Young athletes picked for to race for Scotland at London Mini Marathon

Friday 31st March 2023

Scotland U17 Men at the Mini Marathon last October – with a number of these athletes set to head south again next month (photo by Neil Renton)

TCS London Mini Marathon

Scotland teams have been selected for the 2023 TCS London Mini Marathon next month.

This event now takes place on a Saturday, the day before the main London Marathon, and will happen on Saturday 22 April.

Races are now over a shorter course of 2.6k, which was introduced in 2021 and featured in the event back in October 2022 when Scotland teams were among those to compete.

Today we are delighted to name 24 young athletes to compete with thanks to the Road Running and Cross Country Commission for supporting this important international opportunity for developing athletes.

With four teams of six athletes across the U15 and U17 age groups, there’s a great chance for young Scots to experience the landmark event.

Selections were based on the recent Young Athletes Road Races at East Fortune, where the top four in each age group were picked automatically – with two other places at the discretion of our panel of selectors.

There are no fewer than 15 different clubs represented with large contingents from Giffnock North (five) and Kilbarchan AAC (four) and two apiece from Strathearn Harriers, Ross County AC and East Kilbride AC.

That reflects superbly on those clubs and great to see the Western Isles represented via a selection for Stornoway RAC!

Congratulations to all the athletes selected and to their coaches and families as well as the clubs for all their hard work in helping on the development pathway.

Action from the U15 Girls race at East Fortune with a number of these athletes now selected for London (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Scotland U15 Girls

Zara Redmond (Kilbarchan AAC), Lois Macrae (Inverness Harriers), Scarlett Wilson (Giffnock North), Natsai Nyabadza (Harmeny AC), Eilidh Dallas (Strathearn Harriers), Abbie Stewart (Stornoway RAC)

Scotland U15 Boys

Tristan Robin (Giffnock North), Angus Wilkinson (East Kilbride AC), Luke Culliton (Falkirk Victoria Harriers), Calum Dick (Giffnock North), Andrew Grant (Strathearn Harriers), Lachlan Thomas (Ross County AC)

Scotland U17 Women

Caitlyn Heggie (Ross County AC), Millie McClelland Brooks (Inverclyde AC), Katie Sandilands (Fife AC), Jessica Inglis (Law and District AAC), Amy Teasdale (Kilbarchan AAC), Saoirse McNulty (Giffnock North)

Scotland U17 Men

Corey Campbell (Team East Lothian), Jamie Connor (East Kilbride AC), Luke Lindsay (Kilbarchan AAC), Jamie Phillips (Kilmarnock Harriers), Connor Bell (Central AC), Oliver MacDonald (Giffnock North)


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