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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.
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.
This years Indoor National Age Group Championships have been taking place over the last two weekends and Ayr Seaforth have been well represented throughout the age groups. A total of five medals were won by Seaforth athletes with U13 athlete Grace Dunlop excelling and taking home 2 medals. In the U13 age group Iona Hubbard took Gold in the 1500m and Grace Dunlop won Silver in 200m & Bronze in 60m. Senior woman Carolyn Harvey continued her National success taking Gold in the Triple Jump but it was an U15 athlete who shone brightest with Libby White taking part in her first ever Triple Jump. What makes Libby’s performance all the more incredible is that this was her first ever Triple Jump competition in which she fouled with her first attempt and then broke the Scottish Indoor Record for her age group with her first ever counting jump! Congratulations go to all medal winners from everyone at Ayr Seaforth.
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 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.