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SEDS have JK 2011

STOP THE PRESS, look what’s happening across in Northern Ireland!! SEDS have just stunned everyone at this years JK with a very impressive and dominant set of results.

In the men’s and women’s elite; victory went to Hector Haines (EUOC), a second for Claire Ward (ESOC) and a third for Ant Squire (INT). In the junior elite women’s race a second and third for Rebecca Harding (EUOC) and Jo Shepherd (EUOC), with 5 out of the top 6 in W20E all representing Scottish clubs. The M20E boys are also bringing home some bacon with a second and third for Alan Cherry (INT) and Jamie Stevenson (EUOC). Hollie Orr (EUOC) and Murray Strain (INT) also continued their string of top results to finish in 6th and 4th, respectively, after both pulling out another set of podium performances in the JK middle and sprint race where they both secured silver medals. What is probably even more impressive, 8 out of the top 10 in the men’s elite race were all SEDS athletes. Now is that a mouth full or what!? Full results can be found here.

The relays take place tomorrow back on the sand dune area of Day 2. Let’s hope there is yet more silverware to be won and brought back home to Scotland.

On top of the superb JK results for the Scottish Elite, three out of the four British Elite Champions thus far in 2011 have been Scottish, great victories for Strain, Ward and Orr in the British sprint and middle championships a fortnight ago. All these results and the season has barely started. So what next for your local heroes?

The domestic season will quieten down for the next few weeks as the Scottish elite will go back to their drawing boards in order to fine tune their good form in time for the British Elite Classic race on the 14th May before the all important World Championship Selections the following weekend. But never fear there is plenty of elite excitement on offer next weekend at the world famous 10mila relays were the worlds best will be battling out for their Scandinavian clubs in what is arguably the most exciting and toughest relay in the world. There will be live TV, radio and GPS coverage at www.10mila.se throughout the night. Watch out for some familiar faces including Scott Fraser and Oleg Chepelin who will be representing Södertälje’s first and second team, respectively, with Jo Stevenson on the women’s. Hollie Orr will also be making a debut for Halden, who she has been training with while on placement in Norway since the New Year.

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