Stornoway Tri Club Event
On the 12th September, a bus load of young athletes and old coaches set off for Stornoway. The event was the Stornoway RAC tri club invitational match. The journey was pleasant, glorious sunshine, the sea calm and the food supplies were successfully transferred between bus, ferry and final destination.
We had teams of U13, U15 and U17 boys and girls, and beautiful weather on competition day, great conditions for PBs. It was a close competition but we performed well enough to bring back the shield, which is now in the club trophy cabinet. There were so many fantastic performances that I am just mentioning some of the highlights, apologies if I have missed anyone. The full results can be viewed by following this link: http://srac.org.uk/documents/triclub2014results.pdf
The U13 girls, Emma Gilmour, Niamh Hay, Jenna Little, Skye Turner and Grace Hamilton, between them covered all events. 100, 200, 75hurdles, 800, long jump, high jump, javelin and shot putt. They had great fun trying out new events.
Our U13 boys had an even bigger challenge as there were only 3 of them, Gavin Wilson, Rogan Kelly-Vinaccia (won the javelin with 21.43m having never thrown before!) and Jack MacKinnon, they gained a massive 7 PBs between them! Gavin also won 3 events.
U15 boys performed well with PBs for Lewis Priest in 1500, Thomas Connelly in 200, javelin and long jump, Andrew Moreland in 400, Cameron McKnight in 100, javelin and shot putt, Adam Orr in long jump and Charlie Milarvie in shot putt.
For U15 girls there were PBs for Sophie Jordan in 100m, Jade Henry in 200m, Adrienne Murray 800m, Nicola Brechany long jump, Amy Bissett shot put and Holly Little in the javelin.
A few notable performances in the U17 girls, Gillian Black in the 1500, 3 PBs for Catriona Cuthbert, and Emily Gulland had a PB in shot put.
The U17 boys had a great day with PBs for David Wilson and Lewis Serpell in long jump, Euan Urquhart and David Wilson in shot putt, Jamie MacKinnon and Ewan Rae in 1500m. Click here for photos from the day: https://picasaweb.google.com/103713309387668494554/Stornoway2014?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOnL9feg74qF3QE&feat=directlink
Stornoway were fantastic hosts. We were treated to a BBQ and ceilidh which was enjoyed by all and also a walking tour of the local beauty spots the next day. A huge thanks to all the folks involved from Stornoway, especially Ross Munro who was instrumental in organising the whole meeting.