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Dunren Open Graded 24 April 2013 – Linwood

A total of six hardy Seaforth athletes took part in the Dunren Open Graded meeting at Linwood on Wednesday 24th April 2013. Their results were as follows :-

Caitlin Chilton(u13) 800m  2:51:13(pb)

Lewis Ross 800m(u15)  2:18:40

Mia Cullis(u15) 1500m  6:04:71

Rebecca Martin(u15) 800m  2:50:56

Callum Meldrum(u15)  100m  13.59s, 200m  27.60s, Long Jump  4.56m(pb)

Ailie Shanks(u17)  200m 28.89s

Seaforth at The London Marathon

Last Sunday 21 April 2013 saw 3 members of Ayr Seaforth run the Virgin London Marathon. In near perfect conditions Allan Watt, Ian Young & Lynsey Cooper set off on what must surely have been one of the best experiences of their running careers. All 3 completed the course with their times as follows :-

Allan Watt                3:24:51

Ian Young                3:58:48

Lynsey Cooper        4:46:02

Ian and Lynsey
Ian and Lynsey

Another Seaforth athlete was running in the London Mini Marathon which is also the UK Junior Road Race Championships. That athlete was Kirstin Oakley who was selected for the Scottish u15 Road Race team. This race is run over the last 3 miles of the marathon course and teams of six runners from Scotland,Ireland,Wales and the nine English regions compete for the team title, also in the race are teams representing the 33 London Boroughs which makes for a sizeable field.The first 4 runners in each team count towards the teams points total, Kirstin was the 4th Scottish athlete home and was in 24th place overall helping her team to the bronze medal position.

Kirstin Oakley (far left) with the other members of the Scottish Team
Kirstin Oakley (far left) with the other members of the Scottish Team

 

 

 

 

Nithsdale AC Open Graded Sunday 21st April 2013

Two Seaforth athletes  took time out to participate in the Open Graded meeting held at Dumfries on Sunday.Robert Tossnie (sen) who is still coming back from injury did however manage to pick up 2 golds for his trip. He was 1st Javelin 33.3m and 1st Shot 8.73m. Also competing was Callum Meldrum who attained a new personal best in the long jump jumping 4.63m (pb).

Scottish Womens League Match 1 – Meadowbank – 21st April 2013

The first Womens League meeting of the season took place on 21st April at Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh. A total of 11 athletes from Ayr Seaforth travelled to the meeting as part of Team West. After this first match Team west are sitting in 4th place.

Results are as follows :-

Rachel Hunter (Sen) 1st Hammer(A) 51.98m, 4th Discus(A) 29.16m, 2nd Shot(A) 11.51m

Carolyn Harvey (u20)  4th (sen) Triple Jump(A) 10.54m, 6th(sen) Long Jump 4.73m

Hazel Jamieson (u20) 2nd=(sen) High Jump 1.55m

Sophie Lewis (u17) 3rd Hammer(B) 28.31m, 6th Shot(B) 4.90m, 3rd(A) Discus 25.43m

Katherine Trainer (u17) 3rd 200m(B) 26.78m

Charlotte Crossland (u17) 7th 80mH(A) 14.24s

Nadia Simpson (u15) 4th 200m(A) 27.45s

Hannah Paisley (u15) 4th Shot(A) 7.92m, 3rd Discus(B) 14.81m

Cara Baillie (u15) 3rd High Jump(B) 1.30m, 8th Long Jump(A) 3.79m

Emma Frew (u13) 2nd 800m(B) 2:40:24

Jaime Hood (u13) 5th 200m(B) 30.65s

Carolyn Harvey(sen) and Nadia Simpson(u17) also ran in their respective 4 x 100m relays with the senior team finishing in 6th place and the u17 team finishing 4th.

