Scots at BUCS; Annabel 5000m interview; Six CBPs at Masters 10,000m

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Alyson Bell, in action at the Scottish Unis, took silver in the BUCS 100m final (photo by Bobby Gavin) 

Scottish performances at BUCS on results

There were a number of Scottish based student athletes competing at the BUCS Champs in Chelmsford over the May holiday weekend.

Alyson Bell led the way in terms of the medals achieved as the Giffnock North AC sprinter, racing for Edinburgh Uni, took silver in the 100m final. Alyson clocked 11.72 – a time which takes her to fifth on the Scottish U20 All-time list.

The following day another Giffnock athlete, Rachel Callan of Strathclyde, took a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles final with a run of 60.69.

Irish athlete Roisin Harrison, representing Aberdeen Uni, was a silver medallist in the 200m final as she posted 23.83 with Rebecca Matheson sixth in that final.

Lasswade’s Sarah Tait, of Stirling Uni, took a silver in the 2000m steeplechase with 6:57.81 with the winner there being Edinburgh Uni’s English athlete, Holly Page.

Keira Maxwell was fourth in the discus final and in the jumps there were fourth and fifth places for Alessandro Schenini and Claire McGarvey.

Ben MacMillan was within one hundredth of a second of the medals in the men’s 1500m final as he clocked 3:47.46 with Kieran Reilly in fifth at 3:47.81.

In the Para events at BUCS, there was a gold medal double for Adam Donnachie in seated shot and discus. Adam’s 7.91 shot throw was a BUCS Record. Congratulations!

Well done to all the student athletes, and their coaches, who competed at Chelmsford.


Annabel sets Birmingham 2022 mark

Annabel Simpson was on pace-making duties for the Glasgow Athletics Association at the Scottish 10,000m Champs last Friday night.

It followed on from that superb track performance in Belfast the previous weekend when the Fife AC athlete clocked 15:44.87 for 5000m to get inside the Team Scotland qualifying standard for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Annabel will race the Tru Wealth Scottish 5k Champs at Silverknowes on Friday night before then turning focus on trying to lower that track time for the distance.


Sandy McDougall and Allie Chong celebrate fine 10,000m runs while Darrell Hastie of Gala Harriers set new M35 championship best (photos by Bobby Gavin)

Dundee Hawkhill Harriers savour gold double at Scottish 10,000m Champs 

There were some fine Masters performances on Friday evening at the Scottish 10,000m Champs – including no fewer than six Championship Best Performances in the five-year age bands.

With warm congratulations to these athletes, we have the following runs as Scottish Masters CBPs:

M35 Darrell Hastie (Gala Harriers) 31:27.67

M40 Colin Whitby (Garscube Harriers) 32:28.53

M50 Stephen Wylie (Cambuslang) 33:39.70

M55 Scott McDonald (PH Racing) 35:21.81

W40 Sandy McDougall (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 37:51.05

M50 Allie Chong (Giffnock North AC) 38:47.77


The Scottish 3000m Championships at U20 and U17 level are being held early next month.

Glasgow Athletics Association stage their Miler Meet for 800m and 3000m on Friday 3 June at Crownpoint.

Entries are through the British Milers Club website which can be accessed via the Event section page (see link above)

Enter via Events section


Tags: Allie Chong, Annabel Simpson, Colin Whitby, Darrell Hastie, Sandy McDougall, Scott McDonald, Scottish 10000m Champs, Stephen Wylie

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