Junior medal winners gather in Greenock (photo by Kenny Phillips)
Young Scottish hill runners gathered in Greenock on Sunday for the scottishathletics Junior Hill Running Champs.
The event was staged by Greenock Glenpark Harriers within their Cornalees Hill Race and it was great to see more than 40 teenagers involved in the races.
For those born in 2002 and 2003, it was also a trial race for Scotland selections for the International Youth Cup coming up later this summer in Italy. There will be a team announcement around that event in due course.
It was a good day for the Hedley family from Fife AC as sisters Isla and Anna took the U15 and U17 golds, while Harry McGill gave host club Glenpark a national champion at U17.
We can confirm the following were title-winners on the day (with full results in the document above)
U15 Boys, 4km, 164m:
Angus Wright (Team East Lothian) 14.53
U15 Girls, 4km, 164m:
Isla Hedley (Fife AC) 16.48
U17 Men, 7km, 250m:
Harry McGill (Greenock Glenpark Harriers) 27.53
U17 Women, 7km, 250m:
Anna Hedley (Fife AC) 31.12
U20 Men, 7km, 250m:
Jack Trainer (Garscube Harriers) 27.06
U20 Women, 7km, 250m:
Rhona Mowat (Giffnock North) 32.33
Well done to all who competed in all races at Greenock and thanks to the clubs, coaches and volunteers involved in the Junior Hill Champs.
Delighted to report on a fine hill running performance by GB international Andy Douglas.
Andy won the prestigious Trofeonasego event over around 20K in Itlay.
It’s a great boost for the Scot and coach Sophie Dunnett ahead of the start of the Mountain Running World Cup series this summer.
Unbelievably delighted and surprised to win #trofeonasego today. Such a strong field with guys that I’ve looked up to for so long on the #mountainrunning circuit. Can’t wait now for the @WMRAmountainrun World Cup to start on Friday! @HOKAONEONE @Active_Root @scotathletics https://t.co/u1fI92YptS
— Andrew Douglas (@andoug_run) May 19, 2019