Mud and medals as Lindsays District XC champs deliver excitement

Sunday 4th December 2022

Giffnock’s Duncan Robinson leads the Men’s race before winning gold at Kilmarnock (photo by Bobby Gavin)

The club community gathered at three venues around the country for the final Lindsays Cross Country events of 2022.

And the enjoyment and enthusiasm for #LindsaysXC competition was obvious in the West, East and North with big fields, mud and medals at Kilmarnock, Stirling and Elgin respectively.

As always on these occasions, club volunteers made it happen in partnership with our qualified scottishathletics endurance Officials and the Road Running and Cross Country Commission folk. Thank you.

Thanks also to all those involved in Results. Provisional results from each venue are online (if looking for team outcome, click on ‘Scores’).

East Results

West Results

North Results

Let’s start a look at some of the highlights in the West, with Kilmarnock Harriers once again super hosts on a great day for Giffnock North AC.

Success in the age groups is familiar for those in yellow and blue but this time, on the same weekend as Neil Gourley improved the Scottish Indoor Record for 5000m, Duncan Robinson took the Senior Men’s gold over the course adjacent to the Ayrshire Athletics Arena.

GB U20 international Duncan, who came into the sport via Cani-cross (running with a dog), was followed home after 8.5k by Shettleston athlete Seyd Taha Ghafari and Glasgow Uni’s Jamie Burns.

Inverclyde AC won the team golds from Shettleston and Cambuslang. In the Masters, there were golds from Cambuslang from Shettleston and Garscube.

Bellahouston Road Runners celebrated individual success in the Women’s race following a great run by Catriona MacDonald. Nynke Mulholland of Inverclyde AC took the silver with bronze for Clare Stewart of Glasgow Uni.

Glasgow Uni Hare and Hounds won the team golds from Shettleston and Garscube. In the Masters, there were golds for Garscube from Giffnock and Springburn.

Photo by Bobby Gavin

West Results

Other titles at Kilmarnock were won as follows:

Men’s Masters: Mark Doherty (Inverclyde AC) ; Women’s Masters: Lesley Chisholm (Garscube Harriers)

U13 Boys: Rhuairdh Laing (VP-Glasgow). Team: Giffnock North

U13 Girls: Erin Burnett (Garscube Harriers). Team: Giffnock North

U15 Boys: Calum Dick (Giffnock North). Team: Giffnock North

U15 Girls: Zara Redmond (Kilbarchan AAC). Team: Giffnock North

U17 Men: Oliver Patton (Kilbarchan AAC): Team: Giffnock North

U17 Women: Amy Teasdale (Kilbarchan AAC). Team: Giffnock North

U20 Men: Reuben MacDonald (Giffnock North). Team: Giffnock North

U20 Women: Hannah Ryding (Giffnock North). Team: Giffnock North


Holly Page wins the Women’s race at Stirling (photo by Mark Johnston)

Live Results

The East clubs gathered in the grounds of Stirling University and there was real quality at the top end of the Senior races – with victories for two GB international athletes who impressed recently in Thailand in hills and long trail action.

Dundee Hawkhill’s Kris Jones added to his long list of achievements around the Scottish distance running scene by taking the gold from Hamish Hickey and Ben MacMillan, as host club Central AC made an impact on the podium.

Central AC won the team golds from Carnethy Hill RC and Corstorphine AAC. PH Racing Club won the golds in the Masters Men’s race from Carnethy and Corstorphine.

Holly Page was the winner of the women’s race in the red colours of Carnethy Hill RC ahead of Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds duo, Constance Nankivell and Zoe Pflug.

Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds won the golds from Carnethy and Edinburgh AC. In the Women’s Masters, Gala Harriers topped the podium from Edinburgh AC and Fife AC.

Photo by Neil Renton

There were title wins in other races as follows:

Men’s Masters: Michael Reid (Carnethy); Women’s Masters: Sara Green (Gala Harriers)

U13 Girls: Cerys Wright (Team East Lothian). Team: Team East Lothian

U13 Boys: Harrison MacMillan (Central AC). Team: Central AC

U15 Girls: Isabella Ogg (Falkirk Vics). Team: Falkirk Vics

U15 Boys: Luke Culliton (Falkirk Vics). Team: Falkirk Vics

U17 Women: Orlaith Shepherd (Edinburgh AC). Team: Edinburgh AC

U17 Men: Corey Campbell (Team East Lothian). Team: East Lothian

U20 Women: Natasha Phillips (Dundee Hawkhill). Team: Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds

U20 Men: Matt Knowles (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds). Team: Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds


Photo by Carol Sim

North Results

From Charles Bannerman

Catriona Graves of Highland Hill Runners is set to represent her fourth different team at the Scottish Inter-District Champs in Perth in January following a resounding North District women’s win at Gordonstoun.

A veteran of East, the West and Scottish Universities teams, Catriona is now poised to add the North. Graves also led the Hill Runners to a resounding district team victory and was over a minute ahead of clubmate and Zoe Harding, with Masters champion Sarah Attwood of Skye and Lochalsh third.

Fraserburgh’s Max Abernethy successfully defended his men’s title by half a minute from Moray’s Kenny Wilson, with Eoghann Gollan of East Sutherland a similar distance further adrift. Moray Road Runners took the team title and their Matt Blunden won Men’s Masters gold.

The Masters titles went to Moray’s men and the Inverness women.

Rachel Murray of Stornoway and Lucas Cairns of Inverness had U20 wins and the U17 gold medals went to Caitlin Heggie of Ross County and Roy Taylor of Elgin.

Lois MacRae (Inverness) and Andrew Baird (Ross County) were the top U15s and the U13 champions were Anna Meek of Inverness and Robbie Welsh of Ross County.

Inverness won the U17 men’s and U13 and U15 Girls team titles while Ross County took the U13 and U15 Boys titles. The remaining team award, the U17 women’s, went across the Minch to Stornoway.

*Big thank you to Charles Bannerman, Carol Sim, Bobby Gavin, Mark Johnston and Neil Renton for help in our coverage. It is much appreciated.


Tags: Elgin, Gordonstoun, Kilmarnock, Lindsays District XC, Lindsays District XC Champs, Stirling

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