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District T&F Championships 2022

Results (Power of 10) – West District Championships

Results (Power of 10) – East District Championships (including Frame Running)

Last weekend saw District Track & Field Championships being held in the East and West. A summary of Ayr Seaforth athletes who made it to the podium can be found below. Congratulations to all of these athletes and their coaches!

There were also a few PBs set on the day including… Nicholas Latto (U15B 1500m – 5:22.24), Alasdair Maclean (U15B 1500m – 4:51.92), Morven Hubbard (Senior Women 1500m – 5:03.59) and Emma Ablett (U15W Javelin – 16.63M).

Podium

Athlete Event Place Result
Erin Ramsay U17W 100m 2nd 13.11
Erin Ramsay U17W 200m 3rd 26.63
Anna Kirk U17W 300m 2nd 44.03 (PB)
Iona Hubbard U17W 1500m Steeplechase 3rd 5:54.03 (PB)
Libby White U17W Triple Jump 1st 12.26m
Kayleigh Haggo 100RR 2nd (1st Female) 18.37
Kayleigh Haggo 200RR 2nd (1st Female) 37.25
       
Ricco Begnor U13B 75mH 1st  14.48 (PB)
Ricco Begnor U13B Long Jump 3rd  4.23m (PB)
Matthew Cox U15B Triple Jump 1st 12.26m
Matthew Cox U15B Javelin 3rd 21.12m
Gavin Drysdale 100RR 1st 16.66
Gavin Drysdale 200RR 1st 35.01
       

 

League Competition Roundup

May has been a busy month for competitions already with the first in a series of league meetings commencing as well as district championships taking place. Many club volunteers will be stretched as we help organise and  assist at these competitions but we will try and keep members updated with results. If you haven’t already joined us on Facebook please do as updates on results are shared more easily there.

YDL (Division 2) Meeting 1 – 1st May 2022

Results – PDF

Results – Power of 10

Ayr Seaforth have joined forces with North Ayrshire AC to create “Team Ayrshire” as we look to advance to Division 1 at the end of this season. Our athletes put together some great performances to push Team Ayrshire to the top of Division 2 after the first league meeting with a total of 590 points. This was almost 100 points ahead of the second place team.

Thank you to all of the athletes who competed and everyone who volunteered and helped to organise.

Meeting 2 will be held at Kilmarnock on Sunday 22nd May.

CSSAL (Division 2) Meeting 1 – 8th May 2022

Results – Excel

One week after YDL we had the first meeting of the Central and South of Scotland League at Crownpoint in Glasgow. Ayr Seaforth are currently in Division 2 of this league and again are hoping to top the table and progress to Division 1. For the first time, in what feels like a very long time, most of our athletes travelled together to the event by coach which helped create a fun team environment, especially for the youngsters. 

There was a great range of brilliant performances from athletes in all age groups and, as you would expect at this type of event, many athletes stepped out of their comfort zone and covered events they don’t normally train for. It was especially great to see our U11 athletes in action, some of whom were competing properly for the first time!

Isla Milligan was one of the stars of the day taking 1st place in all 3 of her events (80m, 600m and Long Jump) as well as steering our mixed U11 4×100 relay team to 1st place. 

Our middle distance boys all gave strong performances on the day. Louis Gibson (2:35) took 1st place in the U13 Boys 800m and was closely followed by Matthew Copland (2:40) who came home in 3rd. Conor Scobie (2:11) was 2nd in the U17 Men 800m A race whilst Ethan Polson (2:15) was 1st in the B race with the 3rd fastest time overall after Conor. It was a similar story in the Masters Men 800m as Kenny Neill (2:18) was 2nd in the A race as Brian Robinson (2:19) won the B race.

After the first meeting, Ayr Seaforth stand in 2nd place only a few points behind leaders Shettleston Harriers but well ahead the rest of the competition. Thank you to everyone who made the day such a great success, particularly Simon and Ruth, our main organisers for this league.

  Club Points
1 Shettleston Harriers 905
2 Ayr Seaforth 831
3 East Kilbride AC 598
4 Livingston & District AC 585
5 Whitemoss AC 526
6 Helensburgh AC 374
7 Corstorphine AC 339
8 Motherwell AC 318

The next CSSAL meeting will be held on Sunday 5th June at Linwood. Once again, we will be putting on a coach to transport athletes.

 

Our New Club Development Officer

We are delighted to introduce our new Club Development Officer – Kirstin Oakley! Kirstin will be a familiar face to past and current members of the Club as she spent many years training as a middle distance athlete and has since then been helping as a Coaching Assistant.

Kirstin’s journey into athletics began when she aced the bleep test at school, setting a new school record, leading her PE teacher to recommend that she give athletics a try. Kirstin joined Ayr Seaforth and quickly established herself as top talent as a middle distance runner nationally from U13 all the way through to U20. Career highlights as a junior athlete include taking 1st place in the Scottish National XC Championships, Scottish National XC Relays and Scottish Schools Championships (1500m and XC). Kirstin’s success lead her to an athletics scholarship in the USA where she continued to compete for her university in Illinois as well as for Ayr Seaforth when she would return home. We believe that Kirstin’s history with the Club, her success as an athlete and experience in coaching make her ideally suited to this role.

The focus of Kirstin’s role will be to support the Club with both volunteer and athlete recruitment, with a particular emphasis on the Ayr North community. She will do this by helping us build strong links with local organisations within Ayr North and through the delivery of athletic sessions for students of Ayr Academy and its associated cluster primary schools.

Kirstin is looking forward to getting started and is excited about the Club’s future prospects as we look forward to our move to a new training facility at Craigie later this year.

We wish Kirstin all the best in the role and hope to see everyone welcome her onboard.

Kirstin can be contacted by email at development@ayrseaforth.co.uk

Cross Country Club Championship Results

With the Cross Country season coming to a close, we can now confirm who our winners and runners up in each age group are. Download the list below.

Full background on our Cross Country Club Championships can be found here.

Congratulations to all winners and runners up who will receive recognition for their achievement at our annual awards presentation night in November. Participation in cross country across the Club has been fantastic this season. We appreciate everyone’s support and enthusiasm, especially during those cold and windy conditions that cross country is famous for!

A big thank you goes to Kenny Neill for organising these championships and also for providing additional cross country training for U13s through to Seniors. We are also grateful to Laurence Baker for organising an extra U11 cross country race at Rozelle to replace the event at Kilmarnock which didn’t go ahead.

 

Ayrshire Harriers Clubs Association Open Graded Meeting (1)

The first Ayrshire Harriers Clubs Association Open Graded Meeting of the Summer 2022 season will be held on Sunday 10th April at Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock. Full details for the event can be downloaded below.

Athlete’s are entered via Entry Central.  Follow the link here: https://www.entrycentral.com/ahopen

We expect places to fill up fast for this event so please do not delay signing up to avoid disappointment. We would encourage all eligible athletes to make the most of the opportunity to participate in as many events as possible.

Volunteers Needed!
As with all local meetings, we need volunteers to support our graded officials. Tasks will be simple e.g. raking the long jump pit, retrieving implements, adjusting the high jump bar and you will receive instruction from an experienced official. If you can help for either the full day or perhaps for a couple of hours only, please let us know by emailing secretary@ayrseaforth.co.uk

 

 

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