IT WAS competition time for Central Athletics Club as they headed to Glasgow’s Emirates Arena to take part in the Scottish Indoor Championships.

The sports events took place on Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29 with the Stirling and Clacks outfit having several representatives.

A big couple days beckoned for the young athletes, with the standout being Alfie Laing picking up a bronze medal in the Under 13 boys category in the pentathlon.

Alfie took part in the shot put, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump and 800m run events, coming close to several personal bests throughout and coaches praised him for pushing himself throughout the event.

The next highlight came from the relay event, with the U17 boys team securing a place in the final on February 12 at the Emirates.

The team of Dylan McCulloch, Lewis Miller, Jonah Whitby and Ken Young finished as fastest loser which booked them a place in the final.

Elsewhere, the senior women’s relay team of Chloe Watt, Zosia Paddon, Amelie MacGregor and Megan Dunlop made history after being the first team to make a national senior indoor final for Central.

The women’s final was held later that day, with the team finishing in sixth place, earning praise from coaches.

The U17s girls relay team faced a bit of drama as Tabith MacKenzie put in a final sprint having obtained the baton in second. She kept at it and lunged for the finish line, with a photo finish required to find she had won by 0.09s.

Another events taking place include in the U20 boys heptathlon in which Ross Lawrie finished fifth overall with a seasons best in the 60m sprint.

Central Athletics Club will be back in action this weekend with the relay team taking on the final on Sunday, February 12.