Noticeboard: GAA XC; Leaders Conference; Clegg; Douglas

Monday 3rd October 2016


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The Glasgow Athletics Association have announced plans for their annual series of cross country sessions taking place this winter.

Five dates have been set aside now for athletes, clubs and coaches to ear-mark as part of their preparations towards the National XC at Falkirk in February – which marks the culmination of the Lindsays Cross Country Season.

These sessions have become increasingly popular for all ages and offer the opportunity for athletes to enjoy training in a group and for coaches to meet informally. scottishathletics fully supports these principles.

Dates and venues are listed below. All athletes should be warmed up and ready to start the session at 10.30am sharp.

Saturday 15 October: Bellahouston Park (meet at Pitch & Putt) 

Saturday 19 November: Tollcross (meet at flagpole)   

Tuesday 27 December: Bellahouston or Pollock Park (meet at Burrell car park)

Saturday 14 January: Bellahouston    

Saturday 11 February: Tollcross      

For more information on the sessions, please contact



Club Leaders Conference – Book Now

When: Saturday 29 October 2016 9.30am – 3.30pm (followed by Annual Awards dinner at same venue)

Where: Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

Cost: FREE to scottishathletics affiliated club members/£50 non-affiliated

Once again, there will be a strong emphasis on leadership and club management with case studies and best practice sharing being among the focal points for the day.

Full details on the full programme and timetable for the day and how to book are available online on this website on the dedicated page for the Leaders Conference.

If any further details are required, please email our Head of Development, Mark Munro



Scottish Disability Sport held their annual general meeting and Awards for 2016 over the weekend.

And there was success for double gold medallist Paralympian, Libby Clegg, as she collected the Findlay Calder Athlete of the Year trophy.

Jo Butterfield and Shona Malcolm had been presenting on their athlete/coach journey and Derek Rae – who had raced a half marathon PB earlier at the Great Scottish Run – made it through to the event to address on his remarkable rise as a world-class Para athlete.

Meanwhile, the SDS Athletics Champs were held at Grangemouth a couple of weeks ago and Fife picked up the AR Mitchell Trophy  for overall points. The event was held at Grangemouth with support from scottishathletics and thanks to the Officials who volunteered. There’s more on the SDS website on those Champs


GB international Andrew Douglas finished his hill running season over the weekend at a high quality race in Italy.

The Scotland international finished third in what was the final Mountain Running World Cup race at the season and that gives the Scot second place in the overall series.

Andy tweeted: ‘A great end to the season – 3rd in last world cup race, 2nd in overall World Cup series. Roll on XC!


Tags: Andrew Douglas, GAA XC Sessions, Glasgow Athletics Association, Leaders Conference, Libby Clegg, Scottish Disability Sport

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