Auckland 12th in European Champs

Sunday 8th June 2014

Rhona Auckland and Callum Hawkins won their first Senior Team GB and NI track vests at the European Cup 10,000m in Macedonia.

The Scottish duo each featured in Skopje on Saturday evening and suffered contrasting fortunes.

Auckland missed out on a Commonwealth Games qualifying time but was nonetheless pleased with 12th place in the Women’s A race in a time of 33.28.74 in what was the best performance by the British women.

Rhona was the youngest athlete in the field in the A race and the Banchory Stonehaven athlete tweeted later: ‘Delighted to finish 12th in Eurocup racing in my first senior GB vest – gave the Commonwealth Games qualifying time my best shot but just not my time yet.’

Hawkins was a DNF in the Men’s A race that saw team-mate Dewi Griffiths finish 13th. Matthew Hynes was second in the B race.

Callum has the one required standard for the 10,000m from his 28.49.57 PB in America earlier this spring as he hopes for Glasgow 2014 selection.


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