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Visitor to the Therapy Studio Declan Brennan Helps Pitreavie to Gold and Scottish record!

RELAY RECORD ALERT: Word from the Emirates Arena is that Pitreavie AAC have broken Scottish Championship Indoor Senior 4 x 200 m record with a run of 1.29.30 today(Sat 14th March 2015)

Local Dunfermline young Star Aidan Thompson wins another Scottish National Vest in Antrim Sat 14th March coming in a Fantastic 5th place!

More info can be found HERE

1st Ultra at 60 yrs young for Robin Livingstone, 3rd in his Category! Fantastic effort!!!!!!

Very Proud of Robin Livingstone 1st Attempt at an ultra, just turned 60 and came 3rd in his Category 4hrs 47mins, although Robin stays in Perth, I’m very humbled that he takes a regular trip to our Therapy Table

As of (Fri 13th) Our 7 days Availability, more slots on our Pages section, limited availability due to the kick in of the Athletics Road Running Calendar, try and get booked in Cycling Time Trials begin very soon as well.

More availability on the Pages section. text, email or call to provisionally reserve your slot, we shall reply to confirm appointment.

Tues Full

Wed 5pm

Thur 7 & 5pm

Fri 7,9,11 & 9pm

Sat Full

Sun 11,3 & 5pm

Normal Availability otherwise which can be checked on the Header or on the Pages Section

Very Proud to be able to assist in a very slight way, Jamie Bowie winning the Scottish Champs last week and adding a British Bronze at Sheffield(150215)

Glad to help this Top Internation Athlete in a slight way, Jamie who runs for Inverness and stays in Edinburgh comes in Regularly to our Therapy Practise, as you can understand, I’m very proud of his achievements and humbled that we can help in any way we can!


Watch the British Indoor Athletic Championships live on!


The biggest names in British Athletics will feature at the Sainsbury’s Indoor British Championships this weeken?d, hosted by the EIS Sheffield.

With places on the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the European Indoor Championships in Prague up for grabs, this weeken?d will see athletes battle it out to secure their spot.

Didn’t manage to get tickets? Don’t worry, you can still see all the track and field action by signing up for a free account at

Once you are signed up, the live stream will be available by clicking here

The event commences at 12:00 on Saturda?y 14 Februar?y, and 11:30 on Sunda?y 15 Februar?y.

Don’t miss it!


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Wendy Nicol gets 3 National Athletics medals at yesterday’s Masters Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

Gold – Long Jump
Silver – 60m
Silver – 200m

Scottish 4x400metre Mens Team gets Silver at yesterday’s(Sat 24th Jan 15)International Indoor Meeting

Very humbled to help in a very small way these two guys who made up one half of yesterday’s 4 man Scottish Relay team at yesterday’s Emirates stadium, its especially poignant that pictured at the bottom, Pat Swan was given a chance to compete for his country after being on the fringes for a few years to get back to the top where he belongs! Keep it up Pat, well done to Greg who was also part of last years Scotland’s Commonwealth team in Glasgow last year. Both Guys are Coached by Piotr Haczek who also trains Jamie Bowie and Gemma Nicol!

Gemma was picked for this international but politely declined her offer however she is intending on competing this year and maybe even pulling on a Scottish jersey very soon!

Jamie Bowie takes Center Stage as he’s the Top Scot at yesterday’s(Sat 24th Jan 15) International at Glasgow’s Emirates Stadium

Regular Visitor Jamie Bowie pictured here behind British 4×400 team mate Conrad Williams, Jamie came out on top!!!! Well done to Jamie his team including Coach Piotr Haczek.

Full Details can be found HERE


Scotland under 20 International Aidan Thompson equips himself magnificently in Ireland

After leading the race for the majority of the race, Aidan just ran out of steam, for his first attempt coming 3rd in an international arena is pretty damn good! Well done Aidan.

Pictures from the Event can be found HERE

Take a Mountainbike, take a 6mile lap in the hills in the middle of winter, give them a Goal like 24hours and tell them to go!

What Happens you have a Lassie from Kirkcaldy who is a regular to our studio named GILLIAN PRATT sponsored by Leslie Bikes and she not only completes the feat, was  1st Female but with over 100 other solo men doing the event, she comes well inside the top 20!!!!!

What can you say, WONDER WOMAN! Probably! Well Done Gillian!!!!

Details of the race

Regular Visitors Pat Swan, Internationlist Jamie Bowie and Commonwealth athlete Greg Louden were all in action in last weeks Scottish Indoor Open.

