Athletic club’s indoor competition returns
Mid Argyll Athletic Club are reminding boys and girls in the local area that their annual indoor competition takes place next Saturday January 19 in the games hall and gymnasium at Lochgilphead Joint Campus. The competition starts at noon with all entries on the day from 11.30am.
Specialist equipment is used for various running, jumping and throwing events for six age groups starting at under-seven up to under17 with age qualification as on the September 1, 2018. An entry fee of £2 per competitor will be levied or £5 for families of three or more members.
Medals will be awarded to all competitors with trophies for the individual winners in each age category. Successful athletes will qualify to compete in the Argyll final to be held at Atlantis Leisure in Oban on Sunday March 24.
The Mid Argyll event on January 19 is the first of four local area competitions being held in Argyll this winter promoted by the local club with support from Mull Athletic Club, Campbeltown Running Club and Atlantis Leisure.
The next competition is at Tobermory High School on Saturday February 2, followed by Oban on Sunday February 24. A date has still to be confirmed for the Kintyre competition at Campbeltown Grammar School but it is likely to be in early March.
There is an extra incentive for the under-12 boys and girls as teams will be selected after the Mid Argyll local competition to take part in the Scottish Athletics U/12 superteams national event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday February 10.
The competition on January 19 is an ideal opportunity for young boys and girls to come along and try athletics for the first time in a dry and warm environment.
Lewis Hill from Minard in the under-nines.
Under-11 high jumper Ruby Dunlop from Ardrishaig.