A small but perfectly formed bunch of athletes (ably assisted by an almost equal number of officials and hangers on) made the trip north to a sunny Aberdeen for the Men's League Match Number Two. If you haven't been to the Chris Anderson Stadium in The Granite City lately (or ever before) then you should take the next opportunity to go. The facilities there are absolutely first class and with weather like today the setting couldn't have been better for the 2nd round of the Men's league season. Our officials team of Mike Clerihew, Eileen Clerihew, Sheena Anderson and John Ross no doubt appreciated the change in conditions from the debacle that has been the Scottish weather recently.
Our lowly numbers consisted of a mixture of the usual stalwarts and a return to the fold in the shape of new club captain Alex Cumming. Alex agonisingly missed out on points in the long jump by 10mm before getting tidily round the steeplechase well inside the standard (just to remind himself how tough an event it is). After that he could sit back in the sun and watch as Paddy Jumelle (400m), Calum Mckenzie (1500m), Mickey Breen (1500m and 5000m), and BC (5000m) hoovered up points left right and centre in strong fields. Mickey's 1500m time of 4:03:?? was a big pb and he followed that up with a gutsy 15:26 in the 5000m just 40mins later (OK, it's not quite Mo Farah's 3:34/13:12 but as Mickey pointed out he ran for longer so was more tired!!). Paddy also ran a decent 800m earlier in the day to make the trip worthwhile. Throughout the day Stephen Milne and Dave Singleton covered 100m, 200m, Shot Put and Discus (Milne); and the jumps triumvarate of Long, High and Triple (Singleton), both getting through a power of work as usual.
Ferrington and Anderson watched on from the sidelines stuffing themselves with junk food and both going home with pink faces (mainly from standing in the sun while BC finished his 5km) but definitely determined to get back in the action for the next match which takes place on 15th July at Grangemouth. If you want to get involved then drop me an email to
You know you want to...and you never know, you might get the chance to witness BC attempt the 400hurdles...