Scots head for British Indoor Champs in Birmingham

Friday 17th February 2023

Photo via British Athletics

Final entries confirmed for British Champs

Hundreds of athletes are set to converge on Birmingham this weekend for the British Indoor Champs – and there will be a strong Scottish cohort competing.

The Champs are the trials for the GB and NI team for the up-coming European Indoor Champs in Turkey.

That selection will be announced next midweek and athletes can nail down places with performances at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday.

And while some top Scots will be marked absence through injury (Jake Wightman, Zoey Clark) and other reasons, there certainly looks like there will be a number of Scottish contenders.

Nicole Yeargin, Neil Gourley, Guy Learmonth, Erin Wallace and Eloise Walker would be among those with high hopes for the European selection while, of course, for others a podium place or indeed a place in a final will be the main goal for the weekend.

In no particular order, among the (long) lists of those athletes who have accepted entries we are seeing the following names:

Men: Will Grimsey, Reuben Nairne, Adam Thomas, Ethan Pottie, Murray Fotheringham, Krishawn Aiken, Craig Moncur, Cian O’Donnell, Finlay Waugh, Stewart Greenhalgh, Angus McInroy, Dean Patterson, Stephen Mackay, Seamus Mackay, Jamie MacKinnon, Kyle Alexander, Adam Hoole, Callum Newby, Will Hodi, Paul Ogun, Jack Patton, Ben Greenwood

Women: Alisha Rees, Alyson Bell, Sarah Malone, Kathryn Christie, Sofia Vidak, Jenny Selman, Carys McAulay, Freya Cowan, Katie Johnson, Hannah Anderson, Erin Campbell, Jane Davidson, Jill Cherry, Georgina Adam, Philippa Millage, Hannah Cameron, Rachel Callan, Nikki Manson, Libby White, Claire McGarvey, Amy Kennedy, Teddy Tchoudja

Apologies if we have missed one or two.

Good luck to all the Scottish athletes and their coaches heading to Birmingham this weekend.

Jenny Selman and Jemma Reekie made it a Scottish 1-2 in the Women’s 800m in Birmingham last year (photo Getty Images/British Athletics)


Ahead of the Indoor Champs, there was good news as UK Athletics (UKA) confirmed the BBC as the broadcast partner for their 2023 Major Events series.

In an exciting year for the sport boasting several major championships, BBC Sport will bring the key UKA events to fans via a combination of network television and digital coverage on various platforms including BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the red button.

The event line up, commencing this weekend are:

  • UK Athletics Indoor Championships Birmingham: 18-19 February 2023
  • World Indoor Tour Final Birmingham: 25 February 2023
  • UK Athletics Championships: 8-9 July 2023
  • London Diamond League: 23 July 2023

This weekend’s event will be available on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website/app and Broadcast Red Button.



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