Scotland teams have been selected for the Home Countries International XC match taking place later this month in Wales.
Port Talbot is the venue for the annual fixture, which takes place on Saturday 25 March, and ties in with a XC International match for teams representing Scottish Schools.
The Scotland selections were largely based on the National XC at Falkirk and a number of the medallists from Callendar Park have now been picked.
In fact, the bronze medallists in each of the Senior races – Lachlan Oates of Shettleston and Sarah Inglis of Lothian Running Club – will lead Scotland at Senior level that day.
And the U20 champions from Falkirk – Broc Drury of Aberdeen AAC and VP-Glasgow’s Gillian Black – are selected to lead teams of four at U20 level.
In the Senior Men’s team, it’s good to see a well-deserved Scotland vest for Calum McKenzie of Corstorphine AAC after recent development while Murray Strain and Ross Matheson are rewarded for their good runs in the mud at Falkirk.
Inglis (light blue vest), Maclennan and Pennycook (green vests) are all selected for Scotland
Congratulations to each of these athletes and their families and coaches on this well-earned representative honour. And credit, too, to the clubs involved in their development over the years.
Scotland Senior Men:
Lachlan Oates (Shettleston); Murray Strain (Hunters Bog Trotters), Calum McKenzie (Corstorphine AAC), Ross Matheson (Lasswade AAC).
Scotland Senior Women:
Sarah Inglis (Lothian RC); Steph Pennycook (Edinburgh Uni); Rosie Smith (Hunters Bog Trotters); Mhairi Maclennan (Edinburgh Uni).
Scotland U20 Men:
Broc Drury (Aberdeen AAC); Euan Gillham (Kilbarchan AAC); Jamie Williamson (Springburn); Logan Rees (Fife AC).
Scotland U20 Women:
Gillian Black (VP-Glasgow); Sarah Dempsey (Kilbarchan AAC); Anna Tait (VP-Glasgow); Catriona Graves (Edinburgh Uni).
Lachlan Oates – bronze medallist at Falkirk