XC Team Challenge and XC Grand Prix

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Central AC men won the Lindsays National XC Relays at Cumbernauld and have claimed top spot in our Cross Country Team Challenge (photo by Bobby Gavin)


Central AC and Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds are the winners of the Scottish Cross Country Team Challenge for 2018.

The series is across three of the shorter events in the cross country season and is a team competition at senior level.

Central AC took the top place in the men’s table to land the £250 prize while Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds were clear winners in the women’s division after team success at both Cumbernauld for the Lindsays National XC Relays and Lanark for the Lindsays Short Course XC.

The points are totted up from District Relay champs as well as the two national events at Cumbernauld and Lanark.

In the men’s event, Central AC won it with 47 points from Shettleston Harriers on 44 and Inverclyde AC on 41. Cambuslang Harriers and Kilbarchan AAC were joint fourth on 40 points.

On the women’s side, Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds took maximum points with 50 to win from Kilbarchan AAC on 47 and third-placed VP-Glasgow on 45. Edinburgh AC (42) and Central AC (40) completed the top five.


Jemma Reekie and Morag Millar went 1-2 at the Lindsays Short Course XC in Lanark to land Cross Country GP points (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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There’s £4000 up for grabs in the scottishathletics Cross Country Grand Prix over six events this winter.

Two have been completed following Lanark and the British Cross Challenge event at Liverpool and the third event is fast approaching at the Lindsays District XC Champs.

Morag Millar of Central AC and Steph Pennycook of Fife AC/Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds share the lead in the women’s points table at the moment with both on 79.

Rebecca Burns of Edinburgh AC is third on 57 and Jemma Reekie of Kilbarchan and Mhairi Maclennan of Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds are joint fourth on 50 points (with each having only raced once).

Adam Craig of Inverclyde AC is out in front in the men’s division with 86 points with Lachlan Oates of Shettleston and Andy Douglas of Inverclyde joint second on 66 points.

Sol Sweeney of Glasgow Uni Hare and Hounds and Kris Jones of Dundee Hawkhill are fourth equal on 50 points, (with each having only raced once).

More details on the Cross Country GP

Adam Craig – took second place at Lanark and, after a good run in Liverpool, now leads the Cross Country GP (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Tags: Cross Country Grand Prix, Cross Country Team Challenge, Cumbernauld, Lanark

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