Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Scottish Mens League

The club finished 4th in the last match of the season at Kilmarnock on the 26th of August on 243 points and 4th overall for the season, a satisfying outcome given our poor start and the strength of other clubs in League Division 1. Aberdeen were runaway worthy winners once again, while the two clubs promoted from Division 2, Shettleston and Falkirk Victoria, occupied 2nd and 3rd, to the surprise of many. We were just a half league point behind Falkirk at the end. Commiserations to Kilbarchan, our fellow travellers in buses to Aberdeen and Inverness in recent seasons, who raised a fantastic effort to finish 2nd on the day, but alas it was just not enough to stave off relegation.

The strongest part of the team was in the sprints and relays, where David Clark, Ewan McArthur, Sean McCormick, Christopher Boyle and the Wilson twins David and Iain fulfilled all our hopes to post a total of 82 points. The award for competitiveness and determination must go to Sean, who ran the winner to 0.01 sec in the Guest 100m, did something similar in the B 200m, anchored the 4x100m team to a good 3rd, then gave his all on the final leg of the 4x400m; taking over in 2nd and a target for the experienced chasing Kilbarchan runner, he had lost his lead over him by half way, but decided on entering the home straight that he could maybe catch him again; as the partisan crowd raised the roof of the stand (sorry, rain shelter) Sean, eyeballs out, began to gain and to draw level as the finish line approached, but his final lunge brought us home just 0.02sec short! The last event of the match and season, always a thrilling team contest, did not disappoint as a spectacle.

Our only winner of the day was Allan Ramsay in the A 800m, where he surprised some of his rivals with his return to form after a period of annoying injuries. He timed his effort perfectly, stalking the pacemakers cunningly before a strong effort on the final bend took him into a comfortable lead, which he maintained confidently till the finish. Allan then earned more points in the 1500m, 3rd A just ahead of Steven Bryce, 'Mr Consistency', who once again threatened his pb, finishing just a second short of it with 4:13.84.

Captain Martin Hayes had got us off to a good start on the track, with a cautious 2nd in the 400m hurdles. He was saving himself for his main event, the Steeplechase, where he was hoping for a decent time despite the miserable wet weather. In this he set the pace, opening up a gap on the rest of the field and looking good for an easy victory until the young Kilbarchan athlete was seen to be gaining and full of running on the final lap; it was anyone's race coming off the final bend, but the youngster had enough to unleash a winning sprint at the line by a 0.53sec margin. Frustrating, but another thrilling finish to savour and a good time of 9:29.65 for Martin.

Our top points gatherer of the day was decathlete Euan Urquhart, who did his 3 events at the start of the match, when the rain was at its worst and affected all competitors adversely. His Pole Vault clearance of 3.60m was a fine effort under the circumstances, as he took 3rd place with the same height as two much more highly rated rivals on the countback. He braved the elements to add points in Javelin and Long Jump for a total of 32 points.

It was good to have the support of 14 athletes, though unavailability robbed us unavoidably of several major points earners and we failed to score in two events (10,000m and 110m Hurdles). Our officials on the day, without whom we can't take part, were Sheila (Field Referee) and Hugh Baillie, Susan Miller and Jim Harvie. Good to see Scotish Athletics President Leslie Roy there officiating too. Other coaches, supporters and family included the Wilson clan (with David, Iain and Gavin all competing) Julie and Tommy Boyle and Ewan McArthur's mum. See you all next season!

Hugh Stevenson

Senior Men's Team Manager

 

Full results will be available on League website: www.scottishleague.org.uk

Victoria Park City of Glagow competitor results:

