British Cross Challenge at Milton Keynes; Scots impress in Dublin

Monday 14th November 2022

Eloise Walker in action at the Commonwealth Games in the 5000m (photo by Bobby Gavin)

British Athletics website report

There were a number of good performances by Scottish athletes at the British Cross Challenge event at Milton Keynes.

Eloise Walker (Edinburgh AC/Glasgow Uni) was fifth in the Senior Women’s race as she prepares to race at Liverpool

There was a 1-2 in the Men’s U17 with a convincing win for Central AC’s Connor Bell and second for Craig Shennan of Giffnock.

Caitlyn Heggie of Ross County took fourth place in the U17 women’s race.

And there were performances at U13 from Rhuairdh Laing of VP-Glasgow and Team East Lothian’s Cerys Wright as well as Sprinburn’s Willow Smith at U11 level.

Milton Keynes Results


Scotland teams in Dublin (photos via Athletics Weekly)

Dublin Results

Athletics Weekly report

Scottish Veteran Harriers Club teams represented Scotland at the British and Irish Masters XC in Ireland.

The Dublin event was the first time the international meet has been staged for three years and there were a number of superb medals for the Scots.

There were lots of highlights, in fact, including an eighth title in these championships for Fiona Matheson in the W60 category.

And Alastair Walker’s victory at M65 was notable for the staggering winning margin as the Teviotdale Harrier finished a full two minutes ahead of the best of the rest.

There was also a Scottish 1-2-3 at M70 led home by Tony Martin.

Well done to everyone who made the journey to Dublin to compete or support and to a number of Scotland team medallists.

Here are the Scottish female individual medallists . . .

W40: Gold for Sara Green

W45: Bronze for Carol Parsons

W55: Silver for Ana Richardson

W60 Gold for Fiona Matheson

W65: Silver of Jane Kidd; Bronze for Isobel Burnett

W70: Bronze for Jeanette Craig

Here as the Scottish male individual medallists . . . 

M40: Gold for Mark Doherty

M65: Gold for Alastair Walker

M70: Gold for Tony Martin; Silver for Andrew McLinden; Bronze for Alex Sutherland

*Please accept our sincere apologies if we have missed someone.

Tags: British and Irish Masters XC International, British Cross Challenge, Dublin, Milton Keynes

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