This week several club members competed in the Rigg Race at Balerno. The evening of the race was overcast with a cold wind which was thankfully behind the runners on the initial climb. Although the turnout for the club was down on previous years it proved to be a successful outing for EAC. Sarah Balancier had an excellent run, over a what is a tough course, to take the overall womens title in a time of 36.18. Garry Robertson also had a good run to finish in tenth place in a time of 35.26. Several other club members finished further back in the field including Graeme Brown and Willie Gallagher.
There still seem to be a number of race organisers, of both large and small races, who are using City Of Edinburgh AC as the club name. This could prove problematic if people are entering using the new club name or a mixture of old and new names are used. Its worth double checking with organisers that they have Edinburgh Athletic Club as the club name in order to prevent any problems with team results.
I’ve started a blog at http://jumpinggill.wordpress.com/ covering athletics in Scotland.
Any comments/suggestions welcome.
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I would like to include details of what’s happening around the country – competition, squad or event, perhaps regional coaches would like to get in touch with anything planned for their region?
|25 April 2008 - National Junior League, Leeds – Northern Premier Division|
|Another good result, finishing a close second place behind Gateshead, puts Team Edinburgh at the top of the Northern Premier Division 2 points ahead of Sale after 2 matches. With two matches to go and the next one being at home (at Grangemouth on 27 June) we have a great opportunity to qualify for the National final by finishing in one of the top 2 places. Full results are available on www.nationaljuniorathleticleague.co.uk .
(Originally we thought we had finished 2nd in the first match but after scrutiny of the results we were in fact 1st)
|Match Result||Place||Points||League Positions (After 2 matches)||Place||Points|
|City of York||
|363.5||City of York||
|Event||‘A’ String||Place||‘B’ String||Place|
|100m||Greg Turnbull||6th||11.31||Sean Hood||6th||11.78|
|200m||Greg Turnbull||5th||22.69||Craig Knowles||5th||23.56|
|400m||Greg Louden||2nd||50.63||Josh Crawford||1st||51.30|
|800m||Ryan Gilhooly||6th||2.04.50||Peter Louden||2nd||2.06.50|
|1500m||Fraser Mann||7th||4.25.23||Andrew Crichton||7th||4.48.19|
|3000m||Andrew Crichton||6th||9.50.70||Lewis Renton||5th||10.49.52|
|400m Hurd||Stuart McIlreavey||4th||59.82||Lewis Renton||4th||73.80|
|2000m S/C||Fraser Mann||6th||7.41.72||Stephen Forfar||4th||8.08.16|
|Long Jump||Allan Hamilton||3rd||6.03||Peter Louden||2nd||5.34|
|Triple Jump||Allan Hamilton||2nd||13.32||Peter Louden||2nd||11.31|
|High Jump||Allan Hamilton||5th||1.70||Sean Hood||4th||1.60|
|Pole Vault||Stephen Forfar||4th||2.80||-|
|Shot||Toby Harris||8th||8.48||Duncan McLelland||6th||7.84|
|Discus||Toby Harris||8th||24.18||Andrew Robertson||6th||22.24|
|Javelin||Duncan McLelland||7th||33.57||Andrew Robertson||6th||25.32|
|Hammer||Andrew Robertson||7th||17.88||Toby Harris||7th||17.51|
|4 x 100m||Greg Turnbull,
|4 x 400m||Josh Crawford(51.9),
|100m||Erin Froude||3rd||12.59||Lesley Campbell||4th||12.93|
|200m||Lesley Campbell||4th||26.62||Alicia Lawson||5th||26.79|
|400m||Louise McLelland||3rd||58.99||Siobhan Hanlon||1st||59.87|
|800m||Sam Blair||5th||2.26.33||Lauren Stoddart||1st||2.25.89|
|1500m||Emily Dudgeon||3rd||4.57.46||Sarah Brown||2nd||5.08.79|
|100m Hurd||-||Emma Lowry||2nd||17.12|
|400m Hurd||Sylvia Kamya||1st||66.98||Emma Lowry||4th||76.30|
|1500m S/C||Lauren Stoddart||2nd||5.31.47||-|
|4 x 100||Erin Froude,
|4 x 400||Siobhan Hanlon(59.5),
|Long Jump||Sarah Warnock||2nd||5.53||Anna Seago||1st||5.25|
|Triple Jump||Sarah Warnock||3rd||10.83||Iona McKay||1st||10.58|
|High Jump||Alicia Lawson||2nd||1.60||Anna Cathro||1st||1.55|
|Pole Vault||Stephanie McKenzie||1st||3.55||Sarah Rosie||1st||2.70|
|Shot||Emma Lowry||4th||10.10||Anna Seago||2nd||8.90|
|Discus||Katy Turnbull||7th||20.34||Stephanie McKenzie||3rd||20.01|
|Hammer||Katy Turnbull||4th||36.30||Sylvia Kamya||4th||13.85|
|Javelin||Lisa Glover||1st||39.52||Anna Seago||1st||29.86|
Meadowbank, 25th May
Gordon Pringle Managing Director of Livingston based Heating Appliances and Spares Ltd. who sposor the Lothians and Borders HASL League, presents a cheque for £1000 to Donald Gorrie President of Edinburgh Athletic Club.
