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Scottish National Age Group Championships 2017

This years Scottish National Age Group Championships took place over the weekends of 19/20 & 26/27 August at Grangemouth Stadium with several Ayr Seaforth members of numerous age groups taking part. It is to the credit of both the athletes and their coaches that several of them returned with National medals around their necks. Those successful athletes were Gemma Bruce (U15 300m) Silver, Sophie Slider (U15 300m) bronze, Amy Leith (u17 Javelin) bronze and Carolyn Harvey (Senior Woman/Triple jump) silver.

Scottish National Championships 2017

Age Group Name Event Result
U13 Girls Libby White 100m

Long Jump

14.15s (3rd H2) Q
14.21s (5th S/F)
4.16m (9th)
Abbie Rankine 800m
Javelin
3:04.72
14.05m (10th)
Morven Montgomery 800m
Long Jump
3:05.17
2.91m (22nd)
Clare McLaughlin 800m 2:45.64
Emma McMillan 800m 2:48.04
Erin Ramsay 200m 28.60s (2nd H1) Q
28.24s (3rd S/F) Q
28.29s (6th F)
Jenna Beswick 70mH 13.55s (6th H2)
Eve Beswick 70mH 12.90s (1st H3)
13.19s (8th F)
Islay Hubbard 1500m 5:30.24 (3rd H1)
U13 Boys Conall O'Brien High Jump 1.31m (7th)
Adam Currie 1500m 5:06.05 (10th H2)
U15 Girls Sophie Slider 300m 43.71s (2nd H1) Q
43.27s (3rd F)
Matilda Press 300m 43.48s (1st H2) Q
44.38s (4th F)
Gemma Bruce 300m 44.34s (2nd H3) Q
42.97s (2nd F)
Evie Mackay 800m 2:32.28
U15 Boys Euan Bell 1500m 5:18.00 (11th H2)
U17 Women Hazel Kirk 80mH 12.58s (4th H1) Q
12.70s (8th F)
Amy Leith Javelin 34.72m (3rd)
U17 Men Euan Duff 100m

Long Jump

11.64s (3rd H1) Q
11.86s (8th S/F)
6.10m (7th)
Daniel Martin 400m 52.57s (4th H1) Q
51.80s (7th F)
U20 Women Aimee McGinley 100m 12.56s (2nd H2) Q
12.32s (4th F)
Nadia Simpson 200m 26.91s (4th H1)
Katie McAlpine 200m 27.70s (6th H1)
Kirsten McClymont 200m 26.75s (3rd H3)
U20 Men Daniel Martin 800m 2:05.93
Senior Women Carolyn Harvey Triple Jump
Long Jump
12.18m (2nd)
5.18m (8th)
Senior Men Fraser McKenzie Long Jump 4.51m (14th)

 

Ayr Seaforth Open Meeting – Wednesday 23 August 2017

The last of the Ayrshire Open meetings took place at Dam Park on Wednesday 23 August with over 150 athletes competing. Fortunately the weather held up until after the end of the event when the rain started meaning favourable conditions for those competing. Many younger members were competing for the first time with some very good results achieved. Full results of the meeting can be found here 

England Athletics U20/U23 Track & Field Championships 2017 – Bedford,England

This years England Athletics U20 & U23 Track and Field Championships took place at the Bedford International Athletics Stadium over the weekend of Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June. Although the English Championships they are commonly seen as the British Age Group Championships and as such anyone taking home a medal can be extremely proud of their achievement.There were 3 athletes from Ayr Seaforth competing at this years event with first year U20 athlete Kirsten McClymont making her debut on the big stage in the 200m.

Conditions over the weekend were favourable for all but those competing in the distance events as the temperature on each day hit a blistering 31 degrees.

First up from the Ayr Seaforth contingent was Kirsten McClymont who ran in the first heat of the U20 Womens 200m with a time of 26.79s which was just outside her pb. The experience will no doubt bode her well for the future.

Next to compete was U23 athlete Carolyn Harvey who was competing in the Triple Jump. Carolyn jumped a distance of 11.79m which was enough to secure the bronze medal in the event.

The final Ayr athlete to enter competition was U20 distance runner Kirstin Oakley who was competing for the first time on UK soil in the 3000m steeplechase which she has been getting a taste for while competing in America. Although not a pb performance owing to the high temperatures her time of 11:11.76 safely saw her take the bronze medal.

Kirsten McClymont

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CCL Land O’Burns 10k Road Race – Wednesday 24 May 2017

This years CCL Land O’Burns 10k Road Race took place in near perfect conditions last Wednesday. Almost 250 runners took part with the race being started by Max Wojtowicz, Digital Marketing Manager of race sponsors CCL Logistics of Troon. The route takes runners along Ayr seafront towards Doonfoot after which they pass through Doonfoot & Alloway before passing Burns Cottage on their way back to the finish line within the Old Racecourse at Seafield. As well as increased prize money being on offer there were numerous spot prizes given out at the finish line. First home and taking the mens race was Richard Mair of Kilmarnock Harrier & Athletic Club with Ruth Joss of Shettleston Harriers taking the womens race. The full race results can be found using the following link RESULTS

