Andy selected by GB and NI; Jenny PB at 800m; Kelsey switch

Tuesday 24th August 2021

Andy Douglas is in line for another GB and NI appearance – assuming World Trail Champs go ahead next February

British Athletics team announcement 

Congratulations to Andy Douglas and his coach, Sophie Dunnett, on another GB and NI selection.

Andy has been picked by British Athletics for the World Trail Champs at 40k, taking place next year.

The event in Thailand was due in November but has now been put back to February 2022 (with confirmation expected on Nov 1).

The Inverclyde AC athlete was second in the trial race a couple of weeks ago, despite suffering from nasty cuts and bruises after a fall.


Jenny Selman . . . continued superb track season with 800m PB in Manchester and her fourth run sub 2:03 minutes this season (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Manchester Results

There was a British Milers Club meet in Manchester on Tuesday and once again Scots impressed on the track at Trafford.

Fife AC athlete Jenny Selman won the Women’s A race in the 800m with a new PB of 2:01.64 (getting very close to the Commonwealth Games qualifying standard of 2:01.39).

Just behind Jenny in third for a PB was Livingston’s Sarah Calvert with 2:02.96 and Giffnock North’s Erin Wallace was fourth in 2:03.48 (close to her PB).

Perth Strathtay’s Ben Greenwood was second in the Men’s A race at 800m with his 1:47.81 run within five hundredths of his PB and his second 1:47 run this season.

There were other good performances and two we are aware of are sub 3:50 PBs at 1500m for Ben Sandilands of Fife Ac and Jamie MacKinnon of Cambuslang Harriers.

Well done to all athletes and coaches involved.

Kelsey Stewart enjoyed medal success at 400m in Scotland under the coaching of Joyce and Ken Hogg (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Aberdeen Evening Express story on Kelsey Stewart

GB U23 and Team Scotland international Kelsey Stewart is ready to switch sports – after being accepted on a British Bobsleigh programme.

The 400m runner is now part of a select group trying the skeleton with a view to one day competing at a Winter Olympics.

‘The skeleton is something I’ve always followed,’ said Kelsey. ‘I watched it at previous Winter Olympics and thought I might want to try it at some point.

‘I also knew that quite a few athletes had gone into bobsleigh in the past and have done quite well. I felt it was an opportunity not to be missed and if I let it pass by I’d probably regret it.’

Stewart submitted her application in March and was invited to take part in a series of training exercises in Bath.

And Kelsey is now in the final stages of being accepted onto a funded full-time training programme ahead of the 2026 Winter Olympics.



Tags: Andy Douglas, Ben Greenwood, Erin Wallace, Jenny Selman, Kelsey Stewart, Sarah Calvert

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