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Photos from Award Presentation Night 2021

It was a welcome return of Ayr Seaforth’s annual awards presentation night at the Mercure Hotel in Ayr on Saturday 13th November. These awards recognise the outstanding achievement of our athletes and contribution of our volunteers over the last 2 years.

Congratulations to all award recipients and thank you to everyone who assisted with the organisation of this event. A special thank you to Ian Hutton, Alison Leckie, Kenny Campbell, Conor Rennie, Gillian Hannah and Bill Simpson for your efforts on the night.

Ayrshire XC Relay Championships 2021

35 Ayr Seaforth athletes took part in Saturday’s Ayrshire XC Relay Championships next to Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock. Conditions were good and there were some really strong performances across all age groups. Again, it was great to see athletes and their families come together and enjoy the buzz of cross country competition.

Well done to Sophie, Anna and Iona for taking 1st place in the U15 Girls category and there were a raft of teams who took 2nd place (summary and full details below).

1st Place Teams

Under 15 Girls (Sophie McCallum, Anna Kirk and Iona Hubbard)

2nd Place Teams

Under 11 Boys (Adam Brown, Ben Hall and Riley Fulton)
Under 13 Boys (Lucan Marshall-Watt, Iain MacLean and Ethan Howie)
Under 15 Boys (Fraser McIntyre, Leo Brockie and Alasdair MacLean)
Under 17 Boys (Conor Scobie, Joshua Mirtle and Ewan Pentleton)
Under 17 Girls (Sophie McColm, Islay Hubbard and Sophie McColm again)
Senior Women (Morven Hubbard, Emma Frew and Kirsten Oakley)

Full Results:  Ayrshire XC Relays 2021 Results

Annual Award Presentation Night 2021

Save the date! – it’s time to celebrate and recognise our hard working athletes and volunteers who make Ayr Seaforth a success at our annual presentation night…

When? – Saturday, 13th November 2021 from 6:30pm onwards

Where?Mercure Hotel, Ayr

Cost? – £17 per adult ticket / £8 per child ticket (Under 12s)

Who can attend? – This event is open to all club members and their family

In addition to celebrating success, we want to take this opportunity to bring our members together simply to connect and have some fun away from the track.

The full list of award recipients can be downloaded below. Please note that some awards have been carried over from last year in lieu of no presentation night taking place in 2020.

Tickets

Tickets can be ordered and paid for on club training nights (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Alternatively, please email secretary@ayrseaforth.co.uk to request your tickets and payment will be arranged by bank transfer. You will need to tell us how many adult and child tickets you wish to purchase and confirm your meal options for all guests (main and dessert). Under 12s may choose to have an adult meal but the adult price of £17 would apply. The menu is available to download below.

We hope to see as many members as possible attend our awards night to close off what has undoubtedly been a challenging year for everyone. If you have any questions relating to the awards night or any special requests, please do not hesitate to contact us through the Secretary email address.

Ayr Seaforth Awards 2021

Food Menu – Mercure Hotel

Club Championships 2021

Photo credit: @FR_Scotland (Frame Running Scotland on Twitter)

Thank you to everyone who participated in Sunday’s Club Championships, especially all of the volunteers who offered their services to support our athletes. A special shout out to Ian Hutton who once again, undertook the unenviable task of rounding up and organising volunteer help.

It was a pleasure to see our athletes come together for some competitive fun! Well done to all the athletes who scored highly and came out on top.  A summary of winners and runners up plus full results tables can be viewed below.

Winners and Runners Up

 

Full Results Tables

Roon the Toon 2021

After the cancellation of the race last year due to Covid-19, it was back to business for seven Ayr Seaforth senior athletes at the popular Roon the Toon 10k in Kilmarnock. With a field of over 1,100 runners taking part, and a large crowd cheering on the route, it made for a fantastic atmosphere. It isn’t too often that you run past a church with the bells chiming Chariots of Fire by Vangelis!

The strong field of runners and the great atmosphere lifted all the Seaforth athletes to produce some great times. Finishing 13th overall and in 1st Place in the Male over 40 category, Kenny Neill continued his impressive form to smash his PB set only 5 days earlier by 25 seconds finishing in a time of 32.39.

Well done to all Seaforth members who participated on the day…

Brian Robinson 27th overall, 26th male 34.28
Iain Pettigrew 149th overall, 139th male 41.24
Ian Morrison 151st overall, 141st male 41.30
Peter MacLean 170th overall, 157th male 42.23
David Wallace 279th overall, 248th male 46.10
Laura Wallace 291st overall, 33rd femaie 46.30

 

50 years for Tom McCulloch

Ayr Seaforth Legend Tom McCulloch is celebrating the amazing achievement of 50 years membership of Ayr Seaforth. Tom is a phenomenal runner for the club who excelled in all distances, including road, cross country and hill racing. One of his most finest achievements was finishing the Ben Nevis Hill race in a remarkable time of 1 hour 47 minutes. To mark this special occasion, senior members of the club presented Tom with a gift of train tickets and spending money for a trip away to Fort William with family and friends.

Well done Tom from everyone at Ayr Seaforth for all your amazing achievements over the years.

Club Championships 2021

Ayr Seaforth will be hosting its annual Club Championships this year on Sunday 12th of September. We encourage as many athletes as possible to take part and will have competition for all age groups.

Anyone wishing to participate should email their name, date of birth and age group (e.g. Under 11, Under 13, etc) by emailing the following:


Male Entrants:         membershipsecretary@ayrseaforth.co.uk

Female Entrants:     treasurer@ayrseaforth.co.uk


We need Volunteers!

For events like this to operate we rely on the help of as many volunteers as possible. Duties will be simple and you will be supported by experienced volunteers. If you are available to assist on the day and want to help support our amazing athletes, please indicate that you are available in the email.

For any other general enquiries relating to this event, please email Connor Rennie.

Annual Presentation Night: Sponsors Needed

Ayr Seaforth will be hosting their annual presentation night on Saturday 13th of November 2021 at the Mercure Hotel, Ayr. Look out for more information coming soon…

As in previous years, we are planning to produce a booklet to give out at the event that will detail prizewinners’ names and photographs, and news and information highlighting achievements by our members from throughout the year.

If you work in or own a business, or know any businesses that would be interested in placing an advertisement in the booklet, the cost is £30 for a quarter page, £55 for a half page and £100 for a full page.

To secure an advertisement in the booklet please contact the Club Secretary by emailing secretary@ayrseaforth.co.uk

 

Scottish Athletics Masters 5000m Track Championships

Ayr Seaforth’s Brian Robinson proved to be a master of the track at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Winning his third National gold medal, he came first in the Scottish Athletics National Masters 5000m track championships over 45 age group. In the sweltering heat Brian ran the race in an amazing time of 16.40.

Congratulations Brian from all at Ayr Seaforth.

Full results available here:
https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2021/GBR/jumpsgp3mas5k/

Dunnydeer Hill Race

Six of Ayrshire’s finest athletes from Ayr Seaforth took part in the Dunnydeer Hill Race on Sunday, 6th June.

At just over 9 miles, 4,000ft of elevation and a couple of pretty serious descents it proved to be a tough but enjoyable run for all who took part.

Top form from Alasdair Meldrum, Simon Kirk, Iain Pettigrew, Peter Maclean, Ian Morrison and Gillian Hannah for their efforts on the day. 

Photo of Dunnydeer Hill Race participant
Photo: Ian Morrison