Javelin and shot putt action for Law AAC members

Law and District AAC have continued to compete in virtual events over the past few weeks and below is a report on the Valhalla Throws Academy competition which took place on Saturday, June 20, attracting over 700 entries from throwers across the world.

Friday, 26th June 2020, 11:32 am
Updated Friday, 26th June 2020, 11:34 am
Neve Murray of Law and District AAC

The event raised over £5000 for two charities, Wounded Highlanders and NHS Charities Together.

Thirteen athletes took part in the javelin and/or shot putt, with all seven athletes in the javelin event throwing personal bests.

Results for Law and District AAC members were:

Javelin – U13 Mia Waldron 30.30m, U13 Ross Ferguson 19.90m, U15 Declan McClelland 27.84m, U15 Jade Gray 21.60m, U17 Lucy McCormack 24.70m, U13 Johann Gillon 16.90m, U13 Erin gough 12.73m.

Shot Putt – U17 Shannon Gough 11.24m, Senior Rich Beattie 7.48m (PB), U11 Kyle Ferguson 5.02m (PB), U15 Jade Gray 10.27m, U13 Cora Beattie 3.93m (PB), U13 Johann Gillon 6.29m (PB), U17 Lucy McCormack 9.52m (PB), U13 Ross Ferguson 6.40m (PB), Senior Jen Beattie 5.97m (PB), U13 Erin Gough 5.36m (PB).

Law’s under-12 athletes have been taking part in Virtual SUPERteams and recently completed their third challenge of standing long jump.

Top placings were: Joint 1st with 2.59m Mathew and James Gillon (seniors); 2nd Paul Dearie 2.57m (senior); 3rd Tam Lafferty 2.54m (senior); 4. Paul White 2.21m (senior); 5. Rich Beattie 2.15m (senior).

Law and District AAC is looking for volunteers to assist at its Biggar base, helping coach young athletes on a Monday evening at Biggar Rugby Club from 6.45pm to 8pm.

The club hope to return to training there in August, Government guidelines permitting, but they are really short of coaches and helpers.

Anyone with an athletic coaching qualification or who wants to get involved in athletics is more than welcome to contact secretary Lesley McNicol by emailing [email protected]