Andy Douglas and Sasha Chepelin are joined by Chris Richards after fine performances at Moffat
There were some excellent performances by our hill runners at the British Champs and World Champs trials at Moffat over the weekend.
In Sunday’s races, Scots went 1,2 and 4 in the Senior Men’s race with a win for Andy Douglas (Inverclyde AC). Sasha Chepelin (Carnethy) took second place and Ross Gollan (Shettleston) was fourth.
Inverclyde AC’s Douglas led out the race from the start heading up the climb to Hart Fell. It was Chepelin who led by a few seconds as they came off the hill. On the final short road section to the finish Douglas managed to secure the victory.
In the Senior Women’s race, there was a fine second place for Holly Page (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds) while Naomi Lang (Aberdeen AAC) was fourth to retain her hopes of selection.
Avery, (Shildon), led heading up the climb but it was Philippa Williams of Dark Peak who led off the hill . She was a clear winner in 51.01. Page (51:20) just managed to hold off Avery(51:23) for second with Lang fourth in 52:07.
Holly Page (No 196) took second place at Moffat
Fraser Gilmour (Kilbarchan AAC) took joint first in the Junior Men’s race – with the same time at 26:13 as Finlay Grant. Angus Wright (Team East Lothian) was in seventh place. Struan Bennet, who won the Junior Home International the previous week, unfortunately had to drop out after a fall.
In the Junior Women’s race, the best placed Scots were Isla Hedley (Fife AC) at ninth and Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC) at 10th.
In Friday’s uphill only races, the highlight was a win for Jacob Adkin and second place for Holly Page (with Kirsty Dickson and Sasha Chepelin both in fifth).
Well done to all these athletes and their families, coaches and clubs!
*Details and photos with thanks to Mark Johnston and Adrian Stott.
Kilbarchan AAC’s Fraser Gilmour took joint first in the Junior Men’s up and down race
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The Podfather Stirling 10k attracted a strong entry from club members across Scotland – and there was real quality at the top end of the race.
No fewer than 10 men went sub 31 minutes with Inverclyde AC’s Adam Craig taking the win in 29:23 from Sean Chalmers (Inverness) 29.54 and Fraser Stewart (Cambuslang) 29:59.
Host club Central AC had the women’s winner via the strong run of Jenn Wetton at 34:41 with Millie Nicholl (Cambuslang) second with 34:47 and Eilidh Bell third at 35:55.