Mini Marathon team golds; Course Record for Sarah

Monday 29th April 2019

Scotland U17 Women took gold in London at the Mini Marathon – photo by Neil Renton

Teenagers head for London

Scotland’s female teams excelled themselves at the London Mini Marathon with individual and team medals.

It was a special day for the U17 Women and the U15 Girls teams as they each took the golds in the British Athletics Young Athletes Road Race Championships.

That was a superb collective effort by both squads of six athletes, with four to count, and led home by third-place finishes for young Scots.

Cera Gemmell, a winner of this event last year, was competing at U17 level for the last time and the Team East Lothian athlete made the podium for the second year in a row with a bronze medal.

That matched the achievement at U15 level where Anna Hedley of Fife AC also took third place in what is always a very competitive field, drawing on the English counties as well as Wales.

It wasn’t quite so successful for our male team but there was a top 10 finish at U15 level for Harry Henrikson of Lasswade AAC in ninth place. And, at U17, Jack Patton of Kilbarchan AAC made the top 20 in 19th.

Well done to all the young athletes who were selected to compete for Scotland to savour the London Mini Marathon which is always a great ‘learning curve’ experience.

With thanks to Neil Renton

Scotland U15 Girls took golds at the London Mini Marathon – photo by Neil Renton

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Sarah Inglis won the TC10K in Canada at the weekend with her new PB run of 32.24 smashing the Course Record for the event.

Sarah’s performance is another in a stretch of personal bests that she has accomplished in 2019. In March, at the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, she set the Canadian all-comers 5K road record winning in 15:39.

In February, she set a new 10,000-metre best of 32:36.89 in San Diego.

‘All of my road personal bests are better than my track times, which is backward and something I will have to work on changing,’ said Inglis, with the previous TC10K Course Record having been 32.56.

Working on that will include her racing the Canadian 10,000-metre championships taking place in Burnaby at the Pacific Distance Carnival on June 13, as well as the British Track and Field trials to try to qualify for the 2019 IAAF Doha World Track and Field Championships. To qualify, she will need to run under 31.50.

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