YDL – Match 2 – Kilmarnock – Sunday 21 May 2017

The second match of this years Youth Development League (YDL) took place on Sunday at The Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock. Unfortunately owing to illness there were many changes to the teams on the day and several of the young athletes who were in attendance stepped up to the plate taking on events which they were not familiar with. Yet again there were numerous personal best performances on a day which started off with rain but got better as it went on. Full results of all Ayr Seaforth athletes can be found in the tables below:-

U13 Boys - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock

Name Event Result
Benjamin Edwards 100m(A)
200m(A)
Shot Put(A)
14.92s(6th)
31.19s(6th)
5.56m(5th)
Jack McKinnon 100m(B)
200m(B)
High Jump(B)
15.20s(6th)
31.01s(5th)
1.15m(4th=)
Conor Scobie 800m(A)
Long Jump(A)
2:38.21(5th)
3.38m(7th)
Lewis Hill 800m(B)
75mH(A)
Javelin(A)
2:51.17(5th)
18.29s(6th)
15.45m(7th)
Adam Currie 1500m(A) 5:07.47(5th)
Fergus Muir 1500m(B)
High Jump(A)
Shot Put(B)
5:17.43(2nd)
1.20m(6th=)
5.01m(5th)
Calum Hannah 75mH(B) 17.75s(5th)
Joshua Mirtle Long Jump(B) 3.10m(7th)
Grahame Maxwell Javelin(B) 11.17m(4th)
Benjamin Edwards
Grahame Maxwell
Adam Currie
Jack McKinnon
4 x 100m Relay 7th

U15 Boys - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock

Name Event Result
Marc Mulgrew 100m(A)
200m(A)
Long Jump(A)
13.12s(7th)
26.46s(7th)
4.52m(4th)
John Duthie 100m(B) 14.03s(6th)
Sammy Jones 200m(B)
300m(B)
28.24s(8th)
45.36s(5th)
Ross Drummond 300m(A)
High Jump(A)
Shot Put(A)
44.26s(7th)
1.50m(4th)
7.12m(8th)
Max McLean 800m(A)
Javelin(B)
2:27.94(6th)
12.80m(5th)
Blair Gemmell 800m(B) 2:37.58(7th)
Euan Bell 1500m(A) 5:11.00(5th)
Sam Drummond 1500m(B) 5:13.86(3rd)
Charlie Dorward 80mH(A) 17.42s(5th)
Toby Nixon Long Jump(B) 4.06m(3rd)
Lewis Martin Shot Put(B)
Discus(B)
6.10m(6th)
13.47m(6th)
Alex Crooks Discus(A)
Javelin(A)
17.69s(5th)
22.57s(6th)
Marc Mulgrew
John Duthie
Charlie Dorward
Toby Nixon
4 x 100m Relay 55.89s(8th)
Alex Crooks
Sammy Jones
Ross Drummond
Lewis Martin
4 x 300m 3:20.58(7th)

U13 Girls - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock

Name Event Result
Abbie Rankine 75m(A)
Javelin(B)
12.20s(8th)
10.27m(5th)
Tess Crooks 75m(B)
800m(B)
12.67s(8th)
2:59.09(8th)
Erin Ramsay 150m(A) 21.11s(4th)
Jenna Beswick 150m(B) 22.22s(6th)
Emma McMillan 800m(A)
Long Jump(A)
High Jump(A)
2:43.82(8th)
3.65m(8th)
1.25m(7th)
Islay Hubbard 1200m(A) 4:16.60(6th)
Fay McTrusty 1200m(B)
Long Jump(B)
4:48.22(5th)
3.51m(4th)
Eve Beswick Javelin(A)
70mH(A)
High Jump(B)
Shot Put(B)
11.12m(7th
13.25s(4th)
1.05m(7th)
5.18m(4th)
Abbie Chilton 70mH(B)
Shot Put(A)
16.17s(6th)
5.53m(6th)
Tess Crooks
Abbie Rankine
Eve Beswick
Jenna Beswick
4 x 100m Relay 8th

U15 Girls - YDL Match 2 - Sunday 21 May 2017 - Kilmarnock

Name Event Result
Matilda Press 100m(A)
300m(A)
13.34s(5th)
42.12s(3rd)
Gemma Bruce 100m(B)
200m(A)
13.36s(2nd)
27.00s(5th)
Eva Kerr 200m(B) 31.49s(7th)
Emma Struthers 300m(B)
Long Jump(A)
46.99s(7th)
3.68m(8th)
Evie Mackay 800m(A) 2:31.81(6th)
Isla Kirk 800m(B) 2:34.85(2nd)
Rosie Davidson 1500m(A) 5:06.61(5th)
Morven Hubbard 1500m(B) 5:15.00(4th)
Emillie Oosterbeek High Jump(A)
Shot Put(B)
Javelin(B)
1.35m(8th)
6.34m(7th)
13.38s(5th)
Georgia Bryden Shot Put(A)
Discus(A)
Javelin(A)
7.72m(4th)
18.56m(4th)
22.28m(4th)
Matilda Press
Eva Kerr
Gemma Bruce
Emma Struthers
4 x 100m Relay 54.95s(5th)
Gemma Bruce
Matilda Press
Eva Kerr
Emma Struthers
4 x 300m Relay 3:08.47(5th)

West District Track & Field Championships – Kilmarnock – Friday 12 & Saturday 13 May 2017

This years West District Track & Field Championships took place at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock last weekend in somewhat less than ideal weather conditions. Numerous athletes represented Ayr Seaforth with no less than 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze medals being won. Several young athletes who are in their first year of U13 competition made their debuts on the big stage with some very impressive performances and medals won.

