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Law & District AAC Retain League Title

Created on Friday, 21 September 2012 18:26

Local athletes from Motherwell, Wishaw, Carluke, Biggar and Lanark have helped Law & District AAC retain its title in the Central & Southern Scotland (CSSAL) League after a thrilling victory at Scotstoun Stadium against some of the country's top athletics clubs.

Law, which won the title last year, emerged victorious in a keenly-fought contest over three matches, with male and female athletes competing from Under 13 to seniors and veterans.

In a league organised by national body scottishathletics, Law faced fierce competition from Corstorphine AAC, Giffnock North AAC, Airdrie Harriers, Shettleston Harriers, Victoria Park/City of Glasgow and Kilbarchan AC.

Holding a narrow lead over close rivals Kilbarchan AC and Airdrie Harriers from the previous two rounds, Law's athletes fought hard for every point over the final day, with the Law women's team proving the strongest on the day.

With their total added to the men's points, who came second to Ayr Seaforth in their competition, the club's overall score of 3091 gave them a very close winning margin over Kilbarchan (2926) and Ayr Seaforth (2878).

Mark Munro, head of development at scottishathletics, praised the efforts of the hundreds of athletes who took part in the three-match league.

He said: "The CSSAL is one of the most competitive and enjoyable leagues in Scotland and the standard of performance was particularly high this year.

"It's a great testing ground for young and older athletes alike and hopefully many of those who took part can go on to progress further towards representative honours.

"To win the league in any year is a tremendous achievement, but to retain the title for a second year is particularly difficult.

"On behalf of everyone at scottishathletics, I'd like to congratulate all of the clubs who took part, making the event such a worthwhile occasion and particularly to the winning team from Law & District."

Stuart Custom