Nethaneel Michell-Blake after winning the 2018 British Championships. Photo: MV4R Photography

Tuesday Tips: A guide for athletes thinking of heading to the States

11/02/2020 by James Young

Many talented athletes decide to continue their athletic and academic careers across the pond in the United States due to the lure of a high-quality training environment and heavily-discounted university cost. There have been many successful stories, but also some not-so-successful, and with so many … Read more

Mhairi MacLennan on finding her “calling” in life

07/01/2020 by Connor Craig-Jackson

In a loud, busy lecture theatre at the end of a Spanish lesson at Edinburgh University, lecturer Mhairi MacLennan rushes out of the room with her hands stacked full of paper as she prepares to sit down for a chat about the many big changes that have happened over the past year. Throughout 2019, the … Read more

Jenny Nesbitt “never takes a day for granted” after mental health struggles

22/11/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

At a small school assembly in Worcester, pupil Jenny Nesbitt heard her name being called to go up and collect an award for being “the most happy and smiley child” in the school. She shook the teacher’s hand, turned to her classmates to show her familiar smile and then wandered back over to her chair … Read more

Jess Mayho: British hammer champion and her digital setup with a Portuguese coach

14/11/2019 by Becki Hall

At a first glance, the athlete life Jess Mayho leads looks pretty standard, if a little hectic. She played other sports, including netball, at a high level in her younger years. She isn’t on funding, so the 26-year-old works 35 hours a week as a facility bookings manager at the University of Leeds. … Read more

James Ellington taking legal action against Nigel Levine for 2017 motorbike accident

01/11/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

A new twist in the comeback of former British international James Ellington has seen him take legal action against his Olympic team-mate Nigel Levine over a motorbike crash in early 2017 that left Ellington out of action until 2019. Levine was driving the motorcycle with both athletes on during a tr … Read more

Scottish FPSG Athlete of the Year short-lists revealed

29/10/2019 by Scottish Athletics

Six of Scotland’s top stars are in the running for the FPSG Scottish Athlete of the Year award for 2019. It looks like one of the toughest decisions in recent years with success being achieved at international level across the disciplines. Jacob Adkin and Andy Douglas won the European Championship a … Read more

Callum Hawkins and Kilbarchan beaten to Scottish XC relay gold by Central AC

29/10/2019 by Scottish Athletics

Callum Hawkins returned to his cross country roots as he raced across the mud and hills of Cumbernauld on Saturday in his first outing since his superb – but agonising – performance in the IAAF World Champs marathon ended with fourth place in Doha. The Olympian’s presence thrilled big crowds at the … Read more

Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer escape “horrible” car crash unharmed

26/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

European silver medallist Eilish McColgan has been involved in a sudden car crash during a holiday in India with her boyfriend and fellow athlete Michael Rimmer. The Great South Run winner described in an Instagram post how she and her partner had been on a four hour taxi journey to their hotel in A … Read more

Edinburgh Hare and Hounds aim for four in a row at Scottish National Relays

24/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Cumbernauld has been our regular venue for the Lindsays National XC Relay for all but the first year of the current century. And why not? The undulating grounds of Cumbernauld House deliver the required hills and mud for competitive cross country against a stunning autumn backdrop. The North Lanarks … Read more

Women’s marathon world record falls in Chicago

16/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

An unbelievable run from Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei saw her win the Chicago marathon in 2:14:04 to smash Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing marathon record of 2:15:25. After more than 16 years of efforts from the top female marathon runners in the world, the day that many thought would never come has arrive … Read more