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Winter block October -December 2021
The latest block of our Run Jump & throw classes have been launched and are available to book.
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DTFC at Schools International Athletic Board (SIAB)
A huge congratulations to our Shayna Asamoah, Callum Newton and Darcie Black who were chosen to represent Scotland at the recent SIAB event in Derby.
They performed superbly against international competition with Callum setting a new PB in the high jump and Shayna and Darcie just outside their PBs in 100m and 80m hurdles respectively.
DTFC success at the National Relay Championships
There was medal success for DTFC at the National Relay Championships at Linwood over last weekend.
The U15 girls team of Shayna Asamoah, Sophie Thomas, Amy Jenkinson and Sarah Kane started their Championship bid in blistering fashion setting a new club record of 51.46secs in their 1st round while easily qualifying for the semi-finals with the previous Club record of 52.2 secs being smashed. The DTFC team once again broke their Club record in the semi-finals clocking a time of 51.06secs and once again storming their race to comfortably make the final. The final was a very high quality field but despite the girls once again breaking the club record this time with 50.86secs they were just beaten on the line by Edinburgh AC who clocked 50.65secs.
There was not much of a break for Shayna and Sophie who almost immediately after their medal presentation took up their positions at the start line with team mates Ellie Candlish and Kirstin Penman for the 4x300m U15 girls timed finals. There were 2 heats and a total of 13 teams with the fastest teams out of both heats getting the medals . A stunning run by the DTFC girls set a new club record of 3.01mins beating the previous record of 3.02 which had stood since 2017. They finished in second spot just behind Pitreavie however the second heat was substantially slower than the first heat and the DTFC girls secured second place with their time and silver medals.
The U15 boys 3x800m team were also on the medal trail with the boys team of Callum Newton, David Cuthbert and Oliver Morrison. They completed their race in a new club record of 6.50mins and as a result secured silver medals with Oliver bringing the team home in a brilliant fashion running the 3rd leg in 2.12mins.
DTFC at the U13,U15 & U20 National Championships
What a day for DTFC and our athletes at the U15 & U20 National Championships in Aberdeen today.
Gold medals for Shayna Asamoah in the 200m and Callum Newton in the hurdles and high jump.
Silver medals for Ellie Candlish in the high Jump and Shayna in the 100m.
There were also some fantastic performances from our athletes who just failed to make the podium. Kirstin Penman finished 4th in the long Jump, Darcie Black was 4th in the U20 high jump whilst Oliver Morrison finished 5th in the 800m.
Sophie Thomas was a finalist in the 100m and a semi- finalist in the 200m. Kirstin and Amy Jenkinson just failed to make the final in an extremely competitive hurdles. David Cuthbert and Ruby Candlish ran excellent 800m races but again just failed to reach the final.
The was a smaller DTFC contingent than yesterday at the U13 and U20 National Championships in Aberdeen today but the quality and effort from our athletes could not be faulted. There were a number of PBs but sadly no podium finishes.
Charlie Hunter was first up for DTFC when he produced a PB of 4.17m and a 4th place finish in the long jump. He was also 4th in his hurdles but was just outside his PB. Bradley Moffat also produced a PB in his long jump where he finished 6th. Sadly Bradley just failed to qualify for his 100m semi-final.
Rachel Barnett has had an excellent season and again was on good form in Aberdeen. She made the 70m hurdles final with a new PB in her heat but found the final a bit too quick.
Rachel was just outside her PB in the 800m where she finished a creditable 11th overall.
In the U20 section Darcie Black finished 4th where she leapt 5.27m 3 times and missed out on a bronze medal by 1cm-very cruel on Darcie.
DTFC at the U17 National Championships
The DTFC athletes once again doing themselves and the club proud with some stunning performances in the U17 National Championships at Grangemouth over the weekend. Its worth remembering in the case of Shayna Asamoah and Callum Newton these athletes are still in the U15 category.
Shayna started the ball rolling on Saturday when she finished 4th in the 100m. Her12.6secs in the semi final was just outside her PB but a remarkable achievement for Shayna.
On Sunday Callum Newton started the day with a 4th spot in the long jump with a PB of 5.94m. He then turned his attention to the high jump and PB of 1.77m secured 3rd spot and a bronze medal.
Darcie Black was also on the medal trail with a bronze in the long jump where she leapt 5.16m. She then ran a new PB of 11.91secs in the 80m hurdles to finish 2nd and earn a silver medal.