First half of the day, U18 runners Roberts Glazers and Renāte Beļājeva went to Ogre, to compete in Ogre's regional athletics championship. Both participated in the 800m race. Another race to be proud of - Renāte Beļājeva is the absolute champion amongst women, and Roberts Glazers, with a new PB of 2:04,60, finishes 4th. As a reminder, Roberts and Renāte are in their first year of U18 age group. However, on the other half of the day, youngest Ašais runners set off in an Estonian stadium. The aim was to run new PB's. U14 groups' Stella Paltiņa boldly 1st in the 600m race with a new PB - 1:47,18!
Whilst Ašai runners blaze in stadiums, meanwhile both of our "foreign" members Kaspars Lapsa and Lana Lindermane, each did their distance in the traditional running event - Cesis Eco Trail. At 6 o' clock in the morning, Kaspars Lapsa started his 85km long trail journey, despite his recent feat of running the 107 km long race from Rīga to Valmiera, which could have worried him about his energy reserves, however it didn't and Kaspars finished with a great tempo and doing it in 10 hours and 21 minutes!!! If the previous year he did a distance 5km shorter than this in 11 hours and 3 minutes, then this years' performance is excellent! Kaspars got 20th place amongst all long distance runners. However, Lana Lindermane in the 13km trail run got 2nd place in her age group. Lana has gotten her second pedestal in her last two races. Truly proud of both of them!
Summer for SC Ašais continues to be with packed to the brim with good news! This time, it was the U16 age group Baltic team championship and Elza Niklase was a part of the Latvian nacional team. In the untraditional distance of 2000m, just like in all the other disciplines, on the sstart line lined up two athletes from each Baltic state. In the 2000m run participated 7 girls. Elza, full of confidence, thrust into battle! And Elza defended the honor of SC Ašais and the Latvian team winning bronze medal! That also gave considerable points to the Latvian U16 team, who got 2nd place overall, losing to the Estonian team. Joy and happiness! Summer continues, but it is clear that the summer season of 2020 is an excellent one! Results - here!
Even though covid has cancelled many events, this summer for athletics has been quite dense. From 23rd to 24th of July, in Ventspils olympic stadium occured the 3rd youth championship in athletics in the past two weeks. This time U18 and U20 age group athletes started in this competition. And we are proud to announce that Roberts Glazers won bronze in this competition in the epic 1500m distance. In a tough race where 6 ,similarly strong, athletes fought for the 3 pedestal steps, Roberts also managed to run a new PB of 4:17,11! To furthermore affirm the tough contestents, only 0,01 second seperated the 1st place from the 2nd, however Roberts was 0,4 seconds away from gold. Not as well as planned turned out to be Renātes Beļājevas race in the 400m distance. Pretty far from her PB and 7th place (21).
It has finally happened! After three crazy months, when life became a lot weirder, Ašais athletes have finally returned to normal racing! Unfortunately not in Latvia. But knowing our love for Estonia, we had no resistance on restarting racing there. In the city of Tartu occured local range competition in athletics, II part in a series of races, in which both 400m and 800m distances were included. Seasons' first race turned out to be rather cautious. It is clear that the non-racing period and the fact that this was the first outdoor race since the summer of 2019, has left a considerable impression on our runners. The most successful race was for Roberts Glazers, who had only 0,6 seconds to his overall PB 800m - 2:07,01 and 2nd place in the youth group. Their second 800m race experienced two youngest Ašais runners - Stella Paltiņa and Roberts Cercins.
Coach told Roberts "NO!" Roberts replied - I want to! Coach one again denied, however his heart wasn't truly happy with the descision, because coach saw, that Roberts eyes were screaming "I want to run!". Today @robertsglazers ran his first half marathon! In Cesis running enthusiast organized SUPER DUPER 1/2 marathon Roberts ran seriously fast - 1:33,22! Furthermore, completing first 7 km together with @melnaisgulbis Kaspars. That was the deal! Someone had pressed that launch buttpn, because the average speed in the 17th km was 3:45! We are truly happy about Roberts excellent debut in this distance. Both "foreign" Ašais runners - Kaspars Lapsa and Lana Lindermane - too completed 1/2 marathon. Both got a new PB, and those who have been to Cesis, know what kind of terrain is expected :) !!!
With true happiness we can announce that our oldest Ašais runner has been accepted in the university of Illinois, in Chicago. Rihards has been accepted in the graphic design study program, continuing to awaken his graphic and artistic talent, which he started in his two year studying time in Colby college. SC Ašais is proud of Rihards and wishes the best of luck in his journey.
2019. /2020. season is the 12th season of SC Ašais! What is sports club AŠAIS? It is one big sports family with many different personalities, but it is believed to have one big collective and personal goal - to be better both in sport and in life. And the pursuit of the great goals is one that brings us together everyday - in training sessions, races, jokes, laughs and all the good things that happen to us!
|Freshest Gold||Freshest Silver||Freshest Bronze|
|600 medal||Roberts Glazers |
|700 medal||Renāte Beļājeva|
|800 medal||Roberts Glazers|