Ayrshire Harriers Open Meeting – Kilmarnock – Sunday 14 April 2013

A grand total of 80 athletes from Ayr Seaforth participated in the first Ayrshire Harriers meeting of the season at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock on Sunday 14 April. The day started out very wet and very windy but the rain stopped just in time for the first event of the day which was the 3000m although the wind didn’t let up all day and made for some very difficult runing conditions. It was never going to be a day for many pb’s to be set but none the less there were some excellent performances and it was good to see some athletes making their first appearance in a Seaforth vest.

The results were as follows :-

u11 Boys

Mark Mulgrew  80m (3rd) 13.1s, 150m (4th) 22.9s, Long Jump (8th) 2.73m,

Alex Crooks  80m (10th) 13.8s, Long Jump (4th) 3.10m

Lewis Lennox  80m (12th) 13.9s, 150m (8th) 24.3s

Jack Edwards  80m (2nd) 12.7s, 150m (2nd) 22.7s

Ruben Lindsay  80m (4th) 13.2s, Long Jump (6th) 2.86m, Shot  (2nd) 5.62m

Ewan Wilson  80m (14th) 14.3s

Mason Alexander  150m (5th) 23.4s, 600m (6th) 2:23:9

u13 Boys

Scott Sprang  Hurdles (2nd) 16.6s, 1500m (2nd) 5:24:9, Long Jump (10th) 3.37m

Sam Brotherston  100m (2nd in heat) 15s, 200m (2nd in heat) 30.5s

Andrew Morrison  100m (4th in heat) 15.1s, 200m (3rd in heat) 30.4s, Shot (1st) 6.24m

Robbie Swift  100m (5th in heat) 15.1s, 200m (5th in heat) 30.4s

Brendan Lynch  100m (1st in heat) 15.3s, 200m (3rd in heat) 29.6s, Long Jump (5th) 3.85m

Logan Cotter  100m (2nd in heat) 15.6s, 200m 30.9s, 800m (8th in heat) 2:55:2

Christopher Blockley  100m (5th in heat) 16.3s, 200m (7th in heat) 32.7s, Long Jump (9th) 3.85m

Ben McBain  100m (4th in heat) 15.4s

Daniel Martin  200m (1st in heat) 29.9s, 800m (2nd in heat) 2:35:9

Steven Martin  200m (1st in heat) 29.8s, 800m (1st in heat) 2:34:9

Declan McGhee  200m (2nd in heat) 30.8s, Long Jump (7th) 3.65m, High Jump (1st) 1.15m

