scottishathletics have rescheduled plans for the cross country season between now and Christmas following the latest Covid-19 restrictions announcements by the Scottish Government.
The new schedule means the Lindsays National Team XC at Cumbernauld is pushed back into November and the Lindsays District XC Champs in early December are now cancelled. That weekend will now feature the Lindsays Short Course XC.
We’re asking clubs and members for your continued patience and thank you for your support throughout 2020 so far.
Planning ahead for events is clearly extremely difficult at this time but it is vital as a sport that we comply fully with Scottish Government regulations and make changes as and when necessary in order to help people stay safe and save lives.
Within this article, we will outline the new schedule for significant events – we will have a separate story on this site to cover arrangements around club training activity.
Under the new guidance announced on Wednesday (October 7), restrictions in the Central Belt area of Scotland and a ban on ‘unnecessary travel’ ensured it would not be possible to go ahead with Cumbernauld on October 24/25 as planned.
At this juncture, we’d like to thank clubs for entries and indeed all those who have been offering help as event volunteers. That support is appreciated.
Now the forthcoming schedule reads as follows:
October 22 to 27:
*Virtual Road Challenge for athletes in all age groups from U13 – various distances on offer.
*Virtual 1k Road Challenge for athletes in the U11 age group.
(This will no longer be a qualifying event for Short Course XC in the U15 and above age groups)
Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November:
*Lindsays National Team XC at Cumbernauld. All arrangements for the original event transfer over to the new dates.
November 5 to November 10:
*Virtual Road Challenge event for those unable to compete at Cumbernauld and with Short Course qualification places
Saturday 5 December and Sunday 6 December:
*Lindsays National Short Course XC at venue to be confirmed (replaces the Lindsays District XC Champs which were due that weekend)
*Virtual Road Challenge event for those unable to compete physically at Short Course XC.
Thanks to all those who have been volunteering.
If you have volunteered for Oct 24/25 at Cumbernauld, we will be contacting you to confirm your availability for the rescheduled dates of November 7/8.
We are still looking for more people to get involved and make offers to help, please. Email firstname.lastname@example.org