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Ayrshire Harriers Open Meeting – Dam Park,Ayr – Wednesday 28 August 2013

A very large number of Seaforth athletes took part in the Harriers Open meeting at Dam Park last Wednesday with quite a few recording PB’s during the course of the evening. With the numbers entered it was no surprise that the last event concluded shortly before 10pm which is far from ideal but none-the-less couldn’t have been avoided. The full results for all Seaforth athletes with PB’s indicated are listed below :-

u11 Boys

Jack Cowan  Long Jump  3.34m ; 80m  12.76s

Ruben Lindsay  Long Jump  3.31m ; Shot Putt  5.34m ; 80m  12.66s

Lewis Martin  Long Jump  3.27m(PB) ; 80m  12.83s(PB) ; 600m  2:08:91(PB)

Lucas Short  Long Jump 3.03m

Lewis Lennox  Long Jump  3.00m(PB) ; 600m  2:06:97(PB)

Owen McLaughlin  Long Jump  2.94m ; Shot Putt  4.79m ; 80m  13.32s

Max Hay  Long jump  2.73m ; 80m  14.35s ; 600m  2:14:30

Toby Clarke  Long Jump  2.66m ; 600m  2:1:98

Charlie Dorward  2.61m ; 80m  14.64s ; 600m  2:42:46

Blair Gemmell  Long Jump  2.42m ; 600m  2:16:64

Luis Hewitson  Long Jump  2.41m(PB) ; Shot Putt  4.24m(PB) ; 80m  13.29s(PB)

Louis Sterlini  Long Jump  2.39m ; 80m  14.36s

Fraser Thomson  Long Jump  2.13m ; 80m  12.76s

Nathan Pamment  Long Jump  2.11m ; 80m  13.53s

Alex Crooks  Shot Putt  3.76m ; 80m  13.37s ; Long Jump  3.35m

Toby Clark  80m  12.76s

Lucas Short  80m  13.45s

Max McLean  80m  13.11s ; 600m  2:14:30

Andrew Spencer  80m  13.73s

Marc Mulgrew  80m  12.23s(PB)

Blair Gemmell  80m  14.33s

u13 Boys

Ewan Duff  Long Jump  4.08m ; Shot Putt  5.67m ; 100m  14.71s

Aidan Copland  Long Jump  3.96m ; 1500m  5:26:84

Brendan Lynch  Long Jump  3.85m(=PB) ; 100m  14.18s(PB)

Declan McGhee  Long Jump  3.74m ; Shot Putt  4.84m(PB) ; 100m  14.69s(PB)

Andrew Morrison  Long Jump  3.70m ; shot Putt  5.92m ; 100m  15.04s(PB)

Christopher Blockley  Long Jump  3.63m ; Shot Putt  5.01m ; 100m  15.60s

Joshua Cook  Long Jump  3.55m ; 100m 15.79s

Jamie McCullough  Long Jump  2.94m ; 100m  16.47s ; 1500m  6:40:58

Alisdair Armstrong  Long Jump  2.31m ; Shot Putt  3.88m ; 1500m  6:31:19

Greig Oakley  Shot Putt  4.61m(PB) ; 1500m  5:28:51(PB)

Ross Wyllie  Shot Putt  3.49m ; 1500m  5:42:27

Logan Cotter  Shot Putt  3.40m ; 100m  15.10s ; 1500m  5:25:97

Lewis Philp  100m  16.39s

Ben McBain  100m  14.79s

Jamie Muir  100m  16.02s

Blair Smillie  1500m  5:44:97

u15 Boys

Callum Meldrum  Long Jump  4.72m ; Shot Putt  9.66m ; 3000m  11:17:65(PB)

Andrew Peck  Shot Putt  11.46m(PB) ; Discus  30.62m ; 100m  12.86s(PB)

Euan McIntyre  3000m  11:15:97(PB)

Jason Evans  100m 13.45s(PB)

Ben Lomako  100m  12.32s(PB) ; 1500m  5:03:38(PB)

Cameron Hay  1500m  5:36:71

u17 Men

Lewis McMillan  Long Jump  4.70m ; 100m  12.50s(PB)

Jonathan Winston  100m  13.21s

Senior Men

Fraser McKenzie  Long Jump  4.37m ; 100m  13.20s ; 1500m  5:30:04

Robert Tossnie  Shot Putt  8.39m ; Discus  23.90m(PB)

Craig Brown  3000m  10:20:96(PB)

Jonathan Thomson  100m  11.61s

Veteran Men

Alex Dunlop  3000m  10:37:60(PB)

Peter Laing  3000m  11:02:10

Stuart McLean  3000m  11:09:70(PB)

u11 Girls

Gemma Bruce  80m  12.46s(PB) ; 600m  2:12:31(PB) ; Long Jump  3.43m(PB)

Laura Paisley  80m  13.42s(PB) ; 600m  2:13:22(PB) ; Long Jump  2.59m

Nadine Sturgeon  80m  13.78s(PB) ; 600m  2:11:02(PB) ; Long Jump  2.24m

Holly Duff  80m  13.83s ; Long Jump  2.76m ; Shot Putt  3.50m

Alex Meldrum  80m  15.08s ; 600m  2:23:57(PB) ; Long Jump  2.59m(PB)

