The Manchester International is coming up in a couple of weeks and it will be a special occasion for four young Scots.
British Athletics have announced their 50-strong selection for a GB and NI Juniors team that night and it includes Fraser Angus 200m; Stephen Mackenzie Long Jump; Miraji Ahmed Triple Jump and Erin Wallace Mile.
Congratulations to these four Scots and their families and their coaches – Ryan McAllister (Angus), Linda Nicholson (Mackenzie), David Watson (Ahmed) and Andy Young (Wallace) – on another well-deserved representative honour from British Athletics.
We will be naming a Scotland team for the Manchester International in due course.
Charlotte Morgan took gold at the World Long Distance Champs last year
Two reigning world champions headline the British team set to represent the country at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura, Argentina, on 16 November.
Scotland’s Charlotte Morgan (Carnethy) won the women’s race at the 2018 edition of the championships, becoming the second British woman to win the race in two years following Annice Conway’s success in 2016.
Now Morgan, FPSG Scottish Masters Athlete of the Year for 2018, will have the opportunity to defend that title in this year’s competition in Patagonia in Argentina.
Charlotte is joined by Victoria Wilkinson (Bingley), who was also part of the world silver medal winning team in 2018. Snowdonia marathon – which also acted as the trials for this championship – winner Kirsteen Welch and Sara Willhoit earn their maiden call-ups to a GB & NI team.
‘I’m really pleased that we have selected eight athletes to represent the country at this challenging championship in Patagonia,’ said team leader Anne Buckley.
‘We have seen some really encouraging performances over the long distances in mountain running this year, so we have plenty of depth in the teams. ‘
Dave Campbell, OBE (photo supplied by the Campbell family)
We’re delighted to share this photo from the recent Honours presentations at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
Dave Campbell, erstwhile endurance coaching legend with Edinburgh AC, received his OBE after being recognised for his services to athletics in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
In a long career, the highlights included guiding the early development of Chris O’Hare and Josh Kerr – with both having since made a very significant mark on the Scottish all-time lists.
Indeed, when we posted the photo across our social media channels, it was great to see Chris being quick off the mark with his thanks with the likes of Liz McColgan-Nuttall among other well-wishers.
Well done to Dave and his family on the Honours award . . .
Dundee Hawkhill’s Kristian Jones won the men’s gold at the Scottish 10K Champs last year (photo by Bobby Gavin)
The Scottish 10K Champs are at Stirling in September within the Stirling 10k race organised by Central AC.
It’s a flat, fast and scene route which starts and finishes outside the Peak at Stirling Sports Village on Sunday 8 September, it is preceded by a 2k fun run for children aged 7 to 15.
There are individual prizes for 3 age groups in the fun run and, in the 10k, for age groups from 15 up to 60+. The 10k also offers prizes for the first male and female teams and, of course, Scottish championship individual and team medals.
There is a limit of 1000 entries for the 10k and there will be no entries for either race on the day, so enter now!