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British Universities & Colleges Sport Championships

Two Ayr Seaforth athletes were in action this weekend at the BUCS outdoor athletic championships.

Rachel Hunter (University of West of Scotland) won her group with a throw of 53.44m to qualify for the final where she finished 5th with a throw of 51.09m.

Claire Taylor (Edinburgh University) took part in both 100mH and 200m. 110mH finished 3rd in heat with 14.45s(pb) and qualified for the final where she finished 8th in a time of 14.62s. 200m again finished 3rd in heat in a time of 25.28s(pb) and made it through to the semi-finals where she ran 25.76s.

Both athletes are now looking forward to representing Scottish Universities in a match against  Irish Universities in Dublin on 1st June.

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

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.