100m 4A David Clark 11.51 (+0.8), 2B Ewan McArthur 11.56 (+0.4 200m 6A David Clark 23.22 (+1.8), 2B Sean McCormick 24.08 (+1.2) 400m 3A Christoher Boyle 51.53, 2B Iain Wilson 54.09 800m 1A Allan Ramsay 1:57.31 1500m 4A Allan Ramsay 4:11.71, 3B Steven Bryce 4:13.84 3000m S/C 2A Martin Hayes 9:29.65 400m Hurdles 2A Martin Hayes 59.54 Long Jump 5A Euan Urquhart 5.92m (+1.5), 2B David Wilson 5.83m (+1.9) Triple Jump 3A Tim Chan 12.10m (-1.7) High Jump 5A Gavin Wilson 1.75m Pole Vault 3A Euan Urquhart 3.60m Shot 2A Paul Wishart 10.24m, 5B Gerry Farrell 9.25m Discus 5A Gerry Farrell 30.77m, 2B Paul Wishart 27.73m Hammer 7A Gerry Farrell 30.42m Javelin 3A Euan Urquhart 35.96, 3B David Clark 22.83m 4x100m 3rd David Clark, Iain Wilson, David Wilson, Sean McCormick 45.72 4x400m 3rd Christopher Boyle, Iain Wilson, David Wilson, Sean McCormick 3:31.51 (splits available later) Guest 100m 2nd Sean McCormack 11.79

YDL Final

The final match of the Youth Devlopmnet was held at Grangemouth on the 29th July. As it was the YDL final, there were medals up for grabs. 1st, 2nd and 3rd As and 1st B and there numerous medal winners across the age groups.

In the U13 girls Jenna Hilditch was 1st A in the 150m with a time of 20.3s, 1st A in the 75m Hurdles in 11.7s 1st A in the high jump with a height of 1.40m. in the 1200m, Sophie Sinclair was 1st A in a time of 04:06:9 and Amy Byrne was 1st B with a time of 02:50.6. Zoe Loughrey was 3rd B in the shot putt with a time of 13.5s, 8th B in the 150m and 3rd B in the shot putt with a throw of 5.39m. Meghan Porterfield was 1st A in the shot putt with a throw of 12.15m and 1st B in the javelin with a throw of 18.43m. Louise Kemp was 1st B in the high jump with a height of 1.25m, 7th A in the 75m and 7th A in the long jump. Cara Kirkwood was also in the long jump and was 8th B. Zoe Wilson was 7th B in the 75m and 5th B in the 800m. Also, in the 800m was Amiya Patel who was 5th A.  Holly Hailstone was 3rd A in the javelin with a throw of 21.30m. The 4x100m Relay team, which included Louise Kemp, Zoe Wilson, Zoe Loughrey and Jenna Hilditch, was 6th.

In the U13 boys, Kyle Flockhart was 4th B in the 200m, 7th B in the 100m and 8th A in the long jump. Reece Hamilton was 7th A in the 100m, 8th A in the 200m and 8th A in the javelin. Angus Bain was 7th A in the 800m. Brodie Wright was 5th A in the 75m Hurdles, 6th A in the high jump and 7th A in the shot putt. Angus Bain, Reece Hamilton, Kyle Flockhart and Brodie Wright made up the 4x100m relay team and placed 7th.

In the U15 Girls, Evie Greig was 2nd A in the 100m with a time of 13.1s, 2nd A in the 200m with a time of 27.1s, 1st B in the high jump with a height of 1.40m. Ellie Davidson was 1st A in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 12.2s, 1st B in the long jump with a jump of 4.79m and 1st A in the high jump with a jump of 1.50m. Catriona Scott was 1st B in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 12.7s, 6th A in the 300m and 7th A in the discus. Holly Kirkwood was 1st A in the long jump with a jump of 4.80m, 3rd A in the 800m with a time of 02:28:2 and 6th A in the javelin. Emma Williams was 4th B in the 100m, 7th B in the 300m and 6th A in the shot putt. Eve Anderson was also in the shot putt and was 6th B and was also 7th B in the 200m and javelin. Roisin Cameron Coyle was 3rd A in the pole vault with a height of 1.80m, 6th A in the 1500m and 6th B in the discus. The 4x100m relay team which was Eve Anderson, Ellie Davidson, Emma Williams and Evie Greig was 4th and the 4x300m team was 5th A which included Roisin Cameron Coyle, Holly Kirkwood, Lara Storrie and Catriona Scott.

