The U15 Girls who won silver medals at the London Mini Marathon – photo by Neil Renton
Note: race positions herein are for the British Athletics Road Race Champs (do not include English Borough runners). These are the position used in calculation of team places.
Adam Scott and the Scotland U15 girls picked up silver medals at the British Athletics Junior Road Race Champs at the London Mini Marathon.
And wheelchair racer, Shelby Watson, collected gold in her U17 age group as she won that particular contest.
Shelby Watson receives her winner’s trophy from Spurs and England player, Andros Townsend
Fife AC athlete Scott, who won the Scottish U15 title at Greenock last month, was just one second behind the winner in the U15 Boys race as he was pipped in a tight finish by Matthew Merrick on the Mall . . . on a day when more than two dozen Scottish teenagers savoured the London Marathon experience a couple of hours before the main races reached their conclusion.
The Mini Marathon races are over the last three miles of the main course (not 5k) and Adam clocked 15.02.
Erin Wallace of Giffnock North AAC was the other top five individual finisher with fourth in the U15 Girls race in a time of 17.03. With Aberdeen’s Naomi Lang in sixth and Edinburgh’s Eloise Walker in tenth, there was a good platform for the silver team medals. Lasswade’s Lauren Dickson completed the scorers at 24 with those athletes supported by Sarah Tait (Lasswade) and Kate Gallagher (Central AC).
The U15 Boys finished sixth in their team race with Scott backed up by George Rees (Fife AC) at 19th, Cameron Main (Moray Road Runners) at 26th and Struan Paton (Ronhill Cambuslang) at 38th. The four counters were supported by Ryan Gray (Inverclyde AC) and Matt Dougall (Edinburgh AC).
Aidan Gilbride of East Kilbride AC was Scotland’s best performer in the U17 Men’s race with 21st place in 15.04. Aidan was supported by Belgium-based Euan Campbell (Stornoway RAC) at 28, Sol Sweeney (Perth Strathtay) 30 and Joe Arthur (Edinburgh AC) at 59. Backing up the scorers were late call-up Thomas Otton (Gala) and Iain Davies (Central AC).
The U17 Men finished in ninth place in the British Athletics team championship in their age group.
Gillian Black of VP-Glasgow was the best-placed Scot for the U17 Women. Gillian finished in 16th place in a time of 17.08 with the team taking seventh spot thanks to Iona Miller (Kilbarchan AAC) at 21, Laura Stark (Kilbarchan AAC) at 24 and Mary Mackintosh (Nairn) at 27. The counters were backed up by Sarah Eunson (Giffnock North AAC) and Heather Addison (East Kilbride AC).
We hope the whole experience was a good one for our young athletes and scottishathletics would like to thank those involved in the organisation and team management roles in London. The help by volunteers is much appreciated.
Scotland U17 Men in London