Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds won the Women’s Cross Country Team Challenge for 2017 (National XC Relays photo by Bobby Gavin)
(Clubs should email firstname.lastname@example.org for forms)
scottishathletics are pleased to announce the continuation of the Cross Country Team Challenge (Short Course) for the 2018 season.
Building upon the success of the scottishathletics Cross Country Grand Prix series last winter, the Challenge is focused on team performances in the short course events (4K) at the beginning of the Cross Country Season.
The Challenge is open to Senior/U20 teams from Scottish clubs, both Men and Women, and includes B and C teams etc, and the male and females winning clubs each receive £250.
Entry is automatic for clubs participating in the following events:
District XC Relays: Sat 13 Oct in the East (Glamis Castle), the North (Clune Farm) and the West (Beach Park, Irvine)
Lindsays National XC Relays: Sat 27 Oct at Cumbernauld
Lindsays National Short Course Champs: Sat 10 Nov at Lanark
The scoring system is as follows:
District XC Relays 1st (10 points) reducing by 1 to 10th (1 point)
Lindsays National XC Relays 1st (20 points) reducing by 1 to 20th (1 point)
Lindsays National Short Course Champs 1st (20 points) reducing by 1 to 20th (1 point)
After each stage of the competition, clubs will be ranked based on their team placing, culminating in final Challenge standings after the Scottish 4k Cross Country Championships.
In the event of a tie for 1st place – then the positions at the 4k Championship will determine the final standings.
Clubs who have B and C team etc are eligible for the Challenge. In the 4K championships, they will only be calculated for the purposes of the Challenge but will not contend in the Championships themselves.
In 2017, Central AC won the men’s Challenge while Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds took the honours in the women’s division.
Central AC won the men’s division of the Cross Country Team Challenge with Cameron Boyek leading them to success in the 4K at Kirkcaldy (photo by Bobby Gavin)