Molly Weatherston  80m  15.16s ; Long Jump  2.21m

Sophie Slider  80m  12.66s ; 600m  2:13:79 ; Long Jump  2.76m

Carla Blockley  80m  13.31s(PB) ; Long Jump  3.11m(PB) ; Shot Putt  3.11m

Eva Kerr  80m  13.58s ; Shot Putt  3.62m

Olivia Stark  80m  13.73s

Rosie Davidson  80m  13.78s

Isabella Singh  80m  14.19s ; Shot Putt  4.52m

Darcy Gibson  80m  14.43s ; Long Jump  2.73m ; Shot Putt  3.43m

Amber Gibson  80m  14.49s ; Long Jump  2.63m

Sophie Oxenham  80m  12.58s(PB) ; Long Jump  2.68m(PB) ; Shot Putt  4.03m(PB)

Robyn McDonald  80m  13.29s ; Long Jump  3.14m

Holly McIntyre  80m  13.43s ; Long Jump  2.70m ; Shot Putt  5.78m

Emma Hart  80m  13.61s ; 600m  2:10:13 ; Long Jump  2.22m

Eilidh Morrison  80m  14.15s(PB) ; Long Jump  2.63m ; Shot Putt  5.10m(PB)

Lauren Carswell  80m  15.11s ; Long Jump  2.15m ; Shot Putt  3.58m

Isla Hawthorn  80m  15.45s ; 600m  2:28:22

Emma Struthers  80m  13.20s ; 600m  2:19:98 ; Long Jump  2.71m

Neve Cassidy  80m  13.70s ; 600m  2:25:83 ; Long Jump  2.62m

Morgan Brown  600m  2:25:52 ; Long Jump  2.25m ; Shot Putt  3.38m

Scarlett Ross  600m  2:07:83 ; Long Jump  2.95m ; Shot Putt  3.43m(PB)

Rosie Davidson  600m  2:12:69 ; Long Jump  2.95m

Amber Gibson  600m  2:21:31

Katie Constantinou  600m  2:29:06 ; Long Jump  2.45m

Grace Welsh  Long Jump  3.17m

u13 Girls

Niamh Graham  100m  14.51s(PB)

Emma Low  100m  16.11s(PB) ; 1200m  4:32:70 ; Long Jump  2.84m

Ali Rowan  100m  16.76s ; 1200m  4:58:66 ; Long Jump  2.67m

Breegan Bilham  100m  14.74s(PB)

Bethany Haugh  100m  15.62s

Erin McCutcheon  100m 16.46s ; Long Jump  3.55m

Charlotte McDowall  100m  15.43s(PB) ; Shot Putt  4.81m

Kelly Cunningham  100m  15.84s ; Long Jump  3.34m

Abby Woodall  100m  16.23s ; Long Jump  2.99m

Jaime Hood  100m  14.68s

Melissa Miller  100m  15.38s ; Long Jump  3.04m

Emma Frew  1200m  4:11:32 ; Shot Putt  4.78m(PB)

Lexi Smillie  1200m  4:36:10 ; Long Jump  2.97m

Jena Anderson  1200m  4:40:39(PB) ; Long Jump  3.20m(PB) ; Shot Putt  4.81m(PB)

Eilidh Carswell  1200m  4:40:55

Hazel Kirk  Long Jump  3.45m ; Shot Putt  5.46m

Amy Leith  Long Jump  3.25m ; Shot Putt  6.66m(PB)

Eilie Campbell  Long Jump  3.25m ; Shot Putt  3.81m

Lucy Davidson  Long Jump  3.17m ; Shot Putt  5.24m(PB)

Kelly Cunningham  Shot Putt  4.35m

u15 Girls

Darcy Pickard  100m  14.97s

Katie McAlpine  100m  15.08s ; Long Jump  4.10m ; Shot Putt  3.84m

Hannah Birrell  100m  14.53s(PB) ; Long Jump  3.88m(PB)

Rhea McTaggart  100m  14.61s(PB) ; Long Jump  4.14m(PB)

Rebecca Campbell  100m  13.90s ; Long Jump  3.91m

Anna George  100m  15.13s

Mia Cullis  1500m  5:41:88(PB)

India Birrell  1500m  5:49:33(PB) ; Long Jump  3.61m(PB)

Kate Alexander  1500m  5:54:19

Rebecca Martin  1500m  6:05:35(PB)

u17 Women

Alison Leckie  100m  14.16s

Victoria Smith  100m  15.24s ; Long Jump  3.53m

Ailie Shanks  100m  13.82s ; Long Jump  3.81m

Lucy Hood  100m  15.40s

Kirstin Oakley  1500m  4:53:96



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National Age Group Championships – Aberdeen – Saturday 17 August / Sunday 18 August 2013

The Scottish National Age Group Championships at U14,16,18 & 20 took place on Saturday and Sunday 17/18 August in Aberdeen. This involved a degree of commitment from all athletes,coaches and parents and an overnight stay in the Granite City. It was therefore very pleasing to see so many Ayr Seaforth Athletes make the long journey north.

The U14 and U18 Championships took place on Saturday and the star performers were U14 athletes Fraser Angus and Callum Meldrum. Fraser becoming National Champion in 100m,200m and taking bronze in the long jump. Callum is now the national Shot Putt champion and took bronze in the pole vault.

Other medal winners were U18 athletes Carolyn Harvey bronze in triple jump, Scott Jamieson bronze in hammer throw, and U14 athlete Hannah Paisley silver in shot putt.

The full lists of results from Saturday are:


Fraser Angus  100m 13.24s (h), 12.84s in final ; 200m 26.02s(h) , 25.15 (final) ; Long Jump  5.17m(PB)  3rd in final

Kirsten McClymont   100m 14.77s (h), 14.21s 6th  final ; 200m 30.18s(h) , 29.64s 1st (B final )

Callum Meldrum  200m 27.13 (h), 26.69 4th in final ; Pole Vault  2.00m 3rd in final ; Shot Putt  11.16m(PB) 1st in final

Ross Nicholson 800m 2:24:88 (h), 2:18:70 4th in final.

