory in a time of 9mins 36secs. Billy Clarkson also got into the medals when finishing in 3rd place with a time of 10mins 17secs. The team then packed well with Alan Robb in 4th place with a time of 10mins 16secs and Thomas Lafferty in 5th place with a time of 10mins 20secs. Once again the team title was won by the boys.
Not to be outdone, the Under 13 girl's went even better with a clean sweep of the medals. Nicola Lindsay, fresh from her excellent run at he Nationals won by almost a minute with a time of 9mins 50secs. Emma Clarkson picked up the silver medal in a time of 10mins 49secs with Gina Leith picking up the bronze in a time of 11mins 38secs.
The Under 15 Boys event saw the Livingston brothers compete with Scott picking up the bronze medal in a time of 11mins 47secs with Stuart finishing in 4th place with a time of 15mins 02secs.
The Under 15 Girls event saw another medal being won and the girls narrowly missing out on the team title by one point. The silver medal was won by Megan Sydenham with a time of 12mins 52secs with Chanelle Miliani in 4th place with a time of 14mins 38secs. The team was brought home by Kirsty Appleton in 5th place with a time of 14mins 49secs.
The Under 17 Men's race saw a one-two for the club with Graeme Baird easily winning in a time of 24mins 34secs with Gary Grieve in 2nd with a time of 26mins 44secs.
A further medal was picked up in the Under 17 Women's race, this time a bronze from Cheryl Adam in a time of 15mins 17secs with Carla Leith following closely behind in 4th place with a time of 15mins 34secs.
The Senior Women's race saw Lorna Gray continue the medal haul when winning in a time of 30mins 13secs.
Having watched all his athletes compete, it was the turn of Alaister Russell to pick up a medal in the Senior Men's race. Having won a number of medals at Annan throughout the years, he landed the silver medal with a time of 22mins 32secs. Jamie Frame was next to finish in 4th place with a time of 23mins 18secs with Steven Lawley finishing 15secs later in 6th place. Pat Kelly brought the team home in 13th place, and 2nd M50, with a time of 27mins 05secs. The day was complete with the team title being won.
Sunday 6th March 2004
It was the turn of the "masters" to compete in the SCOTTISH NATIONAL MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS at a hilly Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. The men's race saw Jim Rowley finish in 107th place, 8th in the M55 category, in a time of 38mins 38secs. Willie Drysdale made a return to competition finishing in 171st place with a time of 62mins 01secs.
Sunday 13th March 2005
The final round of the Men's Club Championships only saw Alaister Russell and Pat Kelly make the trip through to Grangemouth to compete in the ROUND THE HOUSES ROAD RACE. Alaister completed the 10km course in 33mins 59secs in 17th place with Pat finishing in 131st place with a time of 40mins 28secs.
Saturday 19th March 2004
Last year's Under 17 winners of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INDOOR LEAGUE made the jump up to the Under 20s event this year, qualifying as winners to the final stages. However, giving a couple of years away to many of the other teams, the young men found the competition a bit tougher but came away with a very creditable fourth place.
The busiest athlete on the day was Gary Brown competing in no fewer than four events. The 60m sprint saw him finish in 5th place with a time of 7.71secs, the 200m and 60m Hurdles saw him finish in 4th place with times of 25.01secs and 10.28secs respectively. He then moved onto the field, finishing 2nd in the Pole Vault with a clearance of 2m 00cm.
The 800m saw Ross Penny finish in 2nd place with a time of 2mins 12.54secs and the 400m saw Craig Strachan finish in 3rd place with a time of 55.42secs. Craig then went on to take 5th place in the Shot Putt.
The jumps saw David Martin take two 2nd places with a jump of 5m 96cm in the Long Jump and then a jump of 12m 54cm in the Triple Jump.
Finally, Graham Martin finished in 3rd place in the High Jump with a clearance of 1m 70cm.
Final results were as follows
Sunday 20th March 2005
Willie Weir made the journey through to the central belt to compete in the ALLOA HALF MARATHON. Willie finished in 15th place, covering the 13.1 miles in a time of 1hr 18mins 04secs.
