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Scottish Athletics East District  Championships

12-13 May 2024 

The Scottish Athletics East District Championships for the U13-U17 inclusive age groups were held at Grangemouth Sports Stadium last weekend and the Dunfermline Track and field athletes were at the forefront of many of the events, posting numerous PBs as well as a number of podium finishes.


For the U13 category Poppy Buchanan was the most successful athlete with two bronze medals for the 200m in 31.22secs and javelin for a 8.38m throw. There were Personal bests (PBs) for Poppy in each of these events and she also added a PB for her 100m where she finished 5th. Evanne Carson took bronze in the shot putt with a 4.70m throw and for the boys Finlay Gibson finished 3rd in his 100m to win a bronze medal in a 14.52secs PB. Also in the U13 category Alfie Whyte can count himself very unlucky to miss out on a medal with 4th 5th and 7th finishes in the 800m , long jump and 200m respectively where he added PBs in all three events, Emma Thompson was 5th in her 800m , adding a PB while Jaden Mackay added a PB to his 9th place finish with Millie Gordon completing the U13 performances with a PB and a 10th spot in her 800m.


There were gold medals for some of our U15 athletes though. Caitlin Chalmers took one in the shot putt with a 7.07m and PB throw and added a silver shortly after with a 1.42m PB in her high jump and Riley Gardiner ran a brilliant 200m to take gold in a 25.02secs PB. There were silver medals for Lottie Thomas in the 100m in a time of 13.6secs and 200m with a 27.41secs PB whilst Luke Hamilton took bronze with a 4.49m PB. Luke also ran an excellent 41.10secs PB in the 300m but finished 5th. There were further excellent performances by Poppy Warner in the 800m with a 2.28mins PB, an excellent 1500m run by Lucy Gibb where she finished 7th, Pippa Rambaut   in both the 100m and 200m races where she made the final in both, Briony Argo and Lily Pritchard with PBs in their 800m and Arabella Mitchell with a season’s best in her 200m.


The U17s were also gathering medals. Sophie Thomas took gold in the 100m while Amy Jenkinson took silver with a 1.52m high jump PB then added a bronze medal for the 300m hurdles.


It was an excellent Championship for the DTFC athletes. We had 19 athletes competing and between them they accumulated 26 PBs . A huge congratulations to all of you.

National Indoor Championships

February 2024

English National Championships


There were two Dunfermline Track and Field Athletes taking the trip to Sheffield at the beginning of the month to compete in the English National Championships with there being limited competition in Scotland due to the Emirates area being prepared over the winter for the World indoor Championships . Matt Tait took advantage of the competition and produced a stunning performance to take gold in the U20 High jump with a club record jump of 2.10m. Sophie Thomas was taking part in the 60m sprint and sailed through her first round in a 7.72secs PB and club record. However, a false start in her semi-final saw her miss out on the final. Well done both on competing so well against such high-quality fields


Scottish National Championships


There were multiple successes for Dunfermline Track & Field club at the National Indoor Athletics Championships at Grangemouth over the weekend.

On the track Darcie Black took the first gold of the day in the U20 60m hurdles in a 9.25secs PB while Sophie Thomas followed this up in the U17 60m sprint also taking gold and with a 7.62secs PB and new club record. There were silver medals for the Asamoah siblings with Shayna in the U20 60m sprint and Sean with an excellent PB of 8.36secs in the U13 60m. Both also registered new Club records with their respective times.


There were also excellent performances from Lottie Thomas in a very competitive U15 60m where she smashed her PB in the heat but just failed to make the final and Finlay Gibson where again despite an excellent heat didn't quite make the final. Poppy Buchanan also ran a PB in her heat but was just outside the final. All 3 athletes competing as first years in their age groups so better to come from them.


In the field events there was a gold medal for the second successive weekend for Matt Tait in the U20 High jump adding the Scottish title to the English one he won last week this time with a 1.94m jump. Darcie Black continued her medal trail with another gold this time in the U20 long jump with a 5.23m leap. She was very unfortunate in the high jump where she was first equal but ended up 4th on the countback. Caitlin Chalmers was in the U15 high jump but was short of her best with a 1.29m clearance.


Excellent performances from all our athletes and with the only athletes not making their respective finals athletes who were in their first year of their new age groups the club can be very optimistic for the next few years.

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