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Fine weather proves an inspiration to Ellon athletes


By David Porter

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A sunny Sunday greeted the Ellon athletes for their much awaited first league meeting of the year.

The large squad featured athletes from aged nine to masters, some competing for the first time, and others with year of experience able to guide and support the newcomers.

Once again the endurance team produced fantastic results led by the trio Hannah Taylor, Ruth Burns and Aimee Tawse.

But new kid on the block for this distance; Kyle Gibson, ran a club record for his age group too.

Ellon Athletiics members in action at their latest meet-up event
Ellon Athletiics members in action at their latest meet-up event

The rest of the distance squad; Ellen, Emily, Sarah, Charlotte and Sophia made the most of the cooler weather for their 800m heats a little later in the day, and made sure the purple vests were prominent non the track, with every one of them achieving personal bests or close to it.

Next on the track the sprinters were out in force, clocking up the team points and smashing pbs again. Daisy and Alfie both happy to shave seconds off their times and Olivia and Cameron achieving super times for their first ever races for the club.

No sign of first time nerves for them!

Ellon Athletiics members in action at their latest meet-up event
Ellon Athletiics members in action at their latest meet-up event

Once again Ellon athletes excelled in both number and performances in the field events.

Great to see Shannon Macgregor back at triple jump, after a long break from this technical event just missing her best by only 2cm.

And in the other sand pit, long jumpers Harry, Sophie and Skye produced sterling results against stiff competition.

Finally it was the turn of the Throws squad who didn’t disappoint, five of the seven fresh from competing in Grangemouth.

All produced good solid results both by their own and the competition standard, with Cain Burton and Nicky McDonald producing personal best performances on the day.

Results;

Shot putt - Emma Dawson 7m 14, Ashleigh Thom 6m 12, Cain Burton 5m 51, Kirsten Small 5m 39.

Discus - Graeme Small 25m 19, Kitty Burton 25m 10, Nicky McDonald 22m 85.

Triple jump - Shannon MacGregor 9m 35.

Long jump - Harry Nicholls 3m 71, Sophie Thompson 2m 70, Skye Thom 2m 28.

High jump - Lily Nicholls 1m 25.

200m - Daisy Nicholls 31.19, Olivia Clark 34.21, Cameron Dalziel 36.72, Alfie Burton 41.36.

800m - Hannah Taylor 2m 23, Ruth Burns 2m 27, Aimee Tawse 2m 28, Kyle Gibson 2m 29, Ellen Astley 2m 36, Emily Taylor 2m 40, Sarah Taylor 2m 43, Charlotte Gibson 3m 27, Sophia Edgar 3m 39.


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