Daniel Martin  800m 2:29:74 (h), 2:24:72 7th in final,

Steven Martin  800m 2:31:75 (h), 2:28:02 8th in final

Katie McAlpine  75mH  16.68s ; High Jump  1.35m  6th in final ; Long Jump 4.09m 7th in final

Hannah Paisley  Shot Putt 9.60m (PB) 2nd in final ; Discus  16.05m  8th in final ; Javelin  23.70m(PB)  4th in final

Callum Meldrum 11.16m(pb) 1st in final.


John Hamilton  100m 12.19s (h), 12.07s 6th in final ;  200m 24.31s (h), 24.18s 6th in final

Matthew Brawley  200m 25.17s (h) ; 400m 54.86s(h)

Allan McQueen 200m 25.37s (h) ; Long Jump  5.02m  14th in final

Ben Steven 53.33s (h), 54.40s 6th in final,

James Pettigrew  800m 2:10:32m (h) ; 1500m 4:42:03m (h), 4:29:45m 9th in final.

Carolyn Harvey  Triple Jump 11.06m(PB) 3rd in final,

Scott Jamieson  Hammer 36.56m (PB) 3rd in final ; Scott Jamieson Javelin 36.02m (PB) 4th in final.


Sunday presented completely different conditions from the wind and rain of Saturday with athletes met by brilliant sunshine and a stiff breeze. There were several more medal winners from Seaforth with those being U16 athletes Kirstin Oakley bronze in 1500m and Andrew Peck bronze in hammer throw ; U20 athletes Aileen Rennie gold in javelin and Hazel Jamieson silver in high jump.

The full list of Sundays results are :


Nadia Simpson 200m  27.19s(h) ; 27.17s 5th in final

Lisa Rennie  800m  2.33.05 (h)

Kirstin Oakley  1500m  5.09.02(h) ; 4.52.26 3rd in final

Louise Murray  80mH  13.04s(h) ; 12.83s  6th in final

Ewan McCracken  100m  12.99s(h)

Andrew Peck  Shot Putt  10.73m  8th in final ; Discus  34.04m(PB) 6th in final ; Hammer  37.11m 3rd in final


Hazel Jamieson  High Jump  1.60m 2nd in final

Aileen Rennie  Javelin  40.03m  1st in final


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National Outdoor Senior Track & Field Championships – Scotstoun 10th/11th August 2013

Saturday 10th August saw the first day of competition in this years National Senior Championships with several Ayr Seaforth athletes competing. The results of those athletes are shown below :-

Hazel Jamieson   High Jump  5th  1.59m

Carolyn Harvey   Triple Jump  5th   10.70m

Rachel Hunter   Hammer  3rd   54.91m

Jonathan Thompson  100m  5th (Prelim Heat) 11.54s

Neil Burnside  800m  3rd (Prelim Heat) 1:58:45 ; 5th Semi Final 1:57:29

The competition continued on Sunday 11th August when more Seaforth athletes were involved in competition and their results are shown below:-

Claire Taylor   400mH  4th (Prelim Heat) 65.71s ; 6th Final  67.23s

Aileen Rennie   Javelin  3rd   36.62m


CSSAL Division 1 – Linwood – Sunday 4 August 2013

The final Central  & South of Scotland league match of the season took place on Sunday at Linwood in very bright and very hot conditions. Those athletes from Seaforth who were competing gave an excellent account of themselves in the conditions with a large number gaining personal best performances. The results attained by each athlete are shown below :-

u11 Boys

Finlay Milne  80m(A) 3rd  12.39s ; Long Jump 7th  2.84m

Jon Martin  80m(B) 6th  14.3s

Jack Edwards  600m(A) 5th  2:02:89

Ryan Morrison  600m(B) 3rd  2:10:26

Marc Mulgrew  Long Jump(A) 5th  3.64m

u13 Boys

Brendan Lynch  100m(A) 3rd  14.8s

Ben McBain  100m(B) 1st  15.4s(=PB)

Scott Sprang  800m(A) 3rd  2:30:85

Greig Oakley  800m(B) 4th  2:45:23 ; Shot Putt(A) 8th  4.22m

Callum Laurie  High Jump(A) 5th  1.20m

u15 Boys

Fraser Angus  100m(A) 5th  12.82s ; Long Jump(A) 1st  4.96m ; High Jump(A) 4th  1.40m(PB)

Ben Lomako  100m(B) 1st  12.75s ; 400m(A) 1st  54.39s(PB)

Callum Meldrum  400m(B) 1st  61.43s ; Long Jump(B) 1st 4.63m ; Shot Putt(B) 1st  9.90m(PB)

Jamie Brotherston  800m(A) 6th  2:24:36(PB)

Fraser Paterson  High Jump(B) 2nd  1.35m(=PB)

Andrew Peck  Shot Putt(A) 1st  11.11m

u17 Men

John Hamilton  100m(A) 2nd  11.96s ; 400m(B) 2nd  54.19s(PB)

Allan McQueen  100m(B) 1st  12.45s ; Long Jump(A) 5th  4.98m

Matthew Brawley  400m(A) 3rd  54.22s ; 800m(A) 6th  2:21:36 ; High Jump(A) 4th  1.60m(PB)

Senior Men

Iain Kennedy  100m(A) 2nd  11.54s

Andrew McElwee  100m(B) 3rd  12.71s ; 400m(B) 1st  53.7s ; 800m(B) 2nd  2:13:58 ; Javelin(B)  6th  19.61m