Speaking to Greg yesterday at the Practice, he stated that both Jamie and himself scored PB’s at the 200, pictured here in 4th place, Pat Swan also ran well and has been asked to be a reserve for this weekend’s International.

You can still get tickets for the Event by clicking HERE

Local Boy from Dunfermline and Visitor to the Studio Aidan Thompson gets a Scotland Call up to run in Northern Ireland next Month after turning 18!

More details HERE

Tues 25th Nov, 8.30am Cycle from Loch Leven to Dunning via Milnathort 35 miles 2 hours, 2000ft of climbing,

Details HERE

A picture from Milnathort looking south towards the Lomonds and Loch Leven

Regular to the Therapy Suite Lewis Miller scores a Fantastic 4th Place at today’s East District League Match at Alloa.

Highest ever place for Lewis Brilliant Result on-wards and upwards!

Friend and former Club Mate Ian Stewart(5535) helps Scot’s Male 55 to a credible Bronze Medal!

Scottish vets M55 team at British & Irish XC international in Nottingham. Colin Feechan & Paul Thompson worked together to eventually overhaul an English and Irish rival. Paul finished 5th M55 in 28:40, Colin Feechan was 6th in 28:42, Willie Jarvie was an excellent 12th in 29:18 and evergreen Ian Stewart was 15th in 29:47 to claim a very close 3rd team place.

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Visitor to the Studio and a Local Dunfermline Boy(Aidan Thompson)bound for Stardom.

Aidan who had trained for years by John Wands(Pitreavie)until this summer where his career has taken him study at Stirling Uni now see’s Aidan train with Central.  Aidan’s fantastic performance in his first Senior Championship race saw him come in 25th which assisted his club in becoming 2nd Senior Team, brilliant effort!

Link to Results can be found HERE

Picture of Kerry Gibson(Fife AC)running at Bellahouston’s National Cross Country, Visitor to the Studio.

More Pictures from Last Weekends race at Bellahouston can be found HERE

Pictures from last weekends Glen Clova Half, Nicola Orr, Jane Macdonald, Laura Foster who use our services pictured here.

Pictures HERE

Morag McLarty who comes along to the Therapy studio gets 4th at the Nation 4k Cross Country Champs in Bellahouston.

Butchart here below from Central goes from Strength to Strength to Win the Scottish National 4k XC Championship

Pictures HERE

Regular at our Therapy Studio & Beach Sessions Shelagh Davidson Breaks 4hrs for her 1st Marathon in New York.

Well done to Shelagh Davidson, 1st Marathon today, a sub 4 in New York!
Shelagh started getting into running down at our Beach Training down in Aberdour 3 years ago. After being very nervous at the prospect of joining in, after a few weeks, she fitted in nicely. Shelagh was at the training every week! She has this year completed numerous 10k’s to half marathons and today through her hard work and perseverance has completed another milestone in her running, well done Shelagh and continued success

The Tour of Ben Nevis 72 on your MTB Sept 19th 2015

More info HERE


ENTRY = £50

Welcome to the No Fuss Ultimate MTB challenge for endurance athletes and people with a sense of adventure. Back again to great acclaim, The Tour brings mountain biking back to the mountains!

The event is about circumnavigating Ben Nevis starting from Fort William the Outdoor Capital of the UK. It is a 72km journey of discovery about our wonderful environment, about yourself and for some, we have no doubt, about your bike. It is a stage race where the aim is to gather points throughout the course and, for those at the front, it can be a very tactical race!

It is an opportunity to ride through some of the most rugged and isolated areas that the
Scottish Highlands have to offer. The course is undulating and varied with river and stream
crossings, climbs and long descents.  This is a tough and technical bike ride, determination and a love of riding your bike are required!

This is one of the country’s longest point to point events. The course has been described as
MTB Endurance and a Mountain Marathon race all rolled into one. It is tough; but it is

However, we stress this is more of an event than a race. Those that are super fit and want to
race hard will not be disappointed and the 4 special timed sections will spice it up a bit and
really bring out the competitors from within. Those who see this as a major personal
challenge will be able to pace themselves and enjoy the adventure and wilderness
of this remote area.

The course will not be littered with signage and support people, it will be left as untouched
as possible to allow you to enjoy this environment in its natural state. With this comes some
personal responsibility, which is a big part of the event ethos. We are taking the bubblewrapping
away and letting you take on this event knowing that you will need motivation and
tenacity to get to the finish line.

Check out 2010’s official event film here.

Central Athletics Club take both the Senior Men and Women’s Title at this weekend’s Scottish National Cross Country Championship at a Blustery Cumbernauld.

