Scout on podium in Italy; East League makes welcome return

Monday 1st November 2021

Photo via World Mountain Running Asociation

WMRA website report

Scout Adkin came up with a breakthrough performance at the WMRA Nations Cup event in Italy on Sunday.

The Scotland international finished a superb second in the women’s race to Italian Francesca Ghelfi (1.34.01 to Scout’s 1.35.47).

Scout led the race until halfway before the Italian came through on a course of 19km, with 600m climb and 1000m descent. With approximately 10km on the road, the Scottish athletes in Chiavenna were always going to find it tough being predominantly climbers.

‘Today went surprisingly better than expected because after seeing the course it really didn’t play to my strengths,’ said Scout.

In the men’s event, German runner Abraham Filimon won in 1.18.29. Ross Gollan was 28th and described the course as a ‘savage downhill course’ and Rory Abernethy finished in 43rd.

Over 100 athletes took part representing 15 nations. England’s women won the team event with the men taking silver.


Photo via WMRA


Calling all junior hill runners!

scottishathletics are hosting a joint hill training session on Sunday 14 November in Dollar.

This is open to all U20, U17 and U15 athletes and for further details email Angela Mudge on


Sasha Chepelin of Carnethy HRC wins the Men’s race at Hawick (photo by Alex Jackson)

Results from Hawick 

It was great to see the East League cross country return over the weekend after 20 months.

The first event of the 2021 season took place at Hawick in the Borders on Saturday and there were Senior race wins for Beth Ansell of Edinburgh AC and Sasha Chepelin of Carnethy HRC.

There were team wins in the Senior races for Edinburgh AC in the Women’s and Corstorphine AAC in the Men’s.

Huge well done to all at Teviotdale Harriers who hosted the events and all our East League volunteer officials for making the event – with the sunshine a huge bonus after adverse weather last midweek.

Beth Ansell of Edinburgh AC win’s the Women’s race at Hawick (photo  by Alex Jackson)


Tags: hill running, Rory Abernethy, Ross Gollan, Scout Adkin, WMRA

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