Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Scottish Senior Championships

The Scottish Senior Championships were held over Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of August in a very soggy Aberdeen Sports Village, making conditions less than favourable for the athletes.  However, despite the weather, there were some notable performances which are listed below.

Ross Maxwell won Gold in the 100m with a time of 10.70s which was also a PB.  It was very good to see Ross back to his usual form after injury problems.

Marcus Morton won Bronze in the High Jump with a jump of 1.95m.

Sean Fontana won Bronze in the 5000m with a time of 14.42.26s.

David Martin won Silver in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 51.79s.

Chloe Lambert won Bronze in both the 100m and 200m with times of 12.04s (PB) and 24.73s respectively.

Mhairi Porterfield won Silver in the Shot Putt with a throw of 13.78m (PB).

Hazel Ross won Gold in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 14.23s.

Mhairi Hendry won Gold and Philippa Millage won Silver in the 800m with times of 2.09.31s and 2.10.13s respectively.

We only had 2 entries for the Relay Championships – U13Gs and U15Gs who both made it to the Finals.  Good effort, girls in a quality field – well done.


Special Olympics - Steven Bryce

Special Olympic Games – Los Angeles 2015

The games began with a fantastic opening ceremony with visitors from all over the world being welcomed by Michele Obama and enterained by Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne and Nicole Scherzinger. 

In among the thousands in attendance in Los angeles was our own Steven Bryce, fresh from competing in the Scottish Mens League at a damp Kilmarnock on the 5th of July.

Steven won silver in the 800m final at the Loker Stadium, Los Angeles on Thursday the 30th of July with a personal best time of 2:06.49.  A fantastic achievement for Steven who will no doubt be celebrating with his father Allan and mother Lorraine.

If he thought life couldn’t get any better, he was in for a surprise when on Saturday the 1st of August he won gold in the final of the 1500m in the same stadium with a time of 4:18.48.

We know that Steven has been working towards these games for a very long time and he deserves every success.

His coach Tommy Boyle must take a lot of credit for preparing Steven to compete at the highest level.  Congratulations to Steven and all his supporters, well done.



Masters and Relay Championships

VP-Glasgow athletes had a very successful outing at the recent Masters and Relay Championships which were held at a dry and sunny Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July.     

The Relay medal teams were as follows:-

U13 Girls won Silver in the 3 x 800m Relay in a time of 7.50.31s

U17 Women won Bronze in the 3 x 800m Relay in a time of 7.30.92s

Senior Women “A” and “B” teams won Gold and Silver in the 4 x 100m Relay with times of 49.53s and 52.64 respectively.

U17 Men won Bronze in the 3 x 800m Relay in a time of 6.36.34s

Senior Men “A” team won Gold in the 4 x 100m Relay in a time of 42.72.  The “B” team narrowly missed out on a medal by coming fourth in a time of 45.69s


In the Masters Women Championships, Claire Thompson won an impressive 4 Gold medals for the following performances:-

Discus Throw – 29.63m

Shot Putt – 9.65m

3000m – 11.42.34s

1500m – 5.40.61s


In the Masters Men’s Championships, Gerry Farrell won Gold in the Discus with a throw of 41.28m and Silver in the Shot Putt with a distance of 10.80m.

Craig Clark made his debut for VP-Glasgow winning Bronze medals in both the 100m and 200m with times of 12.43s and 25.75s respectively.

Very well done to all athletes who took part in the Championships.

Linda Innes

England Athletics Championships


Ten of our club athletes tested themselves against the best in the country at Bedford and came away with two medals, three pb's and one sb.

Pride of place goes to our medallists. Mhairi Hendry took silver in the U20W 800m in 2:07.92, just 0.55sec behind the winner. Hazel Ross took bronze in the U23W 100m hurdles in a brilliant pb of 13.80, behind crack shots Yasmin Miller and Katarina Johnson Thomson.

We had a strong contingent of five sprinters on show, competing against an incredibly high standard of opponents. Alec Thomas in the U20M sprnts posted a legal pb of 10.82 in 100m heat, but went out in the semi with 10.96. In the 200m he did 21.93 in heat, but his 21.84 in semi made him fastest non qualifier for the final. Ross Maxwell did 10.93 in heat and 10.91 (sb) in his semi. Kade Thomas did a legal pb of 11.04 in heat. Jill Cherry won her U20W 200m heat in 24.62 and was 7th in final in 24.65. Chloe Lambert, U23W, did 12.40 in 100m and 24.60 in 200m heats  

Mhairi Patience was 6th in U23W 400m hurdles was 6th in heat, 64.6secs. Robbie Barr was 8th in U20M 800m heat in 2:00.16.

Hugh Stevenson