National Athletics League

Glasgow Jaguars hosted a very successful match at Scotstoun on Saturday and once again Edinburgh AC athletes, officials, team managers, coaches and photographer played prominent roles,  it was a 3rd place finish behind League Winners Thames Valley Harriers and only 1 point behind Woodford Green and Essex Ladies. 
The result lifted the team to a 5th place finish in the league and guarantees Premier Division competition next season, even if the Premier Division is reduced to 8 or 6 clubs.  Moira Nisbet headed up the organising group for this match and comments from the visiting teams suggested that the match was one of the best they had attended,  Edinburgh officials, who supported the match were Marc Ritchie, who was Technical Manager, Brian Nisbet who as equipment officer checked in nearly 100 private implements. Moira was also a field judge on the day, while Helena Black was a track judge.  Alistair Aitchison was track referee and Sandy and Mike Forrest and Cameron Lindsay were on the Photo Finish.  Gary Leek has posted his photos from the event on the Glasgow Jaguars Track and Field club facebook page, where you can also find links to the full match reports for the 3 fixtures, plus photos from each of the 3 matches. 

Gary’s photos can also be found on his own site at:

The men’s team was managed by Keith Ridley and Anne Scott assisted with the women’s team. 

Edinburgh AC athletes were very much to the fore and made a valuable points contribution. 
 In a strong field it was a 4th place for Bradley Francis in the A 400MH in 54.37 and he ran a strong first leg in the 4×400 team, who finished in 4th.  Bradley has competed in all 3 fixtures in what has been a breakthrough season for him, lowering his PB by nearly 2 seconds.
It was also a 4th place for Andrew McFarlane in the Pole Vault with a height of 4.21. Emily Craig is beginning to come into form as she heads into the Scottish Championships and finished in 3rd place in the 400MH in 61.29.
Sam Brown made his first appearance for the team this season and finished 5th in a competitive race in the 800 in 1.56.53 and Mark MacDermot marked his debut for the team with a PB of 1.59. 23 for a 6th place finish in the B race and finished in 6th in the B 3000M in 9.05.19 his first run over this distance as a Senior athlete
Beth Ansell made an impressive  first appearance in the pink and black with a win in the women’s 800 with a time of 2.07.21. It was EAC all the way in the women’s 1500 with Margot Wyroll finishing in 5th in the A event in 4.50.89 and Carolyn Cameron  in 3rd place in the B event in her 2nd event of the day, having already finished in 2nd place in the B 3000M in 10.54.41.
Sam McNeil was in the S/Chase for the first time this season and finished in 4th place in the B event in 6.54.09.
 Henry Clarkson, making a welcome return to competition this season marked his debut for the team with a win in the A Triple Jump with an outdoor PB of 15.46.
Lauren Stoddart, who had the honour of being piped into the arena as Team Captain at 10.45  filled in in the B  800M, and was rewarded with a 4th place in the B event but had to wait until the penultimate event to deliver a fine 2nd place in the 2k S/Chase in a season’s best of 7.03.56. An interview with Lauren can be found on the following link.

A total of 19 EAC athletes have represented Glasgow Jaguars this season, 10 women and 9 men, and they are indebted to EAC, who have supported them in this pathway by paying their subs to Glasgow Jaguars.  If you or your coach think that this is a pathway from which you could benefit next season please do not hesitate to get in touch with

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