Huge apologies to those athletes who turned up tonight to find that all field events had been cancelled. Unfortunately it had been hoped that the full match would be able to go ahead, but the decision to cancel was made following an inspection by our field referee, as it was deemed unsafe to throw and jump, given the condition of the infield and pits which were very waterlogged and/or flooded. Any athletes who were only entered for field events will be refunded (apart from season pass holders, sorry!). We hope the track athletes enjoyed their events despite the rather damp conditions!
North East Athletes bring home an impressive medal haul from the Scottish Masters Athletics Championships
Report by Stuart Lynn (Finland supplement by Hugh Ryan)
A team of 15 NEMAA Athletes made the trip to Grangemouth on Saturday to compete in this years Scottish Masters Championships. Between them they took home an impressive 21 medals (18 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze)
The team comprised: Lourdes Bradley, Angela Kelly, Trevor Hodgson, Gary Fenwick, Chris Fenwick, Conrad Kennedy, Peter Tynemouth, Hugh Ryan, Paul Waddell, Alastair Hill, Ian Humphries, Paul Dodds, Nigel Gorvett, Denis Pang and Stuart Lynn.
Three athletes, Lourdes Bradley, Hugh Ryan and Stuart Lynn each won a triple crown of 3 Gold medals. Three more athletes won a brace of 2 medals each, Chris Fenwick (2 Gold), Gary Fenwick (Gold and Silver) and Conrad Kennedy (Gold and Silver). Five other athletes won individual Gold medals, Trevor Hodgson, Denis Pang, Ian Humphries, Alastair Hill, and Paul Waddell.
Congratulations to everyone in the team.
Full results are available here https://results.scottishathletics.org.uk/CEMas/
Meanwhile, at the Euro Masters Games in Finland, Stuart Ryan was proudly flying the flag for the North East and won gold in M60 shot to add to his gold for discus earlier in the week. Despite carrying an ankle injury, Stuart also won silver in javelin.
Well done to all our athletes, you've done yourselves and NEMAA proud!