Road Race Championship 2022

This is the start of your Road Race Championships for 2022 open to all Members U17 up to Masters.

See detail below of the criteria and if you have any queries please email stephenbaird7886@hotmail.com

FVH Road Races Championship Criteria, Dates Categories & Results

The committee in consultation with the road running group have decided on the following program of road races for the road running championship in 2022.  We have settled on these races to provide a spread of distances from 1 mile to marathon, to provide a spread of dates from Round the houses up to November 2022.  With the races evenly spread through the week and the season.

To increase accessibility, we have included two exclusive FVH members only races, the mile and 3k events.  These will be on a flat accurately measured tarmac course, so will provide great opportunities to set fast times.

The counting races and dates for the 2022 Road Race Championship are shown below:
MonthRace Info & Entry LinksLocationDayDistanceDateApr – OctAny one marathon*AnyAnyMarathon01 Apr 22 – 30 Nov 22AprilRound the HousesGrangemouthSunday10Km17 Apr 22MaySri ChinmoySilverknowesFriday5 Km06 May 22MayClub 1 MileFalkirkThursday1 Mile12 May 22JuneBlast RunningSilverknowesSunday5 & 10 Km12 Jun 22JuneClub 3 KmFalkirkThursday3 Km23 Jun 22AugustQA 5KDunfermlineFriday5 Km05 Aug 22SeptemberStirling 10 KmStirlingSunday10 Km11 Sep 22OctoberGreat Scottish RunGlasgowSunday10 Km or Half Marathon02 Oct 22 
*Members wishing to include a marathon result must email their results to Stephen Baird.
**Revised dates
Showing as TBC as previous dates.

Entry for races can be found at the Scottish Athletics events page at their website here Scottish Athletics Events Calendar.

Categories and Scoring (Must be a fully paid up member of FVH at the time of the any race).

Using the world athletics scoring system 

When calculating the Competition Score the following factors are considered:

  1. Result Score: The actual results achieved in the competition
  2. Participation Score: The level of the participating athletes
  3. WR Bonus: World Records achieved in the competition

World Athletics Scoring Table of Athletics (By Dr Bojidar Spiriev) can be found here.
Competition Score = Competition Result Score + Competition Participation Score + WR Bonus
1. Competition Result Score
1.1. Calculating the Competition Result Score

  1. Road Running (combined): The 8 best results are calculated to get the Result Score of the competition, of which a maximum of 4 results can be included from the same gender’s race.
  2. Men’s Road Running: The 4 best male results are calculated to get the Result Score of the competition.
  3. Women’s Road Running: The 4 best female results are calculated to get the Result Score of the competition.
  4. Competitions with multiple distances are calculated separately.

1.2. Result Scores

  1. Results Scores are awarded for the result achieved by the athlete according to the latest edition of the WA Scoring Tables of Athletics (by Dr. Bojidar Spiriev). For disciplines which are not included in the latest editions of WA Scoring Tables of Athletics, special Scoring Tables have been developed in full conformity with the WA versions.
  2. Results Scores are calculated with the Downhill Modification System for Road Running events, as used in the World Rankings as well.

TROPHIES

Trophies will be awarded to the male (Willie Day Cup) and female (David Lothian Cup) with the highest individual score.

For the series there will be trophies awarded to the male (Wattie Garner Trophy) and female (Caroline Lawless Trophy) with the highest average scores calculated over 5 races from the series.

The minimum number of races to be run is 4. 

Kind Regards

Falkirk Victoria Harriers Committee

The W60 3000m indoor world record is back in British hands. Very well done to Fiona Matheson!!


Fiona’s Spanish friend and competitor Esther Pendrosa set the record at the start of the indoor season and then broke her own record.
Inspired by this, Fiona set a new record in Sheffield and then broke her own mark in Glasgow. Esther wasn’t finished for the season however and took the record back, by less than one second a week after Fiona!
There then ensued a bit of a scramble to try and find Fiona another 3000m indoors race with the required level of officials before the season ended. Arthur Kimber, President of BMAF and event director of the SCVAC ensured the necessary officials were at Lee Valley this weekend for record ratification, and today Fiona ran a magnificent solo race from gun to tape. Setting out on a 1500m schedule she kept going all the way and took just over 8 seconds from the record, finishing in 10:48.13.
A great story of friendly rivalry pushing both athletes on to great things.

Thanks to Grant Matheson for the report.

Round The Houses Help Required – Sunday April 17th 2022

For the last 54 years we have hosted the Round The Houses at Grangemouth Stadium. This is a very important race which is close to our hearts and on the day it’s a great experience to be part of.

