The third match in the Lothian & Borders open graded meeting will be held at Meadowbank on Sunday 6th June.
The match will also include an Open 10K track race.
provisional timetable and entry form can be downloaded here:
Lothian and Borders Match 3
Anyone who was at training last night (Thursday 27th May) will have already heard Tracy asking for volunteers for her research project. As promised, the details are below. If anyone would like to assist with this study, please contact Tracy direct, Tracy’s contact details are listed. (more…)
With this weeks buzz about the Edinburgh Marathon, thoughts turn to the EAC record holder for the Marathon: On the 20th Anniversary of his London Marathon win, Brian Aitken spoke to Allister Hutton.
Scotland’s Allister Hutton was a nearly man until he came through thick mist and rain like a Highland warrior from a damp Scottish moor, to win the 10th London marathon. Leading from 14 miles, the 35 year old pushed his body to the limit, to win the world’s greatest city marathon. (more…)
After 2 years of being in the club I’ve finally decided to put pen to paper and write a race report. I am sure now that I’ve done one there’ll be no stopping me and you’ll have a Jo Report after every race!
After a really good winter and several promising cross country results, including a top 20 finish at the Nationals in Falkirk, I got injured. It sucked, as most of you know, I was pretty gutted. In recent weeks I’ve been slowly training again and after a bit of warm weather running in Club La Santa, where I even managed to find a little bit of time to top-up my tan, I returned ready to race. My first race was the 6 mile Rigg Race on Monday 24th May. (more…)
Edinburgh Marathon 23rd May 2010. I awoke this morning to overcast skies, a smidge of rain, and a very favourable temperature, as promised by the weatherman. On my walk to the start, a tiny amount of rain began to fall, which excited me, as the conditions were perfect for a long, gruelling race. As I waited for the prep time to tick away, I listened to my favourite pre race tunes. (more…)
Sunday’s race was both great and awful at the same time. It was three years since my first marathon and I’d forgotten what a slog it feels from 18 miles on when every single part of you just wants to stop. But the support on the course was amazing. Given the heat and the fact my training hadn’t gone as I’d hoped, I was really pleased to finish in 3:22:54. Probably more then anything it was a good learning experience and here’s what a good few hours of running around East Lothian taught me last weekend…. (more…)
Closing date for Bank of Scotland U20 and U23 Champs – Friday 28 May
Athletes wanting to compete in the upcoming Bank of Scotland U20 and U23 Championships at Grangemouth on Sunday, 13th June need to enter online by Sunday, 30th May or alternatively enter by telephone or post by Friday, 28th May.
Entry fees for the Bank of Scotland U20 and U23 Championships are £6.50 per event, however online entries receive a £1 discount per event.
National Junior Athletics League, Northern Premier Division, Meadowbank Sunday 24th May 2010
The second meeting of the league was held at Meadowbank, with Team Edinburgh winning the match.
Match Result Place Points
Team Edinburgh 1 538.5
Team Glasgow 2 494
Kingdom Athletics 3 382
Gateshead Harriers 4 357.5
Team Forth Valley 5 321
Sale Harriers 6 308
Middlesbrough 7 213
Preston Harriers 8 205
Ross Matheson – Male Athlete of the Match (800m )
On a hot sunny day Team Edinburgh made the most of home advantage with a convincing win over the other 7 Premier division teams.
Top performance came from Ross Matheson who won the 800m in a time of 1m 52.89s and received athlete of the match award.
Double ‘A’ string winners were Allan Hamilton (Long Jump and Triple Jump) and Nicky McMurtrie (Discus and Javelin); Hope Robertson and Bethany Finlayson gave us double wins in the 100m and 200m. The day was rounded off with a clean sweep of all four relay events.
Thanks to all organisers, officials and helpers for all their hard work.
The unscrutinised results are now posted on the NJAL site:
Photo’s taken by Willie Lyall can be viewed here:
SHR NAVIGATION COURSE
Held in Peeblesshire on 15/16 May it was deemed a great success. I recognised quite a few faces in the pictures, but none from this group. But as it was held in another of those difficult to spell places thats not a great surprise. Are there some of you still trying to find the start? (more…)
I’m going to start by saying something that a good number of you may well disagree with – Half Marathons go past very quickly. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that they zoom!
When my alarm went off at 5am & I peeked out the curtains, the sky was blue. By the time I’d finished breakfast just before 6, it was decidedly heavy looking, so I was anticipating a much cooler, damper day for the Scottish half marathon than it had been on the scorching Saturday. With this thought in mind I happily headed off out up the hill to catch the bus to the start. (more…)
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