Chris Smith Memorial Fund gives backing to 14 more Scottish recipients

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Grant Plenderleith of Falkirk Victoria Harriers, pictured here in Scotland vest at the Loughborough International, is one of the recipients (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Chris Smith Memorial Fund

The Chris Smith Memorial Fund is offering great support to individual athletes and athletics across disciplines around Britain – with a number of Scots among the beneficiaries.

The Fund was set up following the tragic passing of former GB international hill runner Chris, who started off in athletics at Aberdeen AAC.

In fact, Aberdeen AAC as his first club was one of the opening beneficiaries of the Chris Smith Memorial Fund but now the list is lengthening as applications are received and considered.

We’re pleased to note there are another 14 in the latest batch of grants and those include cross country, track, FrameRunning, coaching and ultra running.

‘Thanks very much to Scottish Athletics for your support and for promoting the Fund,’ said Lindsay Smith.

‘Word is spreading and we’re getting more and more applicants every time – and many of those are coming in from Scotland.

‘The aim of the Fund is very much to help any running-related activity primarily for children or young people.’

Latest Chris Smith Memorial Fund recipients:

Connor Bell – track/cross country, Central AC

Louisa Brown, cross country – Garscube Harriers

Murray Fotheringham – track, Giffnock North AC

Fraser Gilmour – track/cross country, VP-Glasgow

Christian Graham – track/cross country, Lasswade AC

Cameron Green – track/cross country, Giffnock North

Ryan McAllister – athletics coaching

Hamish McKay – track/cross country, Aberdeen AAC

Stewart Millar – track, Aberdeen AAC/Glasgow University

Jordan Phillips – track/cross country, Kilmarnock Harriers/Giffnock North AC

Grant Plenderleith – track, Falkirk Victoria Harriers

Finlay Ross – track, Harmeny AC

Nicola Russell – framerunning, Ayr Seaforth

Chloe Sangster – ultra running, Metro Aberdeen Running Club and JSK Running Club

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