RAM Athletics League Final – 09/09/2118

Sunday saw the RAM athletics final held at Queens Park stadium Inverness. Moray Road Runners qualified through the previous heats and were represented by the following athletes in their respective age categories, under 13 girls Eden Wojcik, Beth Urquhart, Nicole Taylor, Zara Gill, under 13 boys Roy Taylor, Lewis Paterson, Rhys Cantlie, under 15 girls Megan McKay, Ellyn Smith, Harriet Whelan, Niamh Grant and under 17 girls Beth Grant and Niamh Whelan .

The stadium was jam packed with both athletes and spectators and our juniors were competing against the following clubs Ellon & Peterhead, Fife, Forres, Elgin Athletics, Inverness, Nairn, Dundee, Banchory, Ross County, Caithness and Aberdeen

The event started at 1145 with the field events followed at 1200 hours by the track events. The weather was a mix of sunshine and showers with the wind making an appearance now and again.

All of the juniors performed to the best of their ability and a few new PB’s were obtained, they are a credit to the club and themselves and show the club in a great light.

Overall a good year for MRR at the RAM athletics, not only with the named athletes above but for all who took part in the previous events this year.

Maybe next year we may attract a greater representation from senior members.


Report by:  Euan Cantlie

North District Track and Field Champs 11/12 – May

A small number of junior and senior athletes headed through to Inverness to represent MRR in this year’s North District Track and Field Champs with several notable performances. How great it was to see the Club bring home 4 Golds and 4 Silvers from the following:

Beth Grant (U17 Shot Putt)
Dionne Milne (Discus)
Andrew Stoker (U20 200M)
Kevin Morice (400M Hurdles)

Niamh Grant (U15 Shot Putt / Discus)
Blair Milne (U17 3000M)
Grace Whelan (U20 1500M)
Well done to everyone involved.

Report by:  Gareth Jenkins

Grampian Athletics League Final – 10/09/2017

What a fantastic day at the Grampian Athletics League Final today in Aberdeen. All age groups represented and outstanding contributions from all our athletes in attendance, especially from those who willingly stepped out of their comfort zone to pick up as many team points as possible. A special mention must go to the new U11 Girls Grampian Athletics League Champions……Moray Road Runners 

Thank you as always to the athletes, parents, helpers and coaches for another great season.

Gareth Jenkins

MRR U11G 2017 North of Scotland Champions competing against the likes of Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness etc at 100m, 800m, HJ and SP in A and B String races and the 4 x 100m. Really proud of Aaliyah, Mica, Lauren and Julia – 9 races; 6 wins, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd and 1 x 4th = 65 pts from a HPS of 72. An absolutely fantastic team performance


Peter McCloud

Final long and triple jump open meet. Knockando -27/08/2017

Georgie Newlands, Kyle Wilkinson, David Scott (Forres), William Hodi (Nairn), Katie Walker, Archie Bain, Hannah Wallace (Cumbernauld), Scott Hamilton (Elgin)

8 athletes representing 5 clubs participated at the last of the Knockando open jumps meets for this season.

We saved the best till last with Archie Bain gaining 4 PB out of 6 jumps finishing with 3.34m.

Georgie Newlands U15g had to battle with Cumbernauld’s Hannah Wallace, who proved just a little bit stronger.

The U15 boys with Kyle Wilkinson (MRR), David Scott (Forres) and William Hodi (Nairn) had a good long jump competition but an even better triple jump. Kyle Wilkinson has never competed at TJ but was persuaded to give it a try competing against the Scottish ranked #4 and #7.

Kyle’s second jump took him to #1 in the TJ U15b rankings and needless to say a new MRR club record.

Archie, Romilly Cruickshank, Katie Walker, Kyle Wilkinson and William Hodi took the medals for most improved PB over the series.

Our meets series has attracted top seeded athletes in different age groups in both long and triple jump. We look forward to next season and more great competitions.

Our thanks to the officials, without whom these meets could not take place.

Report by:  Marjery Swinton

MRR Winning Streak

Kenny Wilson stormed to a tremendous win at the first ever Great Aberdeen Run in an incredible time of 31:54




Grace Whelan had a superb results at the Nationals winning a bronze





Dionna Milne got a bronze at the Senior Womens Discus at the Nationals



Scottish U15 Age Championships

These were held in Scotstoun, Glasgow on Sunday 20/08/2107

Inspired after his visit to the World Championships, 13 year old Kyle Wilkinson won bronze in long jump with yet another massive PB of 5.86m. He has broken the club long jump record 3 times this season.

