Birmingham-bound! Scots look to impress at the British Indoor Champs

Friday 16th February 2024

The trio of Eloise Walker, Jenny Selman and Erin Wallace all won medals at the 2023 British Indoor Champs (photo by Allan Scott)

All roads lead to Birmingham this weekend for Scottish athletes as they prepare for the Microplus British Indoor Champs

And, for a handful, they will be hoping their performances lead them back to Glasgow.

It’s the trials for the World Indoors at the Emirates Arena and the likes of Laura Muir, Jemma Reekie, Nicole Yeargin, Guy Learmonth, Adam Thomas and others will have aspirations to make the GB and NI team.

British Championship podium places, of course, are another incentive and for a whole host of Scots making a final might well be a key aspiration for this indoor season.

There is coverage on BBC platforms following an agreement between the national broadcaster and UK Athletics for major championship events.

scottishathletics Performance Team staff, led by Mark Pollard, will be in Birmingham to support our performance and performance development athletes and we forward good luck wishes to all competing and their coaches and families making the trip south.

Broadcast agreement – British Athletics website story

Guy Learmonth took gold in the Men’s 800m in the British Indoor Champs last year (photo via British Athletics/Getty Images)

Medal haul is second best this century (our 2023 report)

Here’s a snapshot of the Scots who have accepted entries to compete . . .

Alyson Bell, Lous Garland, Sarah Malone, Adam Clayton, Stewart Greenhalgh, Ethan Potie, Adam Thomas, Reuben Nairne,  Callum Newby, Rachel Callan, Jill Cherry, Carys Macaulay, Nicole Yeargin, Henry Clarkson, Erin Campbell, Jane Davidson, Heather Paton, Scott Conal, Adam Hoole, Craig Moncur

Olivia Clarke, Jemma Reekie, Erin Wallace, Guy Learmonth, Maria Lyle, Corey Campbell, Kanme Elliot, Lewis Hannigan, Jack Patton, Hannah Anderson, Sarah Coutts, Will Grimsey, Amy Kennedy, Teddy Tchoudja, Krishawn Aiken, Rory Voss, Dean Patterson, Finlay Waugh, Alessandro Schenini, Stephen Mackenzie, Cameron Boyek, Ben MacMillan, Ben Potrykus, Alisdair Kinloch, Allie Routleldge, Laura Muir, Holly Rees, Eloise Walker, Stefanie Tucker.

There looks to be real strength and depth there in the Scottish cohort even allowing for one or two absentees.

Here’s hoping for not only brilliant individual performances but also a strong collective effort to underline the current momentum in athletics in Scotland (despite the obvious difficulty in this indoor season of the Emirates Arena not being available).

Will Grimsey took High Jump gold at the British Indoors last year



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