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Credits: UK Athletics


Full Name: Ashleigh-Gayle Murray
Sex: Female
Event: Middle/Long distance, Cross-country
Club: Pitreavie AAC
Region: Scotland East

Personal Bests:

1500m 4:44.90 2004  
3000m 10:05.47 16 July 2005 Tullamore, IRL


  Scottish National XC Callendar Park, Falkirk U13 4th


  Belfast U15 2nd
  UK Inter-Counties XC Woollaton Park, Nottingham U15 2nd



Ashleigh was second in the Reebok 2003/2004 series, with 104 points behind Swansea's Non Stanford.



7 July Falkirk Open Grangemouth 1500m U17 4:52.92 2nd
25 July Scottish Women's Cup Coatbridge 3000m U17 10:22.2 2nd
22 Aug Scottish Women's League Grangemouth 1500m U17 4:51.28 4th
29 Aug Bank of Scotland U20/U17 Championships Grangemouth 1500m U17 4:44.90 1st


Ashleigh-Gayle Murray was 4th  in the U17s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in Birmingham.


Ashleigh Gayle Murray was the surprise winner of the Under 17/Under 20s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in Liverpool. 

The surprise winner of the Under 17 race was Ashleigh Gayle Murray (Pitreavie AAC) who defeated Non Stanford (Swansea Harriers) with an impressive front running performance.  The girls were the first home in both age groups, with Sarah Ponsford (IIF Group) first under 20 and third overall.  

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It was another race where the Under 17s demonstrated their strength competing against older athletes with six of the first eight all Under 17.

Murray, who came second to Stanford at the Under 15 Girls race at the Reebok UK Inter-Counties in March, was delighted with her performance. Despite a spiking injury in the early part of the race she went straight into the lead on the first lap and extended it to 50 metres by the line.

She finished in 14:53 with Stanford second in 15:19. Ponsford clocked 15:28 as first Under 20.


Pre-race: The Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland Team to face Portugal and Spain in the annual Lisbon Junior Cross Country International on Sunday 23 January includes Ashleigh Murray (Pitreavie AAC), Under 20 winner at the Reebok Liverpool Challenge and the only Scottish athlete to take part in last summer’s London Marathon Camp at the UK Athletics Endurance Performance Centre.

Ashleigh-Gayle Murray selected for GB Juniors

Ashleigh-Gayle Murray has been rewarded for her excellent victory at the Reebok Liverpool Cross country this season with selection for the Norwich Union GB Junior team to face Portugal and Spain in the annual Lisbon Junior Cross Country International on Sunday 23 January.

Ashleigh-Gayle Murray makes her debut in Lisbon

Ashleigh-Gayle Murray competed for the first time for the Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland Junior Team at the annual junior international cross country match in Lisbon, Portugal last weekend. Still only 15 Ashleigh stepped up to the Under 20 age group and performed excellently.
Far from being overawed on her GB debut Ashleigh came home a brilliant 8th place in the race in a time of 13 minutes 11 seconds.

To make the Ashleigh's debut complete GB won the team prize with 10 points to Spain's 12 and Portugal's 26.


Pre-race: The top two athletes in the Under 17 Women’s standings compete in Belfast, Siobhan Coleman (Pitreavie AAC) and Jessica Sparke (Woodford Green with Essex Ladies).  Also in the field are two athletes who attended the recent Norwich Union sponsored ‘On Camp with Kelly’ with Kelly Holmes in South Africa, Non Stanford (Swansea Harriers) and Danielle Walker (Royal Sutton Coldfield).  Stanford won the first race of the Series in Falkik where Walker was fourth.  Stanford was also second in the fourth race in the series in Liverpool, behind Ashleigh-Gayle Murray (Pitreavie AAC) who also races in Belfast.

Ashleigh was ?  in the Under 17/Under 20s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in Belfast. 


24 Apr Scottish Women's League Glasgow 800m U20 2:21.54 3rd
24 Apr Scottish Women's League Glasgow 1500m U20 4:58.92 1st
8 June Fife Schools' Championships Dunfermline 1500m Senior girls 4:58.0 1st
11 June Gordon Woodlands Scottish Schools Championships Grangemouth 3000m Senior girls 10:26.24 2nd
16 July KitKat SIAB Schools International Tullamore, IRE 3000m Senior girls 10:05.47 3rd
7 Aug Scottish Women's League Grangemouth 1500m U20 4:49.78 3rd