The Lindsays National XC is the biggest event of the year on the athletics calendar in Scotland in terms of participation of our membership.
We’re headed to Falkirk once again this year and entries are closing soon for the nine races at Callendar Park on Saturday 24 February.
In the past few years, the overall entry tally has topped 2000 athletes – male and female and from U13 right through to Masters athletes at V70 and above. That makes it one of the most inclusive national championship events in Scottish sport.
The closing date is Monday 12 February so it is really important now that athletes, parents and coaches talk to club managers to make sure your name is entered.
Clubs should be posting entries now for that deadline or sending forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry forms are on our Events section and can be sent to:
Lindsays National XC
c/o Events Teams,
EDINBURGH EH12 9DQ.
National medals are up for grabs for both individuals and teams and for so many endurance athletes and clubs Falkirk in February represents the high water mark of the season.
Cross country participation numbers have been rising year-on-year since prior to Glasgow 2014 and we’d love to once again see strong support for the Lindsays National XC from athletes, coaches and clubs.
At this stage of the preparations, we are always looking for help from volunteers on the day on Saturday 24 February to help marshal the course.
Alex Jackson from the Road Running and Cross Country Commission co-ordinates this for scottishathletics each year and we are hugely indebted to those club representatives who give up their time in order to help others enjoy racing at Callendar Park.
We can’t emphasise strongly enough how it is this ‘work-force’ of volunteers who enable us to stage the Lindsays National XC in partnership with our hosts, the Falkirk Community Trust.
So, clubs currently drawing up entries are asked to provide two marshals each to assist on the course. Names and contact details for these marshals should be emailed no later than Monday 12 February to Alex Jackson on