Along with Pentathlon GB, Scottish Pentathlon is delighted to confirm that the British Laser Run Championships 2020, will take place at the Oriam in Edinburgh on Sunday 21st June 2020 and that the event will act as the qualification event for both the European Laser Run Championships (20-26 July 2020) and the Youth Sport Trust’s School Games (4 – 6 September 2020).
The event is hosted by Pentathlon GB in partnership with Scottish Pentathlon, and now confirmed as a double-qualifier, the British Championships are set to welcome a top field of athletes across all age categories to Scotland’s national performance centre for sport, based on the Heriot Watt University campus.
Scottish Pentathlon’s Executive Director, Neil Park commented “Scottish Pentathlon is delighted to be hosting the British Laser Run Championships in partnership with Pentathlon GB, the first time a national event has been held in Scotland. This is significant recognition of all the development work that has been delivered in Scotland and we look forward to welcoming athletes from across Great Britain to the Oriam.”
Pentathlon GB’s CEO, Sara Heath shares Scottish Pentathlon’s enthusiasm for the event and said “We’re really pleased to be taking this event to Scotland and to be working closely with our colleagues at Scottish Pentathlon. The British Laser Run has become an important event in the calendar as we continue to develop the disciplines within Pentathlon, and with it now being confirmed as a double-qualifier, we hope it will be a fantastic showcase of the talent we have in Britain.”
In order for this event to act as the sole qualifier for both events, it has been confirmed that both events will follow the British Laser Run rules (found here) and as a result the age groups considered for the Youth Sport Trust’s School Games have been confirmed as U15 and U17.
Entries for the British Laser Run will open later in the year – please note that this is an open entry event. The selection policy for the European Laser Run Championships can be found on Pentathlon GB policies page (click here)