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!
SPRINT GALA 2
Saturday 31st July
Events on offer:
- Sprint Hurdles
- 300/400m Hurdles
£100 100m M - 10.70
£100 100m W - 12.00
£200 200m M - 21.50
£200 200m W - 24.40
£100 110mH M - 14.50
£100 100mH W - 14.10
£100 400mH M - 53.00
£100 400mH W - 1:00.80
We are pleased to confirm that Glasgow Life have given us permission for spectators on Saturday afternoon (as long as we are following the covid protocols put in place) - this is great news, but we need everyone's cooperation to ensure this runs smoothly.
Anyone looking to spectate (coaches/parents/guardians etc) on Saturday must complete the spectator google form below.
All attendees must maintain a minimum of 1m physical distancing at all times (except from athletes during warm up, competition and cool down)
Face covering must be worn at all times by everyone – whether that is indoors, outdoors or whilst seated in the stand (again except from athletes during warm up, competition and cool down)
Athletes - please arrive at your allocated declaration time
Final declarations will be at 1400
Spectators will only be permitted entry to the stadium from 1115am
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
***Event will be run under UKA Rules***
***ScottishAthletics Licensed Event***
SPRINT GALA 1
Wednesday 7th July
Over the last twelve months life in Glasgow has really slowed down.... On Wednesday the 7th of July, with the wind quite literally at our backs, (sorry 400m runners) we sped things up again!
Yes, it's true the summer of sprints has returned to Glasgow and it came with a bang (pardon the pun)! With over 170 athletes, competing across 30 heats of 100m, 8 heats of 400m and 3 competitive 300m Scotsoun proved once again why she's our first choice venue for athletics in the west of Scotland!
Kicking it off quickly Sarah Malone quite literally ran away with the women’s 100m prize pot storming home in a 11.96 to set a windy personal best! Edinburgh AC club mate, Kathryn Christie, also showed she’s shaping up towards the business end of the season setting a windy seasons best of 12.07 in the same race.
Under 20 prospect Lois Garland (Perth Strathtay) also made a big statement and edged closer to the Sub 12s club with a 12.07!
In the men’s, training partners Krishawn Aiken ran 10.59 and Stephen Dunlop 10.61 (coached by Chris Baillie) were almost inseparable as they shared the prize pot in the men’s 100m both flying in under the 10.70 asked by the GAA!
Other notable runs saw Victoria Parks Jamie Stevenson - 10.95 and Larkhall/Glasgow School of Sport athlete Dean Patterson with an impressive 10.93 both agonisingly close to lifetime bests with wind readings of +2.1mps!
We can’t name them all but as the results loaded on to the Power of Ten database it became clear that the PBs had rolled in all night for our short sprinters!
Unfortunately, what was a favourable wind for the 100m was punishing for our the 400m runners making prize pots an impossible task. However that didn’t stop the youngsters lighting it up setting PBs a plenty in the 300m!
That being said this means the 400m prize pot will rollover to Sprint Gala 2 with a mouth-watering £200 pot ready for the taking on Saturday the 31st of July.
Thanks again to our top class officials (which included the entire Ramsay clan), army of volunteers and sprinting superstars! It started out a little rusty, but once we got going Scotstoun showed us all there’s life in the old gal yet!
Glad to be be back!!!
After a very successful 2019 season, we were so disappointed to cancel our 2020 outdoor season.
We look forward to the return of outdoor competitive action in Spring 2021.
2019 PRIZE POT WINNERS
Chloe Lambert (Victoria Park City of Glasgow)
Krishawn Aiken (Kilbarchan)
Greg Kelly (East Kilbride)
Sarah Malone (Edinburgh)
Grant Plenderleith (Falkirk)
Alisha Rees (Edinburgh)
Kelsey Stewart (Aberdeen)