TEL athletes perform at the Borders XC Gala leg

There were great conditions and a fantastic turnout for the second leg of the Borders XC Series in Galashiels. In the Junior Race, the top East Lothian position when to Angus Wright (14-15) coming third overall in a time of 10m27s.   Second East Lothian position went to Innes Wright (12-13) in a time of 10m57,…

TEL Success at Lindsays scottishathletics National Short Course XC

The Lindsays scottishahtletics National Short Course Cross Country Championships took place in Kirkcaldy on a surface nicely softened by the recent heavy rain. With almost 1000 competitors over six exciting races, there was success for TEL athletes. Securing a Silver Medal was Cera Gemmell in the U20 Womens Race in 14m12s. Corey Campbell took a…

TEL’s Borders XC Series starts with mud, rain and results!

The Borders XC Series kicked off in a muddy, wet and cold Lauder on Sunday. The Junior Race saw Innes Wright (12-13) taking the top East Lothian place, second overall and first in his age category in 12m22s.  Robbie Anderson (16-17) took second East Lothian, sixth overall and first in his age category in 12m38s…

TEL Relay Teams deliver at The Lindsays National XC Relay in Cumbernauld

The Lindsays National Cross-country Relay took place on Saturday in the undulating grounds of Cumbernauld House, delivering the required level of hills and mud for a competitive cross-country. With 2534 names on the start-list, East Lothian athletes were keen to join Callum Hawkins, fresh from his 4th place success at the World Championship Marathon in Qatar….

TEL’s Bridget competes at International in Wales

There was success for Team East Lothian’s Bridget Harley at the Junior Home International & World Champs trail race at Llanberis, North Wales.  Competing in the tough hill race, in a combined age category, Harley was 9th overall, 5th U17 and 3rd U17 Scot with the U17 Women’s team holding off England to take the team Gold.

Scottish Schools Road Race Successes for TEL athletes

Over 700 pupils from across Scotland took part in The Scottish Schools Road Race Championship in Pittencrief Park, Dunfermline on 2ndOctober with many Team East Lothian athletes representing their schools. Taking the Gold medal was Cera Gemmell (NBHS) in Race 8 with a time of 12m02s, well ahead of her nearest competitor. In the most…

TEL athletes shone at the Junior Great North Run

The Simplyhealth Great Junior Great North Run took place in Newcastle in September. Taking the top spot in the Girls 9-10yr race was Cerys Wright of Haddington Running Club in a spectacular time of 15m52s, well ahead of 2nd place. In the Boys 11-12yr race, brother Innes Wright took a hard fought 3rd place in 14m21s in…

Team East Lothian’s Bridget Harley selected to represent Scotland

Congratulations to Team East Lothian’s Bridget Harley on being selected to represent Scotland in the upcoming Hill Running Junior Home International. Taking her place in the U17 Women’s team, Bridget will compete on 21st September in Llanberis in Wales. Well done, Bridget and good luck!

FPSG Seniors and U17 Championships roundup

In blustery but dry conditions at the FPSG Seniors and U17 Championships in Grangemouth on the 17th of August, Team East Lothian athletes claimed podium positions. There was Gold for Cera Gemmell, competing in the 5000m U20 women’s event, securing the win in 16m51.01s. In a terrific final, Adam Hoole, who was recently crowned English…