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Good Luck to Beacon runner and last years winner of the Jedburgh Three Peaks 38mile Challenge Neil MacNicol.

Half way round, Neil is lying in 2nd place.

Scotlands Young Superstar Laura Muir, runs at todays National Cross Country Relay, in Cumbernauld


It’s the start of the cross country season and some 2241 athletes – a 20-year high figure – are due to compete for 538 teams at this year’s Scottish National XC Relays at Cubernauld House Park.  The race is the first of six events making up The Lindsays Scottish Cross Country Season which will end with the National XC Championships in Callendar Park, Falkirk, on 22 February 2015.

Some of Scotland’s finest athletes are taking part at Cumbernauld, including GB international Laura Muir (pictured) who returns after her superb run last year for Glasgow University when she clocked the fastest women’s leg, and who is joined by Team Scotland colleagues Callum Hawkins of Kilbarchan AAC and Central AC’s Ross Houston.  Muir competed for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in the 1500m final at Hampden, while Hawkins ran the 10,000m track final and Houston the marathon at Glasgow 2014.

Enjoy some competitive cross country in the Cumbernauld mud as clubs the length and breadth of Scotland descend on the venue for an afternoon of racing.  Age group races start at 12.30pm, with the Senior Women’s race at 1.40pm and the Senior Men’s race at 2.40pm.

Entry is free for spectators.

New PB and winning Bronze for Greg Louden 47.48 at last weekends British Universities Under 23.

Well done to @greglouden1 pictures here in the red top at #EAChamps winning bronze with a new PB 47.48s

On top of this great result, Greg represents his country in next months Commonwealth Games in the 4×400.

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Massage Regular Gillian Pratt came in 2nd Lady in the Solo category in last weeks 10 Under the Ben Mountain Bike Race!

Race results can be found HERE

Gillian had done the event for the first time last year where she rode as a pair(having a break while your partner rides) however this was the first time as a solo, she came in 35th Overall.

Pictures can be viewed HERE

Regular Visitor, Darren Firth ran brilliantly in the 95mile West Highland Way Race clocking 23hrs 17mins, what a man!

Darren before the race.

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46.8 for Jamie in last nights Switzerland track event, no one has yet achieved the 45.45 exceptionally high standard however Jamie is only a whisker away.

Jamie has already qualified for the Commonwealth Games this year in the 4×400 metres.

Jamie Bowie

Regular Users to Tommy’s Therapy Table, Jamie Bowie & Greg Louden Beat the Qualifying Scottish Commonwealth Standard of 3.07.00 in Belgium tonight.

Jamie in the blue and Greg number 9941, pictured with Grant Plenderleith(9987)Kris Robertson clocked 3.06.58 in the 4×400 metres in Namur, Belguim.

A Link from Scottish Athletics

Next 7 days Massage & Sports Therapy Availability


(Thur 29th) Full

(Frid 30th) 1pm

(Sat 31st) Full

(Sun 1st June) Full

(Mon 2nd June)3pm,5pm,7pm

(Tues 3rd June)11am,1pm,3pm,5pm,7pm

(Wed 4th June)11am,1pm,3pm

Appts over a week can be found on the Pages Section.

(Mon 19th) 1pm (Tues 20th) 11am, 1pm (Wed 21st) 1pm, 3pm, 5pm.

Just a reminder no beach sessions on this weekend due to Easter, a lot of our regulars have holiday/family commitments. Next one is Sat 26th April, 9am.

Update Wedneday 16th April.

  • Treatment table is full today, tomorrow and Saturday with the Sunday 7pm still available.
  • There is no training at Aberdour this weekend as it is Easter and people have family commitments. 
  • Next Beach Session Sat 26th 9am, normal Running Session.

Change of day for the off road training session, now on Sat, to compliment the lost trails race

The route this week shall be relatively flat and on the grass,  a bit like in the picture here! So were on this Sat 29th 9am.

Very Limited Massage Availability now for the remainder of this week, Off Road Training is this Sunday 30th 9am Aberdour Beach, all abilities welcome.

Updated Tuesday Afternoon, normal availability for next week Mon 31st during Easter Holidays!

Some Great Pictures from this mornings Session, thanks to the 17 people in attendance.

