Rae shortlisted for athlete of the year prize

Derek Rae
Derek Rae

Fife runner Derek Rae has been short-listed for the Scottish Para Athlete of the Year award.

The Disability Sport Fife representative and Anster Haddies members joins Jo Butterfield, Maria Lyle and Sammi Kinghorn for the final vote which will be announced by scottishathletics early in 2016.

One of Rae’s many achievements in 2015 was a fifth place finish at the IPC World Championships in London.

And exciting plans are in place for the winner to be presented with the Scottish Para title at the Glasgow International Grand Prix on Saturday 20 February at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

It has been another excellent year for Scottish Para athletes competing at a high level and that is reflected in the short-list.

“I commend the four athletes on being short-listed for this award because once again the standard is very high for one of our accolades,” said Rodger Harkins, director of coaching with scottishathletics.

“If you look at each of them, they have performed where it matters with good results on a world stage.

“We’ve seen that in Doha and from Derek Rae in London.”