SIAB Cross Country International

One of the aims of young athletes as they progress through the junior age groups is to qualify to represent Scottish Schools at the SIAB Cross Country International. The main qualifying event for SIAB in Scotland is the Scottish Schools races that took place in the grounds of Hopetoun House last month, with discretionary places…

Speeding on the roads, Greenock 20 March 

The road race season for young athletes is short, with just a few opportunities to compete. The Tru Wealth Scottish Athletics Young Athletes Road Races are a first class event that attract the best talent from across Scotland. After benefiting from a solid cross country season, the pace of road races tends to be fast…

Clean sweep for TEL at muddy Borders XC

The cross country season has been tougher than normal this year – storms, flooding, weather warnings as well as course alterations and cancellations, were all thrown into the mix along with the usual mud, rain and cold conditions that runners expect. It was a valiant effort from the host clubs, organisers, coaches and runners to…

Medal haul at East District Champs

The East District Championships are one of the most prominent features in the cross country calendar. They take place the same day as the North and West District Championships, with the event a selection process for the Inter Districts Cross Country to be held In January 2022 in Irvine. There were a record number of…

TEL Open, September

It was another record-breaking turnout for East Lothian athletes at the recent Team East Lothian (TEL) Open graded event, held at Meadowmill on Saturday 4th September. Athletes from East Lothian competed in almost every discipline at the event, showing the strength and diversity of our athletes across the county. In the open-graded style of events,…

National Relays, Linwood

It was the last event of the track season at the ON-X Athletics Stadium in Linwood on Saturday 11 September. Host club Kilbarchan AAC were joined by athletes from across Scotland for the Scottish Athletics Relay Championships. Runners took on the notoriously difficult challenge of running with, and passing, a baton smoothly round a 400m…

Hoole jumps to sensational silver

Adam Hoole from Team East Lothian, represented Scotland, at the U20 International event held at Manchester Regional Arena on 18 August. With an impressive final  jump of 6.97metres, Hoole  finished ahead of Ryan Edwards, from Wales, to take the silver. In the traditional Manchester fixture, Scotland competed against England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and a formidable…

Medal delight for athletes in Aberdeen

It was a successful weekend of competition at a national level for Team East Lothian athletes in Aberdeen on 28 & 29 August. As well as many athletes producing lifetime best performances, there were an impressive number stepping on the podium. Adam Hoole competed in three events and medaled in two of them. Hoole got…

Trio on track – PBs at BMC Milers Meet

After months of no spectators, an audience was permitted to attend the Glasgow Athletics Association Milers meet at Scotstoun track in Glasgow on Friday evening. This is a British Milers Club (BMC) regional event, and is part of an extensive series of fixtures targeted at middle distance runners. The BMC is the premier middle distance…

Medals for Maria – double gold and Champion of England

Maria Lyle had a fantastic two days of competition at the England Athletics Senior and Disability Championships in Bedford at the weekend. The championship is about the opportunity it provides to the athletes with a home Commonwealth Games on the horizon. As well as the Commonwealth Games of course, all eyes in the sporting world…

Top form on track and field, SNJL

It was the 4th meeting of the Scottish National Junior League series at Grangemouth on Sunday 18 July. Temperatures soared and so did the performances from Team East Lothian athletes, both on the track and in the field. Corey Campbell again dipped under four minutes for the 1500m in the U17 category, with an impressive…

Personal bests bonanza at Saughton

From grassroots sports to the Olympic Games, this is what athletes train for – achieving, or setting a personal best performance (PB). And there was an abundance of excellent PBs recorded at both the Magnificent Seven Track Endurance Races in Edinburgh and the Scottish National Junior League in Grangemouth at the weekend. The Magnificent Seven…