Young_Rankings_2009Final Young Athletes Track and Field Rankings for the Year.
Here are the final rankings for the year.
Many thanks to Keith Ridley for all the work put into compiling the results over the season:
UK Young Athletes League Final – TV Coverage
The McCain UK YAL Final will be aired on Channel 4 on Sunday the 11th of October at 8.30am
(9.30am on Channel 4 +1). A copy is due to be sent to each club after the show.
13 September 2009 - National Junior League UK Final, Derby
It was a weaker than usual Team Edinburgh that took part in the UK final of the National Junior League, finishing in 7th place.
Our two ‘A’ string winners were Emily Dudgeon in the 800m (2.10.28) and Lauren Stoddart in the 1500m S/C (5.16.72), both personal bests.
Other good performances came from Greg Louden (48.03 pb, 2nd in 400m), Gregor Maclean (1.90 pb 4th in HJ as well as 2nd in PV and 3rd in JT) and Emma Nuttall (1.68 pb 2nd in HJ).
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Edinburgh results are here:
Full results available on:
|Blackheath & Bromley||3||443.5|
|Windsor, Slough, E & H||5||399.5|
The Commonealth Games Ultra Distance and Hill Running Championships were held at Keswick at the weekend: Result update from Jonathan Whitehead :-
Uphill only race: Sue Ridley – 18 o/all – 5th Scot – Scotland got team silver (3 to count)
Up and Downhill: Sue Ridley – 15th o/all – 3rd Scot – Scotland Team Bronze (3 to count)
100km road race: Lucy Colquhoun – 3rd – 8.19.45 – 1st Scot Team silver medal. (Lucy used to be EAC, now Carnethy I think).
Just a few little things to add to James’ report…
One nice thing about this course is a fair length out & back section with a turn around a cone, which gives you a really good chance to gauge your position and cheer on other runners who are in front or behind you. Shortly after I started on this section, the lead men came cruising past in the opposite direction. The four Shettleston Harriers Eritreans in a tight group at the front, with quite a gap to the next runners who were in ones and twos, then more gaps to the next group which included Matt Bell & Neil Thin. The really scary thing about the lead men wasn’t just how fast they were running, it was how comfortable they looked. And… all 4 finished under 30 minutes and the winner was a Junior in a new course record!!! (more…)
4 Mile (6.5 k) Race starting at Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh. First person away 14.30 hrs, registration in bar at 1330 hours where you will need £2.00 entry fee and to tell me your best guess time for the distance. Showers, changing, presentation, prizes and beer afterwards in Student Union Bar, guests welcome . First paid up EAC member back gets silver MacDonald Trophy ( 1926) for a year. (more…)
Having been informed that the Stirling 10k race course is as flat as a pancake (I had always assumed it would be really hilly, and I hate hills!), and being an incorrigible PB chaser, I signed up for this race a few months ago. This was to be my third ever 10k race (I finally made the step from “recreational runner” to race addict in January). My first 10k was the Grangemouth “Round the Houses” 10k in March, where I far exceeded my expectations and ran 36:53. My second 10k was the Great Edinburgh Run, which I ran in a disappointing 39:05.
Since the Edinburgh marathon in May, I have only been racing 1 mile, 2 mile and 5k races, so I was a bit uncertain heading up to Stirling. I really didn’t know how the race would go, but I thought with all the club sessions I’ve been doing over the past few months, I should get a PB. I had just got new 2 mile and 5k PBs in the final races of the Self Transcendence Series, so was eagerly hoping for 3 in a row. (more…)
Calling all EAC junior men who want to run cross country this winter:
Can you please email me, Alex MacEwen (team manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org to enable me to establish your competion plans, update EAC entry lists , send you a fixture list and be able to organise the admin and entries for the Relays, League, District and National Championships.
Some of the athletes I have in mind are Andrew Crichton, Tom Ryan, Fraser Mann, Lewis Renton and Jonathan Wolf. But would all male juniors who are interested, please get in touch.
There were great performances at the final weekend of the series by the three Edinburgh Athletic Club female athletes in the competition.
Kate Turnbull put in an excellent performance, securing a new PB of 39.21 meters to beat Ayr’s Rachel Hunter to top spot on the day, and finished second in the series. She has now re-established herself as Scotland’s Number 2 in the Under 17 age group.
Susan McKelvie destroyed the field in the Senior Women’s competition with a throw of 61.33 meters, her second best of the season, and ran out the outright winner in the series. Susan finishes the season 6th in the UK rankings and is within a whisper of the Commonwealth qualification standard.
Kimberley Reed broke the Grand Prix record and won the Under 15 category with 43.29 meters, her second best throw of the year. She finishes the year with the Scottish Schools, Scottish Championship, English Championship, BoS Hammerama and Scottish Record to her credit. She was also awarded the “Best Female Newcomer” award.
For final standing, click on the following link: http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/index.php?p=17 itemType=news&itemId=4501
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