Roon the Toon elite places; Scots set for Belfast 5000m races

Tuesday 19th April 2022

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The Tru Wealth Scottish 10k Champs are being held at the popular Roon the Toon event in June.

Kilmarnock Harriers are our hosts for an event which has been growing in recent years (pre-pandemic) and now has full national championship status.

It takes place on Sunday 12 June on a flat, fast course which starts and finishes from the Ayrshire Athletics Arena. The race capacity is 1500 and spaces have been are shifting fast, with only just over 100 remaining currently.

There are also complimentary places for elite athletes who have run certain time standards over the past two years:

Men: Sub 31 minutes; Women: Sub 36 minutes

Those who meet that criteria should email for their free place.


Lindsays National XC medallists Mhairi Maclennan (centre) and Morag Millar (right) are set to chase 5000m time in Belfast (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Afternoon of the 5000ms

On the track, there’s a key meeting coming up this weekend for Scottish 5000m hopefuls with an eye on the Commonwealth Games standards for Birmingham.

The North Belfast Harriers event on Saturday promises highly competitive 5000m races – with a really strong cohort of Scottish women chasing the Team Scotland standard of 15:46.86.

The Women’s A race will feature:

*Morag Millar (15:43)

*Annabel Simpson (15:48; ran 15:39 leg at Allan Scally’s)

*Mhairi Maclennan (15:51)

*Megan Keith (16:08)

*Steph Pennycook (16:11; ran 15:58 at Podium 5km)

Teenager Louisa Brown is also set to race, with the 3000m at this summer’s Euro U18 Champs in Israel a potential target for the Garscube Harriers athlete.

In the Men’s races, Owen Miller and James Donald are set to take to the track, as well as Dundee Hawkhill’s Kris Jones (Wales).

The Team Scotland Men’s 5000m standard is 13:40.50.



Tags: Annabel Simpson, Megan Keith, Mhairi Maclennan, Morag Millar, North Belfast Harriers, Roon the Toon, Steph Pennycook, Tru Wealth Scottish 10k Champs

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