Glasgow-bound! Emirates Arena is all ready for World Indoors
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
19h ago
Photos by Jeff Holmes Scottish trio picked for World Indoors Glasgow Life are pleased to confirm that a brand-new track surface will await the world’s best athletes when they compete for world championship titles at the Emirates Arena next month. As part of the ongoing refurbishment programme of its sports facilities, Glasgow Life scheduled the works to be completed ahead of this prestigious event, the first time a World Indoors has been held in Scotland. Glasgow Life has overseen the build, working with specialist suppliers DYNAMIK and Mondo, as the Arena is upgraded 12 years after its o ..read more
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Memory Lane: Tom McKean recalls his 1993 World Indoors triumph
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
19h ago
Tom McKean wins gold at the 1993 World Indoors in Canada (photo by Mark Shearman) Track Tardis: Yvonne Murray looks back to 1993 and forward to World Indoors 2024 Tom McKean went to the World Indoors late in his career and won gold. And the story of how he almost missed the medal ceremony in Toronto’s Skydome never grows old. A superb performance of front-running – watch and savour it on YouTube below – claimed 1993 World Indoors glory and was the crowning moment in the Motherwell athlete’s career. Tom was more than happy to take a run down Memory Lane recently when he helped open the museum o ..read more
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Local heroes! Scottish trio named for World Indoors in Glasgow
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
2d ago
Photos via Getty Images for British Athletics British Athletics team selection announcement Three top Scots will compete for GB and NI at the World Idoors in Glasgow British Indoor champions Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie were named in the selection for the Emirates Arena after their gold medals in Birmingham less than 24 hours earlier. And they will be joined by the Josh Kerr as the Men’s 1500m World Champion from Budapest this time takes on 3000m. All three will harbour strong medal hopes and relish the special opportunity to compete in front of a home crowd in Glasgow – in the first ever globa ..read more
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Championship Record! Jemma lights up Birmingham as Laura wins gold, too, en route to Glasgow
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
3d ago
Birmingham Results Jemma Reekie posted a Championship Best Performance to win the British Indoor title for Birmingham – and lay down a marker for Glasgow. The Scot took the Women’s 800m title in a stirring 1:58.24 and was joined on the podium by Erin Wallace as the Giffnock North athlete landed a deserved PB. Jemma’s victory followed on an hour or so after Laura Muir’s comfortable win in the Women’s 3000m and it means the duo are looking good to attack the podium at the World Indoors at the track they know so well – the renovated Emirates Arena. The GB and NI team is due to be named on Monday ..read more
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Thanks for your support! Colin grateful for team effort to deliver Indoor events
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
3d ago
Grangemouth Results *Note: we will update this story through Sunday/Monday Colin Hutchison has thanked the full athletics community in Scotland for their patience and support during the 4J Indoor Season. scottishathletics delivered three qualifying events and the 4J National Finals Weekend at Grangemouth over a five-week period. The redevelopment work at the Emirates Arena for the World Indoor Champs ensured certain events could not be staged. But across sprints, hurdles, jumps and shot putt, championship medals have been awarded following events at Ayr, Pitreavie, Aberdeen and Grangemouth – w ..read more
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Birmingham-bound! Scots look to impress at the British Indoor Champs
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
5d ago
The trio of Eloise Walker, Jenny Selman and Erin Wallace all won medals at the 2023 British Indoor Champs (photo by Allan Scott) All roads lead to Birmingham this weekend for Scottish athletes as they prepare for the Microplus British Indoor Champs And, for a handful of our elite, they will be hoping their performances lead them back to Glasgow. It’s the trials for the World Indoors at the Emirates Arena and the likes of Laura Muir, Jemma Reekie, Nicole Yeargin, Guy Learmonth, Adam Thomas and others will have hopes of making the GB and NI team. British Championship podium places, of course, ar ..read more
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Sad news for our sport as Bob Stephen passes away
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
6d ago
The athletics community in Scotland will be sad to hear of the passing of Robert Stephen. Both Bob and Dora Stephen were involved in athletics for many years and indeed he was granted Honorary Life Membership of scottishathletics back in 1992. Bob started as an athlete with Shettleston Harriers and was Scottish Triple Jump champion. In fact, he won the Scottish title in that event in 1952, 1953 and 1955. He then moved into coaching and officiating. He was Chief Judge at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986 and later became very involved with the Glasgow Marathon. Sadly he passed away la ..read more
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Headed for Grangemouth: All set for our 4J National Finals Weekend
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
6d ago
Photo by Bobby Gavin Key info for Grangemouth The 4J National Finals Weekend is taking place at the Grangemouth indoor venue from this Friday – with Scottish Championship medals up for grabs. Indoor competition at Ayr, Pitreavie and Aberdeen proved popular with hundreds of athletes taking the opportunity to compete. That allowed us to allocate a number of qualifying places and we are delighted to say around 85 percent of those athletes then pre-entered for Grangemouth. With further spaces filled on a first come, first served basis there is now a busy weekend ahead – starting with Friday evenin ..read more
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Falkirk-bound: Remarkable 2277 names on start-lists for Lindsays National XC – and chance to order Hoodies
Scottish Athletics
by Peter Jardine
1w ago
Key Info for Falkirk Athletes and clubs have once again delivered a huge endorsement of the Lindsays National XC in Falkirk. We have a remarkable 2277 names on start-lists for the races at Callendar Park on Saturday 24 February. It is a fantastic response once again and the best since the Covid pandemic caused a cancellation in 2021. We also make the tally the fifth biggest in the history of the National XC – in the tenth season of sponsorship support from Lindsays. Athletes entered for the Lindsays National XC 2024 – 2277 2023 – 2214 2022 – 2238 All the usual elements will be in place which h ..read more
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Eric Liddell 100 – get involved and mark the centenary of famed Paris gold
Scottish Athletics
by Sue Gyford
1w ago
Above: Watch a short video for viewers of all ages about the life of Eric Liddell The Eric Liddell 100 website This year marks 100 years since Eric Liddell won 400m gold at the Paris Olympics, and plans are well underway to celebrate the anniversary – with our clubs encouraged to join in. Liddell was, as many will know, a 100m runner. But because of his faith, he refused to compete on a Sunday, which ruled out the Olympic 100m in Paris. Instead, he switched events to train for the 400m – and won. It’s a tale made famous by the film Chariots of Fire, with its familiar scene of runners training ..read more
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