GB and NI men in Slovenia (photo via Twitter)
There were fine performances by our two Scots with GB and NI at the European Mountain Running Champs in Slovenia – with another team medal coming home.
Anna Macfadyen finished seventh in the Junior Women’s race there, one second behind team-mate Scarlet Dale. And that helped the British Junior Women to win gold medals!
This was an excellent performance by Anna in her first event at this level in hill running and after racing for GB and NI for the first time at the World Cross in Uganda in March.
Douglas was seventh, also, in the Senior Men’s race in Kamnik in what was an uphill only event. The British men’s team finished fifth.
Andy’s coach, Sophie Dunnett, tweeted afterwards a photo from Slovenia and reflected on the tough nature of the course.
Also on Twitter, Andy himself commented that he was a little disappointed with the outcome but had no regrets at putting everything in on the course in Slovenia.
Well done to both athletes and their families and coaches . . .
With thanks to Malcolm Patterson
Ben Greenwood is preparing to #Represent GB and NI at the European U20 Champs in Italy in a couple of weeks.
And the 800m runner looks to be coming into form at the right time as he recorded another PB at theLoughborough BMC meeting on Saturday.
Perth Strathtay athlete Ben clocked 1.48.71 to move to seventh place on the Scottish all-time list for U20 and set himself up for the trip to Grosseto with a number of other young Scots.
Five Scottish athletes have been named so far – the others are Alisha Rees, Jemma Reekie, George Evans and Holly McArthur – and there are still relay teams to be announced which may open the door for one or two more.
At that Loughborough BMC, there was a 5000m PB as Lachlan Oates took second place with 14.13.94. In a Women’s 800m A race, Mhairi Hendry took third place with 2.04.75 with Katy Brown fifth in 2.05.49 and Emily Dudgeon seventh in 2.08.30.
Combined Events athletes have been in impressive form in recent months and those performances have been reflected across our recent coverage.
With apologies for being slightly belated, we want to acknowledge a Scottish U17 Decathlon Record for Joel McFarlane of Arbroath and District AC at Grangemouth earlier this month.
Joel came up with a Scottish Record in the U17 Decathlon with 6781 points at the Scottish Champs, subject to the usual ratification process. His 7.09m long jump is third in the Scottish all-time U17 list.
Well done to Joel and family.