Shettleston’s Fionnuala Ross took gold at the Scottish Half Marathon Champs last year and was joined on the podium by Gemma Rankin and Claire Bruce (photo by Bobby Gavin)
The Scottish Half Marathon Champs take place within the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday 29 September.
Entries have been open for some time now and there are medals up for grabs both for individuals and for club teams.
Check out the Road Running and Cross Country Commission Archive website page for the Half Marathon Champs for details on how the medals are contested.
Fionnuala Ross of Shettleston and Luke Traynor of Giffnock took the Scottish half marathon golds last year.
Joining Fionnuala on the podium were Gemma Rankin of Kilbarchan AAC and Claire Bruce of Metro Aberdeen. Joining Luke on the podium were Tsegai Tewelde of Shettleston and Sean Fontana of Inverclyde AC.
The Great Scottish Run is also part of our Road Race Grand Prix Series for 2019 and is the final event of the five-race series.
Kristian Jones and Andy Douglas had a good battle at the Trail Champs in 2018 (photo by Pete Bracegirdle)
The Scottish Mid-Trail Champs will be staged for the seventh time at the start of September – with Fife AC once again as host club.
Falkland Estate will be the venue for a series of races which includes national championships from U15 through to U20/Seniors/Masters as well as taster sessions at U13 and U11.
Sunday 1 September is the date for diaries and the Senior races are contested by men and women, in the same race, over a distance of around 10k.
We’re keen to encourage young athletes to take part. There are championship races at U17 and U15 but in the two youngest age brackets – at U13 and U11 – these are development events. These races will offer the youngest athletes at our clubs a first taste of trail running and/or a chance to prepare for cross country.
GB international Kristian Jones won a great race last year from Andy Douglas with John Newsom in third to lead Inverness Harriers to the men’s team golds.
Lauren Dickson of Lasswade took the Senior Women’s gold in a season when she won GB vests in hill running as the silver went to Kristin Lownie of PH Racing and bronze to Catriona Graves of Garscube.