Highgate 10ks; Throws GP; Scottish Hill Champs

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Steph Twell, Beth Potter and Luke Caldwell are among the entries announced for the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs on Saturday.

The event, which is free to spectate and combines top-quality racing with a unique crowd experience, will again incorporate the British 10,000m Championships, with the Parliament Hill track also playing host to those looking to make the GB team for the IAAF World Championships in London this summer.

Steph will race her first 10,000m on the track on Saturday with her best time on the road for the distance being 32.28.

A host of Scots, and Scottish-based athletes, are making final preparations for races and among those we are seeing on the start-lists are recent Scottish 10,000m medallists Kris Jones, Michael Christoforou and Logan Rees as well as GB international Jonny Glen, Mark Mitchell, Dermot Cummins and Will Mackay.

Potter won the British championship gold at this event last year (after finishing second Brit) and that secured her place for the Olympics in Rio. Other Scots on the Women’s start-lists include Annabel Simpson, Mhairi Maclennan and Michelle Sandison.

More details in Athletics Weekly story


Throws Grand Prix in Inverness – Saturday 20 May

Start-lists and timetable

The second of our summer Throws Grand Prix Series will takes place Inverness on Saturday 20 May.

Entries closed a week before the event – on Saturday night – and thanks for all those who have supported our second of four events, with the other two at Livingston later in the season

All the information in online on the Events section (scroll down on left of page for start-lists).

The other two dates for the remaining Throws GP events at Craigswood Stadium, Livingston, are Saturday 24 June and Saturday 9 September.


The 2017 scottishathletics hill running championships take place this Saturday as part of the Goatfell Race on Arran.

Goatfell is a stalwart of the hill running calendar, and the race takes athletes from sea level in Brodick on road, trail, rough hill path and through a granite boulderfield to the airy summit of Goatfell – at 874m the highest point on the island – and then on a fast but challenging descent back down to the finish, for a total distance of 15.5km.

The race will bring together many of Scotland’s best hill runners. Race favourite looks to be Finlay Wild (Lochaber), who has won this race three times already and has the second fastest time on record.

But amongst those looking to cause an upset will be Andy Fallas (Carnethy), Murray Strain (HBT) and Joe Symonds of host club Shettleston. Joe’s clubmate Tom Owens looks unlikely to start after sustaining an injury in the gruelling 75km Transvulcania race last weekend, but if he does he will surely challenge for the medals.

Christina Rankin (Kilbarchan) will be looking to repeat last year’s win, but faces stiff competition from the likes of Steph Provan (Deeside) and Jill Stephen (Hunter’s Bog Trotters).

The first eligible man and woman at Goatfell will gain automatic selection for the Snowdon International in Wales in July.

With thanks to Malcolm Patterson


Tags: Beth Potter, Finlay Wild, Goatfell, Highgate Night of 10ks, Inverness, Isle of Arran, Luke Caldwell, Malcolm Patterson, Steph Twell, Throws GP

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