Sunday 3rd April 2005
The club organised TOM SCOTT ROAD RACE took place over a sun drenched 10 mile course around Srathclyde Country Park and Hamilton Palace Grounds. This year the event also incorporated the WEST DISTRICT 10 MILE CHAMPIONSHIPS along with the SCOTTISH VETERAN HARRIERS CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Jimmy McDonald was first to finish from the club in 40th position with a time of 62mins 39secs, just over 2mins ahead of Gordon Douglas in 54th position with a time of 64mins 40secs. Jim Rowley, finishing off his preparations for the London Marathon, finished in 67th position with a time of 67mins 07secs. Finally, Chris Lenox finished in 168th with a time of 88mins 01secs.
Sunday 17th April 2005
Two club athletes travelled south to compete in the 25th FLORA LONDON MARATHON. Competing in his second marathon Alan Ramage took 5mins off his 2003 time finishing in 1,498th place with a time of 3hrs 05mins 18secs. Jim Rowley had another consistent run finishing in 2,662nd place with a time of 3hrs 16mins 46secs.
Sunday 17th April 2005
The club made an encouraging start to their Division 1 campaign in the CENTRAL & SOUTH SCOTLAND ATHLETICS LEAGUE finishing 6th at a rain soaked Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow. Having won promotion last year the team found the competition amongst Scotland's elite tough however they still managed to grab eight victories throughout the day.
In the men's events Ian Murdoch started the ball rolling with victory in the 5,000m with a time of 15mins 25.2 secs whilst in the Vets category Jimmy McDonald won a very close race in the 800m, finishing with a time of 2mins 09.6secs. In the field Steven Backer won the B String Triple Jump with a jump of 10m 83cm. In the sprints, both Allan Robb and Tim Liggat won their 100m races in times of 12.9secs and 12.2secs respectively.
The women's events saw a victory for Heather McKay in the 100m with a time of 13.7secs. The younger age groups saw Nicola Lindsay race to victory in the 800m with a time of 2mins 37.5secs and in the field Laurie-Anne McKenna won the Long Jump with a jump of 4m 56cm.
Final positions after the first match are as follows
Sunday 24th April 2005
The men got off to a disappointing start in the first match of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE at Grangemouth. Having being relegated last year the club found themselves in the larger amalgamated Divison 2. However due to a few of the younger athletes not having been registered prior to the match, they lost all their points resulting in the team finishing 13th on the day. It has to be noted however that if these points had not been cruelly deducted they would have finished in 8th place.
The only victory of the day came from David Martin in the Long Jump where he just fell short of his personal best with a jump of 5m 44cm. This was the start of a very busy day for David as he also finished 6th in the B 100m with a time of 12.4secs and 3rd in the B High Jump with a clearance of 1m55cm. It was an even busier day for his namesake, Graham, who competed in five events throughout the day. He finished 2nd in the B 110m Hurdles with a time of 21.8secs, 3rd in the B Long Jump with a jump of 4m 63cm, 3rd in the High Jump with a clearance of 1m 65cm, 9th in the Shot Putt with a throw of 6m 35cm and finally 11th in the Javelin with a throw of 15m 02cm.
Youngster Tim Liggat handled himself well in his first ever Men's League finishing 2nd in the B 200m with a time of 24.4secs before finishing 10th in the 100m with a time of 12.1secs. He then rounded off his day in the Shot Put with a throw of 7m 83cm.
The remainder of the sprints saw steady performances from Tony Cunningham in the 400m where he finished 3rd in a time of 51.0secs, with Gary Brown in 5th position in the B event with a time of 56.9secs. Gary then went on to compete in the 200m where he finished 10th with a time of 25.8secs and the 110m Hurdles where he finished 4th with a time of 22.1secs. Steven Backer finished 4th in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 61.4secs.
The 3000m Steeplechase saw Pat Kelly finish 5th place with a time of 12mins 51.2secs.
Final placings after the first match are as follows
Wednesday 4th May 2005
A large contingent of athletes travelled through to Grangemouth to compete in the first of the FALKIRK OPEN GRADED MEETINGS.
Wednesday 4th May 2005
Whilst everyone was competing at Grangemouth, Ross Penny travelled through to the west to compete in the TROON TORTOISES 10k ROAD RACE. Ross finished in 53rd place, from a field of over a thousand, with a time of 36mins 36secs.
Saturday 7th May 2005
Only three weeks after competing in the London Marathon, Jim Rowley took part in the EDINBURGH TO NORTH BERWICK ROAD RACE. Jim finished in 40th place covering the 22 mile course in a time of 2hrs 39mins 31secs.
Sunday 8th May 2005
Gordon Douglas made the short trip through to Coatbridge to compete in the MONKLANDS HALF MARATHON. He covered the 13.1mile course in a time of 1hr 31mins 47secs to finish in 20th place.
