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National Indoor Combined Events Championships – 14th/15th March 2015 – Emirates Arena, Glasgow

This weekend saw the National Indoor Combined Events Championships take place over 2 days at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. The events which made up the pentathlon for the u13 age group were High jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt, 800m and 60m hurdles with athletes competing in all events.In the u13 girls age group Gemma Bruce not only scored personal best performances in each event but she also achieved a new club record in the 60m hurdles. In the u13 boys age group Lewis Martin competed, he also achieved personal best performances in every event and created a new club record for the points total scored over the 5 events.

The u17 Heptathlon consists of the High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt, 60m, Pole Vault, 1000m and 60m hurdles. Callum Meldrum was the sole competitor for Seaforth and he achieved personal bests in Long Jump, 60m, Pole Vault, 1000m and 60m Hurdles.

Full results can be seen below:-

NAtional Indoor Combined Events 2015

  High Jump Long Jump Shot Putt 800m 60mH    
Gemma Gruce
6th Place Overall
1st= (1.36m) (PB) 11th(3.66m) (PB) 12th(5.02m) (PB) 14th(2:53.24) (PB) 2nd(10.42s) (PB)
New Club Record
Lewis Martin
14th Place Overall 837pts
New Club Record Points Total
11th(1.21m) (PB) 10th(3.88m) (PB) 11th=(4.97m) (PB) 10th(2:46.71) (PB) 14th(13.03s) (PB)
High Jump Long Jump Shot Putt 60m Pole Vault 1000m 60mH
Callum Meldrum
5th Place Overall
7th=(1.45m) 4th=(5.50m) (PB) 4th(10.72m) 9th(8.08s) (PB) 4th(3.11m) (PB) 2nd(3:01.16) (PB) 6th(10.23s)

5K Summer Series – Race 5 – Tuesday 12th August 2014

5K Summer Series - Race 5 - Tuesday 12th August 2014

Position Name Time
1. Kenny Neill 16.49
2. Fraser Stirling 16.59
3. Craig McPike 17.36
4. Rhys Sim 17.43
5. Euan Webster 17.53
6. Stephen McCrorie 18.02
7. Ross Nicolson 18.50
8. Laura Wallace 18.52
9. Mark Caldwell 18.58
10. Stuart Munro 19.09
11. Peter Laing 19.19
12. Stuart Brockie 19.37
13. Stuart McLean 20.21
14. Iain Pettigrew 20.25
15. Gael Riddle 20.35
16. Nicola Dunn 20.47
17. Ian Young 20.48
18. Chris Boyce 20.58
19. David Kennedy 21.33
20. Craig Hunter 21.46
21. Cameron Hay 22.15
22. Craig Brown 22.15
23. Rachel King 23.34
24. Lindsay Hunter 23.49
25. Jacqui Gibson 23.49
26. Brian Dunn 24.28
27. Janice McKellar 26.02
28. Kirsty Green 26.37

Senior / U20 Road Race Championships 2014

The 2014 Road Race Championships are open to all senior / u20 club members. There will be male and female championship trophies awarded. It will be the points total from an athletes 6 best point scoring events that will count towards the championships.

The points awarded for Ayr Seaforth ranking events will be :-

1st     25 points

2nd     23 points

3rd     21 points

4th     20 points

5th     19 points

6th     18 points

The races which will count towards the championship are :-

Date Race
7th May Troon 10k
6th July Arran Half Marathon
13th July Girvan Half Marathon
21st July Irvine 5m
30th July Kilmaurs 5k
6th August Dundonald 10k
20th August Irvine Marymass 10k
14th September Round Cumbrae 10m

The best times outwith the above races from the races listed below also count towards the championship :-

Dates Races
April - October Best 5k Time Trial
April - October Best 10k Time
April - October Best Half Marathon Time
April - October Best Marathon Time


Helensburgh Half Marathon – Sunday 4 August 2013

A big well done to all runners from Seaforth who took part in last Sundays Helensburgh Half Marathon. There were 407 finishers and the Seaforth runners who took part are shown below with their times & places:-

Helensburgh Half Marathon

Position Name Time Category
46th Kevin Bloy 1:27:30 v40
56th Stuart McLean 1:29:13 v40
67th Stuart Brockie 1:30:43
73rd Paul Turnbull 1:31:48 v50
75th Martin McCrorie 1:32:03
123rd Stuart Scott 1:37:29 v40
173rd Andrew Crichton 1:42:04
222nd John Strachan 1:46:47
240th Neil Nisbet 1:49:10 v50
330th Noelle McQuillan 2:01:33 vf40
354th Lynsey Cooper 2:04:44
381st Ross Green 2:16:14 M50
391st Kirsty Green 2:20:23 F40