We return this year after our two years absence due to Covid. This Event which hosts multiple Championships in the one day. This event is being hosted on Sunday April 17th 2022.

This Event includes the following

• Scottish Students 10k Road Championship
• East District 10k Road Championship
• British Masters Championship

This email is to ask for your help in any way you can to support this event to ensure it is as successful as the last 54 years. We require approximately 100 volunteers to support the day from within the Club to assist and if your child is over 16 years of age they can also support this event. There are Marshall roles, Declaration Admin roles to name but a few and all we require is a few hours of your time to give back to the Club.

Can you please complete this form link below and once we have your response we will be in contact.

Kind Regards

Last Day to Enter Central AC 2022 Pre Season Competition

Entries are now open via the link below for Central AC 2022 Pre Season Competition which will take place on Sunday 3rd April at Grangemouth Stadium. Closing date 23 March– No Late Entries

Entry Fee is payable when entering and is £5.00 for the first event, £4.00 for a second event and £3.00 for each event thereafter.

https://www.entrycentral.com/event/119408

 

 

Club Kit order update March 22nd

Firstly can I apologise to anyone that has ordered kit and had not yet received. As you can imagine when you set up a new supplier etc there can be initial teething problems however this seems to have taken things to a whole new level. Limited Stock and broken machinery on New Balance’s end has been the main delay. I received the first load of Competition Kit at the end of last week however on inspection I am not impressed with the finishing on some of the products and New Balance have agreed and asked me to return the products, this will unfortunately result in a further delay to which I can only apologise. However I’m sure no one would want a poorly finished product. Below are some of the pictures of the kit in the flesh that I will hopefully have back to distribute soon when I receive.

National Cross Country Championships 2022

This was the 17th year in a row if you exclude last year’s cancellation due to the Covid pandemic. Local Club Falkirk Victoria Harriers had one of their best ever performances at the National Cross Country Championships with 3 team medals and an individual bronze medal won on an exciting days racing. Indeed only in season 1979 – 80, when the Under 17 women won Gold, and both Under 13 and Under 17 boys won Bronze has the club equalled the team medals won on Saturday.

With over 30 volunteers, made up of coaches, parents and athletes unable to compete, in the park before 8am to lay the course following the recent storms the Vics excelled throughout the day. The first race of 3.2km (2 miles) for Under 13 Girls at 11am set the tone with Emily Christie leading the Vics charge to finish a magnificent 6th position, with Corri McGougan 23rd, Josie Anderson 41st and Ruth Donaldson 94th edging out Hannah Johnson 95th the girls just missed a team medal finishing 4th.

The Under 13 boys inspired by this were next in action. After a fast start Ray Taylor and Hamish Hunter were well placed with the leaders throughout and finished strongly along the Callendar Road section of the course before turning down the drive towards the house. Ray timed his effort to perfection to pass a couple of athletes and claim a well deserved individual bronze medal. Hamish battled hard holding off fast finishing athletes to maintain his position, finishing just a few strides behind Ray in 6thplace. The platform for a team medal had been established and good packing saw strong runs from Cahal McAtarsney in 33rd and Luke Sedman 34th cross the line virtually together. The 76 points team total proving good enough for the silver team medal a feat only bettered in 1976-77 and 1977-78 when the Vics won team golds. You have to go back to 1975-76 for the previous Silver medals with Bronze medals in 1979-80 and most recently in 2005-06 when the current East District Senior Champion, Scott Stirling was a team member.

Hopes were high that the Under 15 Girls could also medal as they had done in November at the short course championships. Eleven girls toed the start line for the Vics ready to take on the challenge of a short and long lap of the park with two challenging hills add to the loop in the golf course. Strong running and excellent team packing was the order of the day as Charlotte Horne in 15th lead the team home followed by Lois Cant 25th, Isabella Ogg 34th and Chloe Davis 35th claiming team Bronze medals backed up by Hannah MacLeod in 44th, Leya Gibb 51st, Holly Holmes 66th, Sarah-Jane Kane 68th, Carys Forgie 98th and Eve Donaldson 101st. The current crop of Under Women being the only previous time the Vics had medalled in this age group since its inception in 1963.

The under 15 boys tackled the same 4.3km course as the girls and were one person short of a team. Luke Cuilton had an excellent run in 13th and Daniel Gray and Elliot Lees had a good race in 52nd and 53rd.

The next race was for Under 17 men and Gregor Hunter had a strong run to finish the 6.2km course in 21st place. Newcomer Broady Grindlay will benefit from the experience of a first national after finishing 70th.

