Scottish wins at Milton Keynes; North League XC; Hill training day

Monday 15th November 2021

Photo by Mark Shearman

Milton Keynes Cross Challenge Results

There were strong performances by Scottish athletes at the British Cross Challenge event at Milton Keynes on Saturday.

And that included two superb race wins at U20 level.

Megan Keith of Inverness Harriers took the win in the Women’s U20 race and Hamish Armitt did likewise in the U20 Men’s race.

In the Senior men’s race, over 9.5k, Ethan McColgan (Dundee Hawkhill/Oxford Uni) was placed fourth U20.

Eloise Walker was placed fifth in the Senior Women’s race, with Mhairi Maclennan at 13th and Grace Molloy 23rd.

Down the age groups there was a fine second place at U15 Boys for Craig Shennan of Giffnock North AC, with his club-mate Jack Wallace in 11th place.

Giffnock athletes Valencia Wright (U17 Women) and Freya Campbell (U15 Girls) were fifth and sixth respectively.

Well done to all the Scots who made the journey to Milton Keynes.

Photo by Mark Shearman


Evanton Results

The North League cross country is up and running again this season, led by the North District RR and CC and the clubs themselves.

This weekend saw Race 2 take place at Evanton with Ross County AC in the role of host club. There were wins in the Senior races for John Newsom and Catriona Fraser-Lennox.

We hear there was a contingent of no fewer than 33 athletes over from Stornoway RAC for the league fixture – a huge commitment to the sport and also hear it was a long and difficult journey home following a ferry cancellation. Well done to all at SRAC.

The next fixture us coming up on Saturday 27 November and will be hosted by Insch Trail Runners.

(On the Results sheet, scroll down to pick up tabs for each age group).


It was good to have almost 30 of Scotland’s best young hill runners gather on Sunday for a joint training session at Dollar.

Athletes from U15 level through to U20 took part in the training day organised by Angela Mudge, Hill Lead for Scottish Athletics.

Hill reps on Kings Seat and some navigation exercises made it a worthwhile day for the young athletes as we seek to continue to grow the discipline.

Thanks to all who were there (and to Ray Ward for the photos).



5k-Provisional-Results (1)

Around 500 athletes took part in the Braid Hills cross country races last weekend.

This was a welcome return for the popular event with Uni clubs from down south in attendance and the numbers involved back to pre-Covid levels.

Results documents are above for the 10k and 5k races. There were wins in the longer races for Elisha de Mello of Sheffield University and Naomi Lang of Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds.

Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds are the hosts of this event and would like to thank all Officials and helpers as well as runners from across Scotland and beyond.

With thanks to Alex Jackson


Tags: British Cross Challenge, Hamish Armitt, Megan Keith, North League XC

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