Cross Country

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Cross country races involve fairly large numbers of runners with a wide range of ability. Anyone fit enough to run the distance can compete for the club as an individual or part of a team. (Ask your coach for advice about your suitability for competing.) All athletes run in Club Vests and must be members of Scottish Athletics – see our Membership page for details.

Details of races are available from your coach. You can find also event details in the Events Calendar on the Scottish Athletics website. The cross country season runs from October each year, culminating in the Scottish National Championships in February.

It is advisable to arrive at races at least one hour before race start time in order to register, walk the course and warm up. Races start EXACTLY on time. Warm clothing is essential and a change of clothes for wet weather is a good idea. Races are very rarely cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.

There’s more detail in our Cross Country Young Athlete Information Guide.

Club junior cross country series

The club organises a series of introductory cross country races for juniors each winter. Details are published on our Twitter and Facebook (Central AC and Central AC Members and Parents) pages.

Club championships

The club organises a club championship each year, normally on the weekend before the National Championships.