Under 17 women were next to tackle a course now cutting up in places and the mud at the big dip next the bridge in the golf course had claimed a few shoes by this point and a number of fallers. The Vics women had won team bronze as under 15’s two years previously at the last running of the national championships and hopes were high of another team medal. A ferocious pace was set straight from the start as the field climbed the hill on to the “plateau” area before snaking round here, crossing the House lawn and crazy golf area to enter the golf course. The Vics were well to the fore with both Caitlyn Christie and Katie Christie in the leading group and Abbi MacLeod and Erin Hendry not far behind. Injury forced Katie to stop and Caitlyn was unfortunate to incur a heavy fall on the first of the two lap course. Abbi took up the challenge running a brilliant race to lead the team home in 14th place. Erin finished very strongly particularly in the last mile for 21st. With three runners to count Caitlyn in clear discomfort with a hand injury following her fall, bravely battled on to finish further back than normal but crucially in 28th which was high enough to secure team bronze medals.

Three long laps made up the 10km course for the senior women. 2012 Olympian Freya Ross led the Vics on the opening lap and was very well positioned before injury struck and Freya had to stop. Fiona Matheson who has been setting masters age group World Records indoors in recent months was performing brilliant again in a field that had European Cross Country medallists and GB Internationalists. Fiona adapted brilliantly to the conditions and the longer distance to recent indoor efforts, finishing an excellent 57th in what is the 5thlargest women’s field since the event started in 1932. Newcomer Megan Jane Campbell and Karen McAlister were both tackling the National for the first time and ran well to finish 203rd and 233rd respectively. Monica Anderson completed the Vics finishing quartet with a usual determined effort in 253rd.

The Under 20’s now took centre stage and whilst these are smaller fields they are packed with top quality athletes. None more so than the women’s defending champion Megan Keith who is the current European Champion. The men’s race of two long laps totalling 6.8km was first. Calum Little was the Vics sole entrant and ran very well to finish in 26th.

The final race of the day saw the largest field assemble for the start of the senior men’s race. As with all of the races athletes had travelled from all over Scotland including the islands to take part in the National Cross Country Championships. East of Scotland Champion, Scott Stirling led the Vics and produced another outstanding performance to finish 12th in a top quality field which again included British Internationalists, a former World Mountain running champion and many previous medallists. Former Under 15 Boys champion Lewis Pentecost made a good return to competition at this level finishing 165th. Masters Michael Ross, Colin Anderson and Mike McQuaid all ran very well finishing 210th, 222ndand 259th respectively. Peter Faulks had a fine run as the 6th counter in 399th. Malcolm Finlayson currently aiming for a 24hour race was 484th and Martin Gower was another Vic running their first national finished 611th in the massive field.

Full results below available to download

By Andrew Ronald

Thanks to Kenny Phillips for some images

Club Championships 2021 results

Thanks to Willie & Jacqueline Day we now have the points and placing from the Club Championships last year. To score athletes were required to compete in a minimum of 3 events (2 track/1 field or 2 field/1 track). Awards will be distributed to coaches to present at Training. Congratulations to Everyone and apologies for the delay.

