SARAH LEADING SCOT IN GT EDINBURGH 10K

SARAH LEADING SCOT AT GREAT EDINBURGH 10K

Lothian Running Club’s Sarah Inglis[20] was doubly rewarded for her fine run in Sunday’s Great Edinburgh 10k Run.
Not only was she the first Scottish female to cross the finish line, Sarah was also a member of the Scottish University’s team which won the Scottish Inter-District Championship, an event which was incorporated into the main race.
 
As the rain battered down on Holyrood Park, Sarah took her place in the Elite Women’s start line where she rubbed shoulders with some notable rivals, which included Kenyan duo Lucy Kabuu, winner two weeks earlier of the Geart North Run and Commonwealth marathon champion Irene Jerotich, also in the line up was European Junior Cross Country champion Charlotte Purdue and experienced GB international Helen Clitheroe an athlete Sarah has raced against indoors and out in the past.
It was no surprise that these were the athletes who dominated the race with victory going to Kabuu ahead of Purdue and Jerotich.
 
However despite the unhelpful weather and a stiff undulating and challenging course Inglis, herself a former GB junior cross country international excelled to finish in 9th place and top Scot in 36 minutes 21 seconds.
In the Inter-District Championship Sarah, a fourth year PE student at University of Edinburgh teamed up with 6th placed Hester Dix, Queen Margaret University and 14th placed Megan Crawford, University of Edinburgh to take the title which was based on the accumulative times of the the three runners.