Scotland U15 Girls are pictured last year (photo by Neil Renton)
Four teams of teenagers head for the Virgin Money Giving London Mini Marathon to represent Scotland this weekend.
It’s a great moment for the athletes picked and their families and coaches as well as the clubs involved in their development.
The top four athletes across the line at the Young Athletes Road Races at Ingliston in March each claimed an automatic place for London.
A further two discretionary places were added by our selection panel to complete the teams of six who will represent Scotland in female and male races at both U17 and U15 level on Sunday (28 April).
Cera Gemmell (Team East Lothian); Megan Keith (Inverness Harriers); Sarah Coutts (Pitreavie AAC); Rosie Davidson (Ayr Seaforth); Eilidh Jaffrey (Teviotdale Harriers); Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC).
Kane Elliott (Falkirk Vics); Jack Patton (Kilbarchan AAC); Joe Ewing (Edinburgh AC); Ross Whitelaw (Glasgow School of Sport); Ryan Donald (Dundee Hawkhill), Ben Macmillan (Central AC).
Anna Hedley (Fife AC); Katie Johnson (Edinburgh AC); Hannah Ryding (Giffnock North); Meredith Reid (Glasgow School of Sport); Julia Cash (Giffnock North); Louise Hastie (Kilbarchan AAC).
Lucas Cairns (Inverness Harriers); Harris Paterson (Giffnock North); Samuel Griffin (Aberdeen AAC); Gregor Collins (Gala Harriers); Harry Henrikssen (Lasswade AAC); Struan Bennet (Fife AC).
*Callum Sloan of Disability Sport Fife competes in the Mini Marathon Wheelchair race
Cera Gemmell, of Team East Lothian, won the U17 Women’s race at London last year (pictured above with her parents by Neil Renton) and is in the race again this year – her final outing in the U17 age group.
Good Luck from scottishathletics to each and all the athletes involved this weekend in London and to their families, coaches and clubs.