O’Hare needs to shave off a couple

PEEBLES athlete Chris O’Hare is looking to go the distance in the Olympic Trials at Birmingham tomorrow.

The Tulsa University student has the B Qualifying standard of three minutes and 37 seconds, but needs to run the A Olympic Standard of 3.35. This would put him in the top 20 runners in the world at 1,500m.

Elsewhere, Moorfoot runner Sarah McCormack, 25, beat off challenges from the top Scottish and English competitors to notch a gold medal for Ireland in the elite women’s race at the Home International Trail Race in Keswick on Sunday.

McCormack’s clubmate Scout Adkin, 19, took an individual bronze in the under-20s race, just one second from silver, and, along with Hawick’s Louise Mercer, helped Scotland to a junior women’s team silver.