A small NUAAC contingent (featuring special guest star Heather Mackinnon from SUEAAC) competed in the combined events championships (aka pentathlon) in Stornoway on the 25th June. It was a great day out.
We bid farewell to Joni and Danny Smith who are moving on to pastures new, possibly their last outing in blue and yellow, all the best to the Smiths from all at the club!
This year NUAAC have joined forces with our friends in Stornoway Athletics Club to create a joined team for the RAM Athletics League, in which a series of competitions are held over the summer months in both a North section and an East section. Teams with the the highest points from their three competitions head to a ‘finals’ competition. This year, our u13 boys and girls teams and our U15 boys team made it to the finals. Well done to everyone who took part over the series and we look forward to seeing how we get on in the finals.
The North District Track and Field Championships took place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2022. Athletes Joni, Anna, Ailsa, Chiara, Lily, Dylan, Owen, Iain, Calum, Cathal & Thomas travelled to Inverness and competed in a range of events over the weekend. A fine haul of medals and PBs were taken home by the group. Well done guys!
A very successful first XC event took place on Saturday 12th February. With a wide range of ages and abilities from Uist and Barra taking part in a U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 and Senior races. Well done to everyone who braved the cold on the day. Thank you to MacAulay Askernish Ltd for sponsoring the series of events and also to Croft & Cuan for providing some well needed food and hot drinks afterwards!
A small group of runners travelled to Gordonstoun this weekend for the North District XC Championships. Although wet, cold and muddy, our NUAAC runners showed their grit and determination as always. Well done Seonaidh (3rd), Joni (3rd), Anna (7th), Ailsa (12th) and Cathal on your individual races.
On 7th August 2021, a small group of athletes took part in the Western Isles Combined Events Championship in Stornoway. U13 and U15 athletes took part in 5 events as part of a pentathalon whilst U17 and senior athletes worked at improving their PBs.
Our U17 and senior athletes all achieved their PBs and a number of PBs were achieved by our U13/U15 athletes too.
The pentathlon consisted of 100m sprint, Long jump, Shot putt, High jump and finished with a 800m run. Points were calculated for times/distances in each section with the highest overall totals being awards medals. Congratulations to Calum who won silver in the U13 boys competition and to Thomas who won the Gold in the U15 competition.
On Saturday 24th July, four NUAAC athletes travelled to Stornoway for another mini meet hosted by SRAC. PBs were achieved by all athletes competing in their individual competitions including 1500m, Long Jump and 200m. Well done everyone!
It’s great to see so many of our athletes, young and old back to face to face training sessions after lockdown. Thursday sessions have moved to Hosta showground (P1 – P3 6pm-7pm. P4 – P7 7.15pm-8.15pm) for the meantime, whilst Thursday (6:00-7:30pm) and Saturday (10:00-11:00) track sessions are up and running as normal for pupils in P4 upwards.
In line with Covid guidelines we will need all athletes to fill out a membership form before attending any of the sessions. Please go to the Membership tab to find a copy of our latest form.
Track – Sessions cost £1 per week or £10 per person for the term.
Hosta – Sessions will cost £1 per session to be paid weekly. Parents must pre-book for their child’s session each week. A post will go up (Facebook) every Monday evening at 8pm which you can add your child’s name to, to book a space. Spaces are limited on Thursday to 22 per week.
Two of our young athletes Seonaidh MacInnes and Seumas MacIain represented the North of Scotland at the Inter-District Cross Country Championships in Stirling on the 11th of January 2020. It is a HUGE achievement to represent the North of Scotland and everyone at the club and on our islands are very proud of them. Well done boys!