Special mention goes to Sophie Slider(U15) who broke the Championship record in the 300m, unfortunately as she was 2nd in the final the winner also broke it creating a new record in the process.

U13 Girls - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Emma McMillan 200m(Heat 1)
800m
High Jump
30.74s(PB)
2:39.81(7th)(PB)
1.06m(6th)
Libby White 200m(Heat 2)
200m(Semi Final)
100m(Heat 2)
100m(Semi Final)
100m(Final)
Long Jump
30.06s(Q)(PB)
30.64s
14.64s(Q)
15.19s(Q)
14.98s(8th)
4.14m(2nd)(PB)
Erin Ramsay 200m(Heat 3)
200m(Semi Final)
200m(Final)
100m(Heat 1)
100m(Semi Final)
100m(Final)
28.18s(Q)(PB)
28.51s(Q)
28.35s(3rd)
14.17s(Q)
14.49s(Q)
13.91s(2nd)
Amy McCann 200m(Heat 3) 30.75s(PB)
Clare McLaughlin 200m(Heat 4)
800m
32.79s
2:40.56(11th)(PB)
Abbie Rankine 100m(Heat 1)
800m
15.61s(PB)
3:00.17(32nd)(PB)
Amy McCann 100m(Heat 2)
100m(Semi Final)
14.74s(Q)(PB)
15.57s
Eve Beswick 70mH(Heat1 2)
70mH(Final)
13.00s(Q)
12.85s(3rd)(PB)
Abbie Chilton 800m 2:59.69(31st)(PB)
Islay Hubbard 800m 2:42.39(15th)(PB)
Tess Crooks 800m 2:56.31(25th)
Jenna Beswick 800m 2:40.84(13th)(PB)

U13 Boys - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Lewis Hill 1500m 5:35.40(21st)
Calum Hannah 1500m 5:32.13(19th)(PB)
Connor Scobie 800m
Long Jump
2:43.22(15th)
3.49m(11th)
Fergus Muir High Jump 1.21m(3rd)

U15 Girls - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Matilda Press 200m(Heat 3)
200m(Semi Final)
200m(Final)
26.55s(Q)
26.58s(Q)
26.47s(2nd)(PB)
Sophie Slider 200m(Heat 3)
200m(Semi Final)
200m(Final)
300m(Heat 2)
300m(Final)
26.62s(Q)(PB)
26.58s(Q)(PB)
26.64s(3rd)
43.73s(Q)
42.34s(2nd)
Rosie Davidson 1500m 4:54.82(3rd)
Morven Hubbard 1500m 5:11.39(7th)
Sophie McKay Discus 22.50m(4th)(PB)
Isla Kirk 800m 2:32.19(11th)
Evie Mackay 800m 2:36.81(16th)
Georgia Bryden Javelin 21.12m(4th)

U15 Boys - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Jacob Cairns 1500m 5:34.75(18th)(PB)
Toby Nixon 200m(Heat 2) 28.79s(PB)
Max McLean 800m 2:29.75(12th)

U17 Women - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Emma Frew 1500m 5:17.41(9th)
Hazel Kirk 80mH 12.80s(2nd)(PB)
Jaime Hood 300m(Heat 2)
300m(Final)
43.80s(Q)
43.13s(4th)
Amy Leith Javelin 32.70m(1st)

U17 Men - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Euan Duff 200m(Heat 1)
200m(Final)
100m(Heat 1)
100m(Final)
Long Jump
23.62s(Q)(PB)
23.74s
11.98s(Q)
12.39s(6th)
5.99m(2nd)
Logan Cotter 200m(Heat 1)
800m
27.70s(PB)
2:18.81(11th)(PB)
Jordan Tennent 200m(Heat 2)
100m(Heat 2)
25.14s(PB)
12.81s(Q)(PB)
Daniel Martin 400m(Heat 1)
400m(Final)
54.43s(Q)
53.62s(4th)

U20/Senior Women - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Kirsten McClymont(U20) 200m(Final)
100m(Heat 2)
26.18s(2nd)(PB)
13.12s(Q)
Nadia Simpson(U20) 200m(Final)
100m(Heat 1)
26.36s(4th)(PB)
13.29s(Q)
Katie McAlpine(U20) 200m(Final) 27.18s(5th)(PB)
Carolyn Harvey(Sen) Triple Jump 11.68m(1st)
Aimee McGinley(U20) 100m(Heat 2) 13.26s(Q)
Gillian Hannah(Sen) Long Jump 3.67m(1st)

U20/Senior Men - West District Championships 2017

Name Event Result
Fraser McKenzie Long Jump 4.19m(6th)