Harry’s Medal hope slips away

Day 2 National T&F Championships under 17s & Seniors

It was another blustery day interspersed with heavy showers at Grangemouth on day 2 of the National Championships.

Scott McCluckie and Mark Magee had an early morning start for the Senior Men’s 200m heats. Mark was first away, having raced very little and only his first time over 200m this season, can take confidence from a time of 25.00 just outside his lifetime best. Scott also put in a solid performance, close to a season best to finish 6th in 24.00 in the 3rd heat.

Harry McGill having qualified for the under 17s men’s 1500m final the previous day, had kept himself well in contention for a medal up until the last 400metres, but was unable to sustain his challenge as he faded slightly to 6th in a time of 4.14minutes.  There was a lot to be pleased about his weekend’s performance; this was an improvement on his 10th place in last year’s final, and his final two laps of his heat were covered in 66 & 60 seconds, his best for 800m was previously 2.10 minutes. Harry now looks forward to representing Scotland in mountain running at the World Youth Trophy in Susa in Italy next weekend.

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