Belgrade-bound! World Indoors preview and schedule for our five Scots with GB and NI team

Wednesday 16th March 2022

British Athletics World Indoor team update

Live Results and Timetable (Belgrade time one hour ahead of us)

The second largest cohort of Scots on a GB team for the World Indoors is headed for Belgrade this week for global action.

Five athletes were picked as part of a British selection for Serbia which has had others added since the initial announcement.

It’s a special moment for Adam Thomas and Jenny Selman as they represent GB and NI for the first time at Senior level; Erin Wallace steps up after competing at a European Team Champs and Euro U23 medallist last summer; while Guy Learmonth and Neil Gourley have significant experience.

Everyone at scottishathletics and in the wider community of athletics in Scotland wish these five athletes and their families, coaches and support teams all the very best for Belgrade. We also commend the clubs involved in their development over the years.

There is coverage across the BBC Sport platforms with mainstream TV coverage planned all three days.

BBC coverage from Belgrade

And, at the foot of this story, we have outlined the projected event schedule for the five Scots involved.

Bracknell AC sprinter Adam broke the Scottish 60m Record with a 6.56 run to win the British Indoor gold and, at 26, his call-up is reward for many years of hard work.

That’s a similar story to Fife AC’s Selman, who has made big improvements over the past year or two, culminating in a first British title at Birmingham when she took 800m gold.

Jenny was selected for the European Juniors back in 2009 but has bridged that long gap now in spectacular fashion – and celebrated her 31st birthday last week.

Guy is picked once again after a silver medal in the trials which took his British Indoor tally over the years to a remarkable 10 medals.

Neil features in the 1500m after also taking silver in Birmingham. Neil completed his preparations in Glasgow on Tuesday evening under admiring views from youngsters at Shettleston Harriers.

Scots picked for World Indoors down the years (via


Friday 18 March

11.20am – W1500m round 1 – Erin Wallace

11.50am – M800m round 1 – Guy Learmonth

Saturday 19 March

10.27am – M60m round 1 – Adam Thomas

10.45am – W800m round 1 – Jenny Selman

11.23am – M1500m round 1 – Neil Gourley

(5.48pm – M60m semi-final – Adam Thomas)

(6.10pm – M800m final – Guy Learmonth)

(7.35pm – W1500m final – Erin Wallace)

(8.20pm – M60m final – Adam Thomas)

Sunday 20 March

(5.05pm – W800m final – Jenny Selman)

(5.35pm – M1500m final – Neil Gourley)

*Times are GMT; brackets denotes events assuming qualification)


BBC Scotland piece on Adam Thomas and Jenny Selman

Adam Thomas feature

World Indoors website

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