Ben Steven  400m(A) 4th  53.27s(PB) ; 800m(A) 4th  2:12:70

Robert Tossnie  Javelin(A) 1st  34.96m(PB)

Masters Men

John McGarry  100m(A) 2nd  13.81s

4 x 100m Relays

u11 boys 2nd  62.63s

u13 boys 3rd  58.07s

u15 boys 1st  49.12s

4 x 400m Relays

senior men/u17 men  2nd  3:39:13

u11 Girls

Matilda Press  80m(A) 2nd  12.87s ; Long Jump(A) 2nd  3.49m

Gemma Bruce  80m(B) 1st  12.93s

Scarlett ross  600m(A) 5th  2:07:79 ; Long Jump(B) 2nd  3.08m

Morgan Brown  600m(B) 6th  2:16:67

u13 Girls

Eilidh Cooper  100m(A) 5th  15.37s(PB)

Amy Leith  100m(B) 6th  16.24s(PB) ; Javelin(A) 2nd  14.58m(PB) ; Shot Putt(A) 4th  5.79m

Emma Frew  800m(A) 3rd  2:37:42

Caitlin Chilton  800m(B) 4th  2:46:56 ; Long Jump(A) 3rd  3.76m

Ellie Campbell  Long Jump(B) 6th  2.99m(PB) ; Javelin(B) 5th  8.11m(PB) ; Shot Putt(B) 6th  4.07m(PB)

u15 Girls

Rhea McTaggart  100m(A) 8th  14.86s

Anna George  100m(B) 7th  15.44s

India Birrell  800m(A) 7th  2:44:70

Hannah Paisley  Shot Putt(A) 1st  9.10m(PB) ; Discus(A) 3rd  17.23m

Jennifer McVeigh  Shot Putt(B) 2nd  7.20m(PB) ; Discus(B) 1st  14.73m ; Long Jump(A) 4th  4.31m(PB)

Katie McAlpine  Long Jump(B) 3rd  4.09m

u17 Women

Ailie Shanks  100m(A) 6th  14.23s ; Shot Putt(B) 5th  5.18m(PB)

Alison Leckie  100m(B) 2nd  14.2s ; Shot Putt(A) 5th  6.29m(PB)

Lisa Rennie  300m(A) 4th  48.63s ; 800m(A) 5th  2:38:27

Katie Vallance  300m(B) 6th  49.95s(PB)

Rachel king  800m(B) 2nd  2:41:50(PB)

Senior Women

Kirstin Oakley  300m(A) 2nd  10:47:10

Carolyn Harvey  100m(A) 5th  13.93s

Sarah Paterson  100m(B) 3rd  14.6s

4 x 100m Relays

u11 Girls 2nd  64.14s

u13 Girls  5th  61.02s

u15 Girls  7th  56.29s

u17 Women  6th  56.56s




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Youth Development League Division 1 – Match 4 (FINAL) – Sunday 28 July 2013

Sunday saw the Ayrshire Harriers composite team at u13/u15 level compete in the Scottish final of this years YDL. Other teams involved were Edinburgh, Giffnock North, North Lanarkshire, Inverness, Central Athletics Club, Victoria Park Glasgow and Aberdeen. Although conditions started out on the wet side it was warm and with next to no wind it was a great day for the athletes. After a hard days competition the Harriers team finished in second place thus missing out on a trip to the UK YDL Final. There were several relay races held at the end of the competition and the Harriers boys u15 team who competed in the 4x300m race comprised of 4 Seaforth athletes so a big well done to Callum Meldrum, Ben Lomako, Keiron Struthers and Fraser Paterson.

In the separate u17 Challenge final the Harriers team enjoyed success on the day taking the u17 title. There were numerous PB’s and all individual results of Ayr Seaforth competitors are listed below :-

u13 Boys

Brendan Lynch  100m(B) 3rd  14.41s ; 200m(A) 5th  29.51s

Declan McGhee  200m(B) 4th  31.0s ; 75mH(A) 8th  15.7s(PB)

Daniel Martin  800m(A) 1st  2.24.18 ; 75mH(B) 4th  15.59s(PB)

Scott Sprang  1500m(A) 1st  5.03.25

Steven Martin  1500m(B) 1st  5.09.13 ; Shot Putt 2nd 5.61m

Blair McMeechan  Javelin(B) 3rd  15.82m ; Shot Putt(A)  6.54m(PB) ; High Jump(B) 5th 1.15m

u15 Boys

Ewan McCracken  100m(B) 3rd  12.7s(PB)

Ben Lomako  200m(B) 2nd  24.84s(PB) ; 300m(A) 1st  38.46s

Keiron Struthers  300m(B) 3rd  42.05s(PB) ; High Jump(B) 5th  1.45m(PB)

Ross Nicolson  800m(A) 7th  2.19.59(PB)

Ewan McIntyre  800m(B) 7th  2.48.63

Rhys Sim  1500(A) 3rd  4.45.18

Fraser Paterson  80mH(A) 4th  15.67s(PB)

Conan McGhee  80mH(B) 6th  18.08s(PB)

Andrew Peck  Discus(A) 2nd  28.19m ; Hammer(A) 1st  32.95m ; Shot Putt(A) 3rd  9.83m

Peter Mangan  Javelin(B) 4th  18.9m

Callum Meldrum  Shot Putt(B) 2nd  9.49m(PB) ; Long Jump(A) 4th  4.89m(PB) ; Pole Vault(A) 4th  2.10m(=PB)

u13 Girls

Emily Cleer  800m(A) 4th  2.38.08(PB)

