Glas­gow 2019 un­veil Scot­tee as their mas­cot for the Euro­pean In­door Champs

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SUIT­ABLE MAS­COT CHO­SEN FOR NEXT YEAR’S CHAM­PI­ONSHIPS IN SCOT­LAND

BRI­TISH mid­dledis­tance star and newly-qual­i­fied vet Laura Muir en­joyed a dog-filled few days re­cently as she first of­fi­cially started the in­au­gu­ral Sim­ply­health Ca­nine Run (see p62) and then helped to un­veil the Euro­pean In­door Cham­pi­onships mas­cot.

‘Scot­tee’ the Scot­tie dog will be the face of the cham­pi­onships when the event takes place in Glas­gow from March 1-3 and his cre­ator – Crook­ston Cas­tle Pri­mary School pupil Rachael Joss – was sur­prised with a visit from the pair as she was named win­ner of a mas­cot de­sign com­pe­ti­tion for lo­cal schools.

“It was an ab­so­lute plea­sure to be in­volved in the se­lec­tion process and help chose the win­ning mas­cot de­sign,” said dou­ble Euro­pean in­door cham­pion Muir.

“Scot­tee was a favourite from the very start and Rachel’s de­sign was amaz­ing.”

Muir now has her sights set on de­fend­ing either her 1500m or 3000m ti­tle in Glas­gow in March and said: “Ev­ery ath­lete is very com­pet­i­tive but I think when you’re on home turf, you don’t want any­body to take that home glory from you. Rest as­sured,

I’m go­ing to do the best I can to be in the best shape I can be be­fore that com­pe­ti­tion.

“This is the first time I’ve been an am­bas­sador for an event like this. It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to not just be turn­ing up and run­ning but to be in­volved in the whole process.”

Scot­tee and Laura Muir: with pupils from Crook­stonCas­tle Pri­mary

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