Inverclyde won the 4k title at Bellahouston last year to win overall Men’s Short Course Team Challenge (photo by Bobby Gavin)
scottishathletics are pleased to announce the continuation of the Cross Country Team Challenge (Short Course) – and it all starts this weekend with the District XC Relays.
Building upon the success of the scottishathletics Cross Country Grand Prix series, the Challenge is focused on team performance in the three short course events (4K) at the beginning of the cross country Season.
The Short Course Team Challenge is open to Senior/U20 teams from Scottish clubs, both Men and Women.
Entry is automatic for clubs participating in the following events:
*North District XC Relays (Edderton) on Saturday; West and East District CC Relays (Hamilton and Peebles) on Sunday
*National XC Relays 24 October (Cumbernauld)
*National 4k Champs 7 November (Bellahouston, Glasgow)
So, this weekend marks the first event and we would like to thank in advance all host clubs, marshals, volunteers and organisers a the three venues for the District XC Relays.
Entries have been good in most cases – slightly down overall in the East while in the West we are looking at 20 more teams entered across the four races than in 2014.
All the info and details for the North District XC Relays on Saturday are on the page here
All the info and details for the East District XC Relays on Sunday are on the page here
If you plan to bring a club tent to the East District XC Relays please read the important info on the Events page and note there is a permit parking system for those with tents who would like to park close to the course at Peebles.
All the info and details for the West District XC Relays on Sunday are on the page here:
The scoring system for the Team Challenge (Short Course) is as follows:
District CC Relays: 1st (10 points) reducing by 1 to 10th (1 point)
National CC Relays: 1st (20 points) reducing by 1 to 20th (1 point)
National 4K Champs: 1st (20 points) reducing by 1 to 20th (1 point)
After each stage of the competition, clubs will be ranked based on their team placing, culminating in final Challenge standings after the Scottish 4k Cross Country Championships at Bellahouston. The winning clubs in Men’s and Women’s categories each land £250.
*Last year Inverclyde AC won men’s Challenge while Central AC won the women’s Challenge.