Caitlin Chilton  800m(B) 8th  2.55.93 ; High Jump(A) 2nd  1.40m(PB)

Emma Frew  1200m(A) 1st  4.01.20(PB)

Emma Lowe  1200m(B) 1st  4.25.79

u15 Girls

Nadia Simpson  100m(A) 1st  12.94s(PB) ; 200m(A) 1st  26.64s

Rebecca Martin  800m(B) 5th  2.46.31

Mia Cullis  1500m(A) 7th  5.57.38

Louise Murray  75mH(B) 1st  12.23s(PB) ; Long Jump(A) 4th  4.55m

Hannah Paisley  Discus(B) 2nd  16.20m ; Javelin(B) 1st  21.10m

Katie McAlpine  Long Jump(B) 2nd  4.28m(PB)

Jennifer McVeigh  High Jump(A) 7th=  1.35m

The results of the relay races involving Seaforth athletes were as follows :-

u15 Girls

4 x 100m  1st place  52.34s ( Nadia Simpson, Louise Murray )

u13 Boys

4 x 100m  3rd place  56.51s ( Brendan Lynch, Declan McGhee )

u15 Boys

4 x 300m  1st place  2.46.25  ( Callum Meldrum, Ben Lomako, Keiron Struthers, Fraser Paterson )

Boys u15 4x300m team

Final Match Result

Edinburgh AC                              653.5

Ayrshire Harriers                          625

Central AC                                  531

Giffnock North                             520

Victoria Park Glasgow AC              515

Aberdeen AAC                             494

Inverness Harriers AAC                423

North Lanarkshire                       415.5

The u17 Challenge Final comprised of the following teams with the Ayrshire Harriers team emerging victorious…..North Lanarkshire, Aberdeen AAC, Edinburgh AC, Central AC, Giffnock North, Victoria Park Glasgow and Team North.

Individual results of the Ayr Seaforth athletes were as follows :-

Scott Jamieson  Hammer(A) 1st  33.93m(PB) ; Shot Putt(B) 1st  9.03m(PB)

Leigh McLevy  Hammer(A) 1st  31.27m ; Pole Vault(A) 1st  1.8m ; Shot Putt(A) 3rd  6.63m

Charlotte Crossland  High Jump(A) 4th  1.35m ; Long Jump(A) 6th  3.64m ; 80mH(A) 2nd  13.35s(PB)

Lewis McMillan  Long Jump(A) 5th  4.99m ; 100mH(A) 5th  20.20s(PB)

Matthew Brawley  High Jump(A) 5th  1.60m(=PB)

Nial McHugh  Long Jump(B) 2nd  4.94m(PB) ; 200m(B) 4th  25.35s

Ailie Shanks  Shot Putt(B) 3rd  4.99m ; 80mH(B) 2nd  17.48s ; 200m(B) 2nd  28.20s

James Pettigrew  High Jump(B) 3rd  1.50m ; 1500m(A) 3rd  4.29.13(PB)

Lisa Rennie  800m(B) 2nd  2.32.32

John Hamilton  100m(B) 1st  11.83s

Kirstin Oakley  1500m(A) 1st  4.55.16

In the relay races u17 men were 1st in a time of 46.54s and the u17 women were 2nd in a time of 52.67s.



u12 superTEAMS – Grangemouth – 13 July 2013

Ayr Seaforth had 3 girls teams entered in the u12 superTEAMS competition which was held on Saturday 13 July at Grangemouth Stadium. In excellent summer weather the girls did extremely well and all seemed to have enjoyed the day. There were a total of 28 teams entered from all over Scotland and Seaforth ‘A’ team finished in 7th place, the ‘B’ team in 13th place and the ‘C’ team in 10th place on equal points with Pitreavie ‘A’ team who were awarded 9th place on countback.

The competition consisted of 4 events with these being 100m, long jump, shot putt and 4x100m relay with each athlete participating in each event and gaining points for their respective team.

The ‘A’ team members were Charlotte McDowall, Carla Blockley, Jena Anderson and Gemma Bruce, the ‘B’ team Eilidh Morrison, Emma Struthers, Sophie Oxenham and Melissa Miller, the ‘C’ team Robyn MacDonald, Stephanie Craig, Abby Woodall and Laura Paisley.


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Scottish National Combined Events Championships – Grangemouth – 13 & 14 July 2013

Ayr Seaforth had 5 multi eventers taking part in the Scottish Combined Events Championships at Grangemouth on Saturday and Sunday 13/14 July. In the U18 Womens Heptathlon Carolyn Harvey came away with an excellent 3rd place finish amassing 3393 points over the seven disciplines, the results as follows. Long Jump 4.95m, Javelin 14.78m, 200m 28.62s, 100m hurdles 16.48(pb), High Jump 1.32m and shot putt 8.04m.


U16 Boy Lewis McMillan competing in his first ever pentathlon finished a creditable seventh. His results being, High Jump 1.53m (pb), 100m hurdles 20.03s (pb), Long Jump 4.15m, shot putt 8.34m (pb) and 800m 2:25:74m, for a total of 1657 points.


U14 girls Caitlin Chilton, Katie McAlpine and Kirsten McClymont were also competing in their first pentathlon and finished in 9th, 15th and 19th place respectively. Their results being, Caitlin Chilton, High Jump 1.25m, 75m hurdles 14.01s (pb), Long Jump 3.83m (pb), shot putt 5.28m (pb) and 800m 2:4:69 (pb) for 1857 points. Katie McAlpine High Jump 1.37m, 75m hurdles 15.30s(pb), Long Jump 3.88m, shot putt 5.28m (pb) and 800m 3:08:67 m (pb) for a total of 1641 points. Kirsten McClymont, High Jump 1.19m, 75m hurdles 19.23s (pb), Long Jump 1.83m, shot putt 5.44m (pb) and 800m 3:14:19m (pb) for a total of 924 points.

