Scots hill runners head for Inter-Counties

Thursday 9th May 2019

Tom Owens of Shettleston is among the Scots set to race this weekend

Flower Scar

Scottish district teams are headed for the UK Inter-Counties Hill Running Champs this weekend.

The event takes place on Saturday at the Flower Scar race in Yorkshire and features 13.3k with 660m of climb.

There are strong teams set to travel to represent all four Scottish hill running districts – with the likes of Tom Owens recently fourth in the Three Peaks race and James Espie second at the recent British Champs in Northern Ireland.

Good Luck to all the athletes set to race this weekend and indeed everyone making the journey to Yorkshire

Scotland West

Robert Simpson, Tom Owens (both Shettleston), Sam Alexander (Westerlands), Jethro Lennox, Lucas Cheskin (both Shettleston).

Scotland East

Eoin Lennon (Carnethy), Tim Morgan (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds), Jonny Crickmore (HBT), Ewan Brown (Corstorphine AAC), Polly Edwards (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds), Georgia Tindley (HBT))

Scotland North

James Espie (Deeside), John Yells (Lochaber), Monica Padilla, Finlay Todd (Ross County)

Scotland Central 

Megan Crawford (Fife AC), Ross Spalding (Ochil), Brian Sharp (Ochil)

With thanks to Kenny Richmond


Greenock to host Scottish Junior Hill Champs

Greenock Glenpark Harriers were privileged to have scottishathletics Lead for Hill Running Angela Mudge along to take a session on the hills above Greenock.

Angela passed on useful tips on ascending and descending and other aspects during an informative and enjoyable session.

The juniors at Glenpark, and other clubs, are preparing for the Cornalees hill race in Greenock on Sunday 19 May which is being used as the scottishathletics Junior Championship.

It is also a selection race for the International Youth Cup, which will be held in Susa, Italy on August 24.


Tags: Angela Mudge, Greenock Glenpark Harriers, hill running, Inter-Counties Fell Running Champs

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