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Commonwealth athlete 1986 - MOira MacBeath

On Wednesday 11th June, we were very lucky to have a visit from former Commonwealth athlete Moira MacBeath. She took part in the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games which was the last time the games were held in Scotland.


Moira's sport was athletics. She told us about how she joined the athletics club when she was at primary school and how, gradually, she got better and better at various athletic events. This led to Moira participating in Scottish School Championships and being very successful.


Eventually after a lot of training, she managed to get a qualifying time to participate in the Commonwealth Games. 


It was very interesting listening to her describing what it was like to be part of the Scotland team at the opening ceremony and then the nerves she felt waiting at the blocks for the gun to go off to start her race - 400m hurdles.


Moira took us outside and we had a go at running the 400m without any hurdles! Great fun!


Many thanks to Moira for giving up her free time to speak to us.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it and it reminded us to set yourself small goals a little at a time and work hard to achieve them.

Picture 1 Moira with her vest she competed in
Picture 2 the medal Moira got for taking part
Picture 3 Moira describing her experiences in 1986
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Picture 5 the 400m final!
Picture 6 P6 with Moira
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Picture 8 Moira explaining how she set herself small goals