Scotland U17 Women – fine performances at Mini Marathon event (photo by Neil Renton)
(Please note there has been an issue with team results for this event)
Scottish teenagers headed south to compete in the Virgin Money London Mini Marathon – and it was a special day for our U17 Women.
No fewer than five of the six-strong team finished in the top 11 places in what is the British Athletics Road Champs in two age groups.
That ensured gold medals and there was an individual medal, too, for Kilbarchan AAC’s Laura Stark as she came home in third place for bronze. It was quite a day for Kilbarchan athletes in London . . .
Laura was backed up by Erin Wallace at fifth and Kate Gallagher at 10th, Clare Stewart 11th, Lauren Dickson 12th and Anna Macfadyen at 23rd.
The U15 Girls saw Heather Barnes best-placed among the Scots as she finished sixth. Backing up Heather were Jessica MacLeod at 21st, Eloise Walker 25th, Lynn McKenna 31st, Charlotte McKenna 42nd and Sarah Tait 53rd.
Scotland U17 Men had high hopes pre-race but the competition in this event is usually tough and Sol Sweeney was best-placed at 13th with Joe Arthur also inside the top 20 at 16th. They were supported by James Donald 27th, Max Milarvie 31st, Tristan Rees 38th and Ben Greenwood 47th.
The U15 Boys were represented by Robert Sparks at 27th, Andrew Macangus 47th, Lewis Pentecost 50th, Craig Kennedy 51st, Cameron Watson 60th and Michael Simson 61st.
In the wheelchair races, there was a third place and bronze medal for Murran Mackay in the lower age group race for girls. In the lower age group boys race, Callum Sloan was 8th. And in the upper age group boys races, Kyle Brotherton was 8th and Luke Deighan was 10th.
Congratulations again to these athletes on representing Scotland at the London Mini Marathon events and many thanks to those coaches and volunteers who travelled with them.
Scotland U17 Men in London (photo by Neil Renton)