It has been an exceptional response from athletes and coaches in terms of entries received for the latest edition of the GAA Miler Meet in 2017 (incorporating the Senior East / West District 5000m Championships, U20 East / West 5000m Championships, and Masters Scottish National 5000m Championships). We are looking forward to a great series of races on the evening.
A small ragtag band of brave young men set off on an epic quests traversing mountains and rivers, through valleys and glens, negogiating many other obstacles along the way on the road to...Swansea. Ok it wasn't exactly as dramatic as Tolkien's tales of middle earth (though I'm sure I saw a few Ork-like creatures at breakfast in Birmingham) and the closest we got to bloodshed may have been when I was wielding the hammer but the journey was truly Mordor - sorry, that was a terrible pun but I couldn't resist. Nevertheless, the 14-man team put in an exceptional effort to cover all but 2 of the event slots and finish 6th at Match 2 of this year's Division I BAL Match. This result lifts Glasgow City off the bottom of the league table and back into a competitive position.
On Friday 2nd June, we returned to Scotstoun Stadium for our second GAA Miler Meet of the outdoor season; this time running events over 800m and 3000m (including the scottishathletics U17/U20 3000m National Championships). The increased spectators and beautiful weather provided a great atmosphere for the evening, which was reflected with great races.
The GAA would like to thank athletes, coaches and clubs in supporting the GAA Miler Meet in 2017. This has been a record entry for the 800m/3000m meet and we are looking forward to a cracking series of tightly contested races on the night.