Megan and Edinburgh Uni win BUCS bronzes; Central AC in Portugal

Monday 7th February 2022

Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds took bronze team medals at BUCS – left to right: Holly Page, Megan Keith, Hannah Anderson and Kirsty Purcell (photo via Hannah Morrison)

BUCS Results

Megan Keith came up with the best Scottish performance at the BUCS XC Champs in Middlesex on Saturday.

The Inverness Harriers athlete who is now at Edinburgh University took third place in the Women’s Long race to land bronze medal.

And that performance by Megan, allied to a fifth place for Holly Page, helped Ebinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds to the team bronze medals, too. Sarah Tait of Stirling Uni was 16th and Hannah Anderson of Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds was 27th.

It was four in a team with three t count with Kirsty Purcell at 39th ensuring all Edinburgh athletes finished in the top 40.

Hamish Hickey of Stirling was the best-placed Scot in the Men’s Long race as the Central AC athlete came home in 11th place. Dundee Uni’s Christian Graham was 17th with Peter Molloy (Cambridge) and Max Abernethy (Aberdeen) at 23rd and 24th.

In the Women’s Short race, there was an 11th place finish for Edinburgh Uni’s Katie Lowery as Pippa Carcas (Leeds) came home in 12th.

With thanks to Mark Nixon


Central AC athletes and staff in Portugal (photo via Derek Easton)

Coach Derek Easton had hoped for a top half finish at the European Clubs XC Champs – and that’s exactly what was delivered as the British representatives finished 15th in the Senior Men’s team race in Portugal.

Jamie Crowe led the Scots home in 32nd place followed by Alastair Hay (51), Tom Graham-Marr (59) and Cameron Milne (76). Luca Fanottoli travelled as a reserve.

Well done to Central AC Senior Men, with 31 clubs in the Senior Men’s event.

GB and Scotland international, Steph Twell, was ninth in the Senior Women’s race for her English club, Aldershot Farnham and District. AFD finished fifth place in the team race.


Results online here via North League XC website 

There were some fine runs in what could be said is a true cross country course in brutal conditions at the North District Cross Country League in Nairn.

In the Senior Women’s race, Highland Hill Runners club member, Kirsty Rogan delivered another commanding performance to take the win ahead of Moira Davie (Forres Harriers) followed by Caroline Marwick (Highland Hill Runners).

In the Senior Men’s race, Kenny Wilson (Moray Road Runners) continued his dominance with a clear margin over John Newsom (Inverness Harriers), with Kenny’s brother, James Wilson (Moray Road Runners) taking third place.


Tags: BUCS, Central AC, Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds, Megan Keith

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