Robbie Simpson and Andrew Douglas
WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP TRIAL and SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL
There’s a very exciting race in prospect as GB’s best mountain runners go head to head at the World trial race on Saturday 22 August – and at the same time contest the Senior Home International.
Performance in this trial will determine which British athletes get places in the teams which will race the World Championships some four weeks later. The venue of Betws-y-Coed in North Wales is ideal, as the trial will be held over an identical course to the Worlds themselves.
It follows that the Scotland teams that will contest the Home International are amongst the strongest ever assembled, and include both Robbie Simpson and Andrew Douglas, who were the top GB athletes in the recent European Championships with fourth and fifth places respectively.
Congratulations to all athletes and their coaches on their selection for Scotland, and team members are listed below.
But there is also an important reminder that other athletes can still compete in the trial races; and what better incentive than the chance to race in a home World Championships?
Entry details for the Trial races (NB entry is on the day) are online on the British Athletics site.
Course details and maps are here (NB trial and Worlds courses are identical):
SCOTLAND TEAMS FOR SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL
Megan Crawford (Fife); Moira Davie (Forres); Sophie Horrocks (U23) (Edinburgh University H & H); Louise Mercer (U23) (Edinburgh University H & H); Charlotte Morgan (Carnethy); Georgia Tindley (Edinburgh University H & H)
Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde); Sam Hesling (Highland HR); Andrew Lawler (U23) (Edinburgh AC); Robbie Simpson (Deeside); Wegene Tafese (Cambuslang)
With thanks to Malcolm Patterson