Freddie Carcas and James Gillon – will race in London with Scotland U17 Men
Scotland will send four teams to the London Mini Marathon to compete in the British Athletics Junior Road Race Champs on Sunday 23 April.
Selections have now been made for both U17 and U15 age groups – with teams of six athletes to compete on the same day as the London Marathon itself.
It is wonderful experience for our young athletes as they step into races featuring very strong fields indeed as teenagers from across the length and breath of Britain compete.
This year, the National XC at Falkirk was the main selection race and the four teams are led by the four champions in those age groups.
Erin Wallace (Giffnock North AAC); Naomi Lang (Aberdeen AAC); Clare Stewart (Banchory Stonehaven); Lauren Dickson (Lasswade AAC); Kate Gallagher (Central AC); Eloise Walker (Edinburgh AC).
Scotland U17 Men:
Freddie Carcas (Edinburgh AC); Ryan Gray, Cameron Watson (both Inverclyde AAC); James Gillon (Law and District AAC); Andrew Love (Giffnock North AAC); Robbie Smith (VP-Glasgow).
Scotland U15 Girls:
Lily-Jane Evans-Haggerty (VP-Glasgow); Heather Barnes, Helen Chong (both Giffnock North AAC); Cera Gemmell (Team East Lothian); Isla Calvert (Livingston); Sarah Coutts (Pitreavie AAC).
Scotland U15 Boys:
Hamish Armitt (Giffnock North AAC); Chris McLew (Cambuslang); Sunny McGrath (Deveron Harriers); Kane Elliott (Falkirk Vics); Joe Ewing (Edinburgh AC); David McNair (Kilbarchan AAC).
In the Mini Marathon, Para athletes with Scottish clubs (wheelchair racers) competing are: Kyle Brotherton, Luke Deighan (both Red Star AC)and Callum Sloan (Disability Sport Fife). Murran Mackay (Red Star) and Shauna Bocquet (Red Star)
Many congratulations to all those athletes selected and their families and coaches as ell as the clubs who are working hard to develop these youngsters to one day make the leap to Senior level.
Andy Butchart – breaking records indoors and outdoors in 2016 and 2017
At scottishathletics there are many key tasks taken on by volunteers and we are looking for assistance once again.
As well as the roles within the Commissions, there are important sub-committees – such as the Records and Statistics Sub-Committee, which works under the auspices of the Track and Field Commission.
This is an essential role for the sport, helping to curate top performances at all levels and judge them in the context of the history of athletics in Scotland in various disciplines.
We’re now looking for a couple more people to join the Records and Statistics Sub-Committee, which meets four times a year and communicates on matters by e-mail in addition.
Meetings are held during weekdays but this could be amended to weekends or evenings to suit the commitments of members.
Volunteers should have:
*A keen interest in, and knowledge of, athletics statistics
*A general awareness of the rules and guidance regarding records
*A current or historic interest in the area
The role may suit someone who is currently a statistician for their club. Please email Moira Maguire, Track and Field Commission Convenor, with expressions of interest or if you have a query: email@example.com
The 2017 Scottish 10-Mile Road Race Champs will take place at the Tom Scott Memorial Road Races in April – and entries are filling up fast.
Hundreds of athletes from far and wide travel to Strathclyde Park on Sunday 2 April to take part in one of two races, the 10-Mile Championship race and the Round the Loch 6k.
The Tom Scott 10-Mile race, which is hosted by Law and District AAC, has played host in recent years to the Scottish 10 Mile Championships and West District 10 Mile Championships. An increased 10-Mile capacity of 500 was created for 2016 and that number could well be reached this year.
The clock is ticking down on entries for the Great Women’s run in Glasgow on Sunday 4 June – with 10 weeks to go.
And Olympian Eilish McColgan was in Glasgow earlier this week to meet race ambassadors . . .
Read more online on the greatrun website