Round-up 8/9 August: Lawrie; Simpson; Edinburgh AC; CE

Monday 10th August 2015

Jack Lawrie just missed out on a medal at the Euro U20s when he finished fourth in the 400m Hurdles final in Sweden last month .

But he maintained his good 2015 form with another PB in the British Men’s League at the weekend. Jack recorded 51.52 while competing for Woodford Green and that’s a second-best performance on the Scottish all-time list for an U20 athlete. Ewan Dyer also set a PB at 52.10.

Pitreavie AAC athlete Lawrie was one of a number of Scots headed for the Senior Champs this weekend who featured in the British Men’s League.

Those included the likes of Grant Plenderleith, Grant Muir, David Martin, Mike Deason, Angus McInroy, Andrew Murphy and Chris Bennett.

Glasgow City were relegated from the Premiership after one season, following a series of promotions. There are results details from Saturday on the Scotstats website


Robbie Simpson

Robbie Simpson

Scotland’s Robbie Simpson was in a fine form last month at the European Hill Running Champs where he took an individual fourth place.

And he maintained that ahead of the forthcoming World trials for GB with third place over the weekend in Switzwerland at the 31k Sierre Zinal  races – one of the most competitive mountain running events in the world. The Deeside Runners athlete finished only 21 seconds behind the winner in 2.33.34.

The race covers 31k in the shadow of Alpine peaks and features 2,200m of climb and 800m of descent and was won in 2.33.13 by holder, Spain’s Kilian Jornet.

Robbie is among those 11 athletes named on Friday by scottishathletics for the World Trial for GB and to represent Scotland in the Senior Home International:

Scotland teams for Senior Home International and World trial



EAC at Eton – photo via Twitter

Edinburgh AC women were in action in the UKWAL league final premiership match of the season at Eton.

It was a decent day for the capital athletes as they managed to secure third place in the overall table.

Catriona Pennet  in the 100m Hurdles and triple jumper Rachel Dinsdale were among those to register good performances on a day when the Edinburgh AC squad featured some new faces as well as more familiar names like Sarah Warnock, Susan McKelvie and Kirsty Yates.

Match results are online on the UKWAL website.



Joel and Matt on the podium at Bedford

Young Scottish athletes impressed at the England Athletics Combined Events champs in Bedford – taking two of the three U15 medals.

Arbroath and District’s Joel McFarlane won gold with Central AC’s Matt Chandler winning the bronze in the octathlon. Matt’s bronze matches the bronze his older brother Tom Chandler won in the U20 decathlon in May. Joel’s cousin, Andrew McFarlane ,won the same title last year.

This past weekend, Andrew’s older brother Daniel McFarlane (Inverness Harriers) won bronze in the U17 decathlon with Andrew fifth.

With thanks to Kenny Pearson

Tags: Arbroath and District AC, CE, Central AC, Edinburgh AC, Jack Lawrie, Robbie Simpson, Scotland Hill Runners

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