With the newly designed YDL this season; Team Glasgow travelled to Sheffield to compete in the 'playoff' match in the hope of gaining a place in the UK Final. Against five very strong teams; Team Edinburgh, Team Kingdom, Forth Valley, Leeds and City of York, the team knew it would be a tough competition with everyone looking to raise their game for this match.
Glasgow City AC travelled to Bedford for the inaugural BAL "Big Saturday" match on 15th July. Spirits were high despite a few injury concerns and the squad were looking forward to the challenge of improving our league position. However, it proved to be another difficult day and although we had managed to assemble a larger squad for this match, we could only muster a 7th place finish. The result means in 7th place overall in the league but further adrift of safety in the relegation battle.
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.