Noticeboard: Run4It discount; Freshers Match; Leaders

Thursday 22nd October 2015

The National XC Relays loom at Cumbernauld this weekend and then there is the Scottish Short Course Champs at Bellahouston – with entries being taken now for Saturday 7 November.

And we’ve great news for clubs and athletes participating in National cross country events thanks to a special offer from our retail partners, Run4It.

Run4It are giving a 10 percent discount on ALL stock in their shops across Scotland to athletes who race in the National XC Relays at Cumbernauld on Saturday or at the Short Course Champs at Bellahouston on November 7.

All you have to do to be eligible for the discount is KEEP HOLD of your race number from Cumbernauld and/or Bellahouston and use it in a Run4It shop by November 15.

‘We are pleased to offer 10% off ALL items instore (including items on SALE) for event participants on production of their race number (from either the National XC Relays or the National 4k XC Championships) at any of our shops, up to and including 14 November 2015,’ said Run4It.


Clubs are remind that Entries for the Short Course Champs at Bellahouston are required by Tuesday 27 October. There are 4k races for Seniors as well as championships for U17 and U15 athletes.

Read more here about entering for Bellahouston

Ahead of Cumbernauld, please remember that declarations take place at the course – as was the case last year (and not at the school, where there is car parking).

All the important information about the event is listed on our Events page with details on timetable, declarations and showers etc.

National XC Relays info on Event page

Saturday’s Race Schedule:

Young Females: Declarations by 11.45am; Race 12.15pm

Young Males: Declarations by 12.25pm; Race 12.55pm

Senior Women: Declarations by 1.05pm; Race 1.35pm

Senior Men: Declarations by 2.10pm; Race 2.40pm

*The first race at 12.15 is 15 minutes earlier than in previous years.



The annual University and College ‘Freshers Match’ took place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow in midweek.

Glasgow University athletes had a particularly successful match: Krishawn Aiken won both the 60m and 200m; Matthew Kerr won both the Long Jump and Triple Jump; Hamish Leeson won the 60m hurdles; Thomas Bray won the 400m; Sam Davies won the 1500m, Sam O’Kane won the Shot Putt; Lindsey Young won the women’s 400m; Nikki Manson won the High Jump; Holly Morgan won the Shot Putt.

Glasgow University also won both the men’s and women’s 4 by 200m and 4 by 400m relays.

The other event winners were: Sophia Hamilton of North East College in the 60m and Long Jump; Emma Canning of Strathclyde in the 60m hurdles and 200m; Alexandra Hunter of Aberdeen in the 800m; Caitlin Cole of Edinburgh in the 1500m; Emily Kearney of Edinburgh in the 3,000m; Eileen Hulse of Edinburgh in the Triple Jump; Katie Lowe of Edinburgh in the Pole Vault; David Mann of Strathclyde in the Pole Vault; Alexander Dengg of Heriot-Watt in the High Jump; Greg Turner of Stirling in the 3,000m; Aidan Gilbride of Glasgow Clyde College in the 800m.

The annual Appleton Trophy competition between Edinburgh and Glasgow universities was won by the University of Glasgow.

RESULTS are on our Events section



Join us for the scottishathletics National Club Leaders Conference on the Saturday 31 October – last few places available (as at October 18)

scottishathletics hosted an inaugural and thought-provoking National Club Leaders Conference in 2014, and on the back of the success of the event we will now be delivering this event annually.

Details for the 2015 National Club Leaders Conference are:

Date: Saturday 31 October 2015

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

Times: 9.30am – 4.00pm (Annual Awards Dinner at same venue that evening)

Cost: FREE to scottishathletics affiliated club members/£30 non-affiliated individuals

There is more information available online elsewhere on this site – please check out the page to read more about the c0nference -but here’s a summary:

*Supporting your membership – is your club servicing its members?

*Effective club management structures in practice / examples

*Club case studies and break-outs including topics on facility development, legal structures, paid staff and coach development amongst others

*Employment considerations for clubs (self-employed v employed)

*Supporting coach development within clubs

*Gift Aid – step by step guides for clubs

*Digital Media – tips for success for clubs

*Developing talented athletes

To book your place please contact Mark Munro, Head of Development at





Tags: Bellahouston, Cumbernauld, Lindsays Cross Country Season, National XC Relays, Run4It, Short Course Champs

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