A HECTIC couple of weeks have seen Corstorphine athletes rack up some impressive results on the track, road and in the hills.
Olivia Clarke (U20) won the 1,500m at the Scottish National Athletics League (SNAL) meeting on Sunday in a time of 4mins 36.36secs to continue her stellar start to the track and field season. In the same race, Charlotte MacPhie (U17) knocked eight seconds off her personal best with a fantastic time of 4mins, 47.71secs at Aberdeen Sports Village.
A number of CAAC members also took part in the various races at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival over the weekend. There was a Corstorphine double as Harry Beckett (6mins 6secs) and Annie Whale (6mins 26secs) took first place in the Junior 1.5K races.
On Sunday, CAAC and Harmeny AC co-hosted the latest heat for the U12 Regional SUPERteams event at Saughton. A total of 90 youngsters from Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders took part in the fun-filled action encompassing long jump, javelin and 75m, with Imisi Awogbemi scooping individual bronze. A team of four CAAC athletes will now compete in the national finals at Scotstoun on June 24.
The men’s trio of Ewan Brown, Ritchie Gardiner and James Dunn secured a brilliant 2nd at the Senior Hill Running Championships at Goatfell on the Isle of Arran. All three finished in the top 13 out of the 232 competitors who tackled the rocky paths of the 874m high peak. Ritchie even shook off a painful-looking tumble on his descent to come home 11th at the race on May 20.
And the second meeting of the Central and Southern Scotland Athletics League (CSSAL) took place at Linwood, also on May 20. A team representing all age groups from the club finished in 2nd place. Well done to every one of the athletes who took part and thanks to our officials and helpers on the day. CAAC are now tied with Lasswade AC in top spot going into the final match in July, in what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the league.