International Youth Cup
Six Junior athletes are headed for Susa, Italy, this weekend to represent Scotland in the International Youth Cup for Mountain Running.
Athletes in an U18 category will race an up and down course over a two laps, 4.1km with 200m of climb.
The event is part of the Memorial Partigiani Stellina – International Mountain Race competition – and our two Scotland teams will race early Saturday evening. There will be teams from 15 nations competing.
Sunny McGrath (Aberdeen AAC) competed in this event last year and will be hoping to improve on his 26th place. Harry McGill (Greenock Glenpark Harriers) and Cameron Sale (Dundee Hawkhill) are competing in their first Youth Cup.
This is also the first Youth Cup for the girls team of Helen Chong (Giffnock North AC); Pippa Carcas (Edinburgh AC) and Rosie Davidson (Ayr Seaforth).
Good luck to the athletes for the International Youth Cup and all those from Scotland travelling to Italy – with the teams led by Jane Robertson and Mike Pearson.
— Edinburgh Airport (@EDI_Airport) August 23, 2019
Scottish Athletics Hill Running Championships
Saturday is a busy day domestically with the scottishathletics Hill Running Championships taking place at Broughton.
The race also incorporates the East District Championships and the senior/ junior trial for the Home Internationals in September.
Come the weekend, the first finisher in each race will gain automatic selection. The senior teams will consist of six athletes and the U20 and U17 teams four.
The senior races over 9.6km with 600m (up/down) promise exciting competition with Peter Hodkinson (HBT), Graham Gristwood (Ochil Hill Runners), Robert Simpson (Shettleston Harriers), Scout Adkin (Ambleside AC), Jill Stephen (HBT) and Miranda Grant (HBT) all among the entries.
All races in the lower age groups are enter on the day, but entries for the senior championship have closed.
10.30 : Registration opens for junior race/collecting senior race numbers at Broughton Place Farm
12.00: U11 Hill Fun Run (minimum age 6 on day of race) – entry £2
12.15: U13/U15 Race – entry £5
12.25: U17/U20 Race – entry £5
1.00: Senior Race
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With thanks to Angela Mudge