The Scottish National Youth and Junior Track Championships 2016 are held over three days (or two days and an evening to be exact) and we’ll bring you the action as it happens.

Tonight (Fri) saw the following schedule:



Junior Women 500m Time Trial


Junior Men Kilometre Time Trial


Youth B Boys 8k Scratch Race


Junior Women 500m Time Trial Victory Ceremony



Junior Men Kilometre Time Trial Victory Ceremony



Youth A and B Girls 10k Scratch Race





Junior Men 3000m Individual Pursuit Round 1


Youth B Boys 8k Scratch Race Victory Ceremony


Youth A Boys 12k Scratch Race


Junior Women 10k Scratch


Junior Men 3000m Individual Pursuit Finals



Youth A Girls 10k Scratch Race Victory Ceremony



Junior Women 10k Scratch Race Victory Ceremony



Youth B Girls 10k Scratch Race Victory Ceremony



Youth A Boys 12k Scratch Race Victory Ceremony



Junior Men 3000m Individual Pursuit Victory Ceremony


Junior Women 500m TT:

The women were putting out the power and Jenny Holl looked very strong against Gemma Penman, finishing ahead of the Glasgow Sprint Team rider. Her teammate Sarah Bradford lined up against Amber King but there would be no denying King the victory and the fastest time giving her the Gold medal. Holl made it silver for Team Jadan Weldtite with Lauryn Dawber taking bronze for Swinnerton Cycles.

Junior Men Kilometre TT:

In the Men’s K time trial there were some excellent times and a dead heat for third with Pro Vision Cycle Clothing’s Alexander MacRae and Matthew Devlin (Edinburgh RC) in exactly the same time. It was the last pairing that provided silver and gold with Joe Nally (Hardie Cycles) losing out to a flying Lewis Stewart (Glasgow Cycle Team) who looked aggressive from the buzzer.

Youth B Boys 8K Scratch:

The boys dragged this one out, playing cat and mouse for most of the race and it was only in the last two laps that Hamish MacLaren and Aaron King took off and fought out the sprint with the Johnstone Wheelers rider taking the victory. Calum Reid (Rock and Road) came home in third.

Youth A and B Girls 10K Scratch:

It was a consummate performance from the Johnstone Wheelers pairing of Lusia Steele and Ellie Park that saw them finish one-two in the fast paced race with Georgia Speake (East Kilbride RC) finishing third in the sprint for the line. In the Youth B it was Eva Young (Pedal Power RT) who took the finish ahead of Daryl Jay Welsh (Glasgow Riderz) who had done a lot of work in the early part of the race.

Junior Men 3000m Pursuit:

In the heats there were some stellar performances with Alexander MacRae and Joe Nally both catching their opponents, the Hardie Cycles rider doing so with just under three laps still to run.

In the finals it was a mega-close run-off for third between Alexander MacRae and Danny Mulholland with the Glasgow Cycle Team edging it by not much more than a tyre’s width.

In the final it was an easier sort-out with Joe Nally catching Euan Sutherland with the length of the home straight still to run. It was a gutsy performance by Sutherland but Nally was a class above.

Youth A Boys 12K Scratch:

For the first few laps the race stayed pretty much together, the riders sizing each other up. In this case, the Riderz sizing everyone else up as they bossed the race making sure they had the measure of everyone else.

With 3 laps remaining it was Jonathon Hilbourne who made the move and it looked as if he could maybe hang on but Jack Cruden was sitting second wheel of the chasing bunch and as his teammate was caught on the back straight he led from the front and wasn’t to be denied, taking a very comfortable victory from Jamie Penny (Discovery Juniors CC) with Matti Dobbins (Johnstone Wheelers CC) taking third spot.

Junior Women 10K Scratch:

It was a Team Jadan Weldtite controlled race with Sarah Bradford taking off on her own while Jenny Holl and Rhona Callander waited…and watched. Bradford looked at various points like she might be brought back as the race closed in on the finish but Holl and Callander were jockeying for position and in the end it was Jenny Holl who took off to victory and to add another title to her ever-growing palmares. Callander came home in silver spot with Lulu Bartlett in third in third.