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Shetland Athletics Team is often one of the biggest sports within the overall Shetland Team and have had many individual and team medal successes over the years. Shetland Amateur Athletics Club is based in Lerwick and boasts a number of talented athletes who are regular participants at competitions and training sessions on the Scottish mainland.

In previous Games, Shetland athletes have won medals across a range of track and field events, including long distance, middle distance, sprint and relay events, triple jump and javelin. Two of our most successful runners, Ian Williamson and Claire Wilson have taken 14 medals over a ten year period between 1997 and 2007, including six golds. 

More recently, our 800 metre runner, Emma Leask has won gold medals in the Isle of Wight in 2011, and in Bermuda in 2013.   In Jersey 2015,  Claire Wilson returned to take a gold medal and set a new Games Record for the Women's 3000 metre Steeplechase.  Also in Jersey 2015, Faye Cox, Tamar Moncrieff, Kristi Grant and Sophie Moar won gold medals in the 4 x 100 metre Women's Relay event.

The athletics arena is usually a centrepiece of the Games week and is bustling with activity each day, with heats in the mornings and event finals each evening.

Shetland Amateur Athletics Club is represented on the SIGA committee by Elaine Park, Heather Moar and David Wagstaff.

Shetland Medals for Athletics

Long JumpPeter StempBronze1985
Half Marathon TeamShetlandSilver1991
Half Marathon TeamShetlandSilver1993
10,000 Metres, MenIan WilliamsonBronze1997
Half Marathon, MenIan WilliamsonGold1997
10,000 Metres, MenIan WilliamsonSilver1999
400 Metres Hurdles, WomenCaron LeckieBronze1999
Half Marathon, MenIan WilliamsonGold1999
10,000 Metres, MenIan WIlliamsonSilver2001
800 Metres, WomenClaire WilsonSilver2001
Half Marathon, menIan WilliamsonSilver2001
800 Metres, WomenClaire WilsonBronze2003
1,500 Metres, WomenClaire WilsonGold2003
4 x 400 Metres, WomenShetlandBronze2003
Half Marathon, MenIan WilliamsonSilver2003
10,000m WomenMichelle SandisonGold2005
1,500m WomenClaire WilsonGold2005
800m WomenClaire WilsonGold2005
Javelin WomenEmma GrayGold2005
100m WomenFaye RichardsonSilver2005
200m WomenFaye RichardsonSilver2005
5,000m WomenMichelle SandisonBronze2005
Javelin MenJonathan KerrBronze2005
1,500m WomenClaire WilsonGold2007
800m WomenClaire WilsonSilver2007
Triple Jump MenSakchai MakaoBronze2007
4 x 400m Relay WomenShetlandBronze2009
800m WomenEmma LeaskGold2009
800m WomenEmma LeaskGold2011
Javelin WomenInga WoodsBronze2011

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