Jenny Selman can’t wait to wear the Scotland vest again in front of the Emirates Arena crowd as DNA Athletics comes to Glasgow.
The innovative event hosted by European Athletics will see six nations compete in an event that lasts two hours and promises to enthuse and excite the audience.
Selman is the Scotland pick for the 800m leg of The Hunt, the final event of the DNA Athletics competition with teams staggered according to the points already accrued.
Fife AC athlete Jenny has enjoyed an upsurge in form over the past couple of years and indeed clocked an excellent 2.01.84 in our Women’s Invitational 800m at the Relays and CE Champs last Saturday.
In terms of competing at international level, the 30-year-old is reviving memories of competing at U20 European Champs on the track more than a decade ago.
Jenny crosses the line for her 2.01.84 run over 800m at the Emirates last weekend (photo by Bobby Gavin)
‘I’m really looking forward to the DNA Athletics event and racing in The Hunt,’ said Jenny.
‘I am kind of hoping Scotland go in second or third so that there’s one or two people to chase. The team with most points prior to that will lead it off, I believe.
‘Racing in front of a crowd will be exciting. We’d one or two races in the Emirates in 2021 with nobody here at all because of Covid and it just wasn’t the same. I’m sure folk will be getting right behind Scotland and that inspires you as an athlete.
‘I am still really enjoying my athletics and I’m happy, at this age, to be getting faster. I am running PBs and that’s great fun.’
Jenny Selman’s progress caught our attention late last year and the Fife AC athlete features prominently in the current edition of PB magazine in this absorbing interview with Katy Barden.
With pressure of space on our main news section on the site, we’ve now published this story retrospectively (on January 2) and you can read it via the link below.