Monday, July 13, 2020

Gothenburg 2020

The Club has not formally organised a trip to the Youth Games in Gothenburg this year due to the poor exchange rate.  However, many athletes and their parents may want to go with a little support from the club.  The Gothenburg Youth Games will be held over Friday the 3rd, Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of July.

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 2009 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.

We'll continue to review the exchange rate in future years as we would like to return to travelling 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.

 

England Athletic Championships

The club is planning to travel as a group to the U15 and U17 England Athletics Championships at Bedford Stadium once again from Friday the 28th till Monday the 31st of August.  We'll provide assistance to all athletes who achieve the qualifying standards set by England Athletics.

The standards for this years event have still to be announced but the below link will show the qualifying standards for last years championship.

https://events.englandathletics.org/…/u17--u15-outd…/profile

Meantime, rooms have been booked at Bedford Riverside Hotel for the group and transport will be arranged when we know who's attending.

We plan for a successfull season and hope that as many of our athletes as possible can join the group travelling south.

I'll contact the membership in June for an update on qualifying.

 

 

Christmas Road Race 2019

This is just a reminder that Victoria Park will be hosting our Christmas Handicap Race on Sunday the 15th of December.  If you would like to take part, you should meet on the Club Deck at Scotstoun Stadium prior to 11am in good time for a 11.30am start.

We're hoping for a large turnout on the day with competitors aged from 9 to Masters. It's a special event and it's not just for the endurance Athletes. 

Competitors should arrive bearing a gift for the Lucky Dip. Value in the region of £7 - £8. e.g. Selection boxes/sweets/chocolates for the younger athletes and Bottle of Wine/Box of Biscuits, etc for the adults.

Competitors and their siblings can only collect a present from the lucky dip if they donate a gift on the day.

The event is a handicap race, with the slowest athletes and those not familiar with the distance starting first.

The distances for the event will be 2 miles for the juniors and the 3 and a quarter mile MacAndrew Course for the seniors.

Parents will be most welcome and can either join the juniors on their run or assist with stewarding the course.

It's always a fun day with refreshments available on the Club Deck.

Hope to see you there.