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Glasgow played host to the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships for the first time with the event staged at the Emirates Arena on February 22nd and 23rd 2020.

The sporting occasion marked the start of the 2020 competition countdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games with world class athletes competing at the Emirates Arena.

It was the first time the SPAR British Indoor Championships were held in Scotland which reflects the UK-wide interest and strength of support in athletics.

SPAR, who announced a three year sponsorship deal with British Athletics in 2018, has a strong track record with supporting athletics.

Recognising this support, SPAR Scotland was delighted to welcome Zoey Clark, a British sprinter, to SPAR Halbeath (Pittsburgh Road) on Friday 28th February.

Zoey, who lives in Aberdeen, competed in the women's 400 metres and was part of the British 4 × 400 relay team that won the silver medal at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics.

Children from Carnegie Primary School visited the store to take part in a session with Zoey, learning about the Healthy Living Programme and hearing how Zoey maintains a healthy lifestyle.

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for athletic events and I was delighted Glasgow was chosen to host the SPAR British Indoor Championships. The city has a proud history of hosting athletics events as shown by the successful delivery of last year’s European Athletics Indoor Championships.

“We are a proud supporter of British Athletics and it was great to have this opportunity to show our support in the communities our stores serve.

“Occasions like this also give us the chance to work hand in hand with local schools and provide them with information on healthy and nutritious products,” he added.