Team Challenge off and running at Lindsays District XC Relays

Saturday 9th October 2021

Central AC won the Men’s Team Challenge in 2019 (photo by Bobby Gavin)

XC Team Challenge (Short Course) 2021

scottishathletics are pleased to announce the continuation of the Cross Country Team Challenge (Short Course) for 2021.

Building upon the success of the Lindsays Cross Country Season, the Challenge is focused on team performance in the three short course events (4K) at the start of the winter.

The challenge is open to Senior/U20 teams from Scottish clubs, both Men and Women. Entry is automatic for clubs participating in the following events:

Lindsays District XC Relays – Saturday 9 October – East (Gala), North (Nairn), West (Glasgow)

Lindsays National XC Relays – Saturday 23 October – Scone Palace, Perth

Lindsays National Short Course Champs – Saturday 6 November – Lanark

The scoring system is as follows:

District XC Relays 1st (10 points) reducing by 1 to 10th (1 point)
National XC Relays 1st (20 points) reducing by 1 to 20th (1 point)
National 4K 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 first place – then the positions at the 4k Championship (Lanark) will determine the final standings.

Additional teams at a club – such as B and C teams – are eligible for the Challenge. In the 4K Championships they will only be calculated for the purposes of the Team Challenge, but will not contend in the Championships themselves.

The winning clubs (Men and Women) will be eligible for the first prize of £250.

*In 2019 Central AC won men’s Challenge, while Edinburgh University won women’s

Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds won the Women’s Team Challenge in 2019 (photo by Bobby Gavin)


Tags: Central AC, Cross Country Team Challenge, Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds, Lindsays Cross Country Season, Lindsays Short Course Champs

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