Author Archives: Ivan Bunner

  1. World Marathon Challenge Glasgow

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    The first event of the UK World Marathon Challenge 2013 took place today at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow. Three teams took part, two from Kelvinside Academy and one from St Andrew’s School. Mike Summers from Save the Children said ‘It was a fantastic event, very exciting to see Kelvinside 1 setting a new Celtic Record, beating the Marathon World Record and to witness two very respectable performances from St Andrews and Kelvinside 2’.

    British Team & 800m world semi finalist Laura Muir was also on site to encourage the competitors and present some well earned medals.

    Event organiser George Bunner said that all the teams tried exceptionally hard and he really enjoyed the day, he also complimented the teachers from both schools noting how well organised they were and offered a big thanks to Save The Children and Scottish Athletics for all their support. Neil Mathers from Save the Children Scotland and Liz Francis from Scottish Athletics were both on site to support the teams.


    The Final Results:


    World Marathon Challenge results Glasgow
    World Marathon Challenge results Glasgow




    The full results with checkpoint times can be viewed at


    Einning Team Kelvinside Academy
    Winning Team Kelvinside Academy
  2. AAA’s Tom Pink Relays

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    Sportshall are proud partners for the AAAs Tom Pink Relays


    Tom Pink Relays and Field Events Challenge

    In 2007 the AAA (Amateur Athletic Association) received a generous bequest from the late Alice and Lewis Pink, to fund children’s activities in memory of their son who was tragically killed in an accident in the early 1970’s.  After discussions with the Pink family, the AAA agreed to use the money to fund a series of children’s events in support of and leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  The event is supported by England Athletics and local Athletics Associations.

    Relay races include trying to beat the times of some of our great distance runners with “Keeping up with Paula”, “Chasing Kelly” and “Chasing Steve” and on the field, Sportshall activities such as weight throw for height, caber toss, shot put, standing log and triple jump, highland steps and soft javelin are performed.

    The Amateur Athletic Association believes the Tom Pink Relays provide a very important introduction for our youngsters to be involved in competition at an early stage of their lives.  The Tom Pink initiative, now in its fifth season, has brought much fun and enjoyment already to over 4,000 children and the popularity of the event goes from strength to strength.


    Any clubs interested in finding out more about future Tom Pink Relay events please contact George Bunner on 01928 732228 or (c) ian williamson AAA Tom Pink Sportcity 07062012  8

  3. World Marathon Challenge

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    Join the world’s largest children’s running event

    In October 2013, relay teams from as far afield as India, Canada and Kenya will compete to beat the world marathon record – and you can be part of it.

    World Marathon Challenge


    Please visit for information and registration


      Paula Radcliffe PAULA RADCLIFFE

       World record time: 2:15:25

    “The World Marathon Challenge is a brilliant opportunity to show children just how much fun running can be,

    while   raising money for a hugely important cause.”



    The 2011 World Marathon Challenge in Kenya   PATRICK MAKAU

       World record time: 2:03:38

    “World Marathon Challenge gives children a chance to show their solidarity with children who face a daily struggle to survive.  Good luck to all the children taking part in the World Marathon Challenge for Save the Children.”