The Scottish Mid-Trail Champs are being held on Saturday 27 August in Fife and online entry is still available.
Fife AC have kindly agreed to host the championships, with Strathmiglo as the start/finish location for races for all age groups. There are medals on offer from U15 through to U20/Seniors/Masters.
More than 120 athletes have entered so far for August 27 and the Senior races are contested by men and women, in the same race, over a distance of around 12K.
We are already seeing entries from host club Fife AC, Cumbernauld AAC, Hunters Bog Trotters, Dundee Road Runners, Cambuslang, Forfar, Edinburgh Uni Hares and Hounds, Carnethy, Giffnock North AAC, Shettleston, Lomond Hill Runners and Garscube Harriers. But would be great if a few more clubs supported this event.
There are U11 and U13 development races, too, but these are not part of the Scottish Championships as Fife AC host their ‘Festival of Trail Running’ and welcome all standard of athletes from beginners in this discipline to Scotland internationals.
Entries remain open online via the EntryCentral website.
The U20/Senior/Masters race for men and women is over 12K with the U15 and U17 mixed gender races over 5K. For the U11 and U13 races, the distance is 3K.
The scottishathletics annual general meeting will be held in Glasgow next month
Saturday 24 September is the date for diaries with the meeting to take place at the Emirates Arena.
It is a 10am start for the AGM with all members, club representatives, coaches and officials invited to attend. The meeting takes place on the same day as the National Coaching Conference at the same venue.
Copies of our Annual Report have been issued to every club. The Report covers the period from April 2015 to end March 2016.
There is an ‘about’ section on this website which tells you more about the scottishathletics board and the Articles of Association.
For any apologies please contact Dawn Allan by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07983 080 922.
UK Athletics are looking for applications for a new Chair.
The position is part-time for a four-year term initially and with an expected commitment to chair board meetings and up to six days per month.
As the national governing body for athletics, UK Athletics (UKA) oversees the development and management of the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic sport, from grassroots through to podium.
UKA has a clear vision for the sport – to drive up performance and raise standards in every event, every region and every age group. UKA is currently seeking a new Chair to lead the development of the next phase of the strategy for athletics in the UK and lead the organisation from January 2018.
For a confidential discussion about the role please call Anthony Simpson or George Williams at The Miles Partnership on 020 7495 7772. The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 4 September.
Find out more on the job specification here
The National XC Relays are being held in October as usual – and once again the venue will be Cumbernauld Park with thanks to our hosts at North Lanarkshire Council.
Saturday 22 October is the date for this very popular fixture, which is already listed on our Events page Winter Calendar
Following discussions by the Road Running and Cross County Commission, there is a change this year at Senior level for the Women’s race. The Senior/U20 Women’s race will now consist of four legs – rather than three in previous years.