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Reekie storms to Gold at European U20 Championships

Jemma Reekie has been representing GB 🇬🇧 this weekend making both the 3000m and 1500m finals.
In Saturday's 3000m final Reekie led from the front before agonisingly missing out on the podium to finish 4th.
However this afternoon there was no fade and she took off away from the field with 200m of the 1500m to go to win gold just outside her recent to win in 4:13.25.
Congratulations to Jemma impressing on the major stage across both events.
https://twitter.com/euroathletics/status/889147296935329792
https://twitter.com/britathletics/status/889147468386095104

Press Release, 20th Jun 2017

Jemma Reekie continued her emergence as one of Britains stars of the future at the weekend. Jemma was competing in the under 20s British Championships at Bedford, which were also the trials for the European Athletics under 20s Championships and she competed a remarkable double, against Britain’s best, winning both the 1500m and 3000m events. 
On Saturday Jemma won the 1500m in a close finish, time 4:18.38. Then on Sunday, Jemma won the 3000m breaking clear to win by 25 metres in 9:37.22, making it a memorable weekend. 

Locally, Callum Hawkins won the Brian Goodwin 10K at Bellahouston, time 29.12, and it was a double for the Kilbarchan club with Elspeth Curran winning the Womens race, time 36.25..

The Mens 10K was also staged in Glasgow at the weekend and there were top performances by two of Kilbarchan’s more senior athletes, Robert McCulloch, who won the over 50s award in 36.21 and by Donald Petrie who was first in the over 55s category, time 37.36.

Arthur Smith