SUMMER SPRINT GALAS
The brain child of Josephine Moultrie during her tenure as the GAA Coordinator, the GAA Sprints galas were an innovative solution to aid in the rebirth of Scottish sprinting. Performance focused competitions the Galas core aim is to provide a platform for athletes to run fast, develop key competition skills and aid in the growth of a Scottish sprint community.
Unlike your traditional open graded event the sprint galas utilise performance seeding and athlete friendly timetabling to optimise the energy of each individual race creating an environment perfect for PBs! Prize pot initiatives are employed to entice the quickest athletes from across Scotland and beyond creating head to head battles to enthral and inspire!
We’re very proud to boast about the success of these events with not only superb personal best rates but also notable engagement from Scotland’s elite and increased performance at the very top level.
Open to all the galas cater from young to old, from novice to elite. All we ask is that people come healthy, enthusiastic and prepared for the unpredictable Scottish weather.
For a detailed history of the sprint galas please check out the article that Josephine has kindly written here!
Sadly, due to the COVID-19 crisis our 2020 Sprint Galas have been cancelled and at the current time, we have no plans to reschedule these events this summer.
This is still very much an evolving situation and we will strive to support our community where possible and we look forward to pursuing more normal activities in the near future.
Check Out Past GAA Sprint Gala Events
WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY
SPRINT GALA 1
Crownpoint Sports Complex
FRIDAY 28TH JUNE
SPRINT GALA 2
WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY
SPRINT GALA 3
2019 PRIZE POT WINNERS
Chloe Lambert (Victoria Park City of Glasgow)
Krishawn Aiken (Kilbarchan)
Greg Kelly (East Kilbride)
Sarah Malone (Edinburgh)
Grant Plenderleith (Falkirk)
Kelsey Stewart (Aberdeen)
Alisha Rees (Edinburgh)