National XC Video; SVHC Relays; Smith, Gourley

Monday 23rd January 2017

CLUBS: ENTER NOW for Falkirk

scottishathletics are delighted to announce video coverage of the Lindsays National XC next month – for the fourth year in a row.

Once again we have agreed to hire Vinco as a production company to supply highlights packages of all nine races taking place at Callender Park  – from the U13s right through the race programme to the Senior Men.

Under that agreement, the videos will be shown on scottishathleticsTV – that’s our YouTube channel – and we would hope and expect to have those available to view within 48-72 hours of the event’s conclusion on Saturday 25 February.

We will promote and share the links to each race hosted on our YouTube channel acorss our website, Twitter and Facebook channels and it also gives us an opportunity to try and persuade other media outlets to focus on one of Scottish sport’s most inclusive National Championship events.

Clubs should be thinking right now about names for entries for the Lindsays National XC on February 25 with the closing date for the entries (by post) being Monday 13 February.

Andy Butchart and Beth Potter were National XC champions on their way to Rio. Here are the highlights from February 2016:


The Scottish Veteran Harriers Club held their popular LSK Road Relays event at Strathclyde Park on Sunday morning.

Once again for a Masters event there was a big turnout of athletes, with just over 270 completing the round-the-loch course with 44 complete teams finishing for the Men and 27 complete teams finishing for the Women.

Cambuslang Harriers won the Men’s race with PH Racing taking second place and Bellahouston Road Runners completing the podium. Dumfries Running Club won the gold medals in the Women’s race with Giffnock North taking the silvers and bronze here for PH Racing.

The 1,2,3 in terms of fastest laps were as follows: Men: Robert Gilroy (Cambuslang); Richard Mair (Kilmarnock Harriers); Iain Reid (Cambuslang). Women: Michelle Sandison (Springburn Harriers); Lesley Chisholm (Garscube Harriers); Joasia Zakrzewski (Dumfries).

RESULTS on the SVHC website.


Allan Smith

There were a number of Indoor meetings in Europe and the United States over the past few days and we will take this opportunity to highlight a couple of fine performances.

High jumper Allan Smith (pictured) opened his season with a 2.25m clearance at Hirson in France as the GB international looks towards the European Indoors and, further down the line, the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. Allan was second in the competition.

Endurance athlete Neil Gourley represented Scotland in the International 4 x 1K Relay and he raced a similar distance indoors in Virgnia. Neil’s 2.22.79 is the third best all-time for this distance (albeit not raced all that often) and augurs well for the rest of his indoor season.

And Jax Thoirs cleared 5.31m at the Manchester pole vault event.

Tags: Allan Smith, Callendar Park, Falkirk, Jax Thoirs, Lindsays National XC, LSK Relays, Neil Gourley, SVHC, Vinco

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