Sunday 8th May 2005
The first round of the SCOTTISH YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE saw the youngsters compete on their home track of Wishaw Stadium. Despite a number of excellent personal performances from individuals their were only two victories on the day. First up was Allan Robb in the 100m where he won the Under 15 age group with a time of 12.9secs. In the Under 15 Girls High Jump, Erin Burns cleared a height of 1m 50cm to set a new Personal Best. After the first meeting the points total is as follows
Wednesday 11th May 2005
The first of the weekly SELF TRANSCENDENCE 2 MILE ROAD RACES saw Jackie Gourlay travel through to the Meadows in Edinburgh. Jackie covered the fast, flat course in a time of 11mins 56secs, finishing 3rd in the M50 category and 19th overall.
Saturday 14th May 2005
The first championships of the season saw the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS take place at a sun-drenched Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow. At the completion of the first day the club returned with three medals, with David Martin and Graeme Ferguson collecting two silver and a bronze medal between them. David Martin was the most successful winning the silver medal in the Under 20s Long Jump with a jump of 6m 19cm before taking bronze in the Triple Jump with a distance of 12m 35cm. In the Senior Men's Hammer competition, Graeme Ferguson added another medal to his district collection, taking the silver medal with a throw of 30m 78cm.
There were a couple of near misses in the younger age groups with Sean Dunn taking 4th place in the Long Jump with a jump of 4m 20cm. This was after finishing 6th in the 100m Final with a time of 15.03secs, having qualified from his heat in a time of 15.29secs. In the same event Callum Morton finished 6th in his heat with a time of 15.49secs. In the Under 17 age-group Tim Liggat also finished 4th in the 100m with a time of 11.90secs, having qualified with a time of 12.13secs. The Under 15 age group also saw Alan Robb in the final where he finished in 6th place with a time of 12.94secs, slightly slower than his heat time of 12.92secs. Alan then went on to finish in 5th place in his 200m heat in a time of 27.5secs. The 400m events saw another near miss with Tony Cunningham finishing in 4th place with a time of 50.94secs and in the Under 17s Stewart Livingstone finished 6th in a time of 55.30secs. Ross McDonald was another who narrowly missed out on a medal when finishing 4th in the Under 15s High Jump with a clearance of 1m 50cm, the same height as the third placed athlete however Ross lost out on count-back. Finally Lewis Nicholson finished 13th in the Under 13 Long Jump with a jump of 3m 42cm and 5th in the Shot Putt with a throw of 5m 34cm.
Sunday 15th May 2005
The second day of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow saw another three medals being brought home. The star of the day was young Laurie McKenna who took her first District title when winning the Under 15 Long Jump title with a personal best jump of 4m 95cm. This was an excellent achievement given that she had already ran a heat and a final of the 100m earlier in the day where she finished in 8th place with a time of 13.60secs. In the Under 15 High Jump event Erin Burns also had a great competition, clearing a height of 1m 40cm to take the bronze medal. A further bronze medal was won by Graeme Ferguson in the Senior Men's Shot Putt with a throw of 12m 34cm.
Similar to the previous day, there were a couple of near misses, with Nicola Lindsay coming the closest. Nicola won her 800m heat in a time of 2mins 32.61secs however she couldn't quite find enough energy to pull that out again in the final, having to settle for 4th place with a time of 2mins 36.14secs. The 800m event also saw a finalist in Gary Grieve, having qualified in his heat with a time of 2mins 05.75secs he then went on to finish 5th in he final with a time of 2mins 08.60secs.
The sprints saw a number of good performances with Timothy Liggat finishing 6th in the Under 17 Men's 200m in a time of 24.25secs, having qualified with a time of 24.33secs. In the Under 15 Girls sprints, Kirstie McLeod narrowly missed out in both the 100m and 200m finals running times of 13.56secs and 28.34secs respectively.
Finally, Anissa Mouffok rounded off a successful weekend all round with a 5th place in the Under 15 Girl's 75m Hurdles with a time of 13.30secs.
Monday 16th May 2005
Ross Penny travelled through to Bellahouston Park to compete in the BELLAHOUSTON HARRIERS 2 MILE ROAD RACE SERIES where he finished in 11th place with a time of 11mins 17secs.
Saturday 21st May 2005
Jim Rowley travelled through to the beautiful Perthshire countryside to take part in the LOCH LEVEN HALF MARATHON, finishing in 77th place with a time of 1hr 30mins 28secs.
