Catriona and Andy win Scottish Senior Hill titles – as Junior Course Records fall

Monday 2nd May 2022

Men’s champion Andy Douglas and silver medallist Tim Morgan

Stuc 2022 – SA Results

The scottishathletics Junior and Senior Hill Running Championships took place over the weekend – the Juniors enjoyed fine conditions in the Fife sunshine  while the Seniors raced in the mist and rain on Saturday.

Stuc a’ Chroin hosted the Senior championships, where runners covered 22km and 1500m of climb from the village of Strathyre to the summit of the Munro (Stuc) and back.

The course offered a good mix of forest trails and rough open hill side. Unfortunately, the weather broke on Saturday morning and perfect conditions earlier in the day turned out to be a wet and windy experience.

Catriona Graves (Carnethy) stormed home to victory in the women’s event, a clear winner breaking the existing course record. It was excellent running given the greasy conditions underfoot.

Caroline Marwick (Highland Hill Runners) and Ella Peters (Westerlands) completed the women’s medallists.

Women’s champion Catriona Graves and silver medallist Caroline Marwick

In the men’s event, Andy Douglas (Inverclyde) led from the gun to finish on his first outing over this course.

In second place was Tim Morgan (Carnethy) who came through on the descent as Dan Dry (Shettleston) took third place.

In the team event Carnethy HRC won both the men’s and women’s golds.

‘We had record entry numbers this year which after a two-year break I think demonstrated fully just how keen runners are to get back racing on the hills,’ said Angela Mudge, our Hill Running Lead.

‘Many thanks to Steve Respinger and his team for organizing a great event and coping well with the record entry.

‘The marshals had a tough time on the ridge in the rain and we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to a hill marshal injured during the event.’

Hill Running Champions 2022:

Senior Men – Andy Douglas (Inverclyde AC); V40 – Andy Fallas (Carnethy HRC); V50 – Andrew McCrea (Carnethy HRC); V 60 – Alan Smith (Deeside Runners)

Senior Women – Catriona Graves (Carnethy HRC); V40 – Eleanor Smith (Fife AC); V50 – Angela Mudge (Ochil Hill Runners); V60 – Jocelyn Scott (Fife AC)

Men’s Team: Carnethy HRC

Women’s Team: Carnethy HRC

East Lomond Results 2022

East Lomond Fun Run 2022

On Sunday 1 May the Junior Hill Running Championships were held on East Lomond, Fife.

Records tumbled over the races. All categories ran to the top of East Lomond, the U11 Fun Run ran to the top and straight back down whilst the older age groups ran a loop up and over the hill.

The loop had a brilliant mix of fast running, steep climbing and descending and rougher ground.

The U15 and U13 groups ran one lap, 3km with 100m of climb. In the inaugural U13 Championship event Anna-Elizabeth Ross (VP-Glasgow) and Gregor McNaught (Springburn AC) had great runs to set the benchmark for future events in this new category.

There was a Record in the U15 event as James Wotherspoon (Harmeny Ac) took 12 seconds off the previous best. Freya Mowbray (Lasswade AC) won the U15 Girls race.

The U17 athletes ran two laps where Katie Meek (Highland HR) was victorious from Isla Paterson (Gala) and Thomas Hilton (Moorfoot Runners) broke the record by three seconds.

Junior Hill Champs photos by Neil Renton (on our Facebook page)

The U20 Men’s podium at East Lomond – Fraser Gilmour, Angus Wright and Sam Griffin

The U20 Women’s podium at East Lomond – Isla Hedley, Caitlin Christie, Sorcha Shepherd

The U20 race covered three laps of the hill, so pacing was all important. Descending too hard on the early laps made climbing the hill a second and third time very tough.

Isla Hedley (Fife AC) was the clear winner in the U20 Women’s event.

In the U20 Men’s race, Fraser Gilmour (VP-Glasgow) and Angus Wright (Team East Lothian) both broke the record set by Jacob Adkin nine years ago. Fraser took the gold, breaking the existing record by 45 seconds.

‘Many thanks to Roger Rees and the Fife AC team for organising a successful event,’ added Angela.

‘The next junior league race is at Cornalees on 7 May.

‘Well done to all the runners in both the Senior and Junior Champs who turned out for a really good weekend of hill racing.’

The U17 Men’s podium at East Lomond – Thomas Hilton, Rowan Taylor and Zico Field

The U17 Women’s podium at East Lomond – Katie Meek, Isla Paterson and Ariane Baillie


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