AAA Championships, Bedford, 30th – 31st Aug
A good weekend at the u/15-17 AAA at Bedford, Josh Kerr won gold in the 1500m in a time of 3.52.46 which is a new scottish u/17 record and he came back on the Sunday to win the 3000m with a p.b.of 8:35.15
Jade Carlyle also had a good day winning silver medal with a p.b. of 1.69m in the U/17 high jump.
Also competing were:
Ross Allan, 800m final 4th 2:04.9
Joe Arthur300m final 9:02.15
Carly Cameron 800m 2:20.36
Michael Olsen 100m Semi Finals 11.20
Sarah Malone,100m & 200m Semi Finals 12.66 26.32
Esme Stewart, 1500m final 5:03.87
At the City Chambers last night Edinburgh Athletic Club were once again named as the Edinburgh Sports Club of the Year.
Kimberley Reed received the prestigious Eric Liddell Award, an annual award, recognising the potential of a young athlete to be a World Class athlete of the future. Our Commonwealth Games athletes were also recognised for their contribution to the most successful Scottish team ever.
Thanks are due again to all the volunteers within the club, who have contributed to these successes,
This weekend there will be a Saturday morning session at the Meadows, session starts at 10am prompt. On Sunday it is the East District 10k at Hawick, to share cars, meet at the Meadows at 10.30. For everyone else, on Sunday we have our usual long training run from Craiglockhart Sports Centre, meet in the top car park at 9am and head out on the Canal and Water of Leith paths to Balerno and beyond, mainly on paths and trails, just turn up and join in. Also a reminder that on Tuesday we have two track sessions, Meadowbank at 7.15pm and Saughton at 5.45pm. On Thursday training is at the Meadows at 7pm.
Congratulations on the success of Edinburgh AC at last weekend’s National Championships. I hope the age group champs this weekend are just as successful for the club.
Please find below some information that you may wish to share with your club members.
The latest rankings compiled by Keith can be viewed here:
Photos of the Senior Championships taken by sports photographer Nicholas Beckett are now in our gallery page.
More photos from the championships and other events can be viewed at http://www.EdinburghSports.co.uk
Lynsey Sharp, Commonwealth and European Silver medallist went one better today in the Sainsburys Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, Lynsey clocked 1:59.14 to beat World and Commonwealth Champion Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya.