Seven athletes are ready to represent Scotland at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10K on Sunday.
The Yorkshire race has developed a strong reputation for delivering both fast times and significant depth of quality through the field.
Following discussions after a fixture clash last year with the Scottish 4K cross country, the Road Running and Cross Country Commission decided to reinstate the event this year as another Scotland international opportunity.
Four women and four men were duly to represent Scotland in Leeds on form around that time. The Men’s team features three of top four from the Scottish 10K Champs at Stirling in September.
We would now like to wish those athletes and their coaches all the very best in their final preparations for Leeds.
Jenny Bannerman (Inverness Harriers), Annabel Simpson (Fife AC), Nicola Gauld (Aberdeen AAC), Fiona Brian (Metro Aberdeen)
Logan Rees (Fife AC); Lachlan Oates (Shettleston Harriers); Kenny Wilson (Moray Road Runners)
These selections are a good blend of those who have represented Scotland previously in various disciplines and a couple of others who are developing very well as endurance athletes on the road.
We look forward to those selected being competitive in a high quality field and chasing PB performances if possible. It is understood the likes of Eilish McColgan, Josephine Moultrie and Mhairi Maclennan are also racing to add to the Scottish cohort in Leeds.
*Unfortunately, Grant Sheldon of Cambuslang – who won the Scottish title at Stirling in September – has been a late withdrawal.