Scotland hill runners head for the Senior Home International this weekend.
The event is in Sedbergh in England on Sunday (18 June) and always presents a strong test for our athletes.
Congratulations to all those selected and their families and coaches.
Following a couple of withdrawals through injury in the Senior Men’s selection, there is now a place for Sam Alexander of Westerlands. There is a first Scotland vest for Miranda Grant.
Malcolm Patterson is team manager for the Scottish athletes competing and we wish them all the best for the Senior Home International.
Scotland Men: Sam Alexander (Westerlands); Andrew Fallas (Carnethy); Tom Martyn (Hunters Bog Trotters); Joe Symonds (Shettleston);
Scotland Women: Catriona Buchanan (Central/Ochil); Miranda Grant (Eryri/HBT); Stephanie Provan (Deeside); Georgia Tindley (HBT) (no female U23s selected).
*On a similar theme, there has been an addition to the Scotland junior teams headed for Italy for the June 24 International Youth Cup. Congratulations to Cody Stevenson of Garscube Harriers on now being selected.
Scotland Boys: George Rees, Robert Sparks (Fife AC); Cody Stevenson (Garscube).
Scotland Girls: Grace Whelan (Moray Road Runners); Lynn McKenna (Giffnock North); Zoe Nicholson (Pitreavie).
With thanks to Malcolm Patterson
The third of our summer Throws Grand Prix Series events will take place in Livingston on Saturday 24 June.
There was strong support for the last event in Inverness last month but unfortunately poor weather that weekend didn’t make it easy for athletes or Officials.
Now we are taking entries online across a range of events for June 24 back at Craigswood, Livingston, and know a number of athletes and coaches (and Officials) are already making plans to compete and attend.
Entries close a week before the event, so please make sure you enter now if you want to compete in the third of four events, with the remaining event thereafter also at Livingston.
Enter online for Throws GP on June 24
Scottish athletes in Dublin last year
Unfortunately, scottishathletics must advise the endurance community that an international opportunity in road running has been shelved for the time being.
While the Frank Duffy 10-Mile race in Dublin in August will take place again this year, organisers have advised us they have dropped the elite international aspect to the 10-Mile event.
scottishathletics will continue to try and source international opportunities which may prove viable, via the auspices of the Road Running and Cross Country Commission.