In the U15 boys, George Harrand was 3rd A in the 100m with a time of 12.5s and 5th A in the 300m. Luke Johnston was 5th A in the 200m, 4th B in the 100m and 3rd B in the long jump with a jump of 4.38m. Connor McNally was 3rd in the high jump with a height of 1.65m and 5th B in the 300m. Ben Chatham was 1st A in the 80m Hurdles with a time of 12.1s, 2nd A in the long jump with a jump of 5.67m and 4th A in the discus. Jamie Ritchie was 2nd A in the pole vault with a height of 2.00m and 4th B in the high jump. In the 800m, Jake Speirs was 6th A and Callum Paterson was 4th B. Callum was also 3rd B in the shot putt with a distance of 6.48m and 6th B in the javelin. Josh Sumpter was 3rd B in the discus with a throw of 17.44m, 3rd A in the hammer with a throw of 19.59m and 4th A in the javelin. In the 1500m, Fraser Gilmour was 4th A and Louis Sharp was 5th B. Omer Mohamed was 6th A in the shot putt. The 4x100m relay team was 2nd in a time of 49.8 and consisted of George Harrand, Connor McNally, Ben Chatham and Luke Johnston. The 4x300m team who that was made up of Fraser Gilmour, Callum Paterson, Jake Speirs and George Harrand was 7th in a time of 03:03:9.

Victoria Park finished 5th in the U13 and U15 combined point result.

U17

In the U17 women, Emily Corrigan was 2nd A in the 80m Hurdles with a time of 12.01s and 7th B in the 100m. Nikki Li was also in the 100m and was 7th A. Caitlin Cameron Coyle was 4th B in the 800m and 8th A in the long jump. Lisha Carruth was 7th A in the 200m and Jenna Little was 7th A in the 800m. In the 1500m Jojo Littlefield was 4th A. The 4x100m relay team, which was made up from Nikki Li, Emily Corrigan, Lisha Carruth and Caitlin Cameron Coyle, finished in 7th place.

In the men, there a few medal winners. Gavin Wilson was 1st A in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 14.90s and 3rd B in the 100m. Jamie Stevenson was 1st A in both the 100m and 200m with times of 11.52s and 22.95s. Callum Byrne was 6th A in the 1500m.

The U17 team finished 7th place.

 

Emma Gilmour

SWAL Match 2

The Scottish Woman’s League Match (SWAL) was held on the 4th July in Scotstoun. There were several good performances across the age groups from Under 13 to Seniors.

In the Under 13 age group, in the shot putt Meghan Porterfield was 1st A with a throw of 12.38m and Sarah Bonad was 2nd B with a throw of 5.94m. Sarah was also 4th A in the 100m and the 200m. Also, in the 100m Erin Downie was 5th B. Erin was also 7th A in the long jump with Zoe Loughrey 7th B. Zoe also 5th A in the 75m Hurdles and 7th B in the 200m. in the 800m Sophie Sinclair was 6th A and Zoe Wilson was 6th B. The 4x100m Team was 7th.

In the Under 15 age group, Emma Williams was 3rd B with a time of 28.01s in the 200m and 3rd B with a time of 13.37s in the 100m and Katie Burr was 5th A in the same event. Katie was also 2nd A in the shot putt with a throw of 9.87m and 1st B in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 12.04s. In the same event Ellie Davidson was 7th A, 1st B in the high jump with a height of 1.55m and 1st B in the long jump with a jump of 4.89m. Catriona Scott was 8th A in the 200m 3rd in the discus with a throw of 15.02m. Lily Paterson was  2nd A in the same event with a throw of 21.49m and was 2nd B in the shot putt with a throw of 8.52m. Abbey Orr was 1st A in the high jump with a height of 1.60m and 1st A in the long jump with a jump of 5.17m. Abbey also competed in the 800m alongside Beth Bushell. Beth was 3rd A with a time of 2.26.30 and Abbey was 4th B. in the 1500m Rosin Cameron Coyle was 6th A. The 4x100m team was 3rd with a time of 52.85s.

