A few of the Masters medallists in Scottish 10,000m Champs last year with Derek and Callum Hawkins
Scotland has a proud heritage in 10,000m track running with Lachie Stewart and Liz Lynch having savoured Commonwealth Games success in Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986.
Now, 10,000m running on the track is an area that scottishathletics and the Glasgow Athletics Association are keen to develop once again with the aim being to improve quality and depth in the Scottish rankings.
The GAA Miler Meet Night of 10ks will be the Scottish Championship event for the 2017 track season and will provide paced 10,000m races for Scotland’s top male and female endurance athletes (U20 and older). It takes place on Friday 28 April 2017 at Crownpoint Sports Complex, Glasgow.
This is essentially the only opportunity in 2017 for endurance runners across Scotland to compete in a paced 10,000m race at their own performance level – so we hope that runners utilise the opportunity to chase a new PB and prove the track is the fastest surface on which to record a 10,000m time.
Entries are now open online on the BMC site and we look forward to the support and enthusiasm of the Scottish endurance community in continuing to re-establish and develop the depth of the event once again.
In terms of the timetable, the total number of potential athletes is approximately 40 – 80. However, our primary target would be to exceed the previous entry record of 60. There is also a £200 ‘prize pot’ available to the overall fastest – IF they break the following target times: Men: 31.00. Women: 35.30
As we are hoping to have a number of races, pacemakers are going to be important on the night – so if you are interested in helping athletes achieve a new Personal Best over 10,000m then please get in touch with Mark Pollard on firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Hunter pictured at Glasgow 2014
Good time to wish good luck to our hammer duo, Chris Bennett and Rachel Hunter, who are headed for the European Winter Throws event this weekend.
It is a first GB and NI vest at Senior level for Hunter while British Champion Bennett of course featured in the European Championships and Olympics last summer.
Rachel, who is coached by her dad Henry, threw a lifetime best of 66.46m at a winter throws competition held in Loughborough last weekend, and is one of four athletes making their senior debuts for the British team for the event in Gran Canaria on March 11-12.
British Athletics website announcement
SCOTTISH SCHOOLS XC
Well done to hundreds of young athletes who raced at Deans in Livingston on Saturday – the new venue for the Scottish Secondary Schools XC.
SIAB places were up for grabs and Results are now online on the Scottish Schools AA website (scroll down on the left).
*Thanks to Steve Adam for this photo of the top three in the Boys A race – Freddie Carcas (centre) won it from Joe Arthur (left) and Tristan Rees. Anna Macfadyen won the Girls A race.