Hill runners head to Ireland

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Scotland hill running teams will face England, Wales and hosts Ireland at the Junior Home International on Saturday.

The event takes place at Glendalough, in the Wicklow Mountains, after being hosted at Aberfoyle last September.

Aberfoyle was the venue for the Scotland trial races with four boys and four girls picked for the two age groups – U16 and U19 – who contest the Junior Home International on an annual basis.

England will field two teams at each age group and their selections arelisted on the England Athletics website.

Andrew Lawler and Jacob Adkin, who performed so well for Team GB and NI at the World Champs in Italy on Sunday and brought home team bronze medals at Junior Men level,  are selected for Scotland to race in Ireland and will be among the favourites for the U19 race.

There are 12 clubs represented in the selections and all at scottishathletics would like to wish the athletes and coaches involved all the best for the weekend.

Scotland U16 Girls: Laura Stark (Kilbarchan AAC), Emily Nicholson (Pitreavie AAC), Lucy McLeod (Aberdeen AAC), Rona Tytler (Kilbarchan AAC).

Scotland U16 Boys: Thomas Otton, Gavin Bryson (Gala Harriers), Tristan Rees (Fife AC), Sam Galloway (Lothian RC).

Scotland U19 Girls: Louise Mercer (Edinburgh Uni), Annabel Simpson (Fife AC), Emma Dunnett (Edinburgh AC), Jennifer Ricketts (Deeside Runners).

Scotland U19 Boys: Andrew Lawler (Edinburgh AC), Jacob Adkin (Moorfoot), Craig Jardine (Victoria Park-Glasgow), Ross Gollan (East Sutherland AC).

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