TWO Gala Harriers athletes have been selected to represent East of Scotland at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Loughborough this weekend.

Darrell Hastie will represent the East for the third time in four years, with Sara Green making her debut at the event.

Both athletes have performed well over the season with Darrell winning the Jedburgh Running Festival Half Marathon, the Kelso 10K and the Bamburgh 10K.

He also posted an impressive time of 2:36.22 when he competed in the London Marathon in April last year, finishing a fantastic 203rd overall, and he has had an excellent cross country season.

Sara qualified to compete in the British and Irish Masters International in Derry in November, gaining a silver team medal as the third Scottish F35 athlete to cross the line.

She was first female home in the Teviotdale Harriers 10K, first F35 athlete to complete the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon in May, and has run well throughout the season.

Both will compete in the event next Saturday at Prestwold Hall, with Darrell running over 12K and Sara completing an 8K race.