The cross country season in Britain concludes this weekend with the Inter-Counties XC at Loughborough.
A number of Scots are headed south to compete for their districts at Prestwold Hall in what is the final event of the British Cross Challenge series.
Points will be allocated for the British Cross Challenge series prize-money and there are a handful of Scots in contention for high places.
Jamie Crowe, after a silver medal at the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk, will represent East in the Senior Men’s as one of only a handful of Senior athletes from Scotland involved this weekend with many now turning their focus towards road running.
The North are represented by a couple of young athletes and we are thrilled to hear of plans for one of those, travelling from Stornoway, will stay over with the family of a West District athlete prior to heading south – that what we call #SALtogether.
Athletes expected to compete are as below (as at Wednesday 8 March)
U15 Girls: Eilidh Dallas (Strathearn Harriers), Eliza Konig (Fife AC), Elsa McGregor (Edinburgh AC), Natsai Nyabadza (Harmeny AC), Ava Richardson (Gala Harriers), Jessica Taylor (Edinburgh AC)
U15 Boys: Howie Allison (Team East Lothian), Oscar Chirnside (Aberdeen AAC), Luke Culliton (Falkirk Victoria Harriers), Kieran Hardie (Harmeny AC), Ray Taylor (Falkirk Victoria Harriers), James Wotherspoon (Harmeny AC)
U17 Women: Charlotte Horne (Falkirk Victoria Harriers), Abbi MacLeod (Falkirk Victoria Harriers), Charlotte MacPhie (Corstorphine AAC), Isla Paterson (Gala Harriers), Katie Sandilands (Fife AC), Orlaith Shepherd (Edinburgh AC)
U17 Men: Connor Bell (Central AC), Ronnie Brown (Team East Lothian), Hamish McKay (Aberdeen AAC), Andrew McWilliam (Lasswade AC), Reiss Marshall (Fife AC), Alasdair Wallace (Harmeny AC)
U20 Men: Logan Beagley (Livingston AC), Struan Bennet (Central AC), Angus Wright (Team East Lothian),
Senior Women: Sara Green (Gala Harriers), Naomi Lang (Carnethy HRC)
Senior Men: Jamie Crowe (Central AC)
U15 Girls: Katie Woods (Shettleston Harriers), Scarlett Wilson (Giffnock North AC), Freya Campbell (Giffnock North AC), Matilda Frew (East Kilbride AC), Cara McMinn (Kilbarchan AAC), Zara Redmond (Kilbarchan AAC)
U15 Boys: Jamie Work (Kilmarnock Harriers), Calum Dick (Giffnock North AC), Tristan Robin (Giffnock North AC), Angus Wilkinson (East KIlbride AAC), Alistair Street (Kilbarchan AAC), Joshua Mungin (Kilbarchan AAC), James Alexander (Garscube Harriers)
U17 Women: Ruth Walsh (Giffnock North AC), Jessica Inglis (Law and District AC), Esme Dougall (Giffnock North AC), Iona Stroma Hubbard (Ayr Seaforth AC) , Saoirse McNulty (Giffnock North AC)
U17 Men: Matthew Knak (Giffnock North AC), Alasdair Nugent (Giffnock North AC(, Oliver MacDonald (Giffnock North AC), Jamie Connor (East Kilbride AC), Craig Shennan (Giffnock North AC), Jack Wallace (Giffnock North AC)
U20 Women: Hannah Ryding (Giffnock North Ac), Rachel Giffen (Springburn Harriers)
U20 Men: Reuben MacDonald (Giffnock North AC), Conan Harper (Giffnock North AC), Cameron Deverill (Giffnock North AC), Jonathan Downey (Kilmarnock Harriers)
Senior Women: Kirstin Oakley (Ayr Seaforth AC).
U15 Girls: Abbie Stewart (Stornoway)
U15 Boys: Lachlan Thomas (Ross County AC).
With thanks to Sandra Hardacre (East), Dawn Armitt (West) and John Newsom (North) for help and thanks in advance to all team managers, coaches making the trip to Loughborough.
Photos by Bobby Gavin
Scottish throwers Chris Bennett and Nick Percy head for Portugal this weekend.
Chris is selected for the hammer and Nick for the discus in a GB and NI team of 11 athletes for the the European Throwing Cup.
It takes place this weekend in Leiria in Portugal.
Chris was selected after winning the hammer event at the Winter Throws competition in Loughborough last weekend and marks a strong recovery following shoulder surgery last autumn. Nick is also coming back from injury rehabilitation.
Good luck to both athletes and their coaches, Andy Frost and Zane Duquemin.