This was matched by Scottish Athletics who also gave a cheque for a £1000 through their Sportsmatch scheme.
Division I, Match 2, Livingstone 15th May 2008
The second match in Division I was held at Livingston on a pleasant evening with very little wind, this makes a change from the usual rain or even snow.
We went into this match in second place behind Pitreavie.
There were many good performances throughout the programme, in most events PB’s were achieved, or athletes were competing in the event for the first time.
Bethany Valente was attempting to beat her own record in the Javelin but just missed out by 8cm.
Some of the notable improvements in performances were:
Kerry-Ann Hastings improved her Shot from 5.55m to 7.17m
Sean Stout improved his 800m time by 26 secs.
Ryan Ross and Cal McClellan improved their 200m times by 3 secs.
Laura Page cleared 4m in the long jump.
We won the match by 19 points; we are now level with Pitreavie with two more matches to go.
Thanks to Petra Biberback, George and Pat Sinclair and Jim Redmond for officiating.
(Derek Cogle, Yvonne Jones)
Division II, Match 2, Pitreavie 15th May 2008
The second match in Division II was held at Pitreavie on a pleasant evening at with very little wind.
One problem we had was that there was no one at the meeting organising the Field events, so they were late in starting.
In most of the events our athletes were either trying them for the first time or it was their first time this season.
A couple notable improvements in performances were:
In the 800m Peter Cameron improved his time by 10 seconds
Jaclyn Marshall improved her time by 9 seconds.
Although there were still no U/15 Girls in the 800m. we did not have as many gaps as the last time and this helped us attain 2nd place in the match, a big improvement on the previous one.
We are now in 4th place after two meetings.
Thanks to Sandy Cameron, Roddy McBlain and Elsie Morris for officiating.
(Eric Fisher, Anna Sutherland)
Full results are available on the link below.
Brief details of club athletes who competed at the Loughborough International meeting:
Lynsey Sharp 3rd 800m Inv 2.05.90
Kathryn Evans 4th 400m 55.86
Joanna Ross 2nd 800m 2.04.75
Freya Murray 5th 5000m 16.25.89
Steven Charters 3rd Inv C 100m 11.32
Pat Swan 3rd Inv D 400m 48.73
Steven Lisgo 3rd 3000s/c 9.14.45
Gillian Cooke 3rd Long Jump 6.16
Susan McKelvie 7th Hammer 57.18
Lisa Glover 7th Javelin 42.67
Lynsey Sharp achieved the qualifying time in the 800m for the World Junior Championships.
(Apologies for anyone missed)
Scottish Women’s League, 18 May 2008 – Grangemouth
Provisional Results from the 2nd Women’s League match at Grangemouth – another good win for the club after convincingly winning the first match. The Lothian team had another good result, finishing 4th just 6 points behind 3rd place.
1st – Edinburgh AC – 523.5
2nd – Tayside & Fife – 440
3rd – Team West – 406
4th – Lothian – 400
5th – Forth Valley – 345.5
6th – Pitreavie – 305
7th – VP Glasgow – 287
8th – Aberdeen – 264
Provisional placings after 2 matches:
1st – Edinburgh AC 16 (1049.5)
2nd – Tayside & Fife 14 (891)
3rd – Lothian 11 (819.5)
4th – Team West 11 (757)
5th – Pitreavie 7 (656)
6th – Forth Valley 7 (614)
7th – VP Glasgow 4 (525)
8th – Aberdeen 2 (490)
click on the link below for the full results (note the Events T21 & 22 U15 Girls 75m Hurdles. The times and places are the wrong way round for A & B races.):
|17 May 2008 - Scottish Mens League - 2nd Division, Meadowbank|
|The second men’s league match resulted in another comfortable win for the club but not by as much as the first one. Details of our athletes performances (where known) are given below along with the provisional match result and league positions.|
|Match Result||Place||Points||After 2 Matches||Place||Points|
|Edinburgh AC||1||308||Edinburgh AC||18||695|
|Falkirk||3||249||Law & Dist||12.5||421|
|Law & Dist||5||197||Kilbarchan||12||406|
|Dunfermline &WF||8||87||Dunfermline &WF||4||159|