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Officials needed; Trail Champs; Rob Sinclair

Wednesday 19th July 2017

The British Transplant Games come to Scotland next week – with venues in North Lanarkshire staging events from July 27-30.

It’s an occaison where these Games encourage transplant patients to regain fitness and seek to thank donor families for the gift of life.

The four-day event attracts around 1000 transplant athletes and more than 1,500 supporters. Transplant survivors, including children under the age of five all the way to veteran can compete in more than 20 sports.

Volunteer assistance is still needed to help North Lanarkshire stage the British Transplant Games to the best effect and all offers of help would be appreciated.

Sunday 30 July is one date, in particular, where volunteers are required with field officials needed for the track and field event at Wishaw.

Any field officials who can help our are asked to email Kat Heron of North Lanarkshire Leisure on at kat.heron@nlleisure.com

British Transplant Games website

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Review of the 2016 event

The Scottish Mid-Trail Champs will return to Fife again later this year.

Fife AC have kindly agreed to host the championships with Falkland Estate again the venue for races for all age groups – with medals on offer from U15 through to U20/Seniors/Masters.

Saturday 2 September is the date for diaries and the Senior races are contested by men and women, in the same race, over a distance of around 12K. The start-finish area as at the Strathmiglo end of the estate.

There are U11 and U13 development races, too, but these are not part of the Scottish Championships. It all happens on the day Fife AC host their ‘Festival of Trail Running’ and welcome all standard of athletes from beginners in this discipline to Scotland internationals.

ENTER via the Entry Central website

The U20/Senior/Masters race for men and women is over 12K with the U15 and U17 mixed gender races over 5K. For the U11 and U13 races, the distance is 3K.

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A young Scot has written himself into the history books and tells Running Monthly about becoming a record breaker.

Euan Crumley interviewed Rob Sinclair following his superb performance at the West Highland Way race, which saw him set a course record.

Running Monthly interview

 

Tags: British Transplant Games, Fife, North Lanarkshire, Rob Sinclair, Trail Champs, West Highland Way race

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