Picked for Scotland! Teams announced for international XC action

Wednesday 15th December 2021


British Cross Challenge series

Scotland teams have been selected for international action at the British Cross Challenge in Belfast on Saturday 22 January.

The races that day feature in not one but two international events as medals are contested for the Celtic Nations XC and the Home Countries XC.

scottishathletics are delighted to confirm 30 athletes will wear cherished Scotland vests across four age groups on January 22 in Northern Ireland.

A large number of clubs are represented in the selection, which was based around the British Cross Challenge event in Liverpool and the Lindsays District XC Champs.

We send our warm congratulations to all those picked and to their families and coaches as well as the clubs involved in their development over a number of years.

Belfast event page (Northern Ireland athletics)

Here are the Scotland teams . . .

Senior Men:

Jamie Crowe (Central AC); Stuart McCallum (Winchester); Lachlan Oates (Shettleston Harriers); Scott Stirling (Falkirk Vics/Edinburgh Uni)

Senior Women:

Mhairi Maclennan (Inverness Harriers); Scout Adkin (Moorfoot/Knavesmire)

U23 Men:

Christian Graham (Lasswade/Dundee Uni); Hamish Armitt (Giffnock North AC); Ben MacMillan (Central AC/Stirling Uni); Alastair Marshall (Central AC/Stirling Uni)

U23 Women:

Megan Keith (Inverness Harriers/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds); Naomi Lang (Aberdeen AAC/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds); Hannah Anderson (East Kilbride AC/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds); Grace Molloy (Linlithgow/Oxford Uni).

Hamish Armitt and Lewis Hannigan raced for GB and NI at the Euro Cross and will now represent Scotland in Belfast (photo by Crawford Whyte)

U20 Men:

Lewis Hannigan (Kilbarchan AAC); Reuben Macdonald (Giffnock North); Fraser Gilmour (VP-Glasgow); Andrew McGill (Livingston AC)

U20 Women:

Louisa Brown (Garscube Harriers); Hannah Ryding (Giffnock North); Georgia Ledingham (Corstorphine AAC); Kirsty Purcell (Aberdeen/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds)

U17 Men:

Corey Campbell (Team East Lothian); Connor Bell (Central AC); Craig Shennan (Giffnock North); Oliver Patton (Kilbarchan AAC)

U17 Women:

Freya Campbell (Giffnock North); Amy Teasdale (Kilbarchan AAC); Olivia Clarke (Corstorphine AAC); Jessica Inglis (Law and District AAC).

Jamie Crowe and Stuart McCallum at the Euro Cross in Dublin on their GB and NI debuts (photo by Mark Pollard)

We make it no fewer than 20 different Scottish clubs represented across this selection which reflects well on widespread hard work by volunteer coaches and club helpers to develop athletes along the pathway.

Five of those picked were in action for GB and NI at the Euro Cross – gold medallist Megan Keith as well as Jamie Crowe, Stuart McCallum, Hamish Armitt and Lewis Hannigan.

The Senior and U20 teams compete in the Home Countries XC and the U23, U20 and U17 teams compete in the Celtic Nations XC.

Belfast also hosts the next leg of the British Cross Challenge series with the likes of Megan and Hamish prominent in overall tables in their age groups.


Tags: Belfast, British Cross Challenge, Celtic Nations XC, Home Countries AC, Scotland

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