Solid runs at Valencia Marathon; Boston 5000m; CE in Wales

Monday 4th December 2023

Scottish athletes were in marathon action in Spain over the weekend as the Valencia Marathon took centre stage on Sunday.

Ryan Thomson of Cambuslang had his second crack at the distance and came up with a very solid run to get sub 2:20 with a time of 2:18.36.

Corstorphine AAC athlete Dougie Selman continued his improvement in the marathon with a new PB of 2:20.27 (after running 2:24 last year).

English athlete Ewan Cameron, who represents Edinburgh AC and Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets, clocked 2:19.54.

Ginie Barrand of Metro Aberdeen is on the scottishathletics Marathon Project and came up with 2:35.25. Moira Stewart is the Czech-based Cambuslang Harriers athlete and she landed the Czech qualifying standard for the Olympics by 60 seconds with a run of 2:25.36.


Central AC athlete Tom Graham-Marr is now based in the United States and came up with a breakthrough 5000m indoor run,

Racing in Boston, Tom went sub 14 minutes as he clocked 13:54.57 in the colours of Boise State University. Scottish athlete Holly Rees went sub 16 minutes as she recorded 15:56.80.


Young Scottish athletes travelled to Wales over the weekend to compete for Scottish Schools in the traditional Combined Events international.

There were a number of strong performances and medals at U16 level for two of our athletes.

Well done to Douglas Knox of Springburn Harriers on U16 Boys silver and to Holly Whittaker of Elgin AAC, who won U16 Girls silver.

Thanks to all those who travelled to Wales in support of these young athletes in whatever role and thanks to Welsh Athletics for hosting the event.


Tags: Dougie Selman, Ginie Barrand, Ryan Thomson, Tom Graham-Marr, Valencia Marathon

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