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Fantastic end to a Fantastic Season for Orkney Athletic Club

27 athletes travelled to Inverness this weekend to compete in the Hippo grand final – the last competition for Orkney Athletic Club this season. Perfect calm and warm weather conditions along with seeded athletic disciplines produced a fantastic total of 27 personal best performances by the Orkney squad! Stand out individual personal best performances on […]

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UKA Coaching Assistant Award

UKAthletics are running the new Coaching Assistant Award in Orkney in November 2011. The Coaching Assistant Award will provide prospective coaches with an introduction to coaching athletics via a range of run, jump and throw skills and athletic activities. The course is focused on the initial stages of athlete development pathway. The Coaching Assistant Award, […]

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Inter Regional Selection for Orkney Athletic Club Athletes

On Saturday over 40 U16 and U18 athletes competed for Highlands and Islands at the Inter Regional Championships, Wishaw competing against all the top 2 athletes in each region of Scotland. In a busy programme there was a fantastic overall H & I team result , finishing 4th in the competition. Selection for this competition […]

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McCain Scottish Young Athletes league Final

In glorious sunshine at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday 23rd July athletes from all over Scotland including Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles travelled to the McCain Scottish Young Athlete’s Final at Scotstoun Stadium where two Scottish age group records were broken along with a number of league records. Ciaran Wright(FVH) set new Scottish Age Group […]

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Top Class Athletics Coach visits Orkney Athletic Club

Head coach Bill Walker from Edinburgh Athletic Club visited Orkney at the weekend and Orkney Athletic Club held a sprints workshop with him on Saturday afternoon sponsored kindly by AJB Scholes . Bill was sprinter Alan Wells’ coach and presently coaches many top sprinters in Scotland so his knowledge and expertise was gratefully received by […]

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Team HIPPO, Scottish Young Athletes League, Scotstoun.

16 Athletes travelled to Scotstoun on Saturday 23rd July to take part in the Scottish Final of the Scottish Young Athletes League as part of Team HIPPO. The conditions were good with the sun shining and only a slight breeze to contend with. Under 13’s – Erin Montgomery was competing in the Shot Putt and […]

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Scottish Schools Track and Field Championship Success

Nine athletes – 7 from Kirkwall Grammar School and 2 from Stromness Academy – attended the Scottish schools Track and field championships on June 11th and 12th in Grangemouth Stadium, Falkirk. This Championship is the premier event in the Scottish Athletics calendar and Mr Frank Dick, Chairperson of Scottish Athletics, presented the medals. Competing in […]

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2011 Scottish Schools Track & Field Championship Success

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June, 9 students from Kirkwall Grammar School (KGS) and 4 students from Stromness Academy(SA) travelled with Orkney Athletic Club coaches to compete in the Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships in Grangemouth Stadium. 216 schools were represented over 2 full days of competition and all Orkney athletes have to […]

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2nd HIPPO Competition Sunday 22nd May

80 athletes took part in the 2nd athletics competition of the season. Conditions were dry and bright with a slight breeze for the best part of the day with the fun relays being abandoned due to a down pour. A huge amount of thanks must go to Buildbase who were the sponsors of this event. […]

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More Success for Orkney Athletic Club

Thirteen athletes from Orkney were selected for Team Hippo in the first Scottish Young athletes League in Dundee on Easter Sunday. Team Hippo consists of the top two athletes in each event for the Highlands and Islands area so it is an honour to be selected to compete regionally. Perfect sunny and calm conditions in […]

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