Album can be viewed HERE


Thanks to

  1. Connor Morris
  2. Bobby Summers
  3. John Abbott
  4. Susan Mathieson
  5. Jenny Gibbs
  6. Ian McWhinnie(Jnr)
  7. Jim McWhinnie
  8. Norbet
  9. Calum Vallance
  10. Jim McHardie
  11. Susan Young
  12. James Young(Jnr)
  13. Hannah Young(Jnr)
  14. Dominic
  15. Shelagh Davidson
  16. Ken Wilson
  17. Hazel Williamson


Photos from Sun 16th March Hill & Trail Session, next Session Sat 22nd 9am, meeting at the Lighthouse

A link to our album can be found HERE

Many thanks to

  1. Gavin McWhinnie & Susan Mathieson
  2. Ian McWhinnie & Ben McHardie
  3. Bobby Summers & John Abbott
  4. Norbet & Dominic
  5. Robert Goldberg & Janet McWhinnie
  6. Jim McWhinnie
  7. Peter Brown & Hamish Brown 

In attendance at our last Beach running session on Sat 8th at Aberdour’s Silver Sands, next session Sun 16th 9am

  1. Gavin McWhinnie & Hilary Joiner
  2. Connor Morris & Susan Mathieson
  3. Dominic & Sarah Malcolm
  4. Bobby Summers & Jim McHardie
  5. Ian McWhinnie & Richard
  6. Karen Kennedy & Janet McWhinnie
  7. Norbet & Craig Joiner
  8. Jenni Gibbs & Graham Birse
  9. John Abbott

Massage Regular, Wendy Nicol scores a PB, 2nd in Scotland for the 60m in her age category in her first indoor event for 7 years

All Wendy’s competition had previous races this year which made it extra special to get a 2nd in her first indoor race for 7 years, here she is practising her reaction times with British Internationalist Jamie Bowie. Wendy ran 9.23, the race was won in 9.10.  Wendy had commented that if she had the same benefit of more races she would have been closer or even won the event.

Full Results from Yesterdays National Cross Country Championship at Falkirk

Results HERE

Central, Male Senior team winners, Well Done! Sean Reilly pictured in the yellow, came in a few weeks ago for some Therapy, he was placed 21st Overall.

Yellow 'fever' rife as Central celebrate . . .

Fantastic effort from all in attendance! Special Mention to Wee Hamish Brown(8) STAR RUNNER

Pictures from yesterdays Session can be viewed HERE

A Picture of Wee Hamish (pictured below) in the black behind Ken, who done every effort this week!!!!


Five Scottish athletes will head for Poland next month(March 7-9th) for the World Indoors. One of which is a Regular to our Therapy Table, Scottish International Jamie Bowie

Short Cut to the Full Article from Scottish Athletics can be found HERE

The Full British line up can be found HERE

Below Jamie in Recent Action at Glasgow’s Emirates Stadium.

Photo: Well done Jamie Bowie, another PB 46.58, upwards and onwards :)

Regular to Tommys Table, Internationalist Jamie Bowie, Qualifies for today’s (Sun 9th Feb)400 British Indoor Final!

Jamie has had a great 6 months, qualifying for last years World Championship in Moscow where he competed for the British 4x400m Semi Final, helping the team to the Final, won the Scottish a few weeks ago and competed in last weeks International in Glasgow where he reduced his indoor PB, he now the 2nd Fastest Ever Scot indoor at this distance, Jamie is trying to Qualify for this years Commonwealth Games, I’m very proud to be a part of his Team.

Massage Regular and International Athlete Ryan Oswald records Lifetime Indoor best at Sheffield 21.36 today Sun 9th Feb, to get into British Final today.

Ryan is pictured below in the number 198.

Another Fantastic Turnout and Work ethic on some new grueling trails and hills down at Aberdours Silver Sands.

Todays Pictures HERE

  1. Calum Vallance & Susan Mathieson
  2. Connor Morris & Karen
  3. Ian McWhinnie & John Abbott
  4. Gavin McWhinnie & Hilary Joiner
  5. Norbet & Hazel Williamson
  6. Johnny Phillips & Mairi Williamson
  7. Robert Goldberg & Sarah
  8. Jim McWhinnie & Ken Wilson
  9. Jenny Gibbs & Janet McWhinnie
  10. Peter Brown

Team names & numbers from last Saturday’s Session now up! Next Session this Sunday 2nd Feb at midday!

  1. Connor Morris & Hazel Williamson
  2. JP Foster & John Abbott
  3. David McNeill & Bill Norman
  4. Gavin McWhinnie & Adam Vallance
  5. Ian McWhinnie & Craig Joiner
  6. Graham Birse & Norbet
  7. Johnny Philips & Jim McWhinnie
  8. Fiona Vallance & Jessica Vallance

Jamie Bowie goes from Strength to Strength taking nearly half a second off last weeks performance

Best ever Scottish indoor performance 45.98 Brian Whittle.

