Harper selected for European U20s and Bell picked for Antrim Half

Wednesday 19th July 2023

Conan (No 130) in Miler Meet action (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Team selection story on the British Athletics website

Conan Harper is set to join the GB&NI team in Jerusalem next month after selection for the European U20 Champs.

The Giffnock North athlete will compete in the 5000m and is among 36 athletes added to the team today, bringing the total to 57. He’ll join those already picked in the first round of selection, including Scots Natasha Phillips (Dundee Hawkhill) in the 5000m, and Tendai Nyabadza (Harmeny AC) in the 1500m.

Huge congratulations to all three athletes and their coaches on selection and we look forward to seeing them compete in Israel.

The championships run from 7-10 August – event website.


John Bell wins the Scottish 10k title at Glasgow Green in May (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Initial selection story for Antrim

Inverclyde AC athlete John Bell will represent Scotland at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon in August.

The races in Northern Ireland always attract high quality fields and fast times will be expect on Sunday 27 August.

We can confirm that John, who won the Scottish 10k Champs in Glasgow in May, has now been called up following the withdrawal of Lewis Rodgers through injury. Congratulations to John, his family and all involved in his development!

The eight-strong team is now as follows:

Scotland Men:

John Bell (Inverclyde AC); Hamish Hickey (Central AC); Weynay Ghebresilasie (Shettleston Harriers); Fraser Stewart (Cambuslang Harriers);

Scotland Women:

Natasha Phillips (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers); Sarah Potter (VP-Glasgow); Eilidh Bell (Shettleston Harriers); Sara Green (Gala Harriers).


Tags: Antrim, Conan Harper, European U20 Champs, Inverclyde AC, John Bell, Natasha Phillips, Tendai Nyabadza

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