WATCH: Interviews with Scottish 5K champions Jamie Crowe and Lynn McKenna

Saturday 6th May 2023

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We’ve video interviews with our two new Scottish 5K champions from the race at Silverknowes on Friday evening – Jamie Crowe of Central AC and Lynn McKenna of Shettleston Harriers.

Jamie Crowe clocked a Course Record 14:13 to win gold in a race in which he almost did not feature.

The Central AC athlete is racing in the World Hill Running trials at the British Inter-Counties event on Sunday and made a late decision to ‘warm-up’ at Silverknowes.

‘I wasn’t planning to be here but after Run Balmoral (where he ran three times in 24 hours) I changed my mind and decided to do it ahead of the hill trial,’ said Jamie.

‘I’ve not done the 5K Champs since 2017 and it was good to be back. I’ve always felt it is a Course which could lend itself to a really good time if the weather plays ball.

‘The first kilometre tonight was slow into the wind and in the pack – at about 3:08 – but then you get the long stretch with a strong tailwind. And the last k is always going to be fast when you are trying for medals.

‘I had to work really hard to stay ahead of Scott Stirling and Kane Elliott.’


Lynn McKenna could not have been happier with her 16:03 run as she landed gold to add to team success this season with Shettleston Harriers.

‘I am so happy with that – I had thought before I might have a wee shot at a medal but it is great to win it.

‘My PB for 5000m on the track is 16:25 so take over 20 seconds off that on the road is a great feeling.

‘Natasha has won a couple of golds on the road recently and I was aware of her for the first 2k or so. I was thinking she might come back at me towards the finish and had to keep pushing on to make sure I would hold her off.

‘Shettleston won the team golds at Livingston in the National Road Relays so this is a nice double for me in recent weeks.’



Tags: Jamie Crowe, Lynn McKenna, Scottish 5k Champs, Silverknowes

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