Out in front . . . Garscube Harriers are leading the way in the top division of the Lindsays Trophy (photo by Bobby Gavin)
All to play for at Falkirk!
That’s the verdict in the Lindsays Trophy ahead of the Lindsays National XC in February and after we changed the format of the competition to three divisions.
With superb support from Lindsays, who have agreed to provide two more trophies, we are looking to reward the winners in each division as well as highlight the 1-2-3 on the ‘podium’.
The good news after we’ve complied the figures from Lanark to add to those from Cumbernauld is that participation and engagement in the Lindsays Cross Country Season is peaking spectacularly.
That in essence is the goal of the competition and it’s exciting to note that already no fewer than 15 clubs have had more than 60 finishers at the first two events.
Division Two leaders Glasgow Uni are one of those as well as 14 from Division One – where Garscube Harriers (145) still lead Giffnock North (130).
Edinburgh AC are in third (112) and good to see Cambuslang and Falkirk already in the 90s in terms of finishers from the National Relays and the Short Course.
Remember, we plan to have promotion and relegation, too, with a four down and four up system – so the clubs in ‘danger’ can still avert that via their finishers at Falkirk.
Inverclyde AC finisher at Cumbernauld in the Lindsays National XC Relays (photo by Bobby Gavin)
At the top of this story, see the pdf with the three divisions as they stand after Cumbernauld and Lanark. Here’s the ‘top five’ story in the three leagues . . .
Garscube Harriers 145; Giffnock North AC 130; Edinburgh AC 112
Completing the top five: Cambuslang Harriers 95; Falkirk Victoria Harriers 91
Glasgow Uni Hare and Hounds 64; Inverclyde AC 60; VP-Glasgow and Kilmarnock Harriers both 40
Completing the top five: Carnegie Harriers 39
Motherwell AC 38; Pitreavie AAC 33; Lothian RC 30
Completing the top five: Airdrie Harriers 27; Calderglen Harriers 24
Entries for the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk in February will open early in 2024 and we will be asking clubs to galvanise their membership in order to deliver as big fields as possible at Callendar Park.