CE Champs; SUCA International; Jones; Masters 5000m

Thursday 25th May 2017

Howard Bell and Holly McArthur – on Bedford start-lists

Many of Scotland’s best Combined Events athletes head south this weekend for the England Athletics CE Champs in Bedford.

There is also an Open Disability event as part of the programme over the weekend and the likes of Libby Clegg and Shelby Watson are lined up to compete there.

Scotland’s best prospects for CE medals looks to be in the U20 category, with Holly McArthur and Howard Bell having won representative honours with British Athletics earlier this year. McArthur won the U20 Women’s gold indoors earlier this year with Bell taking a silver medal.

Among the other names we are seeing on the Senior Men and U20 entry list are Andrew Murphy, Tom Chandler and Scott Connal.

Good luck to all Scottish athletes and their coaches heading for Bedford for this event this weekend. Start-lists and a more comprehensive preview are online on the England Athletics website.


Callum Drummond – Shettleston runner is in the SUCA team for Dublin


Scottish Universities and Colleges Athletics are sending a team to Ireland this weekend to compete in the Celtic Universities International Match.

The event takes place at Morton Stadium in Dublin on Saturday and a team of 49 students from Scotland’s universities and colleges will contest events in this annual match against Irish Universities.

This is an extremely friendly event but the Irish Universities always field a strong team and won both the men’s and women’s trophies at the 2016 match at Kilmarnock. This year, the Scottish students will be hoping to return home with the trophies.


Kris Jones – won the Scottish 10,000m gold in April

British Athletics have named a team for the European Cup at 10,000m to compete in minsk on June 10 – with Beth Potter, Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell all having other commitments at that time.

But all at scottishathletics are pleased to see a place for Welsh athlete, Kris Jones, who has dominated a number of Scottish distance events in the past year or so as he runs with Dundee Hawkhill while resident in Scotland.

Kris, who holds the Scottish 10K and 5K road titles currently, clocked 29.16.39 to win the Scottish 10,000m gold in Glasgow in April and has now landed a GB vest after improving on that time at Highgate.

British Athletics website announcement


In line with the scottishathletics equity policy and extending the work of the Road Running and Cross Country Commission in equalising distances at National Cross Country Level, there will no longer be a 3000m Outdoor Track Championships for Masters Women.

This will be replaced by a 5000m Championship race held alongside the Male races at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow on Friday 28 July in the GAA Miler Meet.

This change has been reflected in all literature on the scottishathletics website fixture list and agreed by the committee of the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club.

We are always happy to receive further feedback and suggestions on any aspect of our championship events, which should be sent to Alasdhair Love, National Events Manager. Email  alasdhair.love@scottishathletics.org.uk



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