At the recent finals of this years Scottish Indoor Athletics League 2 more club records were broken. In the U11 Boys Nathan Scott broke his own 60m record with an improved time of 9.40s and in the separate Relay competition the U11 Boys team of Daniel Frew, Brady McLean, Nathan Scott and Rory Kilpatrick smashed the 4 x 200m record with a new time of 2:09.40s.
Well done to you all from everyone at Ayr Seaforth.
Today saw this seasons U13 National Indoor Championships take place at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow with several Ayr Seaforth athletes competing. There were some excellent performances including that of Adam Currie who took 3rd in the U13 1500m but surely the one that would be considered the performance of the day was the run by Erin Ramsay in the 200m final. Having already broken the National record in the heats she smashed the record again with a winning time of 26.83s. This time puts Erin at number 1 in the Scottish U13 Indoor All Time Rankings and sees her ranked 1st in the current UK U13 rankings. Unfortunately there are no UK All time rankings for this age group but she would surely be very well placed.
Yesterday the U13 Girls 4x200m Relay team of Jenna Beswick, Libby White, Erin Ramsay & Eve Beswick not only won the National title but they smashed their own club record for the event which they set a few weeks ago while qualifying for the final. They shaved just short of 2 seconds off of their previous time to set a new record at 1:54.53 which also sees them now the second fastest U13 team of all time in the Scottish record books with their previous time the 6th fastest of all time. Massive congratulations to you all from everyone at Ayr Seaforth.
This years National Cross Country Championships took place at Callender Park, Falkirk on Saturday in conditions completely different from last year when it was a washout. There was a much smaller contingent from Seaforth this year but those who did compete had a memorable day.
First off were the U13 Girls with Seaforth but a problem with the chip timing system for this race has left it somewhat difficult to provide accurate times for those outside the top finishers. What is without question is that the finish order for Seaforth was Islay Hubbard 35th (no time), Tess Crooks 67th (15:13), Sophie McColm 74th (15:16),
The U13 Boys race was next and by this race the timing system was fully operational. Adam Currie led the Seaforth athletes home taking 38th position in a time of 2:42 for the 3100m course followed by Brodie McGregor 91st (13:30), Connor Scobie 119th (13:58) and Calum Moir 120th (3:59).
The U15 Girls race was next over a 4100m course and it was in this race that the Seaforth performance of the day was witnessed with Rosie Davidson narrowly missing out on a podium finish taking 4th place in 15:39. She was followed by team mates Isla Kirk 44th (17:42), Morven Hubbard 49th (17:49), Kitty Cooper-Hinton 117th (19:59) and Efthalia Karouzaki 33rd (22:19).
The U15 Boys raced over the same course with sole Seaforth representative Alex Crooks finishing in 67th place with a time of 16:15.
The only U17 athlete from Seaforth was U17 Woman Emma Frew who raced over a 6000m course to take 13th place in 26:25.
With there also being no U20 athletes from the club it was left to the Senior Men to complete Seaforth participation on the day. As usual this race has an enormous number of athletes competing with no fewer than 623 this year. The first home wearing the red cross of Seaforth was Kenny Neill who took 96th place after running over 10000m in a time of 38:01 followed by Alasdair Meldrum 347th (44:19), Iain Pettigrew 460th (47:43), Laurence Baker 468th (47:59), Ian Morrison 530th (50:45) and Stuart McColm 556th (52:30).
This years indoor U12 Superteams Championships took place last Sunday at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow and as usual proved to be one of the most popular events on the athletics calendar. The competition comprises of teams of 4 athletes each of whom takes part in a 60m race, a shot putt, a long jump and then a 4x200m relay which although ran as boys & girls races are scored as a single competition. With the vast numbers of teams wanting to compete each club is strictly limited to having 2 boys teams and 2 girls teams take part. Of the 57 girls teams competing on the day the Ayr Seaforth Girls ‘B’ Team finished 28th and the ‘A’ Team were 31st. In the boys competition there were 46 teams and the Boys ‘A’ Team were 12th while the ‘B’ Team were 14th.
There was however a highlight on the day as U11 athlete Nathan Scott broke the club record for 60m with an excellent time of 9.43s. Well done Nathan from everyone at Ayr Seaforth.
U12 Superteams - Boys - Emirates Arena, Glasgow - Sunday 11 February 2018
Congratulations to the U13 Girls team of Jenna Beswick, Libby White, Eve Beswick & Erin Ramsay who set a new club record of 1:56.51 for the 4 x 200m at yesterdays National Indoor Relay Championships which sees them through to the finals on Sunday 25 February 2018 at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
Not to be outdone the U20/Senior Womens Team of Kirsten McClymont, Jaime Hood, Katie McAlpine & Nadia Simpson also set a new club record of 1:45.46 for the 4 x 200m at the same event with them also taking home the silver medal from their final.
Congratulations to you all from everyone at Ayr Seaforth AC.