Sports hall athletics set for Campbeltown

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The Argyll series of indoor athletics competitions is racing to its finale.

The Kintyre contest, in Victoria Hall Campbeltown, on Sunday, March 3 starting at 1pm is the last of four area events.

This is a qualifying event in the series, promoted by Mid Argyll Athletic Club, this winter and supported by all the athletic clubs in Argyll.

The Argyll final will be held on Sunday, March 24, at Atlantis Leisure in Oban.

Specialist equipment is used for various running, jumping and throwing events in small arenas.

This indoor version of athletics brings the skills and excitement of track and field into sports halls. It gives youngsters a taste of athletics in a warm and dry atmosphere.

The competition will start at 1pm with all entries on the day from 12.30pm and there will be six events for six age groups starting at under sevens up to under 17s.

The age is taken as at September 1 2018 and the entry fee will be £2 per competitor.

The six events include two lap and four lap time trials,  standing long and triple jumps, speed bounce and finally foam javelin for the under sevens,  nines and 11s.

The under 13s, 15s and 17s will have shot putt instead of javelin.

Trophies will be awarded to the overall winners and all competitors taking part will receive a medal with ribbon.

It was hoped to stage this competition in the games hall at the new Grammar School.

Due to ongoing external works still in progress there is no vehicle access to drop off equipment and also no parking at the school.

If this situation changes nearer the end of February it may still be possible to arrange a change of venue.

Teenager Jilly Lefebvre, a star at the 2015 Sports Hall Athletics, takes the 100 yards at Southend Highland Games in 2017. 25_c30southendgames02