Records fall at Mid Argyll Triathlon

triathlon mid argyllIt was damp and dreich but the Mid Argyll Triathlon produced some stunning performances,with new records being set and personal performances exceeding expectations.

In total there were 138 athletes who took up the multi-sport challenge,which included a 500m swim,20km bike and 6.5km run,and it was a Kilmartin man who took fi rst place with a time of 1:04:02.

For the full report,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 3 2014,also online at

Hockey is least-played sport at Lochgilphead school

midargyllsportcentresmDespite Argyll and Bute Council insisting on laying ‘Tiger Turf’to accommodate the playing of hockey at Lochgilphead Joint Campus,rather than the community’s perferred option of 60mm 3G to allow contact rugby to be played,figures show that after-school hockey is one the least-played sports on the pitch.

See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 1 2014 and on line at

Pupils help each other in Lochgilphead fun run

Lochgilphead Joint campus fun runTots,teenagers and teachers donned their running shoes last Friday as Lochgilphead Joint Campus hosted its annual Fun Run.

The event,which raises cash for Sport Relief,saw about 400 students,teachers and volunteers run distances of one mile,three kilometres and five kilometres.

For more photos see the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 28 2014,also available on line at

Lochgilphead skiers qualify in Scottish Schools Alpine Ski competition

Lochgilphead High School ski team alpineFour skiers from Lochgilphead High School have reached the final of the Scottish Schools Alpine Ski competition after thrashing the competition in the qualifying round.

The skiers travelled to Nevis Range   Lochaber,to compete in the Scottish Schools Alpine Ski Qualifier last month.

Patrick Feeney,16,Lawrence Lister,15,Alexander Feeney,14,and Jennifer Stocks,15,finished first in the team category to land a place in the final.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 14 2014,also on line at

Celebrations as Lochgilphead gets 3G pitch

Argyll and Bute logoThe news that Argyll and Bute Council has confirmed it hopes to upgrade Lochgilphead’s 2G pitch to a 3G surface in the summer has been met with delight by sports organisations across Mid Argyll.

Peter Laing,the Lochgilphead referee who started a petition to get the 2G pitch upgraded,thanked the 1,400 people who signed the petition and local councillors for their support.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 7 2014,also available on line at

Red Star under 17s win first home game in four months

red star under 17 vs BaljaffrayTHE FIRST home game for four months saw Red Star under 17s put in a convincing performance against Baljaffray to run out winners.

For the full match report,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 6 2014,also available on line at

Crinan Puffer run passed to MACPool

Stuart Owen and Matthew WatkisRUNNERS in Mid Argyll have reason to celebrate as the Scottish Sea Farms Crinan Puffer committee has agreed to Mid Argyll Community Pool taking on the running of the event.

The new arrangement secures the future of the Puffer – a popular 8.5mile run along the length of the Crinan Canal – and provides a valuable fundraising opportunity for community owned MACPool.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 14 2014,also available on line at

Pitch review may go in favour of Lochgilphead 3G pitch

Argyll and Bute logoTHE CAMPAIGN for a 3G all-weather football pitch in Lochgilphead has received a boost after Argyll and Bute Council confirmed the town’s 2G pitch may need to be replaced.

Peter Laing,a Mid Argyll football referee,submitted a petition urging the council to upgrade the Lochgilphead Joint Campus pitch to 3G surface earlier this year;it had more than 1,400 signatures.

For the full details,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 24 2014,also available on line at

Outstanding performances at sports hall athletics

athleticsA number of young athletes put in outstanding performances at this year’s qualifying rounds for the Argyll Sports Hall Athletic championships,which are due to take place in Oban in March.

Coached by Mid Argyll Athletics Club,the young athletes took part in track and ‘field’events.

For the full report on the event and results,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 24 2014,also available on line at

Lochfyneside FC struggles with commitment

lochfynesideLochfyneside Football Club may be forced to fold just one year after reforming as their manager struggles to field a full side each week.

Read more about the lack of player commitment threatening the team in the Argyllshire Advertiser,December 13 2013,also available on line at

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