Aiden Copland  200m (3rd in heat) 31.9s

Greig Oakley  800m (11th) 3:02:1, Shot (6th) 4.28m

u15 Boys

Kieran Struthers  100m (4th in heat) 13.4s, 200m (4th in heat) 27.6s

Sean Morrison  100m (5th in heat) 13.5s200m (2nd in heat) 27.5s

Jason Evans  100m (6th in heat) 13.9s

Fraser Angus  100m (1st in heat) 12.9s, 200m (1st in heat) 25.2s

Conan McGhee  100m (7th in heat) 14.3s, High Jump (3rd) 1.35m

Fraser Stirling  1500m (1st) 4:49:2

Jamie Brotherston  1500m (2nd) 5:02:06, 200m (3rd in heat) 28.2s

Euan McIntyre  1500m (4th) 5:33:00

Jack Allen  200m (5th in heat) 32.9s, 800m (6th) 3:01:2, Long Jump (6th) 3.36m

Ross Nicolson  200m (4th in heat) 28.8s, 800m 2:35:7

Lewis Ross  800m (1st) 2:23:3

Andrew Peck  Javelin (2nd) 23.71m, Shot (1st) 9.9m, Hammer (1st) 19.8m

u17 Men

John Hamilton  100m (4th in heat) 12.2s, 200m (2nd in heat) 24.5s

Jonathan Winston  100m (8th in heat) 13.3s

James Pettigrew  1500m (4th) 4:48:5

Matthew Brawley  200m (5th in heat) 25.3s

Scott Jamieson  Javelin (1st) 32.68m, Hammer (1st) 33.33m

u20 Men

Ben Steven  200m (5th in heat) 24.6s

Senior Men

Jonathan Thompson  100m (1st) 11.6s, 200m (1st) 23.7s

Fraser McKenzie  100m (3rd) 13.1s, 200m (4th) 28.2s, Long Jump (2nd) 4.61m

Andrew McElve  800m (4th) 2:12:8

Robert Tossnie  Long Jump (3rd) 4.3m, Javelin (1st) 34.01m, Shot (1st) 9.11m

u11 Girls

Gemma Bruce  80m (1st in heat) 12.8s, Long Jump (13th) 2.15m

Scarlett Ross  80m (2nd in heat) 13.5s, 150m (2nd in heat) 24.6s, Long Jump (2nd) 3.00m

Eilidh Morrison  80m (4th in heat) 13.9s150m (3rd in heat) 26.1s, Shot (2nd) 4.27m

Sophie Oxenham  80m (1st in heat) 13.2s, Long Jump (6th) 2.57m

Emma Struthers  80m (2nd in heat) 13.5s, Long Jump (9th) 2.37m, 600m (3rd) 2:25:2

Robyn McDonald  80m (3rd in heat) 13.6s, 150m (3rd in heat) 24.7s, Long Jump (17th) 2.05m

Carla Blockley  80m (4th in heat) 13.7s, Long Jump (5th) 2.62m

Neve Cassidy  80m (1st in heat) 13.6s, 150m (2nd in heat) 25.2s, Shot (6th) 3.51m

Sophie Slider  80m (3rd in heat) 13.7s, Long Jump (15th) 2.13m

Holly McIntyre  80m (4th in heat) 13.8s, 150m (1st in heat) 25.1s, Shot (1st) 5.14m

Morgan Brown  600m (2nd) 2:23:00

u13 Girls

Emma Low  Hurdles (3rd) 16.1s, 800m (7th) 2:59:5, Long Jump (13th) 3.13m

Caitlin Chilton  Hurdles (1st) 15.0s, 800m (4th) 2:55:3, High Jump (1st) 1.35m

Charlotte McDowall  80m (1st in heat) 13.1s, 800m (5th) 2:57:8, Long Jump (9th) 3.27m

Hazel kirk  80m (3rd in heat) 13.4s, Long Jump (6th) 3.50m

Kelly Cunningham  80m (5th in heat) 13.7s, Shot (8th) 4.08m

Ali Rowan  80m (7th in heat) 13.9s, Long Jump (26th) 2.44m

Natalie McDonald  80m (3rd in heat) 13.0s, 150m (4th in heat) 22.3s, 800m (9th) 3:06:2

Ellie Campbell  80m (8th in heat) 14.1s, Long Jump (23rd) 2.68m

Niamh Graham  80m (2nd in heat) 12.6s

Breegan Bilham  80m (5th in heat) 13.1s, 150m (2nd in heat) 22.5s

Emma Frew  800m (2nd) 2:41:5, Shot (5th) 4.65m, Long Jump (16th) 3.01m

u15 Girls

Kirsten McClymont  100m (2nd in heat) 13.9s, 200m (1st in heat) 28.6sLong Jump (6th) 4.06m

Anna George  100m (6th in heat) 15.7s, 200m (4th in heat) 31.5s

Mia Cullis  1500m (8th) 6:08:60

Hannah Birrell  200m (3rd in heat) 29.5s

India Birrell  800m (9th) 3:08:80

Hannah Paisley  Shot (1st) 7.98m, Javelin (3rd) 20.05m, Discus (2nd) 16.24m

Jennifer McVeigh  Shot (5th) 6.84m, Javelin (4th) 13.49m

u17 Women

Kirstin Oakley  3000m (1st) 11:04:40

Ailie Shanks  100m (4th in heat) 14.0s, 200m (4th in heat) 28.4s

Alison Leckie  100m (5th in heat) 14.3s, 200m (5th in heat) 29.5s

Rachael King  1500m (3rd) 5:47:90, 800m (4th) 2:52:60

Katherine Trainer  200m (2nd in heat) 27.1s

Lisa Rennie  800m (2nd) 2:41:80

Leigh McLevy  Hammer (1st) 34.48m

u20 Women

Caroline George  200m (2nd) 27.6s

Senior

Rachel Hunter  Hammer (1st) 52.58m

 

