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Youth Development League Division 1 – Match 1 Sunday 5 May 2013

The first match of the Youth Development League which is for u13 and u15 athletes took place today at Grangemouth Stadium.

Individual performances of Ayr Seaforth athletes who were involved are as follows :-

Ben Lomako u15 100m (B) 1st  12.27s(PB);300m (B) 1st  40.55(PB);Discus(B)4th 16.07m

Fraser Angus u15 200m(A) 1st  25.47s;80mH(A) 2nd 13.81s(PB);Long Jump(A) 2nd 5.02m(PB)

Callum Meldrum u15 200m(B) 3rd 26.84s;300m(A) 5th 42.40s(PB);Shot Putt(B) 2nd 8.52m(PB)

Lewis Ross u15 800m(A) 4th 2:16:51(PB)

Ross Nicolson u15 800m(B) 3rd 2:21:75(PB)

Euan McIntyre u15 1500m(A) 8th 5:29:33(PB)

Andrew Peck u15 Discus(A) 2nd 25.84m(PB);Hammer(A) 3rd 31.73m(PB);Shot Putt(A) 3rd 9.92m

Peter Mangan u15 Javelin(B) 3rd 12.70m(PB);High Jump(A) 7th 1.35m

Conan McGhee u15 High Jump(B) 4th 1.30m

Daniel Martin u13 800m(A) 1st 2:26:02

Steven Martin u13 800m(B) 1st 2:27:19

Scott Sprang u13 1500m(A) 6th 5:18:13;75mH(A) 5th 16.10s(PB);High Jump(A) 3=  1.20m(PB)

Greig Oakley u13 1500m(B) 3rd 5:49:38(PB)

Declan McGhee u13 75mH(B) 3rd 16.33s(PB)

Michael Bargh u13 Shot Putt(A) 2nd 6.99m(PB)

Kirsten McClymont u15 100m(A) 4th 13.46s(PB);200m(B) 3rd 28.21s(PB)

Nadia Simpson u15 200m(A) 3rd 27.41s

Jennifer McVeigh u15 800m(B) 7th 2:47:88(PB)

Mia Cullis u15 1500m(A) 8th 6:00:99(PB)

Kirstin Oakley u17 1500m(A) 4th 5:03:16

Louise Murray u15 75mH(B) 1st 12.88s;Long Jump(B) 2nd 4.24m;High Jump(B) 3rd 1.35m

Hannah Paisley u15 Discus(B) 2nd 15.15m;Javelin(B) 1st 20.53m;Shot Putt(B) 1st 8.12m(PB)

Natalie McDonald u13 150m(A) 7th 22.26s(PB)

Niamh Cassidy u13 150m(B) 6th 22.19s(PB)

Caitlin Chilton u13 800m(A) 6th 2:49:10(PB);High Jump(A) 3rd 1.30m

Emma Palmer u13 800m(B) 6th 2:55:33(PB)

Emily Cleer u13 1200m(A) 6th 4:37:93(PB)

The relay teams also had Ayr Seaforth runners in their ranks and the results for them were as follows:-

Girls u13 4x100m 3rd – team members Niamh Graham, Natalie McDonald

Girls u15 4x100m 2nd – team members Kirsten McClymont, Nadia Simpson

Boys u13 4x100m 2nd – team member Robbie Swift

Boys u15 4x100m 1st – team members Ben Lomako, Andrew Peck, Fraser Angus

 

Team results were as follows :-

Edinburgh                 634.5

Ayrshire                    570.5

Giffnock                    501

Central                     477

Pitreavie                   470

Victoria Park              441

Kilbarchan                 334

South Lanarkshire      303

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Ben Lomako 100m

 

 

3K On The Green – Friday 26 April 2013

The most recent 3k On The Green race took place last Friday 26 April. The races are run over an accurately measured 3k road race course in Glasgow Green which extends upstream from the McLennan Arch for 1.5k and then turns sharply to follow the same route home finishing at the boat house. Seaforth were represented at the last race by Peter Laing who finished in 14th place with a time of 10 mins 49 secs.

Hoka Highland Fling Saturday 27 April 2013

Last Saturday 27 April saw 3 hardy souls from the Road Race section enter the race known as The Hoka Highland Fling which is very different from the dance it may sound like. The race is held over the 53 mile stretch of Scotland’s iconic long distance
trail The West Highland Way trail, from Milngavie, a northern suburb of Glasgow
to the beautiful Village of Tyndrum in Highland Stirlingshire. Held in good,
almost perfect conditions, ‘The Fling’ as it has become known has grown to
become one of the largest ultra trail races in the UK  and this year almost 500
runners toed the start line for the early 6am start.. The 3 from Seaforth who decided to run were Kevin Bloy, Barry Duddy and David Hughes and each deserve congratulations for their efforts and excellent finishing positions especially when you take into consideration the fact that Barry and David both ran the Lochaber marathon less than 2 weeks before this race.

Their finish places were as follows :-

Kevin Bloy  89th 10hrs 20mins 41secs

Barry Duddy  108th  10hrs 31mins 00secs

David Hughes  110th  10hrs 32mins 12sec

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Barry duddy

 

Rachel Achieves University Award AGAIN !!!

Rachel Receiving Her Award
Rachel Receiving Her Award

One of Scotland’s top young hammer throwers was presented with a University top award for the second year in a row last weekend. Rachel Hunter, 19, from Ayr was awarded with the University of the West of Scotland Sportswoman of the Year at the annual Sports Ball. Having won it last year also, she was overwhelmed to be nominated, let alone win the prestigious university award again.  Thinking that the night couldn’t be topped she was then delighted to also be presented with University Colour’s  and University Half-Blues for achievement in national competition. Colour’s are normally only awarded to students involved as club presidents but this was waived due to Rachel’s continuing dedication to her course and sport and for the fact she has became an excellent role model for the university. The Adult Nursing degree is an intense course with many weeks spent on placements as well as in the University itself. Rachel would like to thank all involved at the University who have made it possible for her to continue studying full-time along whilst carrying out a grueling training program.

Having recently won the Scottish University Hammer Title at Grangemouth, Rachel is heading down to Bedford, London, this weekend to compete in the British University Outdoor Athletics Championships. Rachel is pictured receiving one of her awards from University Sports President Alistair Adamson.

 

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

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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