The early season focus for the junior hill runners was Saturday's Scottish Championships at Ben Lomond and the hard work of the last two months on Cademuir paid off with four medals won.
Pride of place to Jacob Adkin who retained his U20 Scottish crown with a clear 41 second margin but big shouts to the young trio of bronze medallists - Mairi Wallace in the U17 Girls, Beth Hobbs in the U15 Girls and Ethan Elder in the U15 Boys, all of whom were not far off the top two. Beth and Ethan were competing in their first hill race championships and all three of them are still eligible for the same age-group next year.
Lucas Cheskin was also going well in the U20 race, vying for 3rd/4th on the final ascent before stomach cramp and sickness struck, finishing 5th in the end.
Some photos on Scottish Athletics facebook.