Scotland V40 women’s team at Swansea last year
The Scottish Veteran Harriers Club have named their teams to represent Scotland in Masters XC competition next month.
Southport on Merseyside is the venue this year for the British and Irish Masters XC International with teams competing from V35 and up in five-year age bands.
The SVHC held trials in Glasgow in September and have named their selection across male and female age groups as below – well done to all those picked and to their clubs!
|Stuart Gibson||Chris Devine||Scott Brember||Ian Johnston||Chris Upson||Jeff Farquhar||Roger Homyer||Alex Sutherland||Jim Scobie|
|Ian MacCorquodale||Kenny Campbell||Stephen Wylie||Stephen Allen||David Eckersley||Rob McLennan||Tony Martin||Norman Baillie||Robert Young|
|Stephen Brown||Grant Baillie||Justin Carter||Stuart Robertson||Ted Gourlay||Alastair Walker||Andrew McLinden||Robert Marshall||Peter Cartwright|
|Darrell Hastie||Darran Muir||Stephen Campbell||Duncan Ryan||Robert McCulloch||Donald Petrie||Frank Hurley||Andrew Rennie||David Fairweather|
|Richard Mair||Jethro Lennox||Gordon Barrie||Walter Henderson|
|Colin Reilly||Stuart McGeachy||John Coyle||David Gardiner|
|Michelle Sandison||Louise Ross||Jennifer MacLean||Susan Ridley||Rhona Anderson||Isobel Burnett||Ann White||Anne Docherty||Betty Gilchrist|
|Katie White||Jacqueline Etherington||Allie Chong||Ana Richardson||Pamela McCrossan||Innes Bracegirdle||Linden Nicholson||Liz Corbett|
|Sara Green||Ann Robin||Megan Wright||Mary McCutcheon||Mary Western||Phyllis O’Brien||Jeanette Craig||Margaret Robertson|
|Jill Smylie||Yvonne Burgess||Karen Kennedy||Shona Donnelly||Anne Howie||Nanette Heaney||Jane Waterhouse|
More details on SVHC website
The Glasgow Athletics Association have once again set up a schedule of XC Sessions for the winter period – with the first of these taking place this weekend (on Saturday 18 October).
Six in all are planned between mid-October and early February with the clear plan being to prepare athletes for the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk in February next year.
Saturday 18 October is the first date with the venue being Bellahouston Park and will involve up to 10 x 3 minute reps with 90 seconds recovery. All of the GAA sessions are suitable for athletes U15 and upwards.
At all sessions, athletes should arrive warmed up ready to go for 10:30am start.
Pre-Christmas dates and venues:
Saturday 18 October – Bellahouston Park; Saturday 2 November – Pollok Park; Saturday 16 November – Tollcross Park
North District XC sessions also start this Saturday – in Forres.
Athletes are invited to come along and enjoy the benefit of training together at Grant Park, Forres, with a series of XC reps. Those taking part should be ready to start at 10.30am, with the session being 10 x 3 minutes with 90 seconds recovery.
Young athletes should take advice from their coaches and clubs on how many reps are appropriate.