Six Scottish teenagers are bound for Italy for the World Mountain Running Association’s International Youth Cup. Scotland will have teams of three of 16 and 17-year-old athletes for an event which takes place against the spectacular backdrop of Arco di Trento.
Selections were confirmed following the Scottish Junior Hill Running Championships at Ben Lomond with those born in 1998 and 1997 eligible for the International Youth Cup on June 29.
Logan Rees and Alexander Chepelin raced in the event in France a year ago and took silver and bronze in the Scottish U20 category at Ben Lomond.
The United States compete for the first time on Sunday in Italy with 17 nations due to be involved including England, Germany, the Czech Republic and others.
Logan Rees (Fife AC), Alexander Chepelin (Aberdeen AAC), Craig Jardine (Victoria Park-Glasgow)
Jennifer Ricketts (Deeside Runners), Annabel Simpson (Fife AC), Ailsa Cruickshanks (Fife AC).
Check out more details on the race in Italy at the Castle Mountain Running site.