Commonwealth Video games berth feels extra actual now to Keith’s Rebecca Matheson after Workforce Scotland announcement
The Aberdeen AAC member was named within the Workforce Scotland squad for the Video games on Friday and can make her debut within the 4x100m relay in Birmingham.
Matheson will compete alongside fellow north athletes Alisha Rees and Taylah Spence, with Heather Paton and Sarah Malone finishing the relay squad.
Having her Commonwealth Video games spot introduced makes the honour really feel extra actual for Keith sprinter Rebecca Matheson.
It should give the crew the prospect to compete on the similar stadium they set the Scottish document at earlier this 12 months, having recorded a time of 44.75s on the Alexander Stadium in Might.
“It wasn’t that way back I came upon I’d been chosen and it was fairly troublesome to maintain a secret,” stated Matheson.
“They’ve relay programmes at Scottish Athletics so the objective of that was to get a crew to the Commonwealth Video games. Clearly that paid off.
“It undoubtedly feels much more actual now and it’s clearly getting nearer. I simply can’t wait to get down there. I’ve been competing so it’ll be good to get an excellent block of coaching in earlier than I head all the way down to the holding camp.
“It’s fairly a robust crew. There’s 11 going to worlds, so athletics in Scotland is doing effectively simply now. There’s undoubtedly been a surge.”
Setting the nationwide document was the primary time the crew had competed collectively as a quartet and was Spence’s debut in a Scotland vest.
Having a robust north illustration within the relay crew means there are many acquainted faces come Video games-time.
“On the morning of that day, we have been like ‘effectively we’d set the document’, however the usual was fairly a bit faster than the document was at that time. It was a pleasant shock,” added Matheson.
“It’s good that we’re all attending to go. We all know what we’re doing collectively. The Diamond League was held on the similar stadium that’s going to be the Commonwealth Video games stadium so it’s an excellent place for us.
“It’s bizarre, as a result of we’d race one another after we have been youthful, however now we’re in a crew collectively it’s good.”