Round-up 29/30 August: Hawkins; East Half; Junior Hill Runners; Men’s League

Monday 31st August 2015

Callum Hawkins

GB international Callum Hawkins is preparing to race Mo Farah in the Great North Run in a couple of weeks.

And the Kilbarchan AAC athlete ‘warmed-up’ with a course record in the Paisley 10k with 29.24. Callum was followed home by two Shettleston Harriers athletes as Kamil Sieracki clocked 30.40 and Tewolde Mengisteab 30.47.

Kilbarchan’s Gemma Rankin made it a double win for the home club with 35.34. Lesley Chisholm of Garscube was second with 36.31 and Jessica Oliver-Bell of Shettleston third in 36.47.

Results from Paisley are online



Bryan Mackie collects the Lighthouse Trophy

The Barry Buddon Half Marathon at Carnoustie doubled up as the East District half marathon Champs and Edinburgh AC were very much to the fore in the men’s race.

Bryan Mackie took the title with 73.36 just ahead of Leon Johnson’s 73.45. Third place in the men’s race went ot Bruce Carmichael of Bellahouston RR but the East third place was won by Johnny McBain of Dundee Hawkhill.

In the women’s race, Fife AC’s Sheena Logan prevailed with 86.39 from Edinburgh AC’s Madeleine Bell, who clocked 87.08. Jo Williams took the East District half marathon bronze with 87.37 for the Lothian RC athlete.

Full results are now online and there are more details on the event site, also.



Ross Gollan – U20 winner 

Scotland vests at hill running were up for grabs in a couple of the age groups at the Junior Home International trial at Aberfoyle on Sunday.

The same course has been used for the past few years for this event and it proved popular again with 50 youngsters takings part.

There were U15 victories for Zoe Nicholson of Pitreavie AAC and  Robert Sparks of Fife AC but it was U17 and U20 that athletes were hoping for a top four finish to try and persuade selectors they should feature against England, Wales and Ireland on September 19 at Betws-y-Coed.

In the U17 girls, there was a win for Laura Stark of Kilbarchan in 19.24 with Emily Nicholson of Pitreavie AAC coming home in second place as they took on 3.8k and 225m of climb.

Fife AC’s Tristan Rees won the U17 Boys trial with 22.28 for 4.9k with 275m of climb as Freddie Carcas of Edinburgh AC followed him home.

At U20 level, there was an impressive trials win for Ross Gollan of East Sutherland AC in 30.39 for 7k and 375m of climb with Thomas Otton in second place in 31.56.

Annabel Simpson of Fife Ac won the U20 Women’s race with 28.02 for 4.9k and 275m of climb with her club-mate, Ailsa Cruickshanks, taking second place.

There was also a Fun Run racer and a Seniors race combined with the U20s.

All the results are in the document and we will announce the Scotland selections for the Junior Home International in due course.




Aberdeen AAC won the Scottish Men’s League first division title for the first time in 20 years at the weekend.

The Grampian club won the final match at Meadowbank with a big points margin over Edinburgh AC and VP-Glasgow, who were in joint second on Sunday.

And that was enough to secure championship success with 31 points from VP-Glasgow’s 23.5 points and Central AC’s 20 points.

Inverness Harriers finished bottom of the eight-club league and will thus drop down a division.

It is only the second time in Aberdeen’s history that they have won the Men’s League title – congratulations to all involved. Results from the league matches appear on the league website.

Edinburgh AC won the Women’s Lerague title after finishing second at Grangemouth in the final match over the weekend.


Tags: Aberdeen AAC, Callum Hawkins, Edinburgh AC, Fife AC, hill running, Junior Home International Trial, Men's League, Paisley 10k; East Half Marathon

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