Capital high jumper Allan Smith wins spot at Euro indoors

Capital high jumper Allan Smith has been handed a place in the British team for next week’s European Indoor Championships among six Scots named in a 31-strong contingent for Belgrade.

Guy Learmonth

Guy Learmonth smashes PB again but has more in the tank

Guy Learmonth claimed he has more left in reserve for next week’s European Indoor Championships despite smashing his personal best yet again.

A man and woman who won last years Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run and went

on to get married have spoken about why running together makes a successful


Picture; contributed

Couple marry after winning Great Edinburgh Run

A TRIUMPHANT couple who wed after making history as the first couple to win the Great Edinburgh Run last year will return to Edinburgh to defend their title.

Allan Smith competes in the men's high jump during the British Athletics Indoor Team Trials in Sheffield. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Allan Smith aiming for three centimetres to make Euro squad

Allan Smith will make another bid this week to earn a place at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Belgrade after winning the British Trials in Sheffield yesterday.

Laura Muir smashed the European indoor 3000m record at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Karlsruhe

Guy Learmonth beats personal best for second time in a week

Lasswade’s Guy Learmonth tuned up for next week’s UK Indoor Championships in Sheffield by coming third in the 800 metres at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Karlsruhe.

Guy Learmonth

Leaner and fitter Guy Learmonth chases another personal best

Guy Learmonth wants to start punching above his weight after shedding the pounds in a bid to muscle into the middle-distance elite.

Guy Learmonth

Guy Learmonth records career best with Vienna triumph

Guy Learmonth claims it’s full steam ahead after running the second-fastest 800 metres of the year so far in taking victory at the Indoor Classic in Vienna.

Allan Hamilton

Edinburgh sprinters smash personal bests at Scottish Championships

Capital club trio Alisha Rees, Allan Hamilton and Cameron Tindle all ran faster than ever before at the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday.

Cameron Tindle

Edinburgh sprinters are star attraction at Indoor Championships

Capital sprinters Allan Hamilton and Cameron Tindle (both Edinburgh AC) will be among the top attractions of the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships when they clash over 60 metres at the Emirates Arena later today.

Guy Learmonth has returned to his roots

Guy Learmonth rips up Loughborough script to return north

Guy Learmonth reckons home is where the heart is but the Lasswade ace believes his decision to switch back north of the border is also where success will be spawned in 2017.


Bill Lothian’s Community Sport: Athletics, rugby, squash, cricket

Bill Lothian’s Community Sport in the Evening News, only at your newsagent on Tuesday.

Callum Hawkins racing through water with eventual winner Leonard Korir chasing him down. The American beat the Scot on the run-in. Picture: Greg Macvean

Callum Hawkins takes no pleasure from seeing Farah struggle

Seven years had passed since Mo Farah was last defeated by a fellow British athlete but Callum Hawkins broke the spell in Holyrood Park on Saturday and then confessed his intention to retain the upper hand.

Laura Muir is all set at Holyrood Park

Laura Muir to kick ahead after learning harsh lesson in Rio

Laura Muir claims she is ready to lead the coming generation of British athletes on a glory hunt after learning from the harsh lessons of coming up short at last summer’s Olympics.

Knight Fever: Despite his insistence on just call me Mo, Farah has been given this special race bib

Mo Farah: I’ll end cross country career at Holyrood Park

Take a long look at Mo Farah as he skips around the muddy trails within Holyrood Park in today’s Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh International XC and maybe take a souvenir snap or two.

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Garrett Heath crosses the line last year for his third straight win

Edinburgh XC champ Heath wants Farah on his heels again

Garrett Heath already has a hat-trick of wins at the Great Edinburgh International XC but the American touched down in the Capital ahead of tomorrow’s 2017 edition of the event admitting he’s still hungry for four – or even more.

Competitors in Holyrood Park. Picture: Scott Louden

Stephen Clark makes history with New Year Triathlon title

Stephen Clark took a record fifth victory in the New Year’s Day Triathlon in Edinburgh.

Greg Kelly with his dad after winning the New Year Sprint. Picture: Alan Rennie

Greg Kelly wins New Year Sprint at Musselburgh

East Kilbride’s Greg Kelly emulated 2015 champion Cameron Tindle as a teenage winner of the world-famous New Year Sprint at Musselburgh Racecourse today.

Jordan Charters won Heat Three from Lea Stephenson (Tynedale AC) and Jessie Concannon from Dunfermline. Picture: Neil Hanna

Long jumper Jordan Charters favourite for New Year Sprint

Jordan Charters, the powerful 21-year-old Lasswade AC long jumper, is the 5/4 favourite for the £4000 first prize in the 148th New Year Sprint, the final of which will be held tomorrow during the National Hunt Meeting at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Jaz Tomlinson became the first woman to win the New Year Sprint last year

New Year Sprint: Dagg tipped to bag place in Jaz club

Bruce Scott, coach to last year’s history-making New Year Sprint winner Jaz Tomlinson, believes girl power can triumph again in the famous 110 metres professional handicap, the heats of which will be staged at Meadowmill Sports Centre, East Lothian tomorrow.

2015 winner Cameron Tindle will not be taking part this year

New Year Sprint promoter must overcome handicaps

New Year Sprint promoter Frank Hanlon could be excused for believing this year’s event is jinxed.

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