Taking place on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at Crownpoint Sports Complex, just a few weeks before the Scottish National Senior and Age Group Championships, the GAA Sprint Gala is offering athletes the opportunity to taper their season leading in to the championships with high quality competition on the former 2014 Commonwealth Games Track, over Sprint Hurdles / 100m / 300m / and 400m.
Sprint Hurdles races will be offered to U17 Men (100m Hurdles) and U17 Women (80m Hurdles). 300m races will be offered to U15 Boys & Girls, & U17 Women, with the 400m races to U17 Men and upwards. 100m races are open to all age groups. Entries should be made through: www.q-buster.co.uk/gaa-sprint-gala
The third Team Glasgow Match this season was held at South Leeds Stadium and this time it was a three way split at the top: Team Edinburgh, Kingdom Athletics, and Team Glasgow battled it out but eventually we obtained first place!
The wildlings once again launched a daring raid south of the wall to fight and plunder anything that they could... this was no plot to a t.v. fantasy series though - nor David Martin on a Saturday night - this was the mighty GCAC in our second round match of the BAL. Lord Commander (I mean, team manager) Sean Watson led the squad to the Linford Christie Stadium, West London, attempting to make the greatest comeback since Lazarus/Jon Snow/ Liverpool in the 2005 Championsh League Final/"Y'ur maw" (delete as appropriate to maturity level). With the return of a number of seasoned campaigners, the team was significantly strengthened from the previous match, leading to a renewed sense of confidence and belief that we could make amends for our disappointing season opener. This turned out to be more than justified as we finished a very creditable 3rd place, 5 points from 2nd placed Southampton. Host club, Thames Valley Harriers, were the runaway leaders on the day. The result leaves us 7th place overall, tied on league points with Harrow AC and Herne Hill Harriers.
Below are the results of Friday Night's GAA Miler Meet & Scottish National U17/U20/Master Women 3000m Championships that took place at Crownpoint.
On the night, 55% of finishing athletes achieved personal best performances! Well done to Ben Greenwood of Perth Strathtay and Philippa Millage of Victoria Park City of Glasgow running 1:49.56 and 2:05.23 respectively, to share the £400 Prize Pot!
Thank you to all the officials, volunteers, athletes and spectators for their support in the event and making it a great night of racing.
We travelled to Gateshead on Saturday for our second match of the season. There was fierce competition with our Scottish East Coast rivals, Team Edinburgh. As the match progressed, it was almost a ping pong with each team taking the leading role throughout the day.
The overall points at the end of the match was so close - Team Edinburgh 688, Team Glasgow 686, Kingdom Athletics 599, Gateshead Harriers 581, City of York 536, and Leeds City 369. How close was that at the top?!!