Lochaber Marathon 2013

On Sunday 14th April a total of 6 runners from the Ayr Seaforth long distance squad travelled to Fort William to compete in the Lochaber marathon. A total of 364 runners completed the course in times ranging from 2:33:19 to 6:10:45. The course proved a real test with blustery winds greeting the runners in the last 6 miles, just when fatigue was setting in. The Seaforth performance of the day was by Steven Reid who took the 2nd Male trophy. There were also personal best times recorded by Stuart Brockie and Gael Riddle which was tremendous running in inclement weather conditions. Barry Duddy achieved the age group qualifying time for the 2014 London Marathon which was yet another magnificent performance by a Seaforth athlete.
The men’s team picked up several well deserved cases of beer as their 2nd team prize.

Results

Steven Reid 2nd Male 2.48.09
Barry Duddy 32nd 3.11.48
Laurence Baker 50th 3.21.30
David Hughes 94th 3.31.08
Stuart Riddle 138th 3.41.49
Gael Riddle 165th 3.46.54

National Indoor Championships 2013

Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March saw the finale of the indoor athletics season in Scotland with the hosting of the Scottish National U14,16,18 & 20 Indoor Championships at the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow.

An entry of 849 athletes over the two days was a huge increase on previous years and competitors travelled from all parts of Scotland along with a healthy contingent from Ireland. Ayr Seaforth athletes, coaches and parents have every right to feel proud to have come away with 8 medals.

Leading the way were the U14 boys with Fraser Angus taking Gold in the 60 & 200m and Silver in the Long Jump, Callum Meldrum taking Gold in the Shot Putt and Silver in the 200m.U18 Triple Jumper Carolyn Harvey taking Silver,in the U14 Shot Putt Hannah Paisley claimed Bronze and in the U18 High Jump Scott McNally Silver.The full list of results are as follows.

Fraser Scottish Indoor 2013

U14 Boys 60M, Fraser Angus Gold 7.92s(pb),Callum Meldrum 5th in final 8.18s(pb).200M Fraser Angus Gold 25.15s(pb),Callum Meldrum Silver 26.21s(pb),Declan McGhee heat 30.63s(pb).800M Daniel Martin 5th in final 2:21:62m, Steven Martin 6th in final 2:25:36.High Jump Declan McGhee 6th 1.20m.Long Jump Fraser Angus Silver 4.77m(pb),Steven Martin 15th 3.56,Daniel Martin 23rd 3.21m.Shot Putt Callum Meldrum Gold 10.13m(pb).

U14 Girls 60M Kirsten McClymont 5th in final 8.62s(pb),Rhea McTaggart Semi Final 9.00s(pb),Jaime Hood heat 9.21s(pb),Katie McAlpine heat 9.28s,Anna George heat 9.39s(pb).200M Kirsten McClymont 4th in Final 28.41s(pb),Rhea McTaggart semi final 31.04s(pb),Jaime Hood semi final 30.05s,Anna George heat 31.18s(pb) 800M Caitlin Chilton heat 2:56:68 m.High Jump 6th Katie McAlpine 1.35m,Caitlin Chilton 13th 1.30m(pb).Long Jump Rhea McTaggart 13th 3.85m,Kirsten McClymont 15th 3.82m,Katie McAlpine 19th 3.58m,Caitlin Chilton 21st 3.52m.Shot Putt Hannah Paisley Bronze 9.01m(pb).

