North Hill Champs; Dawn new U20 Javelin Record and Adam 10.05w

Monday 31st July 2023

North District female senior podium, Claire Bruce, Helen Leigh and Caroline Marwick (picture by Helen Fallas)

The North District Hill Running Championships took place at Ben Rinnes on Saturday 29 July.

Conditions were warm and sunny for the race with a breeze on the tops.

Ben Livesey (Moray RR) and Claire Bruce (Metro ARC) won the men’s and women’s North District competition, respectively. Highland Hill Runners (HHR) won both the men and women team races over the 22.5km and 1500m course.

Thanks to the Ben Rinnes race team for organising another great race, which also forms part of the Dufftown Highland games, and hosting the North District Championships

Women Open: 1 Claire Bruce (Metro ARC); 2 Helen Leigh (HHR); 3 Caroline Marwick (HHR)

W40: 1 Rachel Little (Insch TRC); 2 Karen Frake (HHR); W50: Veronique Oldham (Cosmics)

Men Open: 1 Ben Livesey (Moray RR); 2 Andrew Gilmore (HHR); Robin Howie (HHR)

M40: 1 Ben Livesey (Moray RR); 2 Stuart Thompson (Nairn RR); 3 Hugh Robertson (Insch TRC);  M50: Stewart Wilson (HHR) M60: Alan Smith (Deeside)

MU23: Patrick Cavanagh (Univ of Aberdeen AC)

Please note: Medals will be posted out to athletes who weren’t able to collect at the end of the event.

With thanks to Helen Fallas


Dawn Russell and Adam Thomas in action for Scotland at Loughborough earlier this year (photos by Bobby Gavin)

It was a busy weekend of track and field action across Britain and beyond and, as ever, we’re pleased to highlight a handful of noteworthy performances.

Adam Thomas competed at Lee Valley on Saturday and came up with a 10.05 windy run for 100m. Believe the wind was 2.9m. Great sprinting!

And Dawn Russell, competing at the Scottish National Athletics League meeting at Grangemouth, has again improved the Scottish U20 Javelin Record.

Dawn’s latest PB was over 48m at 48.77 and subject to ratification that will improve her own 47.96 from a couple of weeks ago. Congratulations!

Also really good to see that performance happen at the final Scottish National League meeting of the season – with those meets proving popular and an excellent ‘staging post’ along the development pathway in Scotland.


Harmeny AC athlete Tendai Nyabadza is one of three young Scots headed to the European Juniors in Israel in a week’s time.

And Tendai warmed up with a fine 1500m run in Luxembourg to clock 3:41.71 for a new PB and strengthen his fifth place in the all-time U20 rankings. Well done!


Ben Potrykus came up with a strong run in Birmingham at the BMC meeting to improve his 3000m PB.

Ben clocked 7:58.93 to get under eight minutes for the first time after a previous indoor PB of 8:06.

Kane Elliott and Jack Patton both clocked 3:46 runs at 1500m at that meet and Jenny Selman (2:04.01) headed fellow Scots Sarah Calvert (2:04.40) and Jill Cherry (2:04.42).


Discus thrower Nick Percy came up with another event win at the LEAP Meeting at Loughborough.

Nick threw SB 63.84m and we look forward to seeing the Scottish Record holder compete at the 4J Seniors at Grangemouth on August 12/13.


Tags: Adam Thomas, Dawn Russell, Nick Percy, North District Hill Champs, Tendai Nyabadza

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