#LindsaysXC: Short Course XC returns to Kirkcaldy after three years

Thursday 3rd November 2022

Action from the Lindsays Short Course XC at Lanark last November (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Key info for Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy returns centre stage in the Lindsays Cross Country Season on Saturday.

The Lindsays Short Course XC Champs are back at the Kirkcaldy High School course in Fife for the first time since 2019.

Lanark was the venue last year after Covid intervened in 2020 and entry numbers for this year are very high indeed – with 1373 athletes listed.

Age group races for U15s start the programme on Saturday followed by the U17s races.

Our two main races then feature athletes at U20, Senior and Masters level (with individual medals for these age groups within the overall race).

Digital Programme

Saturday’s event also sees the close of our Cross Country Team Challenge (for Seniors) with clubs having competed over the District XC Relays and the National XC Relays prior to Kirkcaldy.

And it is the start of our Cross Country Grand Prix for individuals, which this year is being contested across four events and all taking place in Scotland.

In recent years Liverpool and the Inter-Counties at Loughborough have been included.

Big numbers bound for Kirkcaldy

Here’s the Race schedule for Saturday . . .

U15 Girls
Declarations close: 11.30am; Start time: 12pm; Distance (Approx): 2k

U15 Boys
Declarations close: 11.50am; Start time: 12.20pm; Distance (Approx): 2k

U17 Women
Declarations close: 12:10pm; Start time: 12.40pm; Distance (Approx): 3k

U17 Men
Declarations close: 12:35pm; Start time: 1.05pm; Distance (Approx): 3k

Senior Women; Masters Women W40/W50/W60, W70; U20 Women
Declarations close: 1pm; Start time: 1.30pm; Distance (Approx): 4k

Senior Men; Masters Men M40/M50/M60/M70; U20 Men
Inc Non binary athletes
Declarations close: 1.30pm; Start time: 2pm; Distance (Approx): 4k




Officials Parking only will be permitted within the school premises. All other vehicles must park at the NHS Car Park off Whyteman’s Brae.

Please park responsibly. Coaches may drop off at the School Grounds, but must then park within the Crematorium Car Park.



Declarations will take place within Gazebos on the grass by the fence line. Open from 09:30 where you will pick up your number with chip.

Chips will be attached to the back of the race number. U20 athletes will be given a number for their front and an Age Banding (20) for their back.

Masters Athletes will be given a number for their front and an Age Banding (40, 50, 60 etc) for their FRONT and BACK.

This was the Women’s 1-2-3 three years ago at Kirkcaldy as Annabel Simpson took gold from Jenny Selman and Megan Keith (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Andy Butchart on the podium in Lanark last year  with Central AC team-mate and silver medallist, Jamie Crowe, and bronze medallist Lachlan Oates of Shettleston (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Tags: Kirkcaldy, Lindays Cross Country Season, Lindsays Short Course XC

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