U16 Boys 60M Lewis McMillan semi final 7.96s(pb),Andrew Peck semi final 8.17s(pb),Ewan McCracken semi final 8.20s,Conan McGhee heat 8.95s.200M Ewan McCracken heat 26.31s.Long Jump Lewis McMillan 4th 5.23m(pb).Shot Putt Andrew Peck 7th 10.13m.

U16 Girls 60M Aimee McGinley 5th in final 8.14s(pb),Ailee Shanks heat 8.86s.200M Nadia Simpson 5th in final 26.69s(pb),Ailee Shanks heat 29.55s.800M Rebecca Martin heat 2:43:42s.

U18 Men 60M Niall McHugh semi final 7.67s(pb),John Hamilton heat 7.78s.200M Niall McHugh semi final 24.50s(pb),John Hamilton heat 24.79s,Matthew Brawley heat 25.26s(pb).400M Matthew Brawley heat 55.51s(pb).High Jump Scott McNally Silver 1.85m.

U18 Women 60M Alison Leckie heat 8.77s,Sophie Dunlop heat 8.84s.200M Alison Leckie heat 28.47s.60MH Sophie Dunlop semi final 9.98s(pb),Carolyn Harvey heat 10.35s.Triple Jump Carolyn Harvey Silver 10.74m.

U20 Women 60M Caroline George 5th in final 8.17s.200M Caroline George 4th in final 26.83s.

A special mention to U14 800M boys Daniel and Steven Martin,although the boys didn’t win any medals this year they were running against boys one year older than them,and their times currently have them at 1st and 2nd in the UK rankings at for U13 boys.

Scottish National Cross Country Championships – Saturday 23 February 2013

Ayr Seaforth headed to Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday with a healthy contingent of 25 athletes to participate in the Scottish National Cross Country Championships. Entries this year were at a 16 year high with 1955 competitors entered. The biggest growth being in the youngest age-group with 172 entered in each Under-13 boys and Under-13 girls categories.

The first race of the day was the boys under 13 where Ayr had 5 runners. Lewis Ross finished in a creditable 18th place followed by Ewan McLevy (30th), Ross Nicolson in his very first race(32nd) and Daniel Martin (69th). Unfortunately although he started Steven Martin had to pull out due to illness.

Next up were the under 13 girls in which Ayr had 4 runners all making their first appearance on the National stage. The final positions were Mia Cullis (85th), Emily Cleer (97th), Caitlin Chilton (107th) and Beth Littlejohn (112th).

The under 15 boys were next followed by the under 15 girls. In the boys race Seaforth’s sole representative was Fraser Stirling who finished in an excellent 17th position from 112 starters. This was Frasers first year in the age group and he has acquitted himself very well against older and more experienced runners. In the girls race there were 6 runners representing Seaforth. The best finish of the day went to Kirstin Oakley (5th) followed by Lisa Rennie (59th), Beth MacRae (63rd), Jacqueline Gibson (74th), Rebecca Martin (81st) and Rebecca Watson (91st).

The women’s u17 race and u20 race both had single Seaforth runners. Rachael King, who was also making her first appearance finished in 43rd place in the u17 race while Katie Sprang was 15th in the u20 race.

The final race of the day was the senior men’s race which had an entry of 720 runners. Ayr had 7 runners in this race and their final positions were Laurence Baker (270th), David Hughes (285th), Kevin Bloy (294th), Peter Laing (335th), Paul Turnbull (382nd) and Ian Baird (459th). Unfortunately Tom McCulloch injured his calf during the race and had to pull out.

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Seaforth senior mens team

Sunday 17 February 2013

Another Golden Weekend

Sunday 17 February saw Ayr Seaforth athletes again making the trip up the M77 to compete in National Championships at the Emirates indoor arena in Glasgow.This time it was the National Senior Indoor Championships, the National Under 16, 4 x 200m relay for boys and girls,and also the National Under 14 Combined Championships for Boys where athletes compete in 5 disciplines,60m Hurdles,Shot Putt,High Jump, Long Jump and 800m.