Thursday 26th May 2005
After a long lay off, Willie Drysdale made a return to racing at the POLAROID HELENSBURGH 10k ROAD RACE, finishing in 942nd place with a time of 64mins 09secs.
Saturday 28th May 2005
Jimmy McDonald added the outdoor title to his indoor one in the M40s 800m at the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS at a very cold and windswept Aberdeen. Tucking in for most of the way, Jimmy unleashed a very impressive last 120m to narrowly win in a time of 2mins 07.25secs.
Sunday 29th May 2005
Gary Grieve completed a couple of gruelling days at the POWERADE COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS in Aberdeen. Competing in 8 events over two days, Gary performed well throughout to finish in 5th place with 2,757 points. Gary excelled in the track events, winning the 400m in a time of 55.91secs and the 1500m in a time of 4mins 39.04secs, however his fields events dragged him down the leader board.
Friday 3rd June 2005
Sunday 5th June 2005
The club athletes didn't have far to travel for the CARLUKE DEVELOPMENT TRUST 10k ROAD RACE, with Jimmy McDonald first to finish in 7th place with a time of 36mins 06secs. There was a close battle further down the field with young Graeme Baird getting the better of Gordon Douglas, Graeme finishing in 18th place with a time of 38mins 34secs and Gordon in 21st place with a time of 38mins 43secs. Willie Drysdale brought the team home in a time of 61mins 10secs.
Wednesday 8th June 2005
Jackie Gourlay was back at the Meadows in Edinburgh to compete in the SELF TRANSCENDENCE 2 MILE RACE SERIES. He took 6secs from his time a month ago, finishing 25th overall in a time of 11mins 50secs.
Thursday 9th June 2005
Willie Drysdale competed in the POLAROID DUMBARTON 10k ROAD RACE, finishing in 795th place with a time of 58mins 38secs.
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Only two athletes turned out at Wishaw for the second match of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE. In the Triple Jump David Martin finished in 2nd place with a jump of 12m 02cm and in the 1500m Steven Allan finished 3rd in a time of 4mins 14.8secs.
Sunday 12th June 2005
Mark Hand and Jamie McMorrow travelled through to Livingston to compete over the trails in the DECHMONT LAW TRAIL RACE. Mark covered the 10k course in a time of 34mins 03secs to finish in 7th place with Jamie two places behind in a time of 35mins 36secs.
Sunday 12th June 2005
Jim Rowley tackled his second marathon of the year at the EDINBURGH MARATHON. The course was made a little easier this year with the removal of Arthur's Seat however the steady climb over the last few miles made it a very difficult course. Jim finished a very creditable 195th in a time of 3hrs 13mins 40secs.
Sunday 19th June 2005
David Martin narrowly missed out on a medal at the BANK OF SCOTLAND UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIPS at Dumfries. Competing in the Long Jump David jumped 6m 10cm to take 4th place, missing the bronze medal by a mere 9cm.
Sunday 19th June 2005
The POLAROID VALE OF LEVEN 10k, which incorporated the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 10k CHAMPIONSHIPS saw four athletes travel to the Banks of Loch Lomond to compete. Mark Hand had an excellent run finishing in 17th place with Jamie McMorrow not far behind in 23rd place. Jimmy McDonald was next to finish in 47th place with Willie Drysdale bringing the quartet home in 723rd place with a time of 63mins 20secs. Unfortunately due to technical difficulties the first 85 runners did not receive a time.
Sunday 26th June 2005
Willie Weir was the sole representative at the DIET COKE EAST KILBRIDE HALF MARATHON. Willie had an excellent run in excessively hot conditions finishing 13th in a time of 1hr 19mins 47secs.
Wednesday 29th June 2005
After picking up the silver medal in the Scottish Schools Championships at Grangemouth David Martin has now been selected to represent the Scottish Schools at the forthcoming BRITISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS in Cardiff. Unfortunately the event falls in the middle of a family holiday, however, determined not to miss out in his first Scottish Vest, David is travelling all the way back from California to compete, before returning to finish his holiday. Hopefully it will be worth it and good luck from everyone at the club.
Wednesday 29th June 2005
Jackie Gourlay finished first in the Over 60s at the SELF TRANSCENDENCE 1 MILE RACE SERIES at the Meadows in Edinburgh. Jackie finished in 28th place overall with a time of 5min 40secs.