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Land O’Burns Road Race 2017


(Scottish Athletics permitted event under UKA rules)

Date : Weds 24th May 2017
Venue: Seafield Pavillion, Old Racecourse, Ayr, KA7 4DN
Race start : 7.30pm
Minimum 15 years old on the day of the race

Pre entry: SAF members £9.00, Non members £11.00.

Online www.Entrycentral.com

Send completed entry form (download here) and cheque payable to “Ayr Seaforth” to

Laurence Baker
10 Mainholm Smallholdings

Registration from 5.30pm

For further information contact
Phone : Laurence Baker 07887794882

£100 prize for 1st Male and 1st Female
Spot prizes
T shirt and medal for all finishers

Road Race Results Update

It has been a busy weekend for members of the Ayr Seaforth Road Race section with several in action at various locations around Britain. On Saturday Tim Downie completed the John Muir Way Trail Ultra Marathon which is a 50km ultra race that primarily takes place along The John Muir Way in East Lothian navigating through places such as Gullane & North Berwick before finishing in Dunbar. Tim was one of 165 runners who took part and he completed the 50km course in a creditable 5hrs 21mins.

Next up was Laurence Baker who also competed on Saturday but this time in a slightly longer race, namely the Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra Marathon. This is a 55 mile race which starts in Ruchill Park, Glasgow and follows a course along both the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals before taking in the Antonine Wall & Falkirk Wheel before the finish in Edinburgh Key. A truly daunting prospect for most but Laurence completed the course in 10hrs 38mins.

On Sunday 3 athletes took part in this years Manchester Marathon. John Ross and George Ross both completed the 26 miles in 2:58.05 followed by Stephen McDowall in 3:15.34.

Also running was Janice McKellar in the Tom Scott 10 mile race. This race takes place on paths around Strathclyde Loch and Janice completed the 10 miles in 1:29.28.

Congratulations to everyone from all at Seaforth.

Scottish National Cross Country Championships – Saturday 25 February 2017 – Callendar Park,Falkirk

This years Scottish National Cross Country Championships took place yesterday at an incredibly muddy Callendar Park in Falkirk. Heavy overnight rain had saturated the course making it a true test of cross country running with the course holding so much water that the venue owners actually considered cancelling the Championships on the morning of the event. Fortunately they agreed to a move of both the start and finish areas which allowed it to take place.The area immediately in front of Callendar House where the finish area is usually positioned was flooded with about a foot of water lying which made for a makeshift bathing area for athletes washing themselves down after racing.This year saw yet another record amount of entries with no fewer than 2330 entered. Performance of the day for Seaforth was the 5th place finish of Morven Hubbard in the U13 girls which was closely followed by U15 girl Rosie Davidson who came home in 7th place.

The Senior Men had once again the opportunity to compete against Olympian Callum Hawkins who set out his stall early in the race and claimed his second National title.

Results of all Seaforth athletes can be found in the tables below.

U13 Girls - Scottish National XC 2017 - 3.2km

Position Name Time
5th Morven Hubbard 12:17
37th Islay Hubbard 13:30

U15 Girls - Scottish National XC 2017 - 4.2km

Position Name Time
7th Rosie Davidson 14:40
32nd Emma Frew 16:08
47th Isla Kirk 16:39

U13 Boys - Scottish National XC 2017 - 3.2km

Position Name Time
17th Alex Crooks 11:55
56th Euan Bell 12:45
57th Sam Drummond 12:45

U15 Boys - Scottish National XC 2017 - 4.2km

Position Name Time
59th Logan Cotter 15:03
DNF Greig Oakley N/T

U17 Men - Scottish National XC 2017 - 5.9km

Position Name Time
13th Lewis Ross 23:22
43rd Declan McGhee 24:35
64th Aidan Copland 26:03

U20 Men - Scottish National XC 2017 - 7.6km

Position Name Time
30th Fraser Stirling 29:12

Senior Men - Scottish National XC 2017 - 10km

Position Name Time
96th Kenneth Neill 40:34
381st Laurence Baker 48:11
403rd Alasdair Meldrum 48:57
558th Iain Pettigrew 55:04
589th Peter Laing 57:08
593rd Stuart McColm 57:23

Recent Road Race Results

 Below is a round up of some recent results attained by members of the Road Race section:-

Nigel Barge 10k Memorial Race – 22 January 2017

10th     Kenny Neill     34.19

40th     Laura Wallace     38.35(3rd female)

LSK Vets Relays(3.6 mile legs) – 22 January 2017

Team A

Calum MacDonald          20.57

John Ross                       22.14

Ian Young                       23.42

Stephen McDowall         23.35

Team B

John Hannah                  25.48

Stuart McColm                26.08

Laurence Baker              23.58

Calum MacDonald          23.13

National Vets XC – 28 January 2017

Laurence Baker(M55)            35.01(189th)

Iain Pettigrew(M45)               36.54(227th)

John Hannah(M40)               38.44(254th)

Tim Downie(M60)                 39.22(264th)



U12 Indoor superTeams – The Emirates,Glasgow – Sunday 5 February 2017

Last Sunday saw this years Indoor U12 superTeams competition take place at The Emirates Arena,Glasgow and once again it was massively over subscribed event with a huge number of teams taking part. The 2 girls teams from Seaforth had an excellent day with the ‘A’ team finishing in 2nd place just narrowly missing out on the title and the ‘B’ team finishing in 4th place. The format for this event is teams of 4 athletes competing in a relay and then each athlete competing in the 60m, Long Jump & Shot Put.

U12 Girls Indoor superTeams - 2017

Name 60m Result Long Jump Result Shot Put Result Team Relay Result
SEAFORTH A 2:03.53
Erin Ramsay 9.05s 3.97m 4.20m
Libby White 9.26s 3.93m 4.55m
Eve Beswick 9.60s 3.78m 5.21m
Jenna Beswick 9.54s 3.57m 4.05m
SEAFORTH B 2:07.69
Abbie Chilton 9.84s 3.22m 5.43m
Emma McMillan 9.64s 3.59m 4.36m
Amy McCann 9.45s 3.58m 5.89m
Sophie McInnes 9.35s 3.40m 4.73m

U12 Boys Indoor superTeams - 2017

Name 60m Result Long Jump Result Shot Put Result Relay Result
SEAFORTH A 2:23.14
Calum Hannah 10.06s 3.01m 4.61m
Conner Scobie 9.63s 3.53m 4.89m
Ti Wilson 9.84s 3.40m 4.83m
Findlay Muir 10.99s 2.82m 3.58m
SEAFORTH B 2:37.57
Jack Wilson 11.79s 2.14m 3.09m
Ross Bain 11.57s 2.00m 1.96m
Leo Brockie 11.45s 1.91m 2.97m
James LeRoux 9.82s 3.31m 3.55m

Eve Beswick,Jenna Beswick,Libby White & Erin Ramsay


Massive congratulations must go to U15 athlete Gemma Bruce after her performance in the 300m at last weeks Scottish Schools Indoor Championships. Gemma came home in 2nd place in the final of the U16 Girls age group but as an U15 her time of 41.56s,pending ratification, set a new Scottish U15 Indoor record. Congratulations also to  coaches Lauren Dickson & Ricky Taylor.