Hill runners set for Scottish Champs at Senior and Junior level

Wednesday 27th April 2022

Photo by Chris Pagett

Our preview to the 2022 Hill Running season

Hill runners will be racing for both the Senior and Junior Scottish titles at two venues this weekend.

And a Scottish cohort will also travel south of the border to compete in the British trials event ahead of the selection for the European Off-Road Championships in La Palma in June.

The Stuc a’ Chroin hill race on Saturday 30 April is hosting the scottishathletics Senior Hill Champs.

Entries are open until Thursday and already the race has a record number of competitors entered. Around 340 runners will race from Strathyre to the summit of Stuc a’ Chroin covering 22km and 1500m of ascent.

Lasts years defending champion Heather Anderson (Fife AC) has entered with Carnethie’s Catriona Graves and Sophie Horricks as well as Caroline Marwick of Highland Hill Runners among those looking for podium spots.

In the men’s event, defending champion Finlay Wild appears to be absent but there will be a good pack at the front of the field including Andy Douglas (Invercylde AC), Ross Gollan, Dan Dry and Joe Symonds (Shettleston Harriers) and Eoin Lennon and Andy Fallas (Carnethy AC).

Scotland teams at the British Hill Champs last September – with a number of these athletes set to compete this weekend 


Lomonds Junior Hill race – Fife AC website

On Sunday, the Lomonds of Fife host the scottishathletics Junior Hill Champs. These races are entry on the day and information can be found on Fife AC website.

There are Championship categories for U20, U17, U15 and U13. (NOTE: hill running uses the year of birth to define age categories).


South of the border, the Three Peak Fell Race hosts the British Athletics trial for the European Off-Road Championships trail race.

Sasha Chepelin, Jasmin Paris and Meryl Cooper are among the Scots entered.

With thanks to Angela Mudge


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