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Scout sets new Record as Scots land silvers – plus East, Junior hill details

Scout sets new Record as Scots land silvers - plus East, Junior hill details

Monday 13th May 2024

Senior Home Countries International

Glas Tulaichean Uphill Only 7km 670m climb

Records tumbled at this year’s Senior Home International in Glenshee.

This year’s SHI was an uphill only event to give the GB and NI team a second opportunity to race over the uphill only format before heading to Annecy for the European Off Road Running Championships at the end of May. Several of the athletes competing are heading out to the championship.

Scout Adkin ran a brilliant race to win by over two minutes and break the 21-year-old course record (set by Angela Mudge, her coach) by 17 seconds.

Scout led from the gun and used the race as a final test before Annecy. The Scotland women took team silver with Kirsty Dickson in fifth, Naomi Lang in seventh again using the race as final preparation for her up and down event in Annecy. Catriona Graves was home in tenth.

In the men’s race, the first two finishers broke the course record held by Kris Jones at 33:28.

Kris (Dundee, running for Wales) and Joe Steward (England) battled it out on the climb with Joe breaking away on the steeper section to take the win in 31:52 and Kris in 32:34. It was a demonstration of how good competition leads to special performances.

The first Scot home was Jamie Crowe in fifth narrowly beating Robbie Simpson in sixth. Ross Gollan was eighth and Rory Abernethy in tenth completed the team to match the women’s team silver. England took gold in both events.

A big thank you is forwarded to Steve Harwood and his team for hosting the event.

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East District Hill Running Championships Saturday 4 May

Last Saturday nearly 200 runners raced Stuc a’ Chroin, (22km, 1500m) which hosted the East District Championships.

In warm conditions Fergus Roberts came home to take the East District title in 2:11:05, after running 14.57 at the Sri Chimnoy 5k the previous evening. Helen Fallas won the women’s title with husband Andy taking the M40 title.

Thanks to Steve and the team at Strathyre for making it another great race.

M Sen:
1. Fergus Roberts (Ochils); 2. Alistair Thornton (Ochils); 3. Sasha Chepelin (Carnethy)

W Sen:
1. Helen Fallas (Carnethy); 2. Rosalind Heron (Carnethy); 3. Zoe Kelly & Jasmine Brown (both HBT)

MV40:
1. Andrew Fallas (Carnethy); 2. Andrew Lamont (Carnethy); 3. Jonathan Turnbull (Strathearn Harriers)

WV40:
1. Naomi Dijkman (Lauderdale Limpers)

MV50:
1. Simon Templeton (Ochils)

MV60:
1. Stewart Whitlie (Carnethy)

WV60:
1. Hazel…

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