What a busy weekend for the Chirnside Chasers, starting on Friday evening with the first day of East District Track & Field Championships up at Grangemouth Stadium. Continuing on the Saturday with an action packed timetable of running, jumping and throwing events. There were 7 young Chasers taking park. First to compete on a rather cold and damp Friday evening was Erin Moran in the U15 Triple Jump. All the hard work paying off, Erin secured a great second place and silver medal. On Saturday Ali Vallance threw a brilliant pb in the Javelin and claimed a Gold Medal whilst Ben Evans in the U15 Javelin won silver and also took part in the hurdles this time bagging himself a Gold Medal. Not to be outdone by his older Chaser team mates Kyle Taylor won a silver medal for his Javelin throw with a new pb and a silver medal in U13 hurdles. Hannah Meikle threw a silver medal winning Shot Put and notched up new pbs in 800metres and the Long Jump. Great new PBs were also picked up by Daniel Ross in 800metres and Isla Taylor in the Shot Put. All in all a really successful Championships for the young Chasers with everyone either coming home with a medal .. or two .. or a new pb .. or both!!
Sunday morning saw another 14 Chasers taking part in a very different event. As part of a UK wide initiative, the Decathlon Sports Series are staging a host of running events, aimed at increasing participation in running and by bringing together the local community. They are aimed at all ages and fitness levels, the only prerequisite is that participants are looking to run for fun and it certainly ticked that box for the 14 Chirnside Chasers who completed the 5km distance at Hollyrood Park. With the added incentive of a free t-shirt, sports series goody bag and medal as well as being free to participate, it looks like this will become a popular event in years to come. Well done Team Chasers young and older for a super busy, super successful 3 days of sport.