Sat 18th Jan 2014 Jamie wins Scottish Open 47.09

Today Sat 25th Jan 3rd in International Invitation 46.65

Commonwealth Qualification 45.45 

Bowie clocks 2nd best all-time indoors at 400m

Jamie has been coming into our practice every two weeks to get some well earned treatment since September last year.

18 At this mornings Beach Session! Very Well done to Fiona Vallance! First time doing a few reps!

  1. Connor Morris & Hazel Williamson
  2. JP Foster & John Abbott
  3. David McNeill & Bill Norman
  4. Gavin McWhinnie & Adam Vallance
  5. Ian McWhinnie & Craig Joiner
  6. Graham Birse & Norbet
  7. Jim McWhinnie & Johnny Phillips
  8. Jim McHardie & Ben Mc Hardie
  9. Fiona Vallance & Jessica Vallance

The very Best of Wishes to 2 other Internationals Gemma Nicol & Greg Louden, regular Visitors for Treatments are also competing for their country this Saturday at the Emirates Glasgow, in the 4×400.

Best Wishes to Pitreavie’s Ryan Oswald(SCO)Internationalist from Burtisland.

Ryan pictured here on the right has been using our services(Sports Massage) now for 6 months, coming into see us every 2 weeks, Ryan competes in the Scotland International team in this Saturdays 150 metres at Glasgow’s Emirates indoor stadium.

Tommy’s Sports Therapy assists GB International Jamie Bowie to the 2nd quickest ever Indoor 400 metre by a Scot!

Bowie clocks 2nd best all-time indoors at 400m

Scotland and GB international Jamie Bowie produced the second fastest Scottish men’s indoor 400m run of all-time list at a busy Emirates Arena last Saturday.

The National Open offered an early season opportunity to elite athletes as well as helping serve the wider membership and with hundreds of entry there was a big challenge for organisers and officials.

All the (provisional) track and field results are now available here

Jamie’s dominant run Bowie’s 47.09 was the second best indoor run of all-time by a Scot over 400m with only Brian Whittle’s 45.98 back in 1988.

‘I’ve had a few PBs in the past 12 months and it helps confirm that you are doing the right things,’ said Jamie.

‘I’ve support from British Athletics and the National Lottery and that’s helped. My coach, Piotr Haczek, is back in Scotland full-time now and that is another big factor in this. I’ve good training partners, physio support in Tommy Lawrence and all these little things can make a difference for you.

‘I’m looking forward to next week and competing for Scotland in the Glasgow International.

‘I ran a domestic 400m once in the Kelvin Hall maybe five years ago – which was on shortly before the full meeting
started. The arena was packed then and the atmosphere great but next week will be something special with 5000 people inside the Emirates.

‘It will be two very challenging races when you look at the 400m field and the fact the Bahamas, who are the 4 x
400m Olympic champions, are coming for the Commonwealth Select. It’s exciting for us all.’

Inverness athlete Bowie’s previous best indoors had been 47.65 – set a few years ago in Sheffield at a British Champs. 

Great turnout at beach session this morning! Thank you to everyone for their efforts. Teams and names below:

  1. Callum Vallance & Susan Matheson
  2. David McNeil & Karen
  3. Bobby Summers & John Abbot
  4. Gavin McWhinnie & Jim McHardie
  5. Shelagh Davidson & Hazel Williamson
  6. Johnny Phillips & Adam Vallance
  7. Ian McWhinnie & Chris
  8. Sam Laird & Sarah
  9. Norbet & Robert Goldberg
  10. Jim McWhinnie & Bill Norman
  11. Ian Hill & Craig Joiner
  12. Hilary Joiner & Patrick Leask

25 Participants at yesterdays(Sat 11th Jan) Beach Session, names now uploaded!

  1. Craig Joiner
  2. Hilary Joiner
  3. Susan Young
  4. Hannah Young(Jnr)
  5. James Young(Jnr)
  6. JP Foster(1st Time)
  7. David McNeil
  8. Susan Mathieson
  9. Patricl Leask
  10. Richard
  11. Connor Morris
  12. Jim McHardie
  13. Robert McCulloch
  14. Louise McCulloch(Jnr)
  15. Graham Birse
  16. Karen
  17. Sarah(Jnr)
  18. Shelagh Davidson
  19. Caroline Cassell
  20. Ian Hill
  21. Sam Laird
  22. Hazel Williamson
  23. Bill Norman
  24. Johnny Phillips
  25. John Abbott