9 Strathtay Harriers Compete at Linwood Open Graded Event

Brediland Road, Linwood

Brediland Road, Linwood

On Webnesday Evening (29-Jul-2009) 9 athletes from Perth Starthtay Harriers took to the roads and travelled through to Linwood to compete in the open graded and Grand Prix events.

Some video was taken, and you can view the Harriers-Linwood-2009-07-29 video on the Video Gallery page of the main website.

My events were the 800m and the 200m.  Bruce did the 100m and 200m. Craig Ritchie and Cara did both the 800m and 200m. Emily, Susan, Patrick and Michael did the 800m. Aoifa did the 200m.

6 PB’s in One Day

I only started going to the Strathtay Harriers in Perth in September 2008, so this is my first season.  On Sunday 19th July, I was entered in the Scottish Age Group Combined Events for the Boys Under 15 Pentathlon at Pitreavie.  This was my first pentathlon event.

The pentathlon consists of five events: Shot Putt, 80m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump and 800m.   I had a pretty good day beating my personal best in each event and coming third overall which gained me a bronze medal.


My results were as follows: 9.52m in the shot putt; 13.92 in the Hurdles; 1.51 in the High Jump; 5.34 in the Long Jump; and 2:16.48 in the 800m (which I won).

As of 21-Jul-2009 my current record for all events in Scotland is as follows:


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Rank in


Best in




100m 12.4 15th 11.48 7.42%
200m 24.9 10th 23.57 5.34%
400m 55.7 9th 51.08 8.29%
800m 2:16.48 23rd 2:01.55 10.94%
80m Hurdles 13.92 16th 12.19 12.43%
High Jump 1.51m 20th 1.75m 15.89%
Long Jump 5.34m 8th 5.94m 11.24%
Shot Putt 9.52m 24th 14.08 47.90%
Pentathlon 2317pts 3rd 2609pts 12.60%

The table above shows where I am ranked in Scotland for Under 15 Boys and where I have room for improvement.