Ath­letic club’s in­door com­pe­ti­tion re­turns

Argyllshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.

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Lewis Hill from Mi­nard in the un­der-nines.

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Un­der-11 high jumper Ruby Dun­lop from Ar­dr­ishaig.

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