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Thursday 13th July 2017

Jill Cherry – set to represent GB and NI at the Euro U20s in Italy (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Five picked for Euro U20s

There was great news for 400m runner Jill Cherry this week as she was added to the selection by British Athletics for the Euro U20s in Italy later this month.

The VP-Glasgow athlete, who is coached by Allan Scott, makes it six Scots headed for the event in Grosseto following the announcement of the first wave.

The full British Athletics team now numbers 55 and Kilbarchan AAC’s Jemma Reekie, who is coached by Andy Young, will double up for 1500m and 3000m.

Also headed for Italy are Alisha Rees, George Evans, Holly McArthur and Ben Greenwood. Congratulations to Jill, her family and her coach on her latest international selection.

Full team selection story from British Athletics online


Scotland send Senior hill running teams to the Snowdon International match in Wales this weekend.

There have now been a couple of changes to the selections previously announced which at that stage featured seven
athletes – three women and four men.

Unfortunately, both Douglas Tullie (HBT) and James Waldie (Carnethy) have had to withdraw through injury and Kyle Greig (Metro Aberdeen) has now been added to the men’s team.

It will be first Scotland vests for Jill Stephen of Hunters Bog Trotters and for Shettleston’s Robert Simpson.

Greig now joins James Espie in being among those who raced for Scotland at Snowdon last year. James finsihed first Scot in 2016 in 11th place and Kyle was 15th.

Miranda Grant lives in Llanberis and runs for local club Eryri, but gained her first Scotland vest at last week’s Senior Home International, and will now race again in Scotland colours in her local race!

Scotland Women: Miranda Grant (Eryri/HBT); Louise Mercer (EUHH); Jill Stephen (HBT)

Scotland Men: James Espie (Deeside); Robert Simpson (Shettleston); Kyle Greig (Metro Aberdeen)


Lennie Waite has hit the qualifying standard for the London 2017 World Champs in the 3000m steeplechase.

And that could yet mean the Scottish cohort in Team GB and NI for the Champs rising beyond the figure of 13 from the 78-strong selection announced earlier this week.

Waite raced in Gothenburg in Sweden on Tuesday night as she sought to get under the 9.42.00 target for the event. After two runs at 9.43 alread this season, she came up with a Season’s Best performance of 9.37.94 to stake a strong claim for selection for London 2017

Lennie later Tweeted: ‘Thanks to family, friends and the whole support crew: so happy to have hit the london 2017 qualfiying time.’

The American-based Scot, who represents East Kilbride AC, was at the Rio Olympics as part of #SALfab15 but injury wrecked her chances in Brazil.


Spikes on track

Want to work in athletics?

There are couple of part-time vacancies on offer at the moment at two clubs in the west region.

Both Whitemoss AAC, based in East Kilbride at the John Wright Sport Centre, and Kilmarnock Harriers, who are based at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena, have openings for a Pathways Development Officer.

The closing date for this jobs is

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Tags: Euro U20s, hill running, Jill Cherry, Kilmarnock Harriers, Lennie Waite, London 2017, Snowdon, Whitemoss AAC

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