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International twist to latest SA virtual road challenge

5 mile run offers teams the chance to represent Scotland in springtime Home Nations competition

Entries for the latest scottishathletics Lindsays Virtual Road Challenge open today (Tuesday, 9 February) – and this time there’s an international twist. 

The winning senior club will get the opportunity to represent Scotland at the Home Countries International Virtual road relay club race – the third leg of England Athletics’ 2020/21 Virtual Road Relays competition.

The first round of the EA competition – the qualifying round – has already been held. Their 50 fastest clubs are now battling it out in the national round, which starts tomorrow and will run until 22 February – to decide which team will be up against the best from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. 

The eight-runner team from Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AC finished the qualifying round of the EA competition with the fastest combined time – 3.41.47 – but there’s still all to play for. The international round of the challenge will be held over the weekend of 19–22 March.

The distance for this latest SA virtual challenge for both senior/masters’ athletes – and for the EA competition itself – is 5 miles. Only mixed teams of four men and four women will be eligible for selection for the international competition, but the SA challenge is still open to individual and runners and teams of three.

The competition window will be from Friday, 19 February to Monday, 22 February.

All runs must be completed solo, in line with Scottish government advice. Entries for the challenge close Thursday,18 February. 

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