National XC trophies; West Hill Champs; Officials; 5K Champs

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Senior runner Will Mackay helped Aberdeen AAC win the overall men’s trophy at the Lindsays National XC (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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The Lindsays National XC at Falkirk once again delivered a great occasion a couple of weeks ago and we can confirm there were Record finisher numbers for the 2018 version.

A grand total of 1733 athletes finished races at Callendar Park on Saturday 24 February with the fine weather offering decent conditions – and definitely better than in the last couple of years.

It is the third time in a row the finisher numbers have topped 1700 and it is well worth noting the tally as recently as seven years ago was 1243 finishers.

So a rise of very nearly 500 athletes has happened as clubs make a strong commitment to the National XC, which has been enhanced by our sponsorship partnership with Lindsays.

There are a couple of trophy issues from Callendar Park we require to tidy up.

Aberdeen AAC won the overall male performance table to win the AT May Trophy. And Giffnock North AC took the women’s prize in terms of overall performance to win the Pat Spence Trophy. Giffnock won team gold at U17, U15 and U13 on the female side of the event. Many congratulations to both clubs.

We will confirm the Lindsays Trophy winners and the top ten in due course as we plan a presentation moment for that club.

*Our Results on the Road Running and Cross Country Archive include 160 athletes placed for the U13 Girls race (where there was a problem with the chips). This is a remarkable effort by a number of people and thanks to all those involved – and also to those who exercised patience in awaiting outcome.

The team Result was correctly based on the first 60 or so athletes for whom chips did work so there was no issue there. Not all athletes have times and we do apologise for the issue with this race.


Ben Lomond entries

Entries are now open for the Ben Lomond Hill Race, which will be the scottishathletics West Districts Hill Running Championships for 2018.

It’s happening on Saturday 12 May at Ben Lomond and is always an eagerly-awaited event.

Any runner who has entered and is a member of a West of Scotland club and is also a member of scottishathletics will be eligible for a Championship medal.

There will be medals for the following categories (male and female): Senior; U23;  V40; V50; V60, as well as male and female team medals.

Any questions about the Championships please contact


Starter/Starters Assistant Officials Course

Start Date: 6 May 2018

Duration: 4.5 hours

Venue: TBC

Tutor: Andrew Minis & Mike Belch

Price: £30

Course Code 18OFFL1SA01

Level 1 allows candidates to operate in a single discipline as a Track or Field JudgeTimekeeper or Photo Finish JudgeStarter/Starters Assistant.

New officials are able to enter the system at this level if they know which discipline they wish to specialise in or have experience within athletics. The courses are designed to help you recognise the specific qualities required in each discipline.

To book a place please download and complete the Education Booking Form and return by post with payment and a Passport size photograph to – Shona Malcolm, Scottish Athletics, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ.

For more information contact Shona Malcolm.


Kris Jones won the Scottish 5K road race title last year with the presentation made by chief executive, Mark Munro (photo by Steve Adam)

Enter online for 5K Champs on May 4

The Scottish 5K Road Champs are happening on a Friday evening in early May in Edinburgh – and entries are now open.

Silverknowes Esplanade has been a regular venue for this championship event in recent years and the race, which is organised by Run and Become, has a reputation for delivering fast times over a flat course.

This year it will take place on Friday 4 May and entries are open at £12 and £10 for scottishathletics members.

The race forms part of the scottishathletics Road Race Grand Prix with the 10-Mile Champs a month earlier at the Tom Scott Road Races in Motherwell.

The Run and Become Sri Chinmoy 5km road race at Silverknowes is quite simply acknowledged as one of the most competitive in depth short road races in the Scottish calendar.

Tags: Aberdeen AAC, Ben Lomond races, Falkirk, Giffnock North AC, Lindsays National XC, Officials, Scottish 5k Champs, Silverknowes, West District Hill Champs

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