Neil posts 5000m indoor best; Josh wins AW award; Schools Pentathlon

Monday 6th December 2021

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Neil Gourley made a strong return to the track at the weekend after a lengthy absence.

Neil clocked 13:34.35 for 5000m at a meet in Boston and that is being listed as a Scottish best performance indoors for men over 5000m.

It was a first race since May for the Giffnock North AC athlete, so it was great to hear he is back in action and looking so strong.

In fact, Neil’s time was inside the 5000m qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham although it is not clear yet if he will target 1500m or the longer distance.

*Triple jumper Aidan Quinn went out to 15.73m at a meeting in the States to move to fourth on the all-time list for indoors for the event.


Athletics Weekly have announced their annual Awards for 2021 – with Josh Kerr landing the title as British Male Athlete of the Year.

Laura Muir was runner-up in the British Female Athlete of the Year award and Alastair Walker was second, too, in the British Male Masters Athlete of the Year.

There were third places for Owen Miller in the British Male Para Athlete of the Year category and Megan Keith in the British Junior Female Athlete of the Year award.

Well done to these athletes and their coaches.

Read more from AW online


Photo via Scottish Schools AA Twitter

Young Scottish athletes were back competing at the Emirates Arena over the weekend as the Indoor Season began.

The Schools International Pentathlon match returned with Scottish Schools picking a team.

Result details are listed on the site or via the SSAA Twitter feed.



Tags: Aidan Quinn, Alastair Walker, Athletics Weekly Awards, Josh Kerr, Laura Muir, Megan Keith, Neil Gourley, Owen Miller, Scottish Schools Pentathlon

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