As we all prepare to enjoy the track and field competition starting in
the Olympic Games in London, it is important to remember that
athletics carries on here in Scotland!
Here is just a reminder of a few key dates and opportunities – with
entry deadlines looming for forthcoming championships.
1) National Age Group Track and Field Championships –Grangemouth
– August 25/ 26.
Entries close for this event on Friday 10 August – just over one week away.
This event is one of the THE occasions in the year to demonstrate your
Olympic and Commonwealth potential – or just the perfect way to bring
your season to an end by setting a personal best.
2) The Under20/Senior 4 x 100m National Relay Championships are
at Grangemouth on Saturday 25 August and, again, the entry closing
date is Friday 10 August. A great chance for senior athletes to get
involved on the age-group champs weekend.
To check any entry details or for more info please refer to the SA
3) Celtic Games – Aberdeen 11 August. Selection has just taken
place for this International event at U18 and U16 age groups, and with
the Celtic Games returning to Aberdeen whence they started in 1976, we
are looking forward to a great day on that Saturday.
For those athletes selected from Wales, Ireland and Scotland, along
with a few invited guests, this event really does mark a step closer
to Olympic level of competition. Fancy a great day out? Head to the
wonderful Aberdeen Sports Village and see junior International
Finally, are you switched onto "Twitter"?
If you are, or if you want to give this a try, why not follow
scottishathletics (@scotathletics). SA will be using this feed for
live results, bang up to date information, and for any athletics