A small contingent of Seaforth athletes took part in the Senior Indoor Championships.Neil Burnside continued his return to competition with a credible run in the 800m of 2:00:01m,just missing out on a place in the final.Jonathan Thompson ran 7.73s in the heats of the 60m, and in the 200m heats ran 23.17s to qualify for the semi final where he ran 23.5s.

In the womens high jump Hazel Jamieson finished 6th clearing 1.55m.

In the boys National Combined Championships Fraser Angus and Calumn Meldrum competing in the event for the first time exceeded their parents and coaches expectations by finishing first and third respectively. Fraser’s winning score of 1572 points consisting of Long Jump 4.57m, 60m hurdles 10.52(pb), High Jump 1.36m(pb), shot putt 7.67m(pb) and 800m 2.42.92m(pb). Calumn’s 1383 points consisted of Long Jump 4.30m, 60m hurdles 11.90s(pb), High Jump 1.36m(pb), shot putt 9.2m(pb) and 800m 2.45.66m(pb).

In the U16 4 X 200M relays the Ayr Seaforth girls team of Ailee Shanks,Nadia Simpson,Aimee McGinley and Rebecca Spence qualified second fastest for the final.In the final they ran magnificently as a unit and when Rebecca Spence running the anchor leg was handed the baton and a slender lead she maintained this all the way to the finishing line finishing in 1:48:07.DSC_0071

The boys U16 relay team of Conan McGhee,Lewis McMillan,Ewan McCracken and Ben Lomako ran extremely well for a young team to make the final where they finished agonisingly just outside the medals in 4th place in a time of 1:44:41m.

9 & 10 February 2013

On Saturday 9 February Ayr Seaforth had 4 of the 89 teams competing in the Scottish Athletics Super Teams event Inside the Emirates Arena Glasgow, this event  has Under-12s each taking on four disciplines: shot putt, long jump, a 60m sprint and a 4 x 200m relay. Many of the young athletes competing indoors for the first time and the superb atmosphere only adding to a great day for  athletic development.

Each team consisted of 4 athletes and 3 of the Seaforth teams were all girl and one a composite of boys and girls.The Seaforth team of  Jenna Anderson,Charlotte McDowall,Matilda Press and Carla Blockley finishing a very creditable 7th out of 49.The team of Sophie Oxenham,Kelly Cunningham,Sophie Slider and Melissa Miller finishing 23rd, and Katie Constantinou,Neve Cassidy,Molly Weatherston and Eilidh Morrison 39th. The composite team of  Chris Blockley,Logan Cotter,Alex Jeanes and Holly McIntyre 11th of 43 teams.

Special mention to the following girls who recorded personal bests  Charlotte McDowall, 60m 9.5s, Long Jump 3.33m and shot putt 4.18m.Matilda Press Long Jump 3.33m, shot putt 4.32m and Carla Blockley Long Jump 2.69m, shot putt 2.12m.

Sunday 10 February 2013

It was back to the Emirates again this time for the Scottish Masters Indoor Championships, the U18 Women’s National Combined Events and the U18 Men and womens 4x200m relays. In the 3000m Masters Indoor Championships Laurence Baker was 4th in 10.50.75(pb) and Peter Laing 5th in 10.55.08(pb),this was in the 50-55 yrs age group.In the womens 55-60 yrs age group Gwen McFarlane won the shot putt with a throw of 7.84m.

In the U18 Womens Combined Championships Carolyn Harvey finished 6th of 18 with the following results.Shot Putt 7.65m, 60MH 9.88s,Long Jump 4.82m, High Jump 1.43m and 800m 2.43.09s.

The mens relay team of  Alan McQueen,Nial McHugh,Matthew Brawley,John Hamilton finished 4th in their heat narrowly missing out on a place in the final.The women’s relay team made the final where they finished 6th.