Record-breaking! Stunning 1511 names on start-lists for Lanark

Wednesday 1st November 2023

Action from the Lindsays Short Course XC two years ago and the familiar old scoreboard backdrop at Lanark Racecourse (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Key info for Saturday on Events section website

Entry numbers for the Lindsays Short Course XC at Lanark this Saturday are the best-ever since the event began.

We are absolutely thrilled with a truly remarkable response from the community – with no fewer than 1511 athletes on start-lists.

This is 10 percent up on last year’s 1373 figure for Kirkcaldy which at the time was only four athletes short of the previous record entry of 1377 athletes (in 2018).

But those figures have been blown completely out of the water with participation levels for the Lindsays Cross Country Season a major encouragement for our sport.

Thank you to all our clubs, athletes, coaches and parents who are helping to make this happen.

U15G U17W Sen/U20 W U15B U17M Sen/U20 M Total
133 93 377 98 129 681 1511

The tally of 1511 for Lanark includes record entry for both the U20/Senior/Masters races – and is also not far short of 20 percent up on the last visit to Lanark two years ago.

Clearly bigger numbers do bring issues in areas like car parking, being in time to declare and space available for warming up etc.

We ask athletes to co-operate in this regard; read the pre-event material on the Event Section page carefully and try and assist our Officials and Road Running and Cross Country Commission folk on the day.

This year will see the biggest ever U20/Senior/Masters fields: 377 women (v 356 last year) and 681 men (v 642 in 2018).

This may also be the biggest U17 fields we’ve had: 93 women (usually 70-80) and 129 men (usually around 100).

Key info for Saturday on Events section website

RR and CC Commission website Archive 

Tags: Lanark, Lindsays Cross Country Season, Lindsays Short Course XC

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