Giffnock’s Lynn McKenna (yellow vest) on her way to Scotland selection at the Scottish Junior Hill Champs
Six junior athletes have been selected to represent Scotland in hill and mountain running at the International Youth Cup, which takes place in southern Italy on June 24.
This annual international event is for 16 and 17-year-olds and the Scotland selections come on the back of the main trial race last Saturday, which took place in Fife last weekend and also formed the scottishathletics Junior Championships.
Five clubs will be represented in the teams in action in Italy with three boys and three girls selected in what is always a great experience for these young athletes.
In the Scotland boys team, Fife AC’s George Rees gains selection for the second year in succession, and is joined by club-mate Robert Sparks as well as Inverness Harriers athlete Tam Munro-White.
Among the girls, Grace Whelan of Moray Road Runners also earns selection for a second time, with Lynn McKenna (Giffnock North) and Zoe Nicholson (Pitreavie) completing the team.
Many congratulations to these athletes, their coaches and families on their selection for the International Youth Cup.
With thanks to Malcolm Patterson
Throws Grand Prix in Inverness – Saturday 20 May
The second of our summer Throws Grand Prix Series will take place Inverness on Saturday 20 May.
We’re taking entries online across a range of events for that day and know a number of athletes and coaches (and Officials) are already making plans to travel north (and Officials).
Entries close a week before the event – on Saturday night – so please make sure you enter now if you want to compete in the second of four events, with the other two at Livingston later in the season
Enter online for Throws GP in Inverness
The other two dates for the remaining Throws GP events at Craigswood Stadium, Livingston, are Saturday 24 June and Saturday 9 September.
Beth Potter and Luke Caldwell are among the entries announced for the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs on May 20.
The event, which is free to spectate and combines top-quality racing with a unique crowd experience, will again incorporate the British 10,000m Championships, with the Parliament Hill track also playing host to those looking to make the GB team for the IAAF World Championships in London this summer.
A host of Scots, and Scottish-based athletes, are making final preparations for races and among those we are seeing on the start-lists are recent Scottish 10,000m medallists Kris Jones, Michael Christoforou and Logan Rees as well as GB international Jonny Glen, Mark Mitchell, Dermot Cummins and Will Mackay.
Potter won the British championship gold at this event after finishing second and secured her place for the Olympics in Rio. Other Scots on the Women’s start-lists include Annabel Simpson, Mhairi Maclennan and Michelle Sandison.
More details in Athletics Weekly story
(Apologies if we have missed mentioning someone else)