Five Scots are heading for Zermatt, Switzerland, following British Athletics selection for the European (Uphill) Mountain Running Championships on 7 July.
Scots dominate the senior men’s team, with Jacob Adkin (Keswick), Robbie Simpson (Deeside Runners) and Andrew Douglas (Sophie Dunnett; Inverclyde), in three of the four available slots. Adkin and Douglas secured automatic places after their 1-2 at the British Trials last weekend.
Meanwhile Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC) and Lauren Dickson (Andrew Henderson; Lasswade) take their place on the Junior Women’s team. It’s a British squad debut for Carcas, while Dickson makes her third consecutive British team, following on from a 17th place finish at the World uphill championships in September last year.
Team Leader Mark Croasdale said: “We once again have had the opportunity to select really strong and full teams for the European Uphill Mountain Running Championships. All the athletes are excited about the prospect of competing in Zermatt on this challenging course and will be looking to continue our good record at this event.”
The European Mountain Running Championships alternate between an uphill course and an up and down course each year. This year’s is uphill with the seniors taking on a 10km course with 1020 metres of ascent, with the juniors taking on a 5.9km course with 448 metres of ascent.