Balwearie runner has Scott the lot

Adam Scott, Kirkcaldy, pictured with coach Steve Doig following Adam's 1500m victory at the England Junior Track & Field Championships at Bedford
Adam Scott, Kirkcaldy, pictured with coach Steve Doig following Adam's 1500m victory at the England Junior Track & Field Championships at Bedford
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Kirkcaldy athlete Adam Scott finished his season in fine style last Sunday when he won the 1500m title at the England Athletics Under 15 Championships.

Adam, who is 14, is a pupil at Balwearie High School and competes for Fife Athletic Club.

He is undefeated in his age group over 1500m and prior to his comprehensive victory at Bedford, where he defeated his closest rival by four seconds, he had already won the Scottish Indoor Age Group Championship and the outdoor East District, Scottish Schools and Scottish Age Group Championships.

Adam also shattered the Scottish under 15 indoor 1500m record in February taking a whopping 10 seconds off the previous best.

His victory in the England Athletics Championship is, however, his greatest achievement to date and this win effectively crowns him as British champion as all of the main contenders for this title were present at Bedford.

Adam, who is ranked first in Scotland in the under 15 age group over 1500m, had one final outing before hanging up his spikes for the season.

At the Pitreavie Trophy meeting on Sunday he won the 800m in 2:02.77 to climb to the top of the rankings in that event too.

He will now take a short break before setting his sights on the cross country season where he hopes to win the East District and Scottish titles.

Adam has been coached by Steve Doig as part of the Fife Athletic Club group in Kirkcaldy for seven years and his superb performances this summer will undoubtedly inspire his training partners as they strive to match his achievements.

Meanwhile, three Fife AC athletes have been selected for the Scotland hill running teams to take on England, Wales and hosts Ireland at the Junior Home International later this month.

The event takes place on Saturday, September 20 at Glendalough, in the Wicklow Mountains, after being hosted at Aberfoyle last September.

Aberfoyle was the venue for the Scotland trial races last weekend with four boys and four girls picked for the two age groups – U16 and U19 – who contest the Junior Home International.

The Fife AC athletes taking part are:Ailsa Cruickshanks (under 16 girls), Tristan Rees (under 16 boys) and Annabel Simpson (under 19 girls).

In the Great North Run junior 4km on Sunday, the winner was Anna Hedley (Fife AC) in 16.02, and 15th was Isla Hedley in 18.15.

At the World Powerman Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland, Kirsti Sharratt and Andy Brierley both won silver in their respective age groups.