Oct 062019

Andy Butchart improved his Scottish 5,000 Metres record at the Anniversary Games in London in July, running 13:06.21. In June, Andy took the 1,500 Metres club record with 3:38.84, just pipping the previous record set by Ali Hay in 2010 by 0.06s.

Over in the US, Aidan Thompson took the club 3,000 Metres Steeplechase record below 9 minutes with 8:59.16 in March in Raleigh, North Carolina. This took 10 seconds off the previous mark of 9:09.53 set by Scott Green in 2015.

Fanni Gyurkó improved her club marathon record at the London marathon with 2 hours 38:47 in April and Morag Millar set the club 5,000 Metres record with 16:09.66 minutes in Nottingham in July improving her own record by 40 seconds.

In the age groups, Jack Houghton improved the club Under-20 400 Metres Hurdles record 3 times finishing with 55.33s as he won the Scottish junior title in Grangemouth in August. This also took him third on the club senior all-time list. The previous record of 56.46s was set by Calum Laing in 2002.

Louise Carroll also improved her Under-15 Girls Triple Jump record 3 times in the season finishing on 10.12m at the club championships in August.

A notable performance was recorded by Scott Hopper in the Under-15 Boys Javelin as he threw 51.87m to go fourth on the Scottish all-time list, although not enough to beat the club and Scottish record held by Ryan Stewart since 2006 at 54.65m. Notable performances are recorded for performances worthy of mention but not official records e.g. wind assisted performances, unofficial events or, as in Scott’s case, where they get in the Scottish all-time list but don’t break the club record.

Other new entries in the club senior all-time list came in the 10,000 Metres with Jamie Crowe and Ali Hay entering the men’s top 5 and Fanni Gyurkó in the women’s top 5.

Here’s a spreadsheet of all the records:

Well done to all.

Kenny Pearson (Central AC Statistician)

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