Laura Muir in action in France (photo courtesy of Lievin event organisers)
Three top Scottish athletes have already made their mark on 2021 with Senior National Records now approved by scottishathletics.
Our most recent Board meeting rubber-stamped Records approved for ratification by our Track and Field Commission.
Andy Butchart and Jake Wightman both broke Scottish Indoor records on the track over 3000m and 1500m in January and February respectively while Laura Muir took down the British Record for Women’s 1500m.
In total, there are five new Records now being added to the all-time books with strong performances indoors also from Joe Ewing for the U20 1500m best and Zoey Clark for a 400m Native Record.
We offer our warm congratulations again to these athletes and their families and coaches on these Record-breaking performances and the clubs involved in their development over the years.
Senior Men 3000m Indoor – 7:40.85 Andrew Butchart (Central AC), Karlsruhe, Germany, 29 January 2021. World Athletics Indoor Tour – Gold Standard. Previous record: 7:41.05, Butchart, 2017)
Senior Women 1500m Indoor – 3:59.58 Laura Muir (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers), Lievin, France, 9 February 2021. World Athletics Indoor Tour – Gold Standard. Previous record: 4:00.52, Jemma Reekie, 2020)
Senior Men 1500m Indoor – 3:34.48 Jake Wightman (Edinburgh AC), New York, USA, 13 February 2021. World Athletics Indoor Tour – Gold Standard. Previous record: 3:35.72, Josh Kerr, 2019).
U20 Men 1500m Indoor – 3:47.98, Joe Ewing (Edinburgh AC), Glasgow, 6 February 2021. 4J Studios Scottish Athletics Invitational. Previous record: 3:50.77, Ross Toole, 2005.
Scottish Native Record 400m Indoor – 52.03, Zoey Clark (Aberdeen AAC), Glasgow, 6th February 2021. 4J Studios Scottish Athletics Invitational. Previous record: 52.38 Eilidh Doyle, 2018.
Andy Butchart . . . improved his own Indoor 3000m Record with a 7:40.85 run in Germany at the end of January (pictured here at Glasgow 2019 by Bobby Gavin)