While the news focused on Joseph Ebuya’s win and Kenenisa Bekele’s shock defeat at the 9km Edinburgh International Cross Country, our own Scott Fraser managed to finish 19th in 31:44. Not a bad result given his preparation – he was down to set out and instruct on a navigation course at Wanlockhead but when it was cancelled he got a last minute run for Scottish Universities. He had not prepared for it, and had been training for less than 3 weeks after a month’s illness.
Iain Donnan had also secured a place in the International Cross Country and had trained optimally. Unfortunately he got a chest infection three days before the event and wisely did not run. Let’s hope he makes the starting line-up next year.