Report by:  Marjery Swinton

RAM league Meet 4

Weather conditions were good for athletes and it is reflected in the results

There were 4 club records for Tamsin Fowlie (200m), Kyle Wilkinson (LJ), Kenny Wilson (3000m) and Maria McCloud-Bennett (JT)

There were 36 Personal Best ranging from U11 to U15 and SM & SW


Open Long / Triple Jump Meet at Knockando Sunday 13th 1.45 for 2.15 start. Information

Great last chance for those going to Age champs or just looking to try for a new PB

Report by:  Marjery Swinton

Outdoor SUPERteams – 17/06/2017

The Scottish Athletics U12 Outdoor SUPERteams took place at Inverness Athletics Stadium on Sat 17 Jun 17.  It is a national event with clubs from all over Scotland entering teams of 4 x boys or girls to compete in the 75m Sprint, Long Jump, Turbo Javelin and the 4 x 100m.  The top 3 competitors in each team scored with the 1st boy or girl in each event scoring 100 pts, 2nd 99 pts and so on.  Moray Road Runners entered both a boys and a girls team.


The boys team consisted of Lewis Paterson, Roy Taylor, Luca Sutherland and Brodie Buchan.

4 x 100m.  The boys first event was the 4 x 100m, with a couple of middle distance runners, they were always going to struggle but they went around in a very respected time of 1:09.20.

Long Jump.  Roy achieved the longest MRR jump of the day with a very good jump of 3.32m.  Lewis was 2nd with 2.89m, Luca just behind with 2.83m. Brodie, new to LJ, scored a respectable 2.09m.

75m Sprint.  The boys performed well in the 75m.  Roy was top scorer again finishing 4th in H5 in 12.54, Luca finished 4th in H4 with 13.51, Lewis 4th in H3 in 13.68 and Brodie following on with the respectable time of 14.19.

Turbo Javelin.  Lewis came 3rd in Pool 2 with a very impressive throw of 13.24m.  Roy was behind him with 10.47m, Luca 8.22m and Brodie 7.10m.


The girls team consisted of Nicole Taylor, Lauren Abbott, Aaliyah McCloud and Mica McCloud.

75m.  The girls started the day with the 75m Sprint.  Mica achieved the fastest MRR sprint of the day finishing 3rd in her fast heat in 11.65.  Mica’s time was also the 6th fastest Girls 75m of the day scoring 95 pts.  Aaliyah won H3 in 11.99.  Lauren (aged 9!), with her textbook dip for the line, achieved 2nd in her heat with a great time of 12.28.  Nicole (a middle distance runner) ran a very respectable time of 13.38.

Long Jump.  The girls struggled with their speed and run ups in the LJ due to running into a very strong headwind, all sadly jumping well below their best.  Mica had the longest jump with 2.80m, Aaliyah 2.71m, Lauren 2.26m and Nicole 2.24m.

Turbo Javelin.  The girls did well in the Turbo Javelin, especially considering they were all inexperienced with it. Aaliyah scored best with 11.01m, then Mica with 8.80m, Nicole 7.16m and Lauren 6.87m.

4 x 100m.  The girls finished the day on a high with a really good performance winning their heat of the 4 x 100m in the very impressive time of 1:02.46.  Lauren ran yet another fantastic first leg handing over 1st to Aaliyah at the 300m point, who ran hard down the back straight.  She handed over to Nicole who ran a great bend handing over to Mica to bring it home for the team.  They were overjoyed with the win.

All in all, our boys team did very well considering they were not experienced in the field events and were more middle distance runners than sprinters finishing 14th overall.  Ross County AC won the boys cup.

The young girls team, who were in with a chance of a medal, performed extremely well on the track but sadly lost vital points in the field events.  Despite this, they still did exceptionally well finishing 8th overall against some very stiff national competition.  Inverness Harriers won the girls cup.

All in all a really good performance by both teams.

Report by:  Peter McCloud

North District Track & Field Championships – 12&13 May

Aberdeen Open Meet

The last of the Aberdeen open meets (19.03.17) included a 600m and 150m on the outside track. 8 MRR athletes were performing and there were yet more PB and club records.

U11 Mica McCloud had PB in all 3 of her events, the Long Jump, 150m & 60m. At the 150m she took 10secs off her previous best. Archie Bain improved his club records at both the 600m & 150m. Tamsin Fowlie U13, had a PB at the 150m & another good 60m. Katie Walker, newly up to U13, had PB at both the 150m & Shot Putt. For U15 Niamh Grant had PB at both 150m & Shot Putt and Kyle Wilkinson broke his club record at Long Jump and took the 150m club record as well. U17 Beth Grant had a club record for the 150m and a PB at Shot Putt.

Darrin Cameron was competing for the men at 60m and Long Jump but we did not get his times as he was competing when we were leaving.

The photo is missing Archie Bain and Darrin Cameron as Archie had already left and Darrin was competing

Andrew Stoker was missing as he had been invited to a Scottish Schools coaching day at Pitreavie.

Congratulations to everyone and roll on the real start to outdoor track with the open meet on Sunday 9th April

Report by:  Marjery  Swinton