17 April 2008, Pitreavie.
The first meeting of the league was held on a bright but bitterly cold evening with a strong East wind.
It was touch and go whether this match would take place as the Forth Road Bridge was closed and it did not open until 3:30pm.
We finished second to Pitreavie by 44.5 points, but we had a few spaces, we did not have an Under 11 Boys relay team, or any Under 15 Girls 1500m runners and only one girl in the Under 13 Girls 800m.
Under 11 Boys: The three boys who competed, performed well, all either finishing 1st or 2nd in there events with Josh Kerr, first ‘A’ String in the 100m and the 800m.
Under 11 Girls: The girls matched their boys counter parts, all finishing 1st or 2nd. Ellie McGinty matching her PB in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.72m.
Under 13 Boys:Good all round performances, with PB’s for Daniel Holligan and Luca Vita in the 100m and Guy Wardrop in the 800m. Completing their evening with a fine win in the Relay. Patrick Ryan was unwell so Callum Jones stood in for him in the 800m.
Under 13 Girls: Again matching the boys performances, with a PB’s for Kerry-Ann Hastings in the High Jump(1.30m), Katie Robertson in the 100m and High Jump, and for Emily Strathdee in the 800m. with the Girls also winning the Relay.
Under 15 Boys: PB’s all round Tom Holligan and Kieran Kivlin in the 100m and Shot Putt, Ross Blair and Max Ferguson-Hook in the 1500m. The four boys then combined to win the Relay.
Under 15 Girls: PB’s for Faye Kearny and Anna Bryans in the 100m with Caitlin O’Neill and Rachel Robertson close to their best in the Shot Putt.
The meeting went well with a few athletes competing for the first time and many PB’s.
We had to organise this meeting and our thanks go to Marjorie Cook, Lindy McGinty and Brian Nisbet for officiating and Gail Wilson for helping with the athletes.
(Derek Cogle, Yvonne Jones)
Edinburgh AC athletes: fv-results-div1-1
Full results of the match are available on www.jsbplumbing-forthvalley.fsnet.co.uk/results.htm