No medal for Maclennan despite fastest time
Great Britain cross-country international Mhairi Maclennan (Inverness Harriers) posted the fastest time in the combined East and West District women’s 5,000m championship race at Glasgow’s Scotstoun Stadium, but came away without a medal.
The Edinburgh University student was just 3sec outside her best when clocking 16min 12.72sec to finish well ahead of Annabel Simpson (Fife AC), second in 16:37:40, and third-placed Jo Williams (Lothian Running Club), 17:07:16.
As Maclennan was representing her North District club, she was not eligible for the East title, which went to Simpson.
Kinloss athlete Anna Macfadyen (Edinburgh University) picked up the East under-20 gold when recording a personal best track time of 17:12:95.
Aberdeen AAC’s Tyler White slashed 50sec from his previous best time when clocking 15:33:12 to take silver behind Lasswade’s Christian Graham (15:26:30) in the East under-20 men’s race.
There was also a personal best for White’s clubmate Will Mackay, who was timed at 14:30:76 in the East senior men’s event in which he finished fourth, narrowly ahead of another Aberdeen runner, James Hoad, 14:31:93.
Great Britain track and orienteering international Kris Jones took the gold in 14:06:38.
There were a number of other fine performances from north athletes in the non-championship 1,500m races.
Joe Arnaud (Inverness Harriers), competing at under-20 level, won his race in a personal best 4:03:39, while clubmate Luke Davidson, at under-17 level, won another heat in his quickest time of 4:12:36.
Scotland road-running international Jenny Bannerman (Inverness Harriers) clocked a lifetime best of 4:34:97, while Constance Nankivell (East Sutheland) also achieved 4:40:15.
Meanwhile, Shetland’s Seumas Mackay finished third when representing Scotland in the 400m at an under-20 international at Swansea.
He recorded 49.10, while Welshman Joseph Brier won in 47.73.
Scottish schools champion Carmen Neat (Aberdeen AAC) cleared 1.67m for third in the high jump while her clubmate Rebecca Matheson was fourth in the 100m in 12.49. her best of