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RAM Athletics League
One of my roles at PAC is to organise the team for the RAM Athletics League – some of you may know this as the Grampian Athletics League however new sponsors Ram Tubulars Scotland Ltd are on board and the league should be referred to as the RAM Athletics League.
The league is known as the friendly league and exists as a development league for competing clubs. We compete as a joint Ellon-Peterhead team in the East section along with the following athletics clubs: Aberdeen, Arbroath, Banchory Stonehaven, Dundee, Fife, Montrose and Perth. It is an ideal league for a developing club like Peterhead to be involved in as it gives athletes of all abilities the chance to compete which they may never experience within their training environment. The league is all about athletes having a go, having fun and trying different events which supports our aims of promoting run, jump and throw activities and supporting individuals develop their performances. It will also give you the opportunity to work on PB’s and gain experience of competition. Taking part in an event that you may not have competed at before or one where you don’t feel you excel at will still gain points for your team. Please don’t feel that the league is only for our top performing athletes as this is not the case. I would encourage anyone to get involved provided you are prepared to give the necessary commitment and make yourself available for selection.
Depending on field availability training is likely to take place on Thursday evenings between 6.30pm – 7.45pm starting in March. Team selection will be based on commitment to training rather than ability. This will give athletes a better chance of experiencing a range of events both on the track and in the field.
The dates and venues for the 2017 meets are:
Sunday 7th May - Perth Sunday 4th June -Aberdeen
Sunday 25th June - Aberdeen Sunday 6th August - Perth
Sunday 10th Sept -Aberdeen (FINAL – top 4 teams only)
I will be holding an information session in March for anyone interested in being part of the team for 2017 but if you have any questions before then you can contact me Tuesday evenings at the track.