This years Club Championships took place on Sunday at Dam Park Stadium and we were lucky to have a dry if somewhat chilly at times day. It was good to see so many of our younger members taking part but it must be remembered that these days cannot go ahead without the help of an army of volunteers, Sunday took the combined efforts of almost 50 and a big vote of thanks goes to each and every one of you.
On this note the club would like to extend a massive thankyou to Coach & Board Member Sandy Paisley who stood down on Sunday after many years service to the club. You will be missed Sandy and always welcome back.
After some serious competition we are now able to reveal who will be receiving Club Champion Trophies and Runners Up Trophies at the Annual Presentation Night which takes place at The Carlton Hotel on Friday 9 November with those athletes being:-
U9 Boys Champion – Matthew Copland
U11 Boys Champion – Brady McLean
Runner Up – Luca Pieroni
U13 Boys Champion – Connor Lynch
Runner Up – Ben Edwards
U15 Boys Champion – Alex Crooks
Runner Up – Toby Nixon
U17 Mens Champion – Euan Duff
Runner Up – Sammy Jones
U20/Senior Mens Champion – Jordan Tennent
Runner Up – Sean Aitken
U9 Girls Champion – Connie Devine
U11 Girls Champion – Emma Ablett
Runner Up – Reese Devine
U13 Girls Champion – Emma McMillan
Runner Up – Erin Ramsay
U15 Girls Champion – Abbie Rankine
Runner Up – Imogen Tribe
U17 Womens Champion – Sophie Slider
Runner Up – Emma Frew
U20/Senior Womens Champion – Ruth Kirk
Runner Up – Sara Paterson
The latest of this years Ayrshire competitions took place at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock on Tuesday night with quite a number of the younger members of Ayr Seaforth taking part. For some it was their first taste of competition and what better way to get a feel for what it is like to compete than to do it at a local event. The weather was in the main favourable with bright, sunny conditions although there was the usual stiff breeze at this venue. Full results for the night can be found by clicking this link Kilmarnock Open Graded Results
This years CCL Land O’Burns 10k Road Race took place last night in brilliant sunshine. Well over 200 runners set off with the race being started by Clare Jones of sponsors CCL Logistics at the usual mark next to Ayr Beach before making their way around the areas of Doonfoot and Alloway before heading back to the finish line at The Old Racecourse. A massive vote of thanks must go yet again to CCL Logistics for their amazing support of this event.The winner of the race was David Millar of Irvine Running Club in a time of 33:21.4 with the Laura Wallace of Ayr Seaforth AC the first woman home in a time of 39:16.2. The first 3 in male and female categories are shown in the table below, full results can be found HERE
This weekend saw this years West District Track & Field Championships take place at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock. Unusually for the venue conditions were perfect with brilliant sunshine and unusually no strong winds blowing. Competition was spread over two days this year, a change from the previous format of Friday evening and all day Saturday. Numerous Seaforth athletes were involved in competition each day and a sizeable haul of medals was taken home. There was Gold for U13 Boy Fergus Muir in the High Jump and U17 Women Emma Frew in the 1500m; Silvers for U13 Girls Libby White in Long Jump and Jenna Beswick in 75m Hurdles, U20 Woman Kirsten McClymont in 200m, Senior Woman Carolyn Harvey in Triple Jump; Bronze for U15 Girl Abbie Rankine in Javelin, U17 Women Gemma Bruce in 300m Hurdles, Sophie Slider in 200m and Rosie Davidson in 1500m, U20 Woman Kirsten McClymont in 100m, Senior Woman Aimee McGinley in 100m.
The first of this seasons Ayrshire Open Graded meetings took place last Sunday at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock. Unlike the usual competition format where athletes compete against other athletes in the same age group an Open Graded has athletes competing against others of a similar standard in the event to themselves regardless of the age groups. There were some fine performances on the day which is promising so early in the season. The results for all Ayr Seaforth athletes can be found in the tables below.
U11 Results - Kilmarnock Open Graded - Sunday 15 April 2018
U13 Results - Kilmarnock Open Graded - Sunday 15 April 2018
U15 Results - Kilmarnock Open Graded - Sunday 15 April 2018
U17 Results - Kilmarnock Open Graded - Sunday 15 April 2018
U20/ Senior Results - Kilmarnock Open Graded - Sunday 15 April 2018
A fantastic turn out of 10 Seaforth athletes competed in the Kaim Hill Race (Fairlie) on Wednesday evening. In glorious Spring weather with views over the Firth of Clyde to the Islands and West Highlands , the 5.5 km Course involved an ascent of over 1100 feet through burns, bracken and marshland to the Trig Point at the Top and back down into Fairlie and the finishing line.
Hill Racing involves strength & stamina on the way up and speed & agility on the way down. Excellent performances were produced throughout the squad.
This years Scottish National 3x800m Relays took place on Saturday at Grangemouth Stadium. Conditions were ideal for athletics on the day although a somewhat depleted Seaforth contingent took part owing to many of those who would normally compete being unavailable. There was however an U13 Girls and an U13 Boys team competing.
The U13 Girls team of Iona Hubbard, Sophie McColm and Emma McMillan ran in Heat 1 coming home in 4th place with a time of 8:29.27, with athletics rules stating this age group cannot run more than one race in a day of 800m or over the final results were based on times from the respective Heats which meant the girls were place 10th overall from the 19 teams taking part.
The U13 Boys team of Callum Peat, Connor Scobie and Daniel Byers ran in Heat 2 taking 3rd place in a time of 7:51.67 which gave them an overall 5th place from the 19 teams competing.
The finals of this years Scottish Athletics Indoor League took place at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow recently with Ayr Seaforth having two teams who qualified for the finals namely the U11 Boys and U13 Girls. Both teams competed well on the day both in the League Final competition and then the separate 4x200m Relay competition which took place.
In the actual League final the U11 Boys took 4th place overall while the U13 Girls took the Gold medal on the day.
In the 4x200m Relay competition the U11 Boys took 1st place while the U13 Girls took 2nd place.
There were also two new club records set on the day with U11 Boys team member Nathan Scott breaking his own 60m record while the U11 Boys relay team of Daniel Frew, Brady McLean, Nathan Scott & Rory Kilpatrick broke the 4x200m record.
U11 Boys - SAIL Final - Emirates Arena, Glasgow - Saturday 17 March 2018
60m (A String)
Standing Long Jump (A String)
60m (B String)
Standing Long Jump (B String)
9.40s (1st) NEW CLUB RECORD
600m (A String)
600m (B String)
U13 Girls - SAIL Final - Emirates Arena, Glasgow - Saturday 17 March 2018
Today saw this seasons U13 National Indoor Championships take place at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow with several Ayr Seaforth athletes competing. There were some excellent performances including that of Adam Currie who took 3rd in the U13 1500m but surely the one that would be considered the performance of the day was the run by Erin Ramsay in the 200m final. Having already broken the National record in the heats she smashed the record again with a winning time of 26.83s. This time puts Erin at number 1 in the Scottish U13 Indoor All Time Rankings and sees her ranked 1st in the current UK U13 rankings. Unfortunately there are no UK All time rankings for this age group but she would surely be very well placed.