Corstorphine AAC claimed victory at the East District XC Relays to win the men’s golds for the first time (photo via Facebook)
The mud and hills of Cumbernauld will be the battle-ground tomorrow for coveted medals in the Lindsays National XC Relays.
And it is also the second round in the scottishathletics Short Course XC Team Challenge which takes in the District XC Relays, Cumbernauld and the Lindsays Short Course Champs at Kirkcaldy in a fortnight.
Building upon the success of the scottishathletics Cross Country Grand Prix series, the Challenge is focused on team performance in the three short course events (4K) at the beginning of the cross country Season. The Short Course Team Challenge is open to Senior/U20 teams from Scottish clubs, both Men and Women.
Entry is automatic for clubs participating in the following events:
*North District XC Relays (Edderton); East District XC Relays (Glamis Castle); West District XC Relays (Hamilton)
*National XC Relays 28 October (Cumbernauld)
*National 4k Champs 11 November (Kirkcaldy)
So the first points are already on the board following the District XC Relays and the three district champions lead the way in both the men’s and women’s division.
For the men Inverness Harriers took gold in the North and East Kilbride AC (West) and Corstorphine AAC (East). For both East Kilbride and Corstorphine, winning a first district title was a huge boost.
For the women, Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds won the East and Kilbarchan the West with Moray Road Runners leading the points table after their victory at Edderton in the North District XC Relays.
East Kilbride AC – first-time winners in the Men’s race at the West District XC Relays (photo via Twitter)