Junior Hill Running Champs round-up; Andy second at trial

Sunday 15th August 2021

Our Men’s U20 medallists with Sam Griffin centre flanked by Struan Bennet and Euan Rollo 

Photos by Jacob Adkin

By Angela Mudge

Peebles hosted the scottishathletics Junior Hill Running Championships on Saturday on the slopes of their local hill Cademuir.

The Rollercoaster follows the grassy trails round and over the hill.

The 5.8km event was open to all ages from U17 upwards and Sam Griffin (Aberdeen AC) had a great run to finish first overall and take the U20 title.

In the juniors Isla Hedley, U17, (Fife AC) was first across the line with a very strong run and second female home. Scotland International Scout Adkin (Moorfoots) won the women’s event in a new course record.

The U15 & U13 (non Championship event) raced over 3km where both male and female records were broken by  Iwan Thomas (Carmarthen Harriers) and U13G Cerys Wright (Team East Lothian)

The Rollercoaster was also the selection race for the Junior Home International on 4 September for U20 and U17 age groups.

Thanks to Gregor Nicholson for organising the event and to all the marshals who helped on day.

U20 male

1 Sam Griffin (Aberdeen AC), 2 Struan Bennet (Fife AC), 3 Euan Rollo (Inverness Harriers)

U20 female

1 Georgia Ledingham (Corstorphine AC), 2 Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC), 3 Anna Dalglish (Fife AC)

U17 male

1 Angus Wright (Team East Lothian), 2 Archie McRonald (Perth Strathtay Harriers), 3 Zico Field (Gala Harriers)

U17 female

1 Isla Hedley (Fife AC), 2 Beth Urquhart (Moray RR), 3 Isla Patterson (Gala Harriers)

U15 male

1 Iwan Thomas (Carmarthen Harriers), 2 Rowan Taylor (Lasswade AC), 3 Dylan Daunt (Edinburgh AC)

U15 female

1 Jessica Taylor (Edinburgh AC), 2 Ariane Baille (Pitreavie AC), 3 Kirsty Rankine (Gala Harriers)

Our Women’s U20 medallists at Peebles – Georgia Ledingham (centre), Pippa Carcas and Anna Dalglish


At the Scafell Trail Marathon, Andy Douglas was second in 3.35.01 to Tom Adams in 3.32.29. This was a trial race for the World Mountaind and Trail Running Long Distance Champs later this year – and the first two are automatic selections.

In the women’s event, Georgia Tindley (HBT) was third in 4.24.19 from Eleanor Davies 4.08.12 and Nicola Jackson 4.24.19.


*Entries close on August 18 for the West District Hill Running Championships at Luss on. The event is on Saturday 21 August.

Enter here: https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=8510


Tags: Andy Douglas, Cerys Wright, Georgia Tindley, hill running, Isla Hedley, Iwan Thomas, Junior hill running, Scottish Junior Hill Running champs, Scout Adkin

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