Eight Scots head for World Mountain and Trail Champs in Austria

Saturday 13th May 2023

Above: Scout Adkin and Alice Goodall  at the National Cross Country in Falkirk. Pic: Bobby Gavin

Selection announcement on the British Athletics website

Eight Scottish athletes have been picked for the GB&NI team, for the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria.

The championships take place between 7-10 June with the eight Scots representing a strong contingent on the 33-strong team.

Among them are 2023 European Off-Road Running Championships medallist Scout Adkin, who will take part in the uphill only and up-and-down­ races, and brother Jacob Adkin, the 2019 European champion – who is joined by Andrew Douglas in both the uphill only and up-and-down races.

Team Leader, Anne Buckley, said: ‘After the successes on the world and European stage in 2022, we are delighted to be taking a strong team to Innsbruck-Stubai.

‘After the competitive trial events recently, several major championship medallists are selected for the squad, and it is fantastic to also select some athletes to a GB & NI team for the very first time.

‘They have all earned their spot and we look forward to seeing how they perform in Austria next month.’

The full team announcement comes after last month’s early selection for some athletes, including Meryl Cooper and Jasmin Paris.

The selection also includes Welsh athlete Kris Jones, who is based in Scotland and represents Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, and will run in the short trail race.

Scots on the GB&NI team

Men’s Uphill Only race
Jacob Adkin (Robbie Simpson, Keswick)
Andrew Douglas (Sophie Dunnett, Inverclyde)

Women’s Uphill Only race
Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside)

Men’s Up-and-Down race
Jacob Adkin (Robbie Simpson, Keswick)
Andrew Douglas (Sophie Dunnett, Inverclyde)

Women’s Up-and-Down race
Scout Adkin (Angela Mudge, Ambleside)
Alice Goodall (Edinburgh UHH)
Holly Page (Lewis Walker, Carnethy)

Long Trail Race
Meryl Cooper (David Roche, Deeside Runners)
Jasmin Paris (Damien Hall, Carnethy HRC)

Short Trail Race
Alexander Chepelin (Carnethy)

Tags: Alexander Chepelin, Alice Goodall, Andy Douglas, hill running, Holly Page, Jacob Adkin, Jasmin Paris, Kris Jones, Meryl Cooper, Scout Adkin, World Mountain and Trail Champs, World Mountain and Trail Running Champs

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