Strong runs by our Scots in Spain at the Valencia Marathon

Monday 5th December 2022

Derek Hawkins and Adam Craig (pictured at the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow by Bobby Gavin)

The Valencia Marathon delivered on a reputation for quick times – and it was a strong weekend for our Scots in Spain.

And the fine performances led by Derek Hawkins and Adam Craig ensured a solid conclusion to 2022 for Scottish marathon running.

Olympian Derek posted 2:13.14 in his first marathon since 2019 and within only 25 seconds of his PB – a great run after years of hard work by the Kilbarchan AAC athlete to get back to this kind of fitness and form.

Adam Craig of Inverclyde AC made a strong debut over the distance with a time of 2:13.58 and that took him to fourth on the Scottish rankings for 2022. Dougie Selman of Corstorphine AAC clocked 2:24.05.

There was also an excellent PB from Ginie Barrand of Metro Aberdeen with 2:37.25 (improving significantly from her 2:45.03 in Edinburgh a few months ago).

Pitreavie AAC’s Rebecca Burns made a solid debut over the distance with 2:51.12.

In terms of the scottishathletics Marathon Project, which is led by Robert Hawkins, on the men’s side there is encouragement with four athletes having now run sub 2:14 this year.

Luke Caldwell (2:11.33) and Weynay Ghebresilasie (2:11.57) lead the rankings followed by Derek and Adam.

There was disappointment of course around Commonwealth Games selection, but there were a number of factors at play including injuries, rehabilitation, European Championship selection).

Sarah Inglis (2:29.37 in Chicago) leads the Scottish women’s ranking for the marathon for 2022.



Tags: Adam Craig, Derek Hawkins, Ginie Barrand, Marathon Project, Rebecca Burns

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