Age        Name Event Time Pts Event 2Time 3Pts 4Event 5Dist Pts 6Total  
U11 G           
 Skye Robertson 800m 2.42.3 529 200m 32.3 390  L/Jump 3.37 441 1360 
 Aine McAtarsney 100m 16.4 311 200m 35.1 242  L/Jump 2.64 291 844 
U13 G           
 Aimie Calder 200m 28.4 655 100m 14.2 603 L/Jump 3.70m 509 1767 
Emily Christie800m2.375951500m5.14.8679L/Jump3.30m4271701
 Lily Kimberley 800m 2.41.8 535 100m 15.0 486 L/Jump 3.91m 553 1574 
 Isla Clements 100m 15.0 486 H/Jmp 1.30 546 L/Jump 3.68m 491 1522 
 Hannah Johnson 1500m 6.13.9 369 800m 3.02.5 313 L/Jump 2.76m 316 998 
 Ruth Donaldson 1500m .18.9 347 100m 16.3 322 L/Jump 2.65m 293 962 
 Niamh Caldwell       L/Jump 3.35m 437 437 
U15 G           
 Victoria Anestik 75mH 12.4 768 L/Jump 5.00m 783 S/Putt9.69m5672118
        Javelin28.24m494 
 Emily Fawkes 300m 45.9 677 200m 28.4 655 L/Jump4.50m6772009
 Lois Cant1500m 5.08.716 800m 2.32.0 660L/Jump4.04m5801956
  200m 730.4511        
 Charlotte Horne 1500m 4.59.4 775 800m 2.27.0 729 L/Jump3.02m3691873
 Hannah McLeod 800m 2.29.701300m 46.7 642 L/Jump3.51m4701813
  200m 29.7559        
 Erin Partridge 100m 14.0 634 200m 29.2 595 L/Jump3.97m5661795
 Charlie Cougan 100m 14.5 557 75mH 16.0 458 L/Jump3.67m5031518
 Dearbhla Fulton 800m 2.45.0 497 300m 51.5 455 L/Jump3.70m5091461
 Eve Donaldson 300m 49.6 525 200m 31.2 458 L/Jump3.54m4761459
 Erin Horler 200m 29.4 581 100m 14.4 572 S/Putt5.17m2891452
 Katie Hedges 800m 2.39.0 569 200m 30.0 538 S/Putt5.91m3351442
        Discus13.20m218 
 Holly Homes 1500m 5.31.1 584 800m 2.42.9 531 S/Putt5.57m3141429
  300m 52.3 427        
 Lucie Gibson 300m 49.6 525 200m 31.8 420 L/Jump3.07m3791324
 Evie Robertson 100m 15.7 393 200m 33.5 322 Javelin12.91m214929
 Sarah Jane Kane 800m 2.44.2 506 Discus 13.74m 228 Javelin11.74m193927
 Carys Forgie 300m 48.4 572 200m 29.8 552 100m14.85141838
 Isabella Ogg 800m 2.30.2 618    L/Jump3.91m5531171
 Hannah Clark 100m 14.8 514    L/Jump4.15m6041118
 Cloe Davis 800m 2.34.4 634       634
U17 W           
 Caitlyn Christie800m2.19.4841S/Putt7.29m420L/Jump3.94m5601821
 Lexi Cattanach100m14.6543300m47.9592L/Jump4.19m6121747
 Isla Houston100m14.3588300m48.7560L/Jump4.06m5851733
 Katie Bennie100m14.7528T/Jump8.92m520200m29.95451593
 Hannah Lawrence100m15486200m30.2525L/Jump3.94m5601571
 Hannah Hope100m15.3445S/Putt4.08m223300m51.14691137
 Sofia Vidak100m12.6876S/Putt7.81m451   1327
 Hope Griffin100m13.9650H/Jump1.50m735   1385
U20 W           
 Ellie Buchan100m14.3588200m28.3663L/Jump3.935571808
 Inez McIntosh100m16.2333S/Putt7.98m517Javlin16.29m2761126
            
SEN W           
 Anna Leishman100m14634T/Jump9.85m700L/Jump4.516792013
  S/Putt6.03m342       
Age        Name Event Time Pts Event 2Time 3Pts 4Event 5Dist Pts 6Total  
U13 B           
 Cahal McAtarnsy1500m5.22.7157200m30.5127L/Jump3.95m288572
 Aaron Hope100m15.188200m30.8112S/Putt5.25m250450
 Ethan Gallagher75mH15.988200m28.4256100m15.929373
 Hamish Hunter1500m4.51.1358      358
U15 B           
 Luke Culliton800m2.06.9601H/Jump1.45m443S/Putt7.40m3641408
 Lewis Gow100m13.3337200m26.7393L/Jump3.60m218948
 Luca Cuppani100m12.4571L/Jump5.05m513   1084
 Hamish Lamont200m28.1278L/Jump3.90m278   556
 Daniel Gray1500m5.03.6269      269
 Callum Hendry800m2.28.3228      228
 Greg Ritchie800m2.49.530      30
U17 M           
 Sam Kane100m11.6718L/Jump6.68m854H/Jump1.75m6982270
 Harry McPhee200m23.6719400m52.8700L/Jump5.76m6602079
 Euan Cunningham100m11.3800200m22.9806S/Putt7.70m3931999
 Andrew McKechnie800m55.4568800m2.07.8581L/Jump4.97m4961645
 Jack Stokes800m2.27.32381500m5.01.9281   519
 Ewan McManus100m12.7455      455
U20 M           
 Lewis Lyle100m12615200m24671L/Jump5.716491935
 Michael McGarvey100m12.6476S/Putt10.14m537Discus25.21m4261439
 Nathan Laing100m12.1591Javelin20.62265L/Jump5.00m5021358
 Jonathon Fawkes800m2.06.7605      605
Sen           
 Gary Smith800m2.05.7627400m56.2530L/Jump5.27m5881745
  200m25.3528       
 Jon DixonL/Jump5.82m672      672

SAIL Final and Relays Sunday 6th March 2022

Sunday saw the completion of the SAIL and Relays.
Falkirk only entered a team in the U17 Girls age group and, unfortunately the team of Erin Partridge, Lexi Cattanach, Holly Ovens and Emily Fawkes failed to reach the final by one place. After running well they missed out on qualifying by around half a second.
In the main competition Falkirk had four teams qualify for the final from the three qualification matches.

