Andy Douglas has been in fine form on the hills
A strong contingent of Scots are headed for Keswick this Sunday for the GB and NI trial races for the European Mountain Running Championships.
The course is an uphill only race, with the seniors racing 8.2km and 945m climb and the juniors racing 5km with 650m climb, with the event itself coming up in Switzerland early in July.
Inverclyde AC athlete Andy Douglas has been in impressive form with recent wins on the continent, while Jacob Adkin should be another strong contender in the Senior Men’s race after finishing sixth in the World Champs last summer.
In the Senior Women’s race, Louise Mercer (Edinburgh AC) has returned from her studies in America and has shown good form in recent races in Europe.
In the Junior event, Giffnock North will be represented by Lynn and Charlotte McKenna as well as Rhona Mowat. All three athletes are hoping to gain their first GB and NI vest. Unfortunately Lauren Dickson (Lasswade) misses out through injury after representing GB and NI last summer.
The races on Sunday races start at noon (Juniors) and 1pm (Seniors) from Fitz Park.
We wish all Scottish athletes and coaches good luck.
scottishathletics are delighted to confirm selections for the International Youth Cup.
This event pitches our best young hill runners in a two-year age bracket against many of the best exponents of the discipline in Europe and beyond and this year is being held in Susa in Italy.
Trial races were held earlier this month at the Cornalees Hill Race in Greenock and teams of three were selected thereafter for male and female competition in Susa in August.
Harry McGill (Greenock Glenpark Harriers); Jack Trainer (Garscube Harriers); Sunny McGrath (Aberdeen AAC)
Helen Chong (Giffnock North AC); Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC); Rosie Davidson (Ayr Seaforth)
Congratulations from all at scottishathletics to these athletes and their families and coaches as well as the clubs involved in their development over recent years.
With thanks to Angela Mudge