Bertram lands another Scottish Athletics award

Alan Bertram (right) receiving his award from Michael Cavanagh of Commonwealth Games Scotland.
Alan Bertram (right) receiving his award from Michael Cavanagh of Commonwealth Games Scotland.

ST BOSWELLS’ Alan Bertram has been rewarded for his years of dedication to hammer throwing with another Scottish Athletics award.

The 76-year-old former policeman picked up the Tom Stillie Memorial Trophy for his services and commitment to the sport at last month’s Scottish Athletics end-of-season ceremony.

Two years ago he received recognition for services to coaching development at the same event.

Alan, originally from Northumberland, said: “I am still involved in hammer coaching, working on the development programme for Scottish Athletics, although I mostly work indoors now because it is too cold outside.

“We have three or four throwers who will make the Commonwealth Games in 2014 which is great.”