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 Jump||Peter Stemp||Bronze||1985|
|Half Marathon Team||Shetland||Silver||1991|
|Half Marathon Team||Shetland||Silver||1993|
|10,000 Metres, Men||Ian Williamson||Bronze||1997|
|Half Marathon, Men||Ian Williamson||Gold||1997|
|10,000 Metres, Men||Ian Williamson||Silver||1999|
|400 Metres Hurdles, Women||Caron Leckie||Bronze||1999|
|Half Marathon, Men||Ian Williamson||Gold||1999|
|10,000 Metres, Men||Ian WIlliamson||Silver||2001|
|800 Metres, Women||Claire Wilson||Silver||2001|
|Half Marathon, men||Ian Williamson||Silver||2001|
|800 Metres, Women||Claire Wilson||Bronze||2003|
|1,500 Metres, Women||Claire Wilson||Gold||2003|
|4 x 400 Metres, Women||Shetland||Bronze||2003|
|Half Marathon, Men||Ian Williamson||Silver||2003|
|10,000m Women||Michelle Sandison||Gold||2005|
|1,500m Women||Claire Wilson||Gold||2005|
|800m Women||Claire Wilson||Gold||2005|
|Javelin Women||Emma Gray||Gold||2005|
|100m Women||Faye Richardson||Silver||2005|
|200m Women||Faye Richardson||Silver||2005|
|5,000m Women||Michelle Sandison||Bronze||2005|
|Javelin Men||Jonathan Kerr||Bronze||2005|
|1,500m Women||Claire Wilson||Gold||2007|
|800m Women||Claire Wilson||Silver||2007|
|Triple Jump Men||Sakchai Makao||Bronze||2007|
|4 x 400m Relay Women||Shetland||Bronze||2009|
|800m Women||Emma Leask||Gold||2009|
|800m Women||Emma Leask||Gold||2011|
|Javelin Women||Inga Woods||Bronze||2011|