Para star Stef retires; Sprinter Alyson picked for GB; Alastair 5k World best

Friday 17th June 2022

Stef in action at Loughborough (photo by Bobby Gavin)

BBC Sport Scotland website

Top Scottish Para athlete Stef Reid has retired from athletics after a long and highly-successful career.

Stef competed in the T44 category at long jump and sprints and has been a multiple medal winner at European and World level.

Reid won a bronze medal in the 200m at the 2008 Paralympics and silver in the long jump at the 2012 Paralympics. Always a believer in exploring activities away from the sport, Stef also featured in TV shows like Celebrity MasterChef and Dancing on Ice.

‘It’s with a very full hear that I am retiring from athletics,’ the 37-year-old posted.

‘Retirement feels like the wrong word – I feel like evolution is better. It doesn’t seem like and ending or a beginning but more of a redirection!

‘I feel very lucky to not only have lived out my childhood dream to be an athlete but to have had a full rollercoaster of experiences: medals and world records and struggles and failures.’

All at scottishathletics forward our congratulations to Stef on a fine career and offer our best wishes for the next chapter.


Alyson in action at the Loughborough International (photo by Bobby Gavin)

British Athletics website selection announcement 

Young Scottish sprinter Alyson Bell is celebrating another international selection by British Athletics.

The U20 athlete from Giffnock North AC has been picked for the individual 100m and the 4x100m Relay at the Mannheim International in Germany early next month.

It reflects strong performances by Alyson so far this season including the Scottish U20 Record at 100m at the Loughborough International while representing Scotland.

Well done to Alyson and coach, Billy Glasgow, as well as Anne Scott who has been helping out with Alyson now based in Edinburgh for Uni.


Alastair in action at the Emirates Arena during the 4J Indoor Season (photo by Bobby Gavin)

The top class Masters performances from current Scots rarely seems to let up.

And Alastair Walker has been in superb form once again with a new global best mark achieved in the M65 category by the Teviotdale Harriers athlete.

Alastair clocked 16:36 to finish in eighth place in the Carlisle Castle 5k run recently and that was a significant improvement on his own 17:09 at the same event last summer which he then improved to 17:08 at Dunfermline.


Tags: Alastair Walker, Alyson Bell, Stef Reid

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