Aidan steeplechase run; Throws success; Alix heptathlon

Monday 19th April 2021

Aidan Thompson at Scone Palace for our Lindsays XC event in December (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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It’s been quite some time since there was a Scottish men’s steeplechase performance of note to highlight.

But Aidan Thompson’s impressive recent form in America has been confirmed by a strong run over the barriers in the 3000m steeplechase.

The Central AC athlete set another college record at Belmont University (in Nashville) with a time of 8:49.82. That time is a second or two outside the top 20 all-time for Scots but is in fact the best since 2014 (Stephen Lisgo) in what has definitely been a ‘gap site’ event.

Aidan recently enjoyed a 5000m victory in 14.11.70 to set another college record.

Read an interview with Aidan Thompson from the Dunfermline Press


Greg Millar in action at Grangemouth in 2019 (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Scottish athletes were in good form at a special throws event at Loughborough on Saturday.

Chris Bennett won the hammer event with 73.74m and Nick Percy was second in the discus with a SB performance of 61.44m.

Kirsty Law won the women’s discus with 57.30 and all three of those performances are Commonwealth Games qualifying standards.

Greg Millar was fourth in the javelin with 66.67m and Kirsty Costello was second in the U20 Hammer with 56.04m.


Photo via Press and Journal (Fraser Clyne)

Scottish Combined Events athlete Alix Still has been performing well in the United States for a number of months.

And Alix has followed up a fine indoor season by making a good start outdoors.

She tallied 5371 points in the heptathlon at an event in Virginia, where she studies, and that’s the seventh best all-time for Scottish women.


Tags: Aidan Thompson, Alix Still, Chris Bennett, Greg Millar, Kirsty Costello, Kirsty Law, Nick Percy

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