Lothian Disability Track & Field Athletics 2018
The LDS Track & Field Athletics Championship returned to Meadowmill on Thursday 10th May with over 50 young people from the Lothians attending the event. Once again, the event ran parallel to the East Lothian Youth Games which helped to contribute to the great atmosphere.
Lothian Disability Sport worked in partnership with East Lothian council, Scottish Disability Sport and Scottish Athletics to facilitate the event which provides the opportunity for individuals with a physical, sensory or learning disability to record times and distances in a variety of track and field events. These results then allow the opportunity for athletes to be selected to represent the region in the Scottish Disability Sport National Event and therefore compete against other athletes from across the country. Both the Regional and National competitions provide the platform for young people to participate as the format allows different disabilities and athletic abilities the chance to compete against their peers with similar entry times / distances.
The event saw pupils from 10 schools across the region participate with representation from each of the Local Authorities. With Race Running included in the event programme for the first time, we saw a guest runner compete as part of Grampian Disability Sport in order to access more competitive opportunities within the event.
With 55 athletes taking part in the event, track & field athletics remains a popular fixture in the LDS Calendar of Events. Results from the event can be found.