Scout wins World Cup race; Laura 1500m in Stockholm; Alisha 11.36

Monday 3rd July 2023

Photo via WMRA: by Marco Gulberti

Scotland and GB international Scout Adkin pulled off a significant mountain running victory over the weekend.

Scout won the Women’s race at Castor Daire in Portugal at third event of the season in the World Mountain Running Association’s World Cup series.

The Scot did superbly well to win in hot conditions – it was around 27 degrees – as she came home ahead of the defending champion, Kenya’s Joyce Njeru.

The third Gold Label event of the 2023 Valsir Mountain Running Cup had attracted a very international field with 14 countries represented, including Kenya, Canada and New Zealand.

Behind Njeru after 8k, Scout turned a 30-second deficit into a two minute lead over only 2k for a marvellous success. She is now second in the World Cup standings.

*In the British Champs counter event staged in Scotland, Finlay Wild took first place in the men’s race and Holly Page was third in the women’s race.


Laura Muir was back in track action at the Diamond League as she raced in the Women’s 1500m in Sweden.

Wet conditions made it difficult for athletes in Stockholm and Laura was a little frustrated with a sixth place finish in 4:03.83 as Freweyni Hailu led home an Ethiopian 1-2-3.

‘It was a weird race and I don’t know what to make of it,’ said Laura.

‘I know I am in shape to run fast at the moment but I’ve not managed to put that down on paper (in terms of her time).’


Among other notable track and field performances over the weekend, Scottish sprinters continue to show good form ahead of the British Champs.

Alisha Rees clocked 11.36 for the 100m and at the same meet, Georgina Adam was at 11.40. Adam Thomas posted a 10.37 windy run (+2.1).



Tags: Adam Thomas, Alisha Rees, Diamond League, Georgina Adam, Laura Muir, Scout Adkin, Stockholm, WMRA

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