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?!!
First of all, the Glasgow Athletics Association would like to thank the Scottish endurance community in recording over 250 entries for the 800m and 3000m Meet (incorporating the scottishathletics U17/U20/Female Vets 3000m Championships).
This is another record breaking entry for us and a really positive response from the clubs, coaches and athletes who have taken up the opportunity to support this key endurance fixture. We are hoping for a fantastic evening of athletics which will build a platform for developing the 800m / 3000m meeting further in future years.
An intrepid if not full strength band of GCAC athletes and one David Martin - well, technically there were two of them but only one was team manager - travelled south to compete in the first of this season's British Athletics League fixtures in Watford on 7th May. After some harsh lessons in the Premiership last year, we were ready for the challenge of competing against some new and distinguished opponents: Basingstoke & Mid Hants; Blackheath & Bromley; Enfield; Harrow; Herne Hill; Southampton; and Thames Valley, in the second tier of the BAL.
After the success and feedback received from our Spring Event Specific Camps, the GAA are happy to announce that we will be holding TWO Event Specific Camps this Summer! We will be offering camps in: Circle Throws; High Jump; Hurdles; Pole Vault; and Sprints.
Our first match of the season took place in Grangemouth on Sunday, 1st May. Team Glasgow compete in the Northern Premier League East this year, which consists of teams from City of York, Gateshead Harriers, Kingdom Athletics, Leeds City AC, Team Edinburgh and Team Glasgow.