Scottish hurdles record for Jack; English Champs; North District 5K

Tuesday 25th July 2023

Above: Jack Lawrie at the Loughborough International. Pic: Bobby Gavin

There was a new Scottish 400m hurdles record for Jack Lawrie on Sunday, set at the England Athletics Champs in Chelmsford. Jack ran 50.04, to shave another 3/100th second off his own previous record, set in Austria last summer.

The record follows a victory at the Loughborough International, and a 5th-place finish in the UK Champs final. Congratulations to Jack, great to see him continuing to progress and push the event forward.

Among the other performances of note in Chelmsford were Kyle Alexander in the 400m, who ran 46.81 – a good PB and his first time under 47s, enough to win bronze on the day.

Nick Percy took the discus title with a throw of 62.10m.

Alasdair Kinloch won a bronze in the 5,000 with a run of 14:35.41.

Congratulations to all athletes and their coaches.


Above: Mhairi MacLennan and Angus Smith won the inaugural North District 5K. Pics: Charles Bannerman/Inverness AAC

Great Britain internationalist Mhairi MacLennan (16:06) won the women’s title at the inaugural scottishathletics North District 5K road championships held in conjunction with the Inverness Campus 5K on Friday night (21 July).

Her fellow Inverness Harrier and Scotland internationalist Jenny Bannerman took District silver in 17:15 as well as third in the overall race, where the Inverness runners were split by Commonwealth Youth Games team member Amy Teasdale of Kilbarchan (17:00).

Catriona Fraser (17:48) completed a District clean sweep for the Inverness club which also produced W40 champion Lesley Hansen (19:43) while Moray Road Runner Beth Urquhart was the top under 20 in 20:49.

The North men’s title went to Inverness runner Angus Smith (15:15) who was fifth in the overall race won by Michael Ferguson of Aberdeen in 14:46. Shaun Cumming of Highland Hill Runners (15:18) and James Wilson of Moray (15:29) took District silver and bronze.

Gareth Jenkins of Moray (16:34) won the male masters’ title title and Lucas Cairns of Inverness (15:33) the under 20 award.

– Many thanks to Charles Bannerman

Tags: Alasdair Kinloch, Angus Smith, Jack Lawrie, Kyle Alexander, Mhairi Maclennan, Nick Percy, North District 5K road championships

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