Hill runners: inter-counties places on offer

Friday 22nd April 2016

Scotland West’s Andy Douglas won 2015 Inter-Counties event

Athletes still have time to secure a place in one of the Scottish District teams for the 2016 Inter Counties Fell Running Championships, being staged over the classic Moel Eilio race in North Wales on Saturday 14 May.

Scottish hill runners (by birth, parentage or minimum nine-months residency) have the chance to represent their district, and our scottishathletics district reps are seeking athletes capable of finishing within 15 percent for men and 40 percent for women of the male winner at a championship standard hill race, such as the recent Clachnaben or Carnethy 5 races.

They will also consider those with a strong cross country background (top 40 at the National Cross Country) who may be interested in making the transition to mountain running.

Each district team comprises four senior men and four senior women, though teams may have five runners if an U23 (age on race day) athlete is included. The first three athletes count for a team. All athletes in these teams must have been born in 1996 or earlier.

Please contact your District rep if interested – but hurry, teams must be finalised by Friday 29 April.

Contacts are:

Central: Alayne Finlay (alaynefinlay@yahoo.co.uk)

East: Helen Bonsor (hbonsor@hotmail.com);

North : Kyle Greig (kyletherunner@hotmail.com);

West: Kenny Richmond (kenny.richmond@ntlworld.com)

Inter-Counties team manager: Kenny Richmond.

More details on the event online


With thanks to Malcolm Patterson


Tags: Andy Douglas, hill running, Inter-Counties, Malcom Patterson

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