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Round-up 6/7 June: Butchart; Smith; Kinghorn; Douglas

Monday 8th June 2015

Andrew Butchart won his first GB senior vest in track and field at the European 10,000m Cup in Italy.

It was his first 10,000m on the track and the Central AC athlete came up with a creditable 12th place in the race and a time of 29.32.43.

Swansea’s Dewi Griffiths was the leading Brit in ninth place in 29.13.51 as Andrew was followed home by Ben Lindsay in 18th (30:22.41) to place the GB men as fifth team behind winners Italy.

The GB women’s team excelled as former Dundee Hawkhill athlete Lily Partridge placed third  in 32.14.94 seconds chased by Jess Coulson fourth (33:03.03). Redoubtable veteran Jo Pavey (33:18.80) anchored GB to team victory in seventh. Spain placed second team and Italy third.

(With thanks to Graham Bennison)

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Allan Smith

Allan Smith

Emily Dudgeon was in action in Germany and came up with a season’s best run at 800m of 2.02.84.

It was a similar story from Jamie Bowie at the same Regensburg event. Jamie was in the 400m and clocked 46.38 for a season’s best.

In Geneva, there was a high jump event victory for Allan Smith as he cleared 2.20m with Ray Bobrownicki finishing second with 2.14. Kirsten McAslan ran 52.43 in the 400m for an outdoors PB.

There were Scots in action in the British Leagues with men and women and a number of the results are online on the scotstats.net website.

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Sammi Kinghorn at Hampden

Sammi Kinghorn at Hampden

Sammi Kinghorn ended her European exploits with some great form at the Swiss Champs in Arbon.

The Scottish Commonwealth Games athlete set a Scottish national record at T53 100m with 17.65 before then bringing down her own 200m record for the  third time in a week!

This time Sammi crossed the line in 30.69 to finish in second place to Angie Ballard, who broke the world record earlier in the week. Sammi then finished the meet with a tactical win over 800m breaking the field up then drafting behind her Japanese rival before pouncing to win by half a chair length in the last 50 m in a season’s best of 1.56.52.

(With thanks to Ian Mirfin).

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Andy Douglas

Scotland and GB International Andy Douglas made a superb start to the WMRA Grand Prix – as he won the opening race of the series in Zelezniki, Slovenia.

The Inverclyde AC/North Highland Harriers athlete completed the 11.1k course, with 1170m climb, in 1 hour 1 minute 40 seconds. It gave him the victory by 60 seconds.

‘I am really pleased with the performances,’ he told the Press and Journal. ‘I paced it exactly how I had hoped to and ended up with a considerable gap at the finish. It was a tough course and hot conditions but I coped with that.’

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Tags: Allan Smith, Andrew Butchart, Andrew Douglas, Emily Dudgeon, Kirsten McAslan, Sammi Kinghorn

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