Positive test at Hampden Park

Enthusiasm for youth athletics in Scotland.


Friday and Saturday, June 20th & 21st, Hampden Park in Glasgow hosted the Scottish Schools' Track & Field Championships. For all the young athletes who have participated in the event, the first race at the venue of the next Commonwealth Games in 2014, it was an exhilarating experience. The beautiful setting of the stadium and the heat that characterized the two days of sport have allowed the organizers to test the new structure under the best conditions, which from July 23 to August 3, 2014 will host the best athletes of the Commonwealth. Excellent performance obtained on the new Mondotrack supplied by Mondo.  In particular, have impressed in the women's Mhairi Hendry, who won the Frances Barker Shield for best female performance after the success in the 400m and 800m, and Alisha Rees, who won gold in the 100m and 200m U17 with two excellent Times: 12:05 and 24.54 respectively. In the men, spotlight on Ciaran Wright, who won the award Eric Liddell Memorial Trophy for the best male performance by establishing the primacy of the U20 event in the hammer throw, winning gold and silver in the disc in the shot put. Excellent performance by Andrew McFarlane, who improved their record in the pole vault U15, jumping 3.70 m.