It was great for the North of England, N Ireland, the Midlands and Armed Forces to be hosted by Scottish Athletics in the first road fixture north of the border

And the sun shone all weekend in the historic town of Stirling in perfect racing conditions on a flat fast and twisting course

The home nation took first place in the men’s race followed by North of England in 2nd and N Ireland 3rd.

For the North there were notable performances from Ollie Lockley in 4th place in 29.54, and on his North debut Jay Ferns in a road PB of 30.32 in 13th place. Joe Wilkinson was 14th in 30.38 and Mark Bostock 29th in 31.35

The ladies also took silver behind a strong N Ireland team with Scots based Fionnula Ross winning for N Ireland in 33.38. Rachael Franklin on her north debut finished 3rd in a PB of 34.56, followed by Rachel Friend 7th in 35.29 another PB, Sophie Gabriella Cowper in 10th in 35.56, and Laura Wilkinson 12th in a PB 36.06

A great weekend for this inaugural Scottish fixture. A big thanks to Scottish Athletics, our other area teams and my colleague Kevin Hussey

Written by Rob Cameron, Team Manager – North