Mhairi Maclennan and Luke Traynor are among the athletes selected to represent Scotland later this month.

Scotland has named teams comprising of 20 athletes to represent the nation at the British Athletics Cross Challenge at Sefton Park in Liverpool on Saturday, November 24.

Although there is no international team race in Liverpool, Scottish Athletics regard the cross country fixture as an important international opportunity for Scotland’s athletes.

The next fixture in the Cross Challenge series incorporates the British team trials for the European Cross Country Championships in December, and a number of Scottish athletes will be vying for GB vests, including Mhairi Maclennan and Luke Traynor.

Inverclyde AC duo Adam Craig and Andy Douglas have been named in the senior men’s team along with Shettleston Harriers’ Lachlan Oates and Giffnock’s Traynor.

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Joining Maclennan in the senior women’s team are Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds’ Steph Pennycook and Central AC’s Morag Millar.

The U23 men’s quartet comprises of Cambuslang Harriers’ Ryan Thomson, Edinburgh AC’s Alex Carcas, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers’ James Donald and Keswick Jacob Adkin, while the women’s selection features Sale Harriers’ Megan Davies and Zoe Bates of Edinburgh AC.

Edinburgh AC pair Freddie Carcas and Joe Arthur, Kilbarchan AAC’s Cameron Wright and Fife AC/Glasgow Uni’s Tristan Rees make up the U20 men’s team, while Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds’ Anna Macfadyen, Kilbarchan AAC’s Kerry McAngus and Constance Nankivell of East Sutherland/Edinburgh Uni will represent Scotland in the U20 women’s race.

Scottish athletes have performed well in Liverpool over the past few years and performances later this month will also have a bearing on selections for the Great International XC at Stirling in January.

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