Carolyn Harvey
Carolyn Harvey

CSSAL Division 1 – Kilmarnock – Saturday 29 June 2013

The second Central & South of Scotland Athletics League match took place yesterday at a dry but cold and windy Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock. The results of the Seaforth athletes competing are shown below with PB’s as indicated :-

u11 Girls

Scarlett Ross  Long Jump (A)  2nd  3.11m(PB), 600m(A)  4th  2:05:4(PB)

Gemma Bruce  150m(A)  2nd  23.3s

Carla Blockley  Long Jump(B)  3rd  2.78m, 150m(B)  5th  25.5s

Morgan Brown  600m(B)  3rd  2:15:1

Relay Team 4x100m  3rd  Gemma Bruce, Scarlett Ross, Carla Blockley, Morgan Brown  65.8s

u13 Girls

Emma Lowe  70mH(A)  6th  15.4s, 1200m(B)  3rd  4:30:1

Amy Leith  Shot Putt(A)  1st  6.09m(PB)

Jaime Hood  200m(A)  3rd  29.7s(PB)

Ellie Campbell  High Jump(A)  6th  1.10m, Shot Putt(B)  5th  4.06m

Emma Frew  1200m(A)  1st  4:05:7(PB)

Niamh Graham  200m(B)  4th  30.9s

Charlotte McDowall  High Jump(B)  3rd  1.00m

Relay team 4x100m  4th  Jaime Hood, Charlotte McDowall, Niamh Graham, Ellie Campbell  61.9s

u15 Girls

Jennifer McVeigh  75mH(A)  4th  13.1s, High Jump(A)  4th  1.38m

Kirsten McClymont  200m(A)  3rd  28.0s(PB)

Ella McMeechan  Shot Putt(A)  8th  5.96m(PB), Javelin(A)  3rd  14.18m(PB)

Mia CUllis  1500m(A)  8th  6:11:5

Rebecca Martin  75mH(B)  6th  17.2s

Anna George  200m(B)  6th  31.5s

Relay Team 4x100m  4th  Jennifer McVeigh, Anna George, Kirsten McClymont, Rebecca Martin

u17 Women

Ailie Shanks  80mH(A)  6th  17.9s(PB), 200m(A)  7th  30.1s, Shot Putt(B)  4th  5.24m

Kirstin Oakley  1500m(A)  1st  4:53:1, 200m(B)  5th  32.1s(PB)

Sophie Lewis  Shot Putt(A)  7th  6.02m, Discus  2nd  24.59m

Rachel King  1500m(B)  1st  5:40:6

Relay Team 4x100m  5th  Ailie Shanks, Rachel King, Kirstin Oakley, Sophie Lewis

Masters Women

Sharyn Ramage  1500m(A)  4th  5:42:9, 200m(B)  1st  37.1s

Kat McCubbin  200m(A)  4th  43.3s

u11 Boys

Marc Mulgrew  Long Jump(A)  6th  3.52m

Finlay Milne  150m(A)  2nd  21.7s

Findlay Williamson  600m(A)  3rd  1:56:7

Lucas Short  Long Jump(B)  2nd  3.4m

Lewis Lennox  150m(B)  5th  24.3s, 600m(B)  3rd  2:11:1

Relay Team 4x100m  1st  Josh Martin, Finlay Milne, Findlay Williamson, Marc Mulgrew  61.4s

u13 Boys

Declan McGhee  75mH(A)  4th  15.3s(PB), Long Jump(B)  2nd  3.89m(PB)

Sam Brotherston  200m(A)  4th  30.8s

Blair McMeechan  High Jump(A)  3rd  1.25m(PB)

Robbie Swift  Long Jump(A)  2nd  4.15m(PB), 200m(B)  3rd  31.4s

Daniel Martin  1500m(A)  1st  4:57:7(PB), 75mH(B)  2nd  15.9s

Callum Laurie  High Jump(B)  3rd  1.25m

Scott Sprang  1500m(A)  1st  5:01:2(PB)

Relay Team 4x100m  1st  Robbie Swift, Declan McGhee, Blair McMeechan, Sam Brotherston  57.3s

u15 Boys

Fraser Angus  80mH(A)  1st  13.5s, 200m(A)  1st  24.8s

Kieran Struthers  High Jump(A)  2nd  1.50m, 200m(B)  2nd  26.9s

Fraser Stirling  1500m(A)  2nd  4:35:5(PB)

Callum Meldrum  Javelin(A)  6th  22.51m, 80mH(B)  1st  15.1s(PB), Long Jump(B)  1st  4.74m

Peter Mangan  High Jump(B)  1st  1.35m, Javelin(B)  3rd  19.29m(PB)

Jamie Brotherston  1500m(B)  1st  4:53:3

u17 Men

Alan McQueen  Triple Jump(A)  4th  10.43m(PB)

Niall McHugh  Javelin(A)  3rd  25.04s(PB), Shot Putt(A)  5th  8.27m

John Hamilton  200m(A)  2nd  24.5s, Javelin(B)  1st  20.89s(PB), Shot Putt  1st  7.31m

James Pettigrew  1500m(A)  4th  4:30:7(PB)

Matthew Brawley  200m(B)  1st  24.8s, 1500m(B)  1st  4:54:6(PB)

Relay Team 4x100m  1st  John Hamilton, Matthew Brawley, Allan McQueen, Niall McHugh  47.1s

