The first date of our club championships will be Sunday the 27th of June. The venue as always will be Scotstoun Stadium.
As you know, this will once again be a Grade 1 event that will be shared on the UK Power of Ten, and for most taking part, success will be measured in where you're ranked nationally. If you haven't seen the national rankings, you'll find them at this link: https://www.thepowerof10.info/
For a little local excitement and to sort out who the best three athletes are, in each age group, accross all events, we're going to use the Scottish Athletics Thistle Tables which are accessed by Club Secretaries via an online awards system.
When all of the results are in, we'll upload them to Scottish Athletics, and points will be awarded for each performance. This way, we can compare the best performance by a long jumper next to a hammer thrower etc.
In order to demonstrate how the system works, I noted the best performances in each event for U17 men in Scotland this year and the results are recorded below.
|Best||800m||Under 17 Male||01:53.9||834|
|Best||1500m||Under 17 Male||03:58.8||791|
|Best||200m||Under 17 Male||22.2s||773|
|Best||Long Jump||Under 17 Male||6.58m||725|
|Best||Discus||Under 17 Male||41.57m||689|
|Best||Javelin||Under 17 Male||50.67m||688|
|Best||High Jump||Under 17 Male||1.88m||686|
|Best||Shot Put||Under 17 Male||13.82m||686|
|Best||Hammer||Under 17 Male||47.15m||627|
|Best||100m||Under 17 Male||11.4s||580|
As you can see, Scottish Athletics is particularly strong in middle distance events but it'll be interesting to see where the talents of our members lie. Remember, medals will be awarded for athletes finishing in the first three places within their age group.
If you'd like to compete at the club championships and you haven't already entered, you can do so by logging into your LoveAdmin account and clicking on Events on the menu bar. You can select a maximum of two events on each of the two days we'll be competing.
U11 athletes will compete in a Run, Jump and Throw competition on the same dates.
Good luck to everyone taking part.