Young hill runners will represent
Scotland at the Junior Home International next month.
Ireland are the hosts this year with the races being held at Glendalough on Saturday 8 September with the opposition featuring the hosts and visitors from England, Wales and Scotland.
And we are delighted to now confirm selection for 16 young athletes with teams of four names in two age groups – at U20 and U17 level. This follows on from the trials races last weekend at Aberfoyle (full results now available above) with current form also taken into account.
It’s a great moment for all those selected and their clubs with Giffnock North AC having helped develop three of the eight female athletes selected while Garscube are represented in three of the four teams.
U20: Thomas Berry (Garscube Harriers); Eoghann Gollan (East Sutherland); Gregor Malcolm (Edinburgh University HH); Robert Sparks (Fife AC)
U17: Ben Cameron (Forres), Harry Henriksen (Lasswade), Sunny McGrath (Deveron), Jack Trainer (Garscube Harriers)
U20: Anisha Badial (Aberdeen AAC), Lynn McKenna (Giffnock North), Rhona Mowat (Giffnock North), Rona Tytler (Kilbarchan AAC).
U17: Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC), Helen Chong (Giffnock North), Ellie Hinks (Garscube Harriers), Beth Hobbs (Moorfoot)
With athletes selected from Forres and East Sutherland in the North to Moorfoot in the Borders and from Lasswade and Fife AC in the east to those Glasgow-based clubs, this team really does cover the length and breadth of Scotland!
Congratulations from all at scottishathletics to all those selected and to their families, coaches and clubs and all the best for the trip to Glendalough.
With thanks to Malcolm Patterson