Steph Pennycook leads the Women’s points table in the Cross Country GP (photo by Graeme Webster)
The scottishathletics Cross Country Grand Prix is building up to an exciting finish over the final two rounds.
Falkirk will be the battleground for the next race when the Lindsays National XC happens on Saturday 24 February at Callendar Park.
And then the final event of the series is the Inter-Counties British Challenge XC event at Loughborough in March which will finalise the points tables for the distribution of £4000 in prize-money.
Scotland international Steph Pennycook leads the Women’s points table at the moment with 129 points, even though the Fife AC/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds athlete missed the Inter-District XC as she raced in the International Relay at Holyrood Park.
Edinburgh AC’s Rebecca Burns is second on 114 after a good run in Edinburgh with Annabel Simpson of Fife AC third on 110 points.
Making up the Women’s top five are West duo, Elspeth Curran of Kilbarchan AAC and Michelle Sandison of Springburn Harriers.
Lachlan Oates won the 2017 GP and he’s 10 points clear at the top currently with 136 as Kris Jones of Dundee Hawkhill gives chase in second place on 126. Central AC’s Alastair Hay is third on 117 points.
Making up the men’s top five are Cambuslang’s Grant Sheldon, who won the West District title, on 89 points and Andy Douglas of Inverclyde AC on 84.
The tables, after four events in the Series, are listed on the page for the Cross Country GP and there are more than 100 athletes with points logged.
The Inter-Counties event at Loughborough is on Saturday 10 March and there are details on the UK Athletics website.
Lachlan Oates of Shettleston (left) and Kris Jones (Dundee Hawkhill) are very much in the hunt in the Cross Country GP (photo by Bobby Gavin)