There were a couple of fine results for top Scottish athletes on Sunday in half marathon events in Spain and England.
Callum Hawkins took 16th place in the Valencia Half Marathon in a time of 61.00 minutes which takes him to second on the British rankings list for 2018.
It’s great to see Callum getting right back to form after the recovery process following Gold Coast 2018.
Callum is now expected to take on a full marathon before the end of the year – with a race in Japan in early December at the Fukuoka Marathon.
And Steph Twell followed on from last week’s 10-mile race in Portsmouth with a run of 74.01 for the victory in the River Thames Half Marathon.
In Germany, there was a great performance by Scotland international Mike Crawley in the Frankfurt. Mike set a Corstorphine AAC club record with a run of 2.20.53.
Katie White of Garscube clocked 2.40.31 in the women’s race and there are a few other Scottish performances noted on scotstats.net
Jedburgh 10K winners Sammi Kinghorn and Ben Rowlings
Scottish wheelchair athletes were in action on the roads, too, with events in Jedburgh and also in Dublin.
The Jedburgh 10K doubled up as the Scottish Disability Sport wheelchair champs over that distance and there were title wins for Sammi Kinghorn and Kyle Brotherton. Sammi’s time was the best in the British rankings this year as she recorded 25.21.
Glasgow-based English athlete Ben Rowlings won the race just ahead of Scotland international Kyle.
Summary Jedburgh 10K
Men’s race (all Red Star): Ben Rowlings 24.03; Kyle Brotherton (SDS champ) 25.08; Alasdair McMonagle 29.31; Luke Deighan 29.36
Women (both Red Star): Samantha Kinghorn 25.21; Murran Mackay 41.04
Over in Ireland, Sean Frame (Red Star) took fourth place in the Dublin Marathon in 1.58.57
With thanks to Ian Mirfin
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Scotland hill runners have been hitting the heights in more ways that one in 2018 – and the past weekend was no different with excellent performances at the prestigious Trofeo Vanoni mountain running relays in Italy.
Scotland men took third place for the second year with Andy Douglas third fastest overall and Ross Gollan in ninth place and James Espie 20th.
And the Scotland women were in fine form, too, with Lauren Dickson sixth, Charlotte Morgan seventh and Miranda Grant eighth.
Well done to all out in Italy!
With thanks to Malcolm Patterson and Andy Douglas via Twitter
Tags: Andy Douglas, Callum Hawkinds, Charlotte Morgan, hill running, James Espie, Katie White, Kyle Brotherton, Lauren Dickson, Mike Crawley, Miranda Grant, Ross Gollan, Sammi Kinghorn, Sean Frame, Steph Twell