Lochaber Marathon 2013

On Sunday 14th April a total of 6 runners from the Ayr Seaforth long distance squad travelled to Fort William to compete in the Lochaber marathon. A total of 364 runners completed the course in times ranging from 2:33:19 to 6:10:45. The course proved a real test with blustery winds greeting the runners in the last 6 miles, just when fatigue was setting in. The Seaforth performance of the day was by Steven Reid who took the 2nd Male trophy. There were also personal best times recorded by Stuart Brockie and Gael Riddle which was tremendous running in inclement weather conditions. Barry Duddy achieved the age group qualifying time for the 2014 London Marathon which was yet another magnificent performance by a Seaforth athlete.
The men’s team picked up several well deserved cases of beer as their 2nd team prize.


Steven Reid 2nd Male 2.48.09
Barry Duddy 32nd 3.11.48
Laurence Baker 50th 3.21.30
David Hughes 94th 3.31.08
Stuart Riddle 138th 3.41.49
Gael Riddle 165th 3.46.54

9 & 10 February 2013

On Saturday 9 February Ayr Seaforth had 4 of the 89 teams competing in the Scottish Athletics Super Teams event Inside the Emirates Arena Glasgow, this event  has Under-12s each taking on four disciplines: shot putt, long jump, a 60m sprint and a 4 x 200m relay. Many of the young athletes competing indoors for the first time and the superb atmosphere only adding to a great day for  athletic development.

Each team consisted of 4 athletes and 3 of the Seaforth teams were all girl and one a composite of boys and girls.The Seaforth team of  Jenna Anderson,Charlotte McDowall,Matilda Press and Carla Blockley finishing a very creditable 7th out of 49.The team of Sophie Oxenham,Kelly Cunningham,Sophie Slider and Melissa Miller finishing 23rd, and Katie Constantinou,Neve Cassidy,Molly Weatherston and Eilidh Morrison 39th. The composite team of  Chris Blockley,Logan Cotter,Alex Jeanes and Holly McIntyre 11th of 43 teams.

Special mention to the following girls who recorded personal bests  Charlotte McDowall, 60m 9.5s, Long Jump 3.33m and shot putt 4.18m.Matilda Press Long Jump 3.33m, shot putt 4.32m and Carla Blockley Long Jump 2.69m, shot putt 2.12m.

Sunday 10 February 2013

It was back to the Emirates again this time for the Scottish Masters Indoor Championships, the U18 Women’s National Combined Events and the U18 Men and womens 4x200m relays. In the 3000m Masters Indoor Championships Laurence Baker was 4th in 10.50.75(pb) and Peter Laing 5th in 10.55.08(pb),this was in the 50-55 yrs age group.In the womens 55-60 yrs age group Gwen McFarlane won the shot putt with a throw of 7.84m.

In the U18 Womens Combined Championships Carolyn Harvey finished 6th of 18 with the following results.Shot Putt 7.65m, 60MH 9.88s,Long Jump 4.82m, High Jump 1.43m and 800m 2.43.09s.

The mens relay team of  Alan McQueen,Nial McHugh,Matthew Brawley,John Hamilton finished 4th in their heat narrowly missing out on a place in the final.The women’s relay team made the final where they finished 6th.

Sunday 9 February 2013

Golden Seaforth

Sunday 9 February saw Ayr Seaforth athletes again making the trip up the M77 to compete in National Championships at the fantastic Emirates indoor arena in Glasgow.This time it was the National Under 14, 4 x 200m relay for boys and girls,alongside the National Under 16 Combined Championships for Girls where athletes compete in 5 disciplines,60m Hurdles,Shot Putt,High Jump, Long Jump and 800m.

Ayr Seaforth had two teams entered in the boys relays and three in the girls,unfortunately sickness and call offs led to only one girls team participating on the day.

The stars of the day were the boys team of Daniel and Steven Martin,Calumn Meldrum and Fraser Angus who romped home in the final a full three seconds ahead of their nearest challengers and roared on by a vociferous support  became Scottish Champions..A special mention also to the second boys team of Declan McGhee,Andrew Morrison,Robbie Swift and Brendan Lynch who although one of the youngest in the competition also made the final and came a very creditable 5th.

The hastily rearranged girls team of Kirsten McClymont,Anna George,Rhea McTaggart and Jamie Hood ran extremely well to make the final where they came 6th.

In the Combined Championships Jennifer McVeigh showed real determination after failing to finish in the 60m hurdles,the second of the five disciplines, by going on the record personal bests in the long jump,4.08m and shot Putt 6.38m.The second Ayr athlete competing,Louise Murray was disappointed to have to withdraw injured after only completing two disciplines.