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BUCS Indoors 2023 Report

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

GUAC had major success in Sheffield at BUCS Indoors!


Friday saw major success in the short sprints with Ethan Pottie and Sonny Campbell performing excellently in their heats qualifying for semis with times of 6.93s and 7.08s respectively. Tamsin Fowlie ran extremely strong in her first BUCS race over 60m, posting a time of 8.08s.

Amy Kennedy and Catriona Scott ran extremely well in their 60m hurdle heats, finishing with times of 9.60s and 9.79s respectively.

In the 800m both of our men ran well with Sandy Holl posting a sub-two time of 1:58.74, and Oscar Logan running a very nice 2:00.39. Maisie Watson had a very frustrating race, being blocked on multiple overtake attempts, ending up with a time of 2:20.39. Lynn "Tynn" Harvey performed well in her first of many events with a time of 2:32.53.

Jon Dixon performed well in his first event of the weekend with 11.26m in triple jump.

In the shot put, Euan Urquhart would throw 13.08m and Amy Kennedy 12.56m to both qualify for the final. Andrew Chrumka thew 8.06m earning a nice PB, with Isla Raeburn throwing a strong 9.35m.

In the 60m semis, Ethan Pottie would run a 9.64s and Sonny Campbell a 7.19s, sadly both just missing out on further qualification.


Saturday opened up with the 1500m, as Josh Adams ran an extremely strong 4:14.50 and Lucia Montgomery had a wonderful PB with a time of 5:13.03.

In the 400m Donald Maclean ran a great race and earned a PB with 54.90s. Reuben MacIntyre also ran his first race of the weekend, finishing with a time of 53.75s. Catriona Scott and Isla Raeburn both ran well in their 400s, with Catriona running a 1:02.66 and Isla a 1:05.75.

Andrew Chrumka had a very interesting run as Gus in the mascot race. After a bit of uncertainty between the mascots at the start, Chrumka opened up on the back straight and took the best racing line ever imagined, bringing it home for Glasgow 3rd in his heat.

In the long jump qualifications, Jon Dixon would jump 5.61m and Euan 6.58m, with Euan earning that small q and qualifying for the final. Isla Raeburn and Lynn Harvey would both return for their second events of the weekend with excellent jumps 4.75m and 4.45m respectively.

Claire McGarvey and Gordon Manson would take to the skies in high jump, with Claire jumping 1.64m and qualifying for the final, and Gordon jumping 1.83m earning a new PB.

Hopes were high as the 4x200m relay heats in the evening rolled around. The men were eager to replicate their performance last year and qualify for the final, yet disaster struck with the baton being dropped between positions 3 and 4 resulting in a DQ. The women had more luck, running a very competitive race and posting a time of 1:46.17, narrowly missing out on the final.


Finals day rolled around and it did not disappoint.

The first event on track for the day was the 200m heats. Tamsin Fowlie ran an incredible heat, winning it with a time of 25.91s and earning automatic qualification for the semis. Andrew Baird and Reuben MacIntyre ran well, with Baird having a minor stumble and finishing in 23.73s and Reuben in 30.55s.

In the shot put final, both Amy Kennedy and Euan Urquhart threw well with 12.61m and 12.41m respectively.

Euan would go on to perform well in his second final of the day, jumping 6.63m in the long jump.

After waiting all weekend, it was finally Sara's turn to pole vault. She vaulted 3.53m and left many of us amazed!

All eyes were on Claire McGarvey as the day wound up, and she did not disappoint. Claire jumped 1.75m in the high jump, earning the silver medal and repeating her success of last year!

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