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Munlochy discus thrower will not settle for personal best


By Andrew Henderson

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Kirsty Law was pleased to record a new personal best – but believes there are still plenty more to come in competition.

Kirsty Law
Kirsty Law

The Munlochy discus thrower’s effort of 58.82 metres moved her up to second in the all-time Scottish standings, rising above Rosemary Payne.

It is also comfortably above the qualifying standard for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, but Inverness Harriers’ life member Law already has eyes on breaking the 60-metre barrier.

“I am happy, but I just know there’s more there,” Law insisted.

“It’s a step in the right direction, but I know what I did and what I didn’t do.

“The conditions weren’t the best, so there were all those external factors that can help me throw farther.

“I want to throw over 60 metres. It’s not new to me, I’ve been doing it in training for the last 10 years, but I’ve never done it in competition.

“To me, I finally feel like I understand the throw and what I’m meant to be doing.

“It’s only taken me 20 years, but I’m getting there.”

Law has had to adapt to varying training conditions over the last year, taking advantage of her local rugby club and building a home gym in her back garden before being allowed to return to the gym and track.

Putting in the hours on her jumps and running has contributed to her new PB, and she will be hoping that pays off in a busy run of competitions over the next two months, starting at Loughborough on April 17.

One thing Law will not have to worry about is reaching the Commonwealth qualifying standard, which will allow her to relax.

“I’m glad I’ve got that done and dusted quite early on,” she reasoned.

“It’s in Birmingham as well, so it will be awesome – just like when it was in Glasgow. I’m not just going through the motions anymore, I finally get what I’m meant to be doing – it has just clicked.”


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