In the Under 17 group Emily Miller was 2nd A in the 100m with a time of 12.82s and was 1st A in the 200m with a time of 25.69s. Nikki Li also competed in the 100m and 200m, she was 3rd B in the 10m with a time of 13.80s and was 4th B in the 200m. Emily Corrigan was 5th A in the 80m Hurdles and Ava Smith was 2nd B in the same event with a time of 13.67s, 6th A in the long jump and 3rd A in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m. Caitlin Cameron Coyle also competed in the high jump and was 1st B with a height of 1.50m. In the 800m Rhian Callan was 6th A and Jenna Little was 3rd B with a time of 2.31.35s. In the discus Kiera Maxwell was 3rd A with a throw of 25.88m and Mia Weir was 4th B. Kiera was 6th A in the shot putt. The 4x100m Team was 4th.

There were many notable performances across the senior age group. Dion Ingram was 3rd A in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 1.09.43s. Lindsay Young was 1st B in the 400m with a time of 59.12s and was also 3rd A in the 200m with a time of 25.23s. Also, in the 400m was Julie Dobbin who was 4th A and Julie was 5th A in the 200m. In the 100m Robyn Taylor was 6th A and Katie Ord was 6th B. Katie was also 2nd B in the hammer with a throw of 44.61m. Mhari Porterfield was also in the hammer and finished 2nd A with a throw of 47.49m, 1st A in the discus with a throw of 31.08m and 1st A in the shot putt with a throw of 13.41m. Donna Findlayson was 6th A in the 3000m. In the 800m Holly Little was 3rd A with a time of 2.26.12 and Stephanie Lawrie was 2nd B with a time of 2.30.43. Holly was also 1st B in the high jump with a time of 1.45m. Becky Dumphy was 5th A in the 1500m and Claire Thompson was 2nd B in the same event with a time of 5.21.11. Louise Anderson was 6th A in both the triple jump and long jump and was 2nd B in the shot putt with a throw of 7.77m. Cara McCauley was 1st A in the pole vault with a jump of 2.80m. Emma Thompson was 2nd A in the high jump with a height of 1.45m and 4th B in the javelin. Claire Cameron was 1st B in the discus with a throw of 27.03m and Charlotte Steele was 2nd An in the javelin with a throw of 34.06m. The 4x100m relay team was 2nd with a time of 51.36s and 4x400m team was 6th.

Victoria Park City of Glasgow is now currently in 3rd place overall.

 

Emma Gilmour

Youth Development League

The third match of the Youth Development League (YDL) on the Sunday 27th June was a good day for Victoria Park. There were many outstanding performances from across the age groups. There numerous achievements from the U13 Girls.  Sarah Bonad was 3rd A in the 75m with a time of 10.59s, 1st B in the 150m of 21.23s and 4th B in the Shot Putt with a distance of 6.07m. Louise Kemp was 4th B in the 75m with a time of 11.18s, 2nd B in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 13.45s and 5th A in the High Jump with a height of 1.20m. Jenna Hilditch was 1st A in the 150m with a time of 19.86s, 1st A in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 11.48s and 3rd A in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.31m. Amiya Patel was 5th A in the 800m with a time of 2.34.27min and Zoe Wilson was 6th B in the same event with a time of 2.48.46min. Sophie Sinclair was 2nd A in the 1200m with a time of 4.05.08 min and Rebecca Barnett was 3rd B in the same event with a time of 4.22.36 min. Cara Kirkwood was 6th B in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.46m and 4th B in the High Jump with a height of 1.15m. Meghan Porterfield was 1st A in the Shot Putt with a distance of 11.70m and 1st A in the Javelin with a throw in the 18.45m. Holly Hailstone was 2nd B in the Javelin with a throw of  16.58m. The 4x100m Relay team which consisted of Louise Kemp, Sarah Bonad, Zoe Wilson and Jenna Hilditch was 2nd with a team of 54.79s.