Senior Men

Andrew McElwee  200m(A)  6th  24.9s, 1500m(A)  4th  4:52:8(PB), 110mH(A)  2nd  18.7s, High Jump(A)  2nd  1.60m

James Gaffney  Javelin(A)  1st  39.84m

Robert Tossnie  Discus(A)  4th  22.77m(PB), Javelin(B)  1st  34.37m

Ben Steven  200m(B)  2nd  25.0s, 1500m(B)  2nd  5:01:9(PB), Long Jump(B)  2nd  4.53m(PB)

Masters Men

David Hughes  1500m(A)  3rd  5:09:9(PB)



National Relays and Masters Championships – Grangemouth – Sunday 16 June 2013

Sunday 16 June proved to be an excellent day in the Grangemouth sunshine for 2 of the Seaforth teams competing at this years National Relay Championships. There were several teams competing in both the 4 x 100m and 3 x 800m championships at the various age groups for both girls and boys. After the vast number of heats were run Seaforth had teams in the girls u14 3 x 800m final, boys u14 3 x 800m final, boys u16 3 x 800m final, boys u14 4 x 100m final and the boys u16 4 x 100m final.

First up were the u14 girls 3 x 800m where Seaforth had 3 teams competing. In heat 1 the B team finished in 5th position while the C team were 7th in heat 2 and the A team were 3rd in heat 3 qualifying for the final.

Next up were the boys u14 3 x 800m where Seaforth had 2 teams entered. In heat 1 the A team comprising of Ross Nicolson, Steven Martin and Daniel Martin won by a 10 second margin thus qualifying for the final. In heat 2 the B team were simply outrun by much bigger and stronger boys and finished in 6th place but their time will surely come in this age group.

The girls u16 3 x 800m teams were next on the track with Seaforth having 2 teams running although this was in no small part due to Hannah Birrell agreeing at very short notice to fill a space in a race, she had to borrow kit to run a distance she had never ran before so a big thanks to her for that. Unfortunately neither team made the final with the A team finishing 5th in heat 2 and the B team 5th in heat 3.

In the boys u16 3 x 800m there was a solitary team entered comprising of Fraser Stirling, Lewis Ross & Jamie Brotherston, they ran a very difficult race in heat 2 working very hard indeed for a creditable 3rd place finish and a place in the final.

The first final was the girls u14 where the A team ran well to finish in 6th place. Following on was the boys u14 final which was led from start to finish by Seaforth. The first leg narrowly went to Ross Nicolson who handed the baton over to Steven Martin. Steven who is ranked 1st in Scotland and 9th UK in his age group for 800m was never in any danger of being caught and opened up a very healthy lead to hand over to his twin brother Daniel. Daniel who amazingly is ranked 2nd in Scotland and 14th UK in his age group for 800m less than a second behind his brother increased their lead to bring home the gold medal.

Next was the turn of the 4 x 100m teams. First up was the girls u14 where we had a single team entered. Despite a 2nd place finish in heat 1 their time unfortunately didn’t see them reach the final.

The single boys u14 team had a comfortable win in heat 1 qualifying them for the final.

The boys u16 team were 3rd in heat 1 with a time that saw them reach their final later in the day.

In the boys u14 final the team of Robbie Swift, Callum Meldrum, Declan McGhee and Fraser Angus ran an excellent race to finish in silver medal position by the merest of margins…they were 0.7seconds behind the winners Giffnock North A team.

The boys u16 final only had 7 teams competing instead of the usual 8 owing to the fact that an amazing 5 teams had been disqualified in the two heats. Unfortunately the Ayr teams efforts couldn’t carry them to a medal position with them finishing in 5th place.

Also in action were Gwen McFarlane (W55) and Bobby Stevenson (M60). Gwen won gold in the discus ( 20.19m ) and javelin ( 18.58m ) as well as silver in the hammer ( 23.32m ) and shot putt ( 7.31m ). Bobby won gold in the 300m hurdles ( 45.46secs ).

Amy Palmer

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Ayrshire Harriers Open Meeting – Kilmarnock – Wednesday 12 June 2013

The latest Ayrshire Harriers Open meeting took place at a very sunny Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock on Wednesday night. As usual the bulk of the athletes participating were from Ayr Seaforth and again it has to be said it was a joy to see so many younger club members perhaps taking part in their first ever event. a total of 66 athletes from Ayr Seaforth participated and there were some great performances with some athletes again gaining PB’s.

The results of those Seaforth athletes are as follows :-

U11 Boys

Alec Crooks  Long Jump 2nd  3.65m(PB) ; 150m  24.7s(PB)

Marc Mulgrew  Long Jump 3rd  3.65m(PB) ; 150m  23.0s

Ruben Lindsay  Long Jump 4th  3.40m(PB) ; 150m  23.1s(PB)

Lewis Martin  Long Jump 7th  2.88m(PB) ; 150m  24.5s(PB) ; 600m 5th 2:20:8(PB)

Max McLean  150m  23.8s(PB) ; 600m 4th 2:17:4(PB)

Jack Edwards  150m 22.2s(PB) ; 600m 1st 1:57:1(PB)

U13 Boys

Robbie Swift  Long Jump 1st  4.00m(PB)

Andrew Morrison  Long Jump 2nd  3.82m(PB) ; Shot Putt 2nd  6.25m ; 200m  31.4s

Christopher Blockley  Long Jump 5th  3.54m(PB) ; Shot Putt 3rd  5.25m(PB)

Callum Laurie  Long Jump 8th  2.66m(PB) ; High Jump 2nd  1.20m(PB) ; 200m  31.8s(PB)

