The Lindsays National XC is always one of the biggest events of the year – and we are heading back to Falkirk next month!
So the time is right to launch entries for nine races at Callendar Park on Saturday 24 February on what is always a terrific day for the sport.
Cross country participation numbers have been rising year-on-year since prior to Glasgow 2014 and we’d love to once again see strong support for the Lindsays National XC from athletes, coaches and clubs.
National medals are up for grabs for both individuals and teams and for so many endurance athletes and clubs Falkirk in February represents the high water mark of the season.
At scottishathletics, we’re always keen to give our most significant events high profile coverage and we can confirm we are working on exciting plans on that front for the National XC. Watch this space!
Clubs are asked to now start pulling together names and fill in entry forms from the page on our Events Section. Those should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post to the address below:
Lindsays National XC
c/o Events Teams,
EDINBURGH EH12 9DQ.
The closing date for entries is Monday 12 February
The Men’s 1-2-3 last year – Callum Hawkins (Kilbarchan), Kristian Jones (Dundee Hawkhill) and Lachlan Oates (Shettleston)
The Women’s 1-2-3 last year – Morag MacLarty (Central AC), Beth Potter (VP-Glasgow), Sarah Inglis (Lothian RC) with Sports Minister, Aileen Campbell
There are nine races in total taking place on Saturday 24 February, with the Women’s U17 and Women’s U20 races combined.
Here is the proposed timetable (with declarations closing half an hour prior to each race):
11.00: U13 Boys
11.16: U13 Girls
11.32: U15 Girls
11.53: U15 Boys
12.15: U20 Women and U17 Women
12.50: U17 Men
13.20: Senior Women
14.20: U20 Men
14.50: Senior Men
SENIOR WOMEN TEAMS:
The 2018 Lindsays National XC Team Championship for Senior Women will be scored on the first four eligible athletes to finish.
Given the continued growth in finishing numbers of the Senior Women’s Race, scottishathletics propose to increase this to five eligible athletes to count from 2019.
This is with a view to working towards equalising both Men and Women medals in the future. scottishathletics will review the increase in team counters immediately after the 2019 race.
We are therefore seeking feedback from clubs, coaches, athletes and members on this proposal. To make your thoughts known please email email@example.com