Scots teams head for hills at Blackburn

Monday 12th May 2014

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Twenty four senior athletes and one junior athlete will be representing the Scottish Districts at the CAU Inter Counties Fell Running Championships, which takes place in Witton Country Park near Blackburn on Sunday (18 May).

The event is hosting the first race in the British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge, so strong competition is expected.

Scottish athletes will be hoping to hit peak performance in order to impress the selectors, who will be using performances at the event as the main criteria for the selection of the Scottish team for the Senior Home Countries International, which takes place at Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District on June 14.

Last year, Wegene Tafese of Scotland West won the senior menโ€™s title, although he wonโ€™t be defending the title on Sunday.

The Scottish teams however look to have great strength in depth so may be pushing for places on the podium.

Scottish District teams are as follows:

East

  • Andrew Lawler (Edinburgh)
  • Bryan Mackie (Edinburgh)
  • Graeme Taylor (Edinburgh)
  • James Waldie (Carnethy)
  • Scout Adkin (Moorfoots)
  • Megan Crawford (Fife)
  • Louise Mercer (Edinburgh University)
  • Charlotte Morgan (Carnethy)

North

  • Graham Bee (Inverness Harriers)
  • Ross Campbell (Highland Hill Runners)
  • William MacRury (Stornoway)
  • Robbie Paterson (Forres Harriers)
  • Kenny Macpherson (Cambuslang)
  • Megan Bee (Inverness Harriers)
  • Moira Davie (Forres Harriers)
  • Ciara Largey (Cosmics)
  • Kirstie Rogan (Forres)

West

  • Sam Alexander (Westerlands)
  • Iain McCorquodale (Cambuslang)
  • Lachlan Oates (Shettleston)
  • Kenny Richmond (Shettleston)
  • Lesley Chisholm (Garscube)
  • Christina Rankin (Kilbarchan)
  • Joasia Zakrzewski (Dumfries)
  • Catriona Graves (Garscube) โ€“ U18

Details of the British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge can be found here:
http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/mountain-running-challenge/

Report by Mark Johnston

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