Runner David wins hurdles gold

MILNGAVIE athlete David Martin won gold at the Scottish Senior 400 metre hurdles - the third year he has done this in a row.

The 23-year-old from Dumbrock Road was competing in the prestigious competition at Scotstoun and recorded a time of 52.18secs.

His coach at Victoria Park City of Glasgow for the past seven years, Sheila Atkinson, said: “This is the biggest event of its kind in Scotland and one of the hardest because of the intense competition.”

Although the former Douglas Academy pupil’s time was not as fast as in previous years David was happy with his time because the conditions were windy and not conducive to good times.

Mrs Atkinson added: “He won the George Duncan trophy as well in honour of one of Scottish athletics most respected officials.

And she added: “I definitely see David challenging for the Commonwealth Games when they come to Glasgow. I will be disappointed if he does not make the selection.”