Monday, July 13, 2020

Scottish Club Champions 2019

In this years Event Specific Series, based on performances in National Championships, District Championships and selected Open Graded events, Victoria Park finished top in the following categories.

Senior Throws, U17 Throws, U17 Jumps, U15 Jumps and U13 Throws.

We finished 3rd in the overall Club category and 2nd in the Performance category.

We were the top performing club in the country for Throws, 2nd for Sprints/Hurdles and 3rd for Jumps.

In recognition of our success, we’ve been authorised to display the below logo’s on our website for the next year.

Well done once again to everyone who contributed towards our success over the last year.

The full stats are available at this link: https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/…/event-specific-seri…/

Club Championships 2019

Our Junior Club Championships will be held on Sunday the 8th of September at Scotstoun Stadium and everyone is invited.

The competition will start at 12 noon and the last event should be over by 4pm.

Events for the Age Groups:

U11 Girls & Boys – 60m – 600m – Long Jump – Cricket Ball Throw

U13 Girls & Boys – 100m – 800m – Long Jump – Shot Put - Javelin

U15 Girls & Boys – 100m – 800m – Long Jump – Shot Put - Javelin

U17 Girls & Boys – 100m – 800m – Long Jump – Shot Put - Javelin

Disability Group – 100m – 800m – Long Jump – Shot Put – Javelin

Race Runners – 100m -60m – 30m – Club Throwing

We’ll be using Scottish Athletics Thistle Award tables to calculate the points to award for each performance.

Each athlete will compete in the run of their choice (or both), the throw of their choice and the long jump.  A numeric score will be recorded for your best run, your best throw and your long jump.  The total points awarded will decide who gets the club championship medals and trophies at this year’s awards night (November).

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group.  There will also be trophies awarded for the best overall performance on the track, in throws and in long jump.

 

The Club Championship is only open to current members.

Declarations will be open from 11am on the Club Deck at Scotstoun.

Events will start at 12 noon prompt  - BE READY & WARMED UP.

 

Because of the large numbers involved, we would be grateful for the assistance of any parents, coaches and officials. We will require helpers to act as time keepers, distance measuring, throws retrievers and sand rakers.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are available to help out, thanks.

We’re sorry for the lack of notice this year as we’ve been waiting on decisions around access due to the construction of the Warriors temporary stands.

Regards

Gordon Innes

Club Manager - 07983360804

 

Throws Grand Prix

There was a good turnout of Victoria Park athletes at the Throws Grand Prix on the 25th of May.  This was the first of three meetings at Craigswood Stadium in Livingston.

Izzie Cooke (U15) had her first measured throw in the 500g javelin where she achieved a distance of 20.28m.  She followed that with a distance of 15.77m with the 1k discus.

Haley Elliot (U17), with only her second competition of the year advanced her pb with the 1k discus to 27.26m.

Calah Rowley (U13) increased her pb with the 0.75k discus to 19.59m.  She also threw the 2.72k shot 5.27m.

Adrianna Sharpe(U13) took part in her first competitive event and although she didn’t match her recent performances in training, she did achieve a distance of 0.75m.

Holly Hailstone (U13) was a little short of her best but still managed an excellent 19.74m in the 400g javelin.  She also took part in her first discus event where she achieved a distance of 17.35m with the 0.75k discus.

Claire Cameron (W60) had a busy day, she achieved a distance of 25.90m with the 1k discus, 9.33m with the 3k shot and 25.84m with the hammer.

Hayley Berry (U17) was also throwing the 1k discus and achieved a distance of 33.99m.  She followed that up with a new pb the following day at Carlisle in the Youth Development League with a distance of 37.80m.  Haley also achieved a distance of 11.26m with the 3k shot.

Lucy Gardner (U17) was below her usual standards in the discus with a throw of 29.94m but she also remedied this the following day with a pb of 32.71 at Carlisle in the Youth Development League.

Lauren Mathieson (U13) made her debut in this competition with a discus throw of 16.51m.

Katie Ord (SW) had a best throw on the day of 45.24m with the 4k hammer.

The next Throws Grand Prix is at the same venue on Saturday the 27th of July.  Online entries can be made at this link. The closing date for entries is the 18th of July.

 

 

 

 

Gothenburg 2019

The Club has not formally organised a trip to the Youth Games in Gothenburg this year due to the financial uncertainty around Brexit.  However, many athletes and their parents are planning to go with a little support from the club.  The Gothenburg Youth Games will be held over Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of June.

This is a highly competitive and prestigious event held at the world famous Ullevi Stadium, where Jonathan Edwards set his still unbeaten World Triple Jump Record in 1995.  The numbers competing over 3 days last year reached a record 8,258 athletes.  40% of the competitors travelled from outside Sweden to take part.

The event is open to all athletes born before 1st Jan 2008 although the club will only provide travel assistance to athletes who are 2nd year U13 or older.

To qualify for travel assistance, we expect all athletes to compete in at least two events in Gothenburg and should have achieved one standard or be close to two standards in any events on this list. The events listed are not necessarily those they will compete in at the games.

Coaches who regularly work with a VP-Glasgow group will also be eligible for assistance.

The full program of events can be found at this link. Entries will cost about £8 per event.  The club will submit the entries on your behalf in April.  There is a minimum standard for throws events which is listed on the pdf file.  Some preliminary rounds of the long jump for younger athletes may be held outside the main arena.

If you do intend competing at this event, you will have to book your own travel and accomodation.  If you'd like further advice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be happy to assist.

Hopefully the brexit situation will have been resolved by 2020 and we can travel together as a club.

 

If you would like the club to send the entries on your behalf, please return the below information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name

Age/year of birth

Chosen event(s)

PB and anticipated standard at time of the Games.