There was good news coming in overnight on Thursday from America and bulletins which featured strong Scottish performances at the USATF Distance Classic event in California.
Josh Kerr took a fine second place in a quality 5000m men’s field as he clocked 13.28.66 as he stepped up from his more familiar 1500m distance to land an excellent PB.
Chris O’Hare followed his Edinburgh AC team-mate home in fifth place in 13.33.99 for a PB.
These two runs place both in the top 10 all-time for Scots over 5000m on the track, with Josh at sixth place and Chris at 10th. Andy Butchart is the Record holder.
Neil Gourley was sixth in his 800m race in a time of 1.48.42 which isn’t too far away from his outdoor PB.
All three Stateside Scots, of course, are only in the early stages of their preparation for Doha qualifying which culminates at the British Champs in Birmingham in late August.