Monday, July 13, 2020

Club Championships 2018

The Junior Club Championships will be held on Sunday the 16th of September at Scotstoun Stadium.

The competition will start at 11am and the last event should be over by 3pm.

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 at this year’s awards night.

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.  The age groups will be the same as those used throughout the summer of 2018.

Declarations will be open from 10am on the Club Deck at Scotstoun.

Events will start at 11am prompt  - BE READY & WARMED UP.


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

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


Achilles Heel Sale

Our sponsor, Katie Alexander from Achilles Heel was in touch today to highlight the start of her mid season sale. All of her running spikes have been reduced by either 30% or 40% both instore and online. Check out the bargains on the Achilles Heel website at this link.

Summer Holiday Athletic Camps 2018

Summer Holiday Athletic Camps - Run, Jump & Throw Sessions

VP-Glasgow will be hosting six week of athletics training for children aged 5 to 13 years.

The camps will be held over the Summer break at Scotstoun Stadium.

The dates of the camps will be posted here in early June.  If you would like to be kept informed, you should subscribe to our mailing list.



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The sessions begin each day at 10am and finish at 2pm with a short break for lunch.  (athletes will need to bring their own food and refreshments)

The cost for the five days of each Camp will be £45.  The cost of attending individual days is £13 and you can pay on arrival by cash or cheque.  Advance booking is not required for individual days.

You can book your child onto the camps by following this link.

The Run, Jump & Throw Club (RJT) is a programme designed to give children an opportunity to discover and participate in Athletics activities all year round.

The RJT is tailored to suit children of all skill levels from beginners and less experienced youngsters up to those who have already taken part in introductory athletics programmes, holiday courses or local junior competitions.

The RJT programme offers children a wide variety of Athletics events and techniques, and focuses on the FUNdamental movement skills, important in every child's development.

Events covered include:

Sprints, Hurdles, Shot putt, Javelin, Discus, Long jump, High jump, Relay Races and Endurance

Who is it for?

Children aged from 5 to 13 years who want to have fun, participate, make friends, and learn new and exciting skills.

What do I need to get started?

Just a pair of trainers, a bottle of water and clothing suitable for exercise.

Please book early as places are limited.

Follow this link for bookings.


Coaching Videos

The Club has purchased the licence for the World Class Track and Field Series of coaching videos.  Over 14 hours of coaching instruction and demonstration from some of the USA's most successful coaches.

The series covers Sprints & Relays, Shot Put, High Jump, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, 300/400m Hurdles, Pole Vault, 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, 400m and 100m Hurdles.

The videos can be viewed online using any of our three Samsung Galaxy tablets.  The Championship Productions app has been installed on all three of the tablets.

Any coaches who would like to view the videos can borrow one of the tablets from Gordon.

Full details of the contents of the series can be found at this link.