Saturday, June 27, 2009

Warnock aims for Commonwealth spot

MUSSELBURGH’s Sarah Warnock is targeting a berth in the Scottish Commonwealth Games team after claiming silverware in both the long jump and triple jump at the National Track and Field Championships at Pitreavie last weekend.

The talented 18-year-old, a former Scottish schools champion, recorded a distance of 5metres 73cm at the long jump on Saturday and 11metres 44cms at the triple jump on Sunday.

Delhi in India will host the Games in 2010.

Mean-while, Lauren Peffers, from Dunbar, reached the final of the women’s 800m and finished fourth in 2minutes 13.14 seconds after clocking 2m 12.99s in her heat.

Guy Learmonth from Dunbar won his heat of the 800metres in 1m 57.98s but failed to progress to the final.

But the highlight of the Championships in many ways was the interest in Oscar Pitorius – the South African ‘Blade Runner’ as he has become known.

A double amputee who runs on artificial legs finished third in the final of the 200m in 22.2 seconds.

At the annual Portobello four- mile run on Thursday evening two county runners excelled, with 17-year-old Andrew Chrichton (DRC) running his sixth race in as many days and winning comfortably in 20mins 48secs and Colin Menzies (LAC) from Haddington finishing fourth in 21m 53s.

Dunbar Running Club veteran duo Ian Sills and Stuart Hay finished 14th and 15th respectively in 23m 04s and 23m76s, while Steve Pattison (DRC) was 33rd in 25m 30s and held off HELP’s Sandy Wallace 35th (25m 54s).

Full results can be found on the SAL and Portobello RC web sites.

Sandy Wallave was HELP’s only competitor in the Eildon 2 Hills race on Saturday finishing in 39m 22s and John Hughes(HELP) took part in the 22 mile Lairig Ghru race on Saturday, and finished in 68th place in 5hrs 33m 5s.

On Sunday Brian Marshall (HELP) finished 5th in the Edinburgh Seven Hill Race in 1hr 48m 8s. Bill Watson, along with his 15-year-old daughter Katie, completed the challenge event in 3hrs 17m 14s.

East Lothian athletes take on Midlothian, West Lothian and Edinburgh in the first of this years meetings at Meadowbank Stadium on Sunday.

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