It was a brilliant turn out for Chirnside Chaser Juniors on Sunday up at Meadowbank when 17 young athletes enjoyed a very busy day, some competing in 4 different disciplines. The sun shone in Edinburgh and with that came PBs aplenty! The Ediinburgh and Lothian trials is always popular and draws young athletes from far and wide.
The Chasers were amongst strong competition but it didn’t seem to faze them, not even the youngest who were taking part for the very first time: Zico Field and Charlie Jones who took part in 6 events between them including 800metres, 200metres, 100metres and long jump both did brilliantly. Harris Ross, also one of the youngest Chasers, jumped well in the long jump and threw a superb PB 6.47metre shot putt. Kyle Taylor did well in his 4 events, hurdles, high and long jump and 200metres whilst Daniel Ross, also doing well, concentrated his efforts on the 800metres and long jump. Meanwhile flying the flag for the primary age girls, Keira McGregor ran a good 800m, jumped well in the long jump and threw a lovely new PB in the shotput of 6.46metres.
Brothers Oliver and Charlie Stewart both competed in 800metres, high and long jump and the javelin. Great performances all round but special mention for Charlie’s javelin throw of 19.89metres, another new PB. Not to be outdone by younger brother Kyle, Isla Taylor who competed in the high jump and shotput also did very well. Even after a week of feeling unwell Isla managed a great new PB in the High Jump of 1.30metres. Erin Moran hurdled her way to a new PB in 13.08secs and jumped both high and long as well! Tammie Hunter who is back after injury threw very well in the javelin and shotput but unfortunately had a nasty fall in the 100metres so a week of resting recovery is in order. Great to have Caitlin Black back throwing, recording a super 22metres in the javelin and 8.96metres in the shotput. Meanwhile Hannah Hamilton Meikle, put in good performances in high and long jumps also.
In the older boys competition Ben Evans was on great form with a 12.78 secs hurdles and 28 metres javelin. Sadly Murray Mcgregor had to withdraw after the 100 metres due to injury. Delighted to see Josh Abbott back on the running track after a period of illness and even better that he clocked a 100metres PB of 12.09secs as well as a strong 400metres race. And finally Ali Vallance saw the hard work in javelin training pay off with a 32.09metres 600g PB throw and a great supporting performance in the shotput measuring 8.01metres.
Massive thanks to the marshalls, coaches, parents and helpers for their all-important supportive roles and huge well done to all the young athletes who all work so hard whilst managing to have a whole load of fun! Training continues in the meantime before more competing for the youngsters in the next few weeks.

It was a brilliant turn out for Chirnside Chaser Juniors on Sunday up at Meadowbank when 17 young athletes enjoyed a very busy day, some competing in 4 different disciplines. The sun shone in Edinburgh and with that came PBs aplenty! The Ediinburgh and Lothian trials is always popular and draws young athletes from far and wide.
The Chasers were amongst strong competition but it didn’t seem to faze them, not even the youngest who were taking part for the very first time: Zico Field and Charlie Jones who took part in 6 events between them including 800metres, 200metres, 100metres and long jump both did brilliantly. Harris Ross, also one of the youngest Chasers, jumped well in the long jump and threw a superb PB 6.47metre shot putt. Kyle Taylor did well in his 4 events, hurdles, high and long jump and 200metres whilst Daniel Ross, also doing well, concentrated his efforts on the 800metres and long jump. Meanwhile flying the flag for the primary age girls, Keira McGregor ran a good 800m, jumped well in the long jump and threw a lovely new PB in the shotput of 6.46metres.
Brothers Oliver and Charlie Stewart both competed in 800metres, high and long jump and the javelin. Great performances all round but special mention for Charlie’s javelin throw of 19.89metres, another new PB. Not to be outdone by younger brother Kyle, Isla Taylor who competed in the high jump and shotput also did very well. Even after a week of feeling unwell Isla managed a great new PB in the High Jump of 1.30metres. Erin Moran hurdled her way to a new PB in 13.08secs and jumped both high and long as well! Tammie Hunter who is back after injury threw very well in the javelin and shotput but unfortunately had a nasty fall in the 100metres so a week of resting recovery is in order. Great to have Caitlin Black back throwing, recording a super 22metres in the javelin and 8.96metres in the shotput. Meanwhile Hannah Hamilton Meikle, put in good performances in high and long jumps also.
In the older boys competition Ben Evans was on great form with a 12.78 secs hurdles and 28 metres javelin. Sadly Murray Mcgregor had to withdraw after the 100 metres due to injury. Delighted to see Josh Abbott back on the running track after a period of illness and even better that he clocked a 100metres PB of 12.09secs as well as a strong 400metres race. And finally Ali Vallance saw the hard work in javelin training pay off with a 32.09metres 600g PB throw and a great supporting performance in the shotput measuring 8.01metres.
Massive thanks to the marshalls, coaches, parents and helpers for their all-important supportive roles and huge well done to all the young athletes who all work so hard whilst managing to have a whole load of fun! Training continues in the meantime before more competing for the youngsters in the next few weeks.