Duo at World Juniors; Hill events August 13; Stacey wins; GAA Miler Meet

Monday 1st August 2022

Two young Scots are with the GB and NI team at the World Juniors this week.

The event is taking place in Cali, Colombia, with Alyson Bell and Brodie Young having been selected by British Athletics for the event in South America.

Alyson is lined up for the 4x100m Relay and Brodie for the 4x400m Relay squad.

Keep an eye on the British Athletics website and social channels for details on how the GB and NI team fares.

Big thank you to Rhona McLeod, comms officer with the GB and NI team in Cali, for the short video preview piece here:



Young Scots at the JHI event in September 2021

The Trial for the Junior Home international in hill running is coming up at the Cademuir Rollercoaster event in Peebles on Saturday 13 August.

Scotland will compete at the JHI at Ambleside on 3 September and will take U20 and U17 teams.

This involves selection for four male and four female athletes in each age group.

For further details on the trials (and other races at Cademuir) check out https://www.moorfootrunners.com/

*The West District Hill Running Champs are taking place at the Luss Lollipop on Saturday 13 August starting at 10am.

Runners can enter in advance £10 or enter on the day for £15.

Further details can be found at https://westerlandsccc.co.uk/club-races/luss-lollipop/

With thanks to Angela Mudge


Stacey Downie of Edinburgh AC held on in magnificent style to clinch victory in the 153rd New Year Sprint at the redeveloped Meadowbank.

Inches behind was Scott Tindle of TLJT with scratchman Krishawn Aiken of Kilbarchan AC in third. Only one and a half metres separated the first four runners in this closely fought race.

The revived 100m Short Limit Handicap saw the spoils go to Charlie Carstairs of Lasswade AC.

The £500 first prize Mile race, appearing at the New Year Sprint meeting after a 50-year break, was won by Alastair Scott of Lasswade AC, with the £500 first prize 200m  Open Handicap awarded to Harris Morrison of Greenock Glenpark AC.

With thanks to the New Year Sprint Facebook page



Results from the Glasgow Athletics Association Miler Meet, under the auspices of the British Milers Club, are now online from last Friday night’s event at Scotstoun.

Well done to all who raced over 1500m and 5000m with a string of PBs posted. And thanks very much indeed to our Officials and the GAA volunteers for making it happen.

The top Scots were as follows: Kane Elliott (3:44) and Megan Keith (4:20) in the 1500m and Ben MacMillan (14:10) and Lynn McKenna (17:15) in the 5000m.


Tags: Alyson Bell, Brodie Young, GAA Miler Meet, hill running, Junior Home International, New Year Spring, Stacey Downie, World Juniors

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