Sunday 9 April saw the first of the local Open meetings take place at Dam Park Stadium with the meeting hosted by Ayr Seaforth. A high turn out on the day was very pleasing to see as for the first time an online entry system was used. Good weather helped the smooth running of the competition and no doubt made it a an enjoyable experience for those young athletes competing for the first time. Results for all Seaforth athletes can be found below:-
Congratulations to Kirstin Oakley who is making a habit of breaking club records these days having broken another 2 records last night making it 5 records in less than 3 weeks. Last night in Normal, Illinois, USA she achieved a time of 4:40.33 in the 1500m breaking both the U20 and Senior Womens records.
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.
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.
The second match of this seasons Scottish Indoor League took place recently at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow and yet again there were many excellent personal best performances on the day from Seaforth athletes. The third and final match is scheduled to take place at the same venue on 19 February, it can only be hoped that the fine performances continue on that day as well. Results for all Seaforth athletes at Match 2 can be found below:-
U11 Boys - SAIL Match 2 - 21 January 2017
Standing Long Jump
U13 Boys - SAIL Match 2 - 21 January 2017
1.40m(PB) English Athletics Grade 2 Standard
Saturday saw this years National Indoor Championships for the U17 & Senior age groups take place at The Emirates, Glasgow with several Ayr Seaforth athletes taking part. Daniel Martin (U17) and Carolyn Harvey (Sen) saw their efforts rewarded by gaining podium places as Daniel came 3rd in the 400m and Carolyn was the winner in the Triple Jump. Full results can be found below:-
Congratulations to Carolyn Harvey on breaking the Senior Womens Triple Jump club record at yesterdays National Senior Indoor Championships with a jump of 12.08m. This is the 3rd time Carolyn has broken the record in 2017 and was an increase of 33cm on the previous record.
Saturday saw a number of Ayr Seaforth athletes competing at this years National Open Indoor Championships in Glasgow with several excellent personal best performances registered which is pleasing to see this early in the season. Performances for all Seaforth athletes are shown in the table below:-
The first match of this years indoor league took place at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Sunday 8 January. For several of the younger athletes this was their first chance to compete in the magnificent indoor arena and many of those competing for Seaforth were rewarded with personal best performances on the day.