Laura Muir impresses in style as Scottishathletics welcomes restriction easing

There was an impressive win in the Continental World Tour event for Laura Muir over the weekend.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 7:58 am
Laura Muir won in impressive fashion over the weekend. Picture by Michael Gillen

The Milnathort ace opened up her outdoor season by racing home in fine style at the Continental World Tour event in Eugene, Oregon.

Laura completely dominated the women’s 1500m race from start to finish in a solo run 4:01.54.

It was run in that trademark style with Laura winning by almost three seconds from American athlete Helen Schlachtenhaufen (4:04.36).

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Scottishathletics hailed Laura’s performance and also this week welcomed the news of a further easing in lockdown restrictions which will help the country’s clubs return to some sort of normality.

From Monday, April 26 all of Scotland moved into level three meaning adults can travel between areas for organised sport, including training sessions.

Competition is permitted with maximum numbers of 200 athletes per day and bubbles of 30.

The total number of 200 excludes officials and volunteers.

Adults must still physically distance in training and competition.

However, track races exclusively in lanes are permitted for adults during competition and each lane can be used.

Where facilities are open, indoor athletics activity can resume in line with group size guidance and physical distancing requirements as set out in Scottishathletics’ framework.

Guidance for clubs and athletes is available at www.scottishathletics.org.uk