Photo by Mark Shearman (via Athletics Weekly)
Jake Wightman dipped his toe in a longer track race yesterday in Sheffield and came up with a strong performance at the BMC meet in Sheffield.
The Scot finished second behind Ossama Meslek in 7:50.97 and that takes Jake in at fifth place in our all-time list for Men’s Indoor 3000m (Andy Butchart holds the Record at 7:40.85).
After pushing the pace on, Jake was ahead at the bell but had to settle for second when over-hauled by Meslek, an Italian international who is based in Leeds.
Perth Strathtay’s Sol Sweeney was seventh in that race at 8:07.22 and Inverclyde’s Ben Potrykus was the third best Scot on the day with 8:08.06. Ryan Thomson had a PB at 8:14.25.
Kilbarchan’s Jack Patton went to No 4 on the all-time list for U20 Indoor 1500m with a run of 3:50.83 and Edinburgh AC’s Katie Johnson‘s 2:09.74 run in the 800m is the ninth best all-time for U20 Women Indoor 800m.
Fife AC’s Jenny Selman came up with a strong run to win the main 1500m race in an indoor PB of 4:14.81. Mhairi Maclennan clocked 16:16.82 in a 5000m race,
Steph Davis winning the Olympic marathon trials at Kew Gardens in London last year (photo by Mark Shearman)
There were a couple of very impressive 10k runs from Scottish women in warmer climes over the weekend.
Eilish McColgan often races the Dubai 10k at this time of year and a superb run was given at 30.50 after some issues over the course.
Steph Davis was in action in Spain and came up with a PB of 32:58 for the Valencia 10k which is just outside the top ten all-time for 10k on the road by Scottish women.
It was good to see outdoor throws competition take place on Sunday – with the Hammerama event staged at Linwood.
The weather conditions were far from ideal but there were still a number of good performances for PBs. The best of those featured a throw of 55.17 from Callum Hendry, the VP-Glasgow athlete in the U17 category who competed at the School Games last year.
Big thank you as always to our scottishathletics Officials, event organiser Jim Green and Kilbarchan AAC as well as venue hosts Renfrewshire Leisure.