Team Championships

IHAAC - SAL Womens Championships (small)     IHAAC - SAL Mens Championships (small)     IHAAC - Scottish YAL Championships (small)     IHAAC - U12 SUPERteams Championships (small)

SENIOR WOMEN

Inverness Harriers A.A.C. women first entered the Scottish Women’s Athletics League  – Division 4 in 1981 and would win the title in their inaugural season. The women’s team continued to rise the ranks of the league by repeated success within Divisions 3 and 2 over the next two seasons (1982 and 1983). The club were a mainstay in the SWAL moving between Divisions 1 and 2 until the mid 1990′s, where a reduction in the number of female track athletes soon prevented the Gold & Maroon to compete as an individual club.

Over the first 37 years of Women’s League competition, the club has won 7 division titles, however currently compete within the SWAL as part of a composite team “Lothian” with athletes from Corstorphine and Team East Lothian clubs. This is due to a reduction in the number of clubs being able to field full teams to participate across all events.

SENIOR MEN

Inverness Harriers A.A.C. men first entered the Scottish Athletics League – Division 4 in 1990 having won the qualification meeting arranged by Scottish Athletics the previous year. In the inaugural season, the Gold & Maroon tasted success by winning the Division at it’s first attempt. The following season saw repeated success with the club winning Division 3 and promotion to the second tier and again similar to the women’s team a decade earlier, the men were able to three-peat and rise to Division 1 within consecutive seasons.

Over the first 25 years of Men’s League competition, the club have won 5 division titles and currently compete within Division 1, having won the Division 2 title in the 2016 season. This was the second time in three seasons that the Gold & Maroon had won this championship title with the second title being won in the 2013 season.

JUNIOR MEN

Inverness Harriers A.A.C. junior men (Under 13 to U17 age groups) first entered the Scottish Young Athletes League in 1987 and during the following season finished in second place behind Ayr Seaforth A.C. The Scottish Champions refused the offer to compete at the UK Finals and this offer was extended to the club which was duly accepted. This experience would prove invaluable and at the third attempt, the club would be crowned Scottish Champions in 1989. This taste of success would fuel the clubs desire in this competition and would go onto repeat the feat during the 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1994 seasons and with it would come a greater challenge to the athletes competing against the English clubs at the UK Young Athletes League Finals in Birmingham.

Over the first 30 years of Young Athletes League competition, the club have won 5 Scottish Championships and no less than 4 Scottish North East Division titles. The UK Young Athletes League now comprises 3 Scottish Divisions, with the top 2 clubs proceeding to a Scottish Regional Final and with the winner proceeding to the UK Young Athletes League Final. The Gold & Maroon have won the past 4 consecutive Scottish North East Division titles.

UNDER 12 GIRLS & BOYS

Scottish Athletics introduced a competition for younger athletes (Under 12′s) in 2011 which would compromise of a multi-event team format, promoting participation in a range of events from sprints to jumps and throws. The SUPERteams Championships have proven successful for the Gold & Maroon, with Boys team’s winning the 2011 Outdoor Championships and the 2017 Indoor Championships along with podium visits during the 2013 and 2017 Outdoor Championships. The Girls team’s first success came during the 2014 Outdoor Championships with a bronze medal and although a 3 year gap would follow for more medals, the girls would reign supreme at both the 2017 Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

Over the first 8 years of SUPERteams competition, the club has won a total of 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. This competition proves to be a successful bridge to future age group championships for our younger athletes, with a number of athletes that have competed at these championships going onto win medals at Scottish Age Group Championships in the proceeding years.

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