British Cross Challenge will be held in Perth with Inter-District XC

Thursday 13th October 2022

Jenny Selman in action at Scone Palace last year – now the Perth venue will host our Inter-District XC and British Cross Challenge 

British Athletics: Cross Challenge series

scottishathletics are delighted to confirm plans to host a British Cross Challenge event in Perth early in 2023.

The event at Scone Palace will tie-in with out own Inter-District XC races and will take place on Saturday 14 January.

Perth has proved a popular venue for a couple of cross country events in the past couple of years, first in 2020 and then last year for the National XC Relays.

Now the Inter-District XC for 2023 and the British Cross Challenge will happen on the same day with races from U13 through to Seniors/Masters.

District teams will be selected after the Lindsays District XC Champs in December with athletes invited to represent East, North and West at U13, U15, U17 and U20/Seniors/Masters.

All the races at those age groups are ‘open’, however, and we hope the Scottish endurance community will see the event as a great opportunity to prepare for the Lindsays National XC Champs – coming up at Falkirk in February.

Athletes representing their district will receive a complimentary entry into the Inter District and UK Cross Challenge race in their respective age group and are not required to complete an entry.

Athletes representing Scottish Student Sport and North England will also receive a complementary entry.

Entries close at 5pm on Wednesday 4 January.

No late entries will be accepted.

All athletes must compete for their first claim (Scottish) club or their school/university club (if affiliated).

All Athletes who compete MUST be current members of scottishathletics or their National Governing Body on the day of the race.

Individuals or Team managers will not be able to enter athletes without a valid membership online, so it is important that membership validity is checked well in advance of the closing date. There will be no entry extensions for membership renewals.

Entry guidance for athletes who are not a member of the scottishathletics membership scheme can be found online

Competition Information

Approximate race distances for each age group are as follows:

  • U13 – 3km
  • U15 – 4km
  • U17 – 6km
  • U20 World Athletics – 6km (18/19 on 31/12/23)
  • U20 UK Athletics – 8km
  • Sen/Mas – 8km

Details of age group dates for the 2022-23 competition year can be found on our website here.

Inter-District action from early in 2022 at Irvine (photos by Bobby Gavin)

Tags: British Cross Challenge, Inter-District XC, Perth, Scone Palace

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