Michael Bargh  Shot Putt 1st  8.56m(PB) ; 800m 3rd  2:38:1(PB)

Greig Oakley  Shot Putt 4th  5.23m(PB) ; 200m  34.0s(PB) ; 800m 4th  2:50:8(PB)

Daniel Martin  200m 29.2s(PB)

Scott Sprang  800m 2nd  2:32:0(PB)

Logan Cotter  800m 5th  2:52:6(PB)

U15 Boys

Callum Meldrum  Long Jump 1st  4.85m(PB) ; Javelin 1st  23.76m(PB) ; Pole Vault 1st  2.00m(PB)

Gerard Downie  Long Jump 5th  3.73m(PB) ; 200m 5th  29.6s(=PB)

Sean Morrison  Javelin 4th  16.03m(PB) ; Shot Putt 1st  6.61m(PB)

Ewan McCracken  200m 2nd  26.2s(PB)

Kieran Struthers  200m 4th  26.9s(PB)

Ross Nicolson  800m 2nd  2:19:7(PB)

Lewis Ross  800m 3rd  2:20:0

U17 Men

Scott Jamieson  Javelin 1st  35.6m(PB)

Allan McQueen  Long Jump 1st  5.56m(PB) ; 200m  25.6s(PB)

Lewis McMillan  Long Jump 2nd  5.42m(PB) ; 200m  25.2s(PB)

James Pettigrew  High Jump 1st  1.63m(PB) ; 800m 1st  2:05:3(PB)

Mathew Brawley  High Jump 2nd  1.60m(PB) ; 200m  24.8s ; 800m 4th  2:09:9(PB)

Senior Men

Fraser Mckenzie  Long Jump 1st 4.86m ; 200m 7th  28.8s

Jonathan Thompson  200m 3rd  23.8s

U11 Girls

Matilda Press  150m 1st in heat  23.6s(=PB) ; Long Jump 1st  3.45m

Sophie Oxenham  150m 2nd in heat  24.3s(PB) ; Long Jump 5th  2.64m(PB) ; Shot Putt 5th  3.34m(PB)

Carla Blockley  150m 3rd in heat  25.1s ; Long Jump 3rd  2.84m(PB) ; Shot Putt 7th=  2.71m(PB)

Eva Kerr  150m  5th in heat  25.4s(PB) ; Shot Putt 6th  3.06m(PB)

Eilidh Morrison  150m 6th in heat  26.2s ; Long Jump 6th  2.55m(PB) ; Shot Putt 1st  4.25m(PB)

Alex Meldrum  150m 7th in heat  28.7s(PB) ; 600m 5th  2:43:4 ; Long Jump 9th  2.26m

Gemma Bruce  150m 1st in heat  23.8s(PB) ; Long Jump 4th  2.69m(PB)

Neve Cassidy  150m 2nd in heat  25.5s(PB) ; Long Jump 7th  2.50m(PB) ; Shot Putt 3rd  3.66m(PB)

Lauren Carswell  150m 5th in heat  27.9s(PB)

Scarlett Ross  600m  1st  2:13:1(PB) ; Long Jump 2nd  3.00m

Morgan Brown  600m 2nd  2:18:3(PB) ; Long Jump 8th  2.40m(PB) ; Shot Putt 7th=  2.71m(PB)

U13 Girls

Emma Frew  800m 1st in heat  2:38:6

Charlotte McDowall  200m 3rd in heat  32.7s(PB) ; Long Jump 4th  3.55m(PB)

Jenna Anderson  200m 5th in heat  34.6s(PB) ; 800m 4th in heat  2:51:9(PB)

Breegan Bilham  800m 5th in heat  2:56:6(PB)

Jaime Hood  200m 1st in heat  30.0s

Lucy Davidson  200m 2nd in heat  30.9s(PB) ; 800m  2nd in heat 2:38:7

Melissa Miller  200m 3rd in heat  31.6s(PB) ; Long Jump 8th  3.27m(PB)

Emma Low  200m 4th in heat  32.6s(PB) ; Long Jump 7th  3.30m

Caitlin Chilton  800m 3rd in heat  2:47:6 ; High Jump 2nd  1.25m

Hazel Kirk  Long Jump 1st  3.94m(PB)

U15 Girls

Hannah Birrell  200m 3rd in heat  29.6s ; Long jump 10th  3.51m

Joanne McGuffie  200m 5th in heat  30.6s(PB) ; Long Jump 5th  3.68m(PB)

Rebecca Campbell  200m 1st in heat  28.9s(PB)

Holly Coughtrie  200m 4th in heat  30.0s ; Long Jump 6th  3.76m(PB)

Beth Littlejohn  200m 6th in heat  31.9s(PB) ; Long Jump 12th  3.19m(PB)

India Birrell  800m 3rd 2:38:3(PB) ; High jump 5th  1.30m

Rebecca Martin  800m 4th 2:42:7 ; Long Jump 11th  3.51m

Mia Cullis  800m 5th  2:46:5(PB) ; Long Jump 9th  3.53m(PB)

Hannah Pettigrew  800m 6th  2:48:4(PB) : Long jump 16th  2.58m(PB)

Jennifer McVeigh  Long Jump 3rd  3.88m ; High Jump 1st  1.43m(PB)

Olivia Hill  Long Jump 14th  2.83m(PB)

Megan Miller  Long Jump 15th  2.90m(PB)

U17 Women

Kirstin Oakley  200m 6th  32.3s(PB) ; 800m 1st  2:28:2

Lisa Rennie  800m 2nd  2:39:6


Ailie Shanks & Kirstin Oakley 200m

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