Scotland all set for DNA Athletics action as six nations compete

Friday 4th February 2022

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Scotland can’t wait to take to the track and the field at the DNA Athletics event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

There’s sure to be strong support from the home crowd for the two-hour, innovative event organised by European Athletics for Saturday (5 February).

Scotland will take on five other nations – England, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal – for the right to be named DNA Champions for 2022. Portugal were late replacements for Turkey.

We named our team of 18 athletes last week with all those thrilled to represent Scotland.

Since we did so, there have been a couple of changes in the men’s division in the 800m and high jump with call-ups now for Sam Brown of Edinburgh AC and Matthew Tait of Dunfermline Track and Field.


60m: Allan Hamilton (John Scott, Edinburgh AC)

60m Hurdles: Scott Connal (Colin Sinclair, Kilbarchan AAC)

High Jump: Matthew Tait (Dunfermline Track and Field)

Shot Putt: Craig Charlton (Woodford Green and Essex Ladies)

Mixed 4 x 400m Relay: Krishawn Aiken (Chris Baillie, Kilbarchan AAC) and Kyle Alexander (Giffnock North AC)

Mixed 2 x 200m Relay: Murray Fotheringham (Colin Sinclair, Giffnock North AC)

The Hunt: Sam Brown (Edinburgh AC); Dean Patterson 200m (Norrie Hay/David Watson Glasgow School of Sport)


60m: Alisha Rees (Leon Baptiste, Edinburgh AC)

60m Hurdles: Heather Paton (Benke Blomqvist, Birchfield Harriers)

800m: Jenny Selman (Fife AC)

Long Jump: Emma Canning (Edinburgh AC)

Mixed 4 x 400m: Rebecca Grieve (Francis Smith, Pitreavie AAC) and Carys McAulay (Trafford AC)

Mixed 2 x 200m: Kathryn Christie (Ryan Oswald, Edinburgh AC)

The Hunt: Jill Cherry 800m (Allan Scott, VP-Glasgow); Carys McAulay 400m (Trafford AC)

We send our warm congratulations to all these athletes and their coaches and the clubs who helped develop them in the sport over a number of years.

Scotland Team Staff:

Team Leader: Mark Pollard

Sprints, Hurdles and Relays: Allan Scott and Chris Baillie

Throws: Alison Grey

Jumps: John Scott



Jenny Selman interview in the Herald

BBC Sport website to stream DNA action



6 Teams: Mixed men & women, up to 18 athletes in each team, focus on team tactics and strategy

2 Hours: Fast paced sequence of events, only one event at a time

11 events: Focus on run, jump & throw, traditional & new formats presented in a new way

Easy scoring: Everything counts, 2 to 12 points for each event – 12 points 1st place to 2 points 6th place

Winner: The last event (the Hunt) will decide the winning team


DNA Kids – important info on our Event section page

Before the main event, our DNA Kids will be centre stage as the athletes of the future take part in an exciting development competition.

Qualified through to DNA Kids (via our U12s SUPERteams) are Giffnock North, Banchory Stonehaven, Harmeny, Airdrie, Dunfermline, Pitreavie AAC, North Ayrshire AC and Shettleston Harriers.

Each of these clubs will be represented by a maximum of two mixed teams (each team made up of two boys and two girls.

DNA Kids will run from 10.30am-12 noon at the Emirates.


Tags: DNA Athletics, Emirates Arena

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