The focus for many of Central Athletic Club’s athletes moved to Crownpoint Stadium in Glasgow this week, producing a string of personal best performances. First up was Under 15 Katie Sharkey competing in the Glasgow Sprint Gala on Wednesday 27 July. Katie moved up an age group to compete in the Under 17 80 metres hurdles winning her race in 11.93 secs, a time that places her fourth on the Scottish rankings for the Season.
Friday night saw a series of British Milers Club races at Crownpoint with eight of the Club’s athletes taking advantage of the high quality races. Alastair Hay won the first of the 1500 metre races, in the best time of the evening, to record a season’s best of 3 min 50.55 secs. Dale Colley was second in the same race and also achieved a Season’s best with 3-51.74. Jamie Crowe finished fifth with 3-52.82, a new personal best his reward for his fast running. Michael Wright finished his 1500 metres with 4-09.23 while Under 20 runner, Euan Brownlie ran 4-21.85, to again reduce his personal best time. Under 17 athlete Sandy Holl was close to his best with a 4-39.19 run while another Under 17, Lauren McCulloch, made further progress in reducing her best to 4-58.53.
Kate Gallagher was the only Central athlete to tackle the 5000 metres race and the Under 17 was another to be rewarded with a personal best for her run, finishing with 17 min 40.29 secs. Kate will now progress to represent Scotland at the Under 18 Celtic Games on 6 August in Swansea where she will contest the 3000 metres. Central runners John MacLennan and Catriona Laing have also been selected as part of the relay teams and Lucy Davison will compete in the Under 16 team in both long jump and shot put.