Mayfield man wins silver at world event

Scott Fraser from Mayfield 2nd at World Orienteering Champs

Scott Fraser from Mayfield 2nd at World Orienteering Champs

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Mayfield man Scott Fraser last week took the silver medal at the Orienteering World Championships in Finland.

Representing Great Britain, 27-year-old Scott was delighted with his second place finish at the top event for the sport – which is huge in Scandanavia, where Scott now lives: “What a feeling to win silver!

“I have been grafting in training for 15 years now so this is the icing on the cake and I didn’t actually expect to be at these championships.

“I only started running again three or four weeks ago, as I got a stress fracture in April so had to take two months out.

“I had basically ran so much that the foot slowly broke over time.”

Read more on this story in the July 18 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.