In the U13 Boys Reece Hamilton was 8th A in the 100m with time of 15.32s and 7th A in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.09m. Dylan Burrell was 4th A in the 200m with a time of 29.10s. Aaron Watt was 7th B in the 200m with a time of 33.68s and 6th B in the Shot Putt with a distance of 4.19m. Ben De Laet-Gamble was 8th A in the 800m with a time of 2.51.87 min and 5th A in the High Jump with a height of 1.20m and 5th A Javelin with a distance of 20.33m.  Kai Worksman was 6th B in the 800m with a time of 2.52.36 min and 5th A in the Shot Putt with a distance of 6.69m and was 4th B in the Javelin with a distance of 16.60m. The best performance from the U13 Boys was Saul McLennan who was 2nd in the 1500m with a time of 4.57.92 min. The 4x100m Relay who was Reece Hamilton, Ben De Laet-Gamble, Kai Workman and Kyle Flockhart who was 6th with a time 62.57s.

The U15 Girls was full of 1st, 2nd and 3rd s. Evie Greig was 1st in all 3 individual events she took part in. Evie was 1st A in the 100m with a time of 12.94s, 1st A in the 200m in 26.35s and 1st B in the High Jump with a height of 1.45m. Skye Turner was 4th B in the 100m with a time of 13.55s. Catriona Scott was 5th B in the 200m with a time of 28.36s and 4th A in the 300m with a time of 45.20s. Emma Williams was 5th B in the 300m with a time of 46.97s. In the 800m Beth Bushell was 2nd A with a time of 2.28.86 min and Holly Kirkwood was 1st B with a time of 2.26.83 min.  Holly Kirkwood was also 1st B in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.90m. Katie Burr was 1st B in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.84s, 2nd A in the Shot Putt with a distance of 10.22m and 2nd A in the Javelin with a time of 28.91m. Roisin Cameron Coyle was 4th A in the 1500m with a time of 5.20.89 min. Ellie Davidson was 2nd A in the 75m Hurdles with a time of 11.98s, 1st A in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.10.31m and was also 1st A in the High Jump with a height of 1.60m.  Lily Paterson was 2nd B in the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.97m and was 3rd A in the Discus with a throw of 19.51m. Eva Fraser was 2nd B in the Discus with a throw of 15.83m and 3rd B in the Javelin with a distance of 15.35m. The two Relay teams performed well in both events. The 4x100m team consisted of Ellie Davidson, Skye Turner, Katie Burr and Evie Greig and were 1st with a time of 51.89s. The 4x300m was Emma Williams, Beth Bushall, Holly Kirkwood and Catriona Scott and was 3rd in a time of 3.05.98 min.

In the U15 Boys George Harrand was 1st A in the 100m in a time of 12.15s and was 3rd A in the 300m with a time of 40.69s. Luke Johnston was 4th B in the 100m with 12.89s and was 4th B in the 200m in a time of 26.30s. Luke Johnston was 4th A was 100m in a time of 12.89s and was 4th A in the 200m in a time of 26.30s. Omer Mohamed was 4th B in the 200m in the time of 27.15s, 1st B in the 300m in the time of 41.32s and was 6th A in the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.16m. Jake Speirs was 7th A in the 800m in a time of 2.22.61 min and Louis Sharpe ran the 1500m and was 5th A in a time of 5.03.40 min.  Ben Chatham did very well in his 3 events. In the 80m Hurdles, he was 1st A in a time of 11.54s, he jumped 5.51m in the Long Jump and finished 2nd A. In his third event, he was 1st A in the discus and threw 32.37m. Rory Spencly was also in the Long Jump as the B jumper and finished 5th with a jump of 4.28m. Connar McNally was 3rd A in the High Jump with the height of 1.60m. Josh Sumpter was 5th B in the Shot Putt with a throw of 6.77 and was 3rd A in the Hammer with a 19.02 throw. Malcom Downes was 3rd B in the discus with a throw of 16.94m and was 3rd A in the javelin and threw 27.40m. The 4x100m Relay team was 1st and was made up of George Harrand, Omer Mohamed, Ben Chatham and Luke Johnston in a time of 49.48s.

After this event, Victoria Park City of Glasgow sits 4th in the League Table for Division 1 which means that it progresses to the YDL Final later in the Summer.

 

By Emma Gilmour