Lothian RC celebrate Tier Three win in the Lindsays Trophy

Friday 14th June 2024

Lothian RC duo Kirsty Gray and Owen Williams celebrate Lindsays Trophy success

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Lothian Running Club lifted the Tier Three Lindsays Trophy for a special photograph at training in Livingston.

We presented the Lindsays Trophy to Garscube Harriers a couple of weeks ago after their overall success and were pleased to present Glasgow Uni Hares and Hounds with the Tier Two trophy on the same evening.

So it was good to complete the set with a special celebration and presentation for Lothian RC at Craigswood stadium.

Lothian RC mustered 54 finishers across the three national events in the Lindsays Cross Country Season – at Cumbernauld, Lanark and Falkirk – in the 2023-24 season.

It gave them the trophy by just a single finisher with the tally for Motherwell AC at 53 athletes.

Completing the top four in Tier Three were Moray Road Runners and Pitreavie AAC. Under the new league division set-up, those four clubs are now promoted to Tier Two.

Dropping down (from Tier Two to Tier Three are the quartet of Springburn, Perth Road Runners, Team East Lothian and St Andrews University.

Lothian RC President, Kirsty Gray, and club members receive the trophy from Mike Johnston, Convenor of our Road Running and Cross Country Commission

‘We are absolutely thrilled to see our name on a trophy,’ said Kirsty Gray, Lothian RC President.

‘It was the biggrest turnout of finishers we’ve ever had for the Lindsays Cross Country Season and the National events like Falkirk.

‘We had runners representing us who had never done cross country before and I guess that’s what we are all hoping for in this. I’m glad they did because we one it by one finisher!

‘So now we move up to Tier Two and we will be talking to people and looking to get a bigger tally of athletes out for the three National events in the Lindsays Season next year.’

The over-arching goal of the Lindsays Trophy is to help galvanise clubs to encourage their members to compete in the Lindsays Cross Country Season and drive up finisher numbers.

We are delighted that in the first season of the revamped structure, no fewer than 99 Scottish clubs had at least one representative finish – and a round dozen clubs finished 100 or more athletes across those three main events.

Daniel Scroop of Garscube Harriers with Ian Beattie of Lindsays and with the main Trophy (photo by Jamie Simpson)

And (below) Stephen Addison of Glasgow Uni Hares and Hounes with the Tier Two trophy and Ian 

Tags: Kirsty Gray, Lindsays Cross Country Season, Lindsays Trophy, Lothian RC, Lothian Running Club

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