Josephine Moultrie, Laura Muir and Maddie Murray won Short Course medals last year – and all went on to earn GB vests at XC (photo by Bobby Gavin)
The scottishathletics Short Course Championships have become one of the most significant events on the calendar and a key part of the Lindsays Cross Country Season.
Bellahouston has been the venue in recent years but for 2016 we’ve moved a few miles west to flat grass parkland at Broadloan, Renfrew.
It’s happening this year two weekends after the National XC Relays at Cumbernauld – on Saturday 5 November
Entries are open now for clubs across the two age groups U15 and U17 Males and Females and the U20/Senior race. Masters runs in the U20/Senior races with individual and team medals therein for Masters Men and Women.
Races are over 2.5K for the U15 and U17 age groups and then for 4K for the U20/Senior races.
The roll of honour in recent years has includes some of Scotland’s very best endurance athletes including Olympians like Andrew Butchart and Laura Muir while the likes of Maddie Murray and Rhona Auckland have also in the past used medals at Bellahouston as a stepping stone towards team and individual success at the Euro Cross.
With the Euro Cross trials in Liverpool some three weeks later, we hope Renfrew provides a good preparation event for that British Cross Challenge fixture as well as being an exciting and competitive Scottish championship in itself.
*The weather wasn’t the best in 2015 – but Gordon Curran’s superb video piece captures the atmosphere and proves it didn’t dampen spirits (too much) at Bellahouston.
Clubs should enter using the forms on the Events section page.
PLEASE POST RENFREW ENTRIES OFF TO:
Short Course Champs, Scottishathletics Ltd, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ
Entry forms can also be emailed to Claire Archbold on firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 24 October
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