Impressive performances in Manchester; Half Marathon PBs; East League XC

Monday 24th January 2022

Adam Thomas in action at the Bryggen Sports meet in Manchester (photo by James Rhodes)

Results summaries (on

It was a truly hectic weekend for Scottish athletes at various locations and we seek to capture some of the highlights (away from the Emirates Arena and Belfast).

Let’s start in Manchester where the Byggen Sports meet offered a high level opportunity for a number of our athletes.

Sprinter Adam Thomas was close to a Scottish Record for 60m as he clocked 6.62 in the final (after a 6.64 run earlier) with Nick Smith’s coveted mark at 6.60. That’s also a World Indoors standard for Adam.

Ben Greenwood moved into the top ten all-time for indoor 800m with a new PB of 1:48.05 to win his race. High jumper David Smith cleared 2.21m and Jenny Selman was at 4:12.55 for a new indoor 1500m PB as she finished second.

And there was a 60m Hurdles run from Heather Paton at 8.38.

Well done to athletes and coaches !

*In America, there was a superb 200m performance from Adam Clayton in Texas. Adam clocked 21.17 seconds and that is second best all-time run for the distance indoors.

And there was a strong 400m run from Pitreavie AAC athlete Billy Doyle. Billy clocked 47.46 and that is the seventh best all-time indoors for Men’s 400m. Good to see Billy progressing.


Sean Chalmers and Jonny Glen in action at Lochgelly last year (photos by Bobby Gavin)

There were two fine road running performances at the Farnborough Half Marathon on Sunday.

Sean Chalmers of Inverness Harriers and Jonny Glen of Inverclyde AC are both with our Marathon Project and they took second and third place with strong runs.

Sean was at 64.22 and Jonny just one second behind at 64.23 on the chip times with both given 64.25 from the gun. That represented significant PB performances for both and that bodes well for forth-coming full marathon runs.


Provisional Results here

The final East League cross country meeting of the season at Livingston saw Hamish Hickey (Central AC) winning the Senior Men’s race.

Central were first team on the day and retained the league shield over the season.

Morag Millar (Central AC ) won the Women’s race as Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds took the team golds. Edinburgh AC retained the Women’s Trophy over the season.

With thanks to Alex Jackson


The North League meeting 3 was hosted by Insch Trail Runners at the weekend after a postponement at the end of November.

Results are available through the North League website – with Meeting Four coming up in a fortnight.

North League website


Tags: Adam Thomas, Ben Greenwood, Billy Doyle, David Smith, East League XC, Hather Paton, Jenny Selman, Jonny Glen, Manchester, North League XC, Sean Chalmers

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