Coaches: Anti-Doping Research

Dr Lucas Fairs, a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the University of Hull, is working on the European Union-funded Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education (ADVICE) project. Currently, he is inviting coaches who work with amateur athletes between 14 and 21 years of age to participate in a study examining changes in attitudes and knowledge of doping. If you like to obtain more information or are eligible and would like to participate in this study, you may find the survey here.

You may contact Dr Fairs at with any questions or concerns.


Aberdeenshire Sports Council Newsletter

Please find the latest Aberdeenshire Sports Council newsletter here and note mentions of Aberdeen AAC members, Kenny Lyon, Lewis Clow, Robbie Farquhar, and Miller Mathieson for their nominations at the annual awards event.



New/novice/potential volunteers:
The club Officials Coordinator and her team are again planning taster sessions to orient volunteers to the various duties and activities at competitions, leading up to the Assistant Officials Course.
They will be held on Mondays at 5:30PM for ±1 hour (except the Assistant Officials Course will be ±3 hours) starting 3 June through 1 July.
To voice your interest or ask questions, speak to Emma or email her at

Scottish Veteran Harriers Club

Inter-Area Track & Field Challenge

Your country needs you!!!

On the 6th July, there will be a representative track and field competition in Coventry. Scotland, Wales, Ireland and various English regional clubs will be doing battle over a full track and field program. The different teams will be Men and Women in the following 4 separate age groups:  35-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

Events:  100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000m walk, 80/100/110 hurdles, 4 x 100m relays, HJ, LJ, PV, TJ, SP, HT, JT, DT

In order to be eligible for selection, you need to be:
1. Paid up member of the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club;
2. UKA registered.

If you would like to be considered for selection, please email Eddie McKenzie at or Clare Barr at with your preferred events, as well as your vest and shorts size. Once we get numbers together, we can formulate detailed travel plans. SVHC will make a financial contribution towards travel and accommodation.

AAAC Welfare Officer

Aberdeen AAC members:

If you have the opportunity, please thank Nicola Crawford for her service to the club as Welfare Officer.

Also, please welcome Ben Nelson to the role.  You may find his details and other information about the club’s safeguarding efforts here.

Used Spikes and Vests

Aberdeen AAC members: if you have any SPIKES or CLUB VESTS that no longer fit, but are still in fair, useable condition, please drop them off to Ruth on club nights for others to use.

Highland Games Athletics

Paraphrased from the Scottish Highland Games Association:

“We run over 60 events from mid-May to mid-September and most have running in their programme. We only have two categories Youths 9yrs to 15yrs and adults 16yrs and over. We also run several leagues throughout the season with points being awarded for each event, and this year we are increasing the number of female leagues to try and encourage more females to get involved. Highland games have now been open for many years and therefore it is available to all comers.

Some events are scratch, but about 50% are handicap, which means that more runners will have the opportunity to do well even though they may not be the elite runners within their club, and that can encourage them to remain active in the sport.

We are aware that athletes first commitment will always be to their club, and it is not our intention to try and change that but merely let them be aware that if there is a free weekend or they have not been picked for the team, there is an alternative they may wish to consider, and we ensure them that they will be made very welcome.

The levels of competition and size of the event is quite variable, but normally a very good atmosphere and large crowds, and the opportunity to collect some reasonable prize money to offset travel costs etc.

There is a lot of information on our website however if anyone requires more information please do not hesitate to contact: email or telephone 01334 476305.”

Highland Games Fixtures

Highland Games Planner