Scots head for XC Inter-Counties event at Loughborough

Wednesday 9th March 2022

Morag Millar leads the GP after five events with Mhairi Maclennan, Scout Adkin and Holly Page (partly obscured by Scout) now also in the top 10 (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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The cross country season in Britain concludes this weekend with the Inter-Counties XC at Loughborough.

A number of Scots are headed south to compete for their districts at Prestwold Hall in what is the final event of the British Cross Challenge series.

It also marks the conclusion of our own scottishathletics Cross Country Grand Prix – with £4000 in prize-money up for grabs for Senior athletes.

The Lindsays National XC at Falkirk was the fifth race in the six-event series and we now have the points tables up-dated ahead of Loughborough.

Good to see that there will be an opportunity to watch the action from the Inter-Counties online via the British Athletics website.

More info on the Cross Challenge final

In the Grand Prix, Central AC’s fine showing at Callendar Park is reflected in the Men’s division, although Lachlan Oates of Shettleston Harriers still leads with 173 points.

Jamie Crowe is second on 136 points with Andy Butchart in third (100) and Hamish Hickey in fourth (86). Falkirk Victoria Harriers athlete Scott Stirling completes the top five (84).

The rest of the top 10 in the Men’s division features: Christian Graham (Lasswade AC), Ross Gollan (East Sutherland/Shettleston), Jonny Glen (Inverclyde AC), Jamie Burns (Shettleston), Sol Sweeney (Perth Strathtay).

Morag Millar is well clear in the Women’s division with the Lindsays National XC bronze medallist on 208 points.

Mhairi Maclennan of Inverness Harriers is second on 143 after her Callendar Park win and Sarah Tait of Lasswade has moved up to third (128). Inverclyde AC’s Nynke Mulholland (109) and VP Glasgow’s Gillian Black (101) complete the top five.

The rest of the top 10 in the Women’s division features: Naomi Lang (Aberdeen AAC), Holly Page (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds), Catriona MacDonald (Bellahouston Road Runners), Eloise Walker (Glasgow Uni), Scout Adkin (Moorfoot Runners).

That means 10 different clubs are represented in the top 10 in the Women’s tables which looks to be good for the sport and the development of cross country.

British Cross Challenge (see table after four events)

Jamie Crowe’s win at Falkirk has elevated the Central AC athlete to second in the GP table (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Tags: Inter-Counties XC, Loughborough, Scottish Cross Country GP

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