To strengthen the infrastructure of sport in Tayside & Fife, to bring sustainable increases in participation and performance for our developing athletes.
The SportTayside & Fife Combined Events Championships were a great success yesterday with some exciting competition throughout the day. A day which started with wind and rain finished in a blaze of sunshine as performances hotted up on the track and in the field. The fields included a large number of local athletes, along with athletes from all over Scotland; all competing at Dundee’s newly refurbished Caird Park Stadium.
A total of 75 competitors took part, this was a 50% larger turnout than at the Scottish Combined Events Championships which took place in May. It is great to see that so many young athletes from across the country have come to value this great end of season opportunity to compete to the highest level and enjoy their athletics. The event has grown from strength to strength and is now arguably Scotland’s top Combined Events competition.
There were some fantastic tussles, none more so than in the Under 15 Boys where Calum Murray overturned a 26 point deficit going into the last event (the 800m) over his Arbroath team mate Michael Downie, to win by only six points in a thrilling home straight sprint. There was a notable achievement in the Under 13 Girls where Emma Dawson (Perth Strathtay Harriers) scored a convincing win over the field and finished on 2613points, only 11 points outside her own national record.
The titles were shared around Tayside and Fife with athletes from Fife AC, Dunfermline and West Fife AC, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers and Arbroath & District AC all taking home titles.
This years event was support by START have who committed over £17,000 to supporting athletics activities in Tayside over the next five years.
Web design, development, and hosting by MTC Media.