Friday, 26 December 2008

The 4th Jim Dingwall Memorial Race/43rd Round the Houses

The 4th Jim Dingwall Memorial Race/43rd Round the Houses 10, 5 and 2K races will be held on Sunday 29th March 2009.

The 10K will be first race in the Stewarts Scottish Road Race Grand Prix series for 2009.

Full details will be shortly posted on this website, along with an entry form which can be downloaded for printing as a postal entry and a sponsor form for our designated charity Strathcarron Hospice

In the meantime as an alternative, On-line entry is now available at Q-buster.

Entry for the 2K fun run is on the day of the race

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Scottish Athletics Indoor League (Match 1) Kelvin Hall

Athletes from Falkirk Victoria Harriers got a welcome break from their winter training with the first Scottish Athletics Indoor League (SAIL) meeting at the Kelvin Hall.

Outstanding performance on the day came from Amy Manson (U15 Girls) who won both the 300m and 800m. There were also winning performances from D Paul (U15 Boys) in the High Jump. Under 17 man Fraser Weir was also victorious in the High Jump.

Leading points scorers in each age group were:

Girls - U13 Nicola Milne 30pts from two events, U15 Amy Manson 32pts from two events, U17 Jemma Learmonth 26pts from two events

Boys – U13 Baillie McRoberts 21pts from two events, U15 Taylor Nimmo pts 39pts from three events U17 Fraser Weir 25pts from two events.

There were plenty of other good performances on the day, with many of the athletes having their first taste of an indoor meeting.

The results for all the Harriers members will be published shortly in the Indoor field and track section of the Race results page on the website but in the meantime the full results for all of the competitors can be found by following this link.

The next meeting takes place on 4th January 2009.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Amy Gillespie

The funeral of Amy, wife of Bill Gillespie took place at Falkirk Crematorium today.
Bill and many of the family have competed for Falkirk Victoria Harriers and served in various capacities for a number of years and continue to generously give their help and support in many of the club activities.
At this time of great sadness and loss we would like to offer our condolences and thoughts to the family during this difficult time.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Latest News

The Scroll Awards page has now been updated. There is a link at the top of the Home page or you can press the Scroll Awards button on the Home page to navigate to the page giving details.

These are formally known as the Falkirk Council Annual Awards and are awarded by Falkirk Council, Falkirk Sports Council and Falkirk Arts and Civil Council, to residents of the Falkirk Council area for achievements in 2008, such as long service to the community, sports and the arts.

You can also download a form from the Falkirk district website here

Also published are details of the Christmas Handicap, which can also be found by following the link on the Home page.

Friday, 5 December 2008

UK Cross Challenge 2008 Liverpool

A solo Falkirk Victoria Harrier made the trip to Sefton Park, Liverpool for the UK Cross Challenge on the 29th November 2008. 10 year old Alana Boggan, in her first race at this level claimed a magnificent 4th place in the U11 girls category. Despite horrendous conditions with zero visibility due to thick fog and sub-zero temperatures, Alana put in her typical gutsy performance and managed a superb time of 7:19, only 2 seconds behind 3rd place, over the difficult 1.9km course.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Bank of Scotland Regional Youth Development Camps

At the recent Bank of Scotland Regional Youth Development Camps, Falkirk Victoria Harriers were lucky to have no less than 6 out of the 15 athletes who attended – Jaqueline Plain, Amy Manson, Holly Lister, Gemma Learmonth, Ailsa Scott and last but not least Jonathan Faulds.

The day was enjoyed by all and everyone felt that they had learned from the experience of the SAL coaches who delivered the sessions. Undoubtedly the highlight of the day was the question and answer session with Olympian Allan Scott, who took time out from his schedule to meet and chat with the athletes in a relaxed and informal manner.