U13 Girls Team


The U13 Girl’s team of Aine McCartarsney, Josie Anderson, Sky Robertson and Ruth Donaldson and the U17 Girl’s team of Erin Partridge, Emily Fawkes, Holly Ovens, Lily Simons and Louisa Kane, although competing well with PBs from Skye, Ruth, Aine, Emily and Holly they failed to make the podium. due to the real strength in depth of the opposition.

U17 Girls Team


The U15 Boys team of Ethan Gallagher, Luke Culliton, Ray Taylor and Cahal only just missed out on the podium. They were only four points from second and three from third.
Indoor PBs were recorded by ALL in a very tight match. In doing so Luke broke his own Club Record for the 400mtrs just 45 minutes from recording a victory in the 800mtrs.
The U17 Boys eventually managed the podium duck by securing the Gold.
The team of Luca Capanni, Andrew McKechnie, Harry McPhee and Caleb McLeod came from behind with only two events left. Luca produced two PBs with first places in the 60mtrs and 200mtrs with Andrew also producing PBs in both the HJ and Hurdles. Caleb boosted the points tally with a first in the 800mtrs and fourth in the SP. After a first in the LJ Harry secured the Gold by coming second in the fiercely contested final event, the 400mtrs.

U17 Boys Team


A great team effort on the day by all the girls and boys.

FALKIRK VICTORIA HARRIER RENEWAL OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP 2022

Dear Members/Parents
At the Club’s Annual General Meeting on 31 January 2022 it was agreed to retain the memberships at their current level.

See link to complete Membership Form
https://mcusercontent.com/c423b8b1569932e75755c616b/files/3354d674-1493-4e44-4dd6-99ed21488870/FVHMEMB2022.pdf

COMPLETING MEMBERSHIP FORM
Your Membership Form must be completed and either emailed to fvh_membership@outlook.com
or brought along to one of the membership evenings.

  • The form asks you to acknowledge that you have read and understand the Codes of Conduct and our Privacy Notice. These can be accessed in full by clicking on this link 
    Policy and Codes of Conduct – Falkirk Victoria Harriers (falkirkvics.com)
  • For Junior memberships, to ensure that the club and its coaches can comply with current welfare requirements, coaches require to endorse applications by signing Junior Membership Forms. 
  • On completion of the form you can click on the SUBMIT box at bottom right hand corner and it will generate a prepared email to send your Membership Form to fvh_membership@outlook.com

– This function will not be available if completing the form on a smart phone – in this case attach your completed membership form to a new email message and send to fvh_membership@outlook.com

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PAYMENT

  • Payment by PayPal

– send to: fvh_membership@outlook.com
– payment type: select “Friends and family” – no additional fee when this category is chosen

  • Make a bank transfer to Club Account

– Account Name: Falkirk Victoria Harriers
– Sort Code: 80-11-10
– Account No: 06000061
– Reference: MEMBERSNAME

If you choose either of the above payment methods your Membership Form must be completed and emailed also advising method of payment to fvh_membership@outlook.com

• Postal payment by sending cheque made payable to “Falkirk Victoria Harriers” along with completed Membership Form to the Treasurer (address at the bottom of membership form).
• Cash along with completed Membership Form can be delivered through the letter box of the Treasurer.
The membership categories and costs are as follows:
Membership Category
£55 Senior
£50 Junior
£20 Student
£25 Second Claim
£25 FVH@RJT (RunJumpThrow)
£20 Club Officer
£5 Coach
£5 Social
£100 Family ( + £7 for each competing member)

The following evenings are also being offered for membership applications to be submitted in person.
Grangemouth Stadium:
A team will be available in the café on the following dates from 7.00-8.30 pm

▪ Tuesday 1 March Thursday 3 March
▪ Tuesday 8 March Thursday 10 March
▪ Tuesday 15 March Thursday 17 March
▪ Tuesday 22 March Thursday 14 March
▪ Tuesday 29 March Thursday 31 March

Please bring:
➢ Application for Membership – Coach’s signature required for Junior Membership Forms
➢ Appropriate payment by cash or cheque.

Any member who has not paid their annual subscription by 31 March 2022 membership shall lapse and they will no longer be regarded as a member or entitled to any benefits of membership.

If you have any queries regarding any of the above please contact us at fvh_membership@outlook.com

Caroline Lawless
Treasurer