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. (Membership forms available at: www.scottishathletics.org.uk)
Details of races are usually sent to the club secretary and copies are handed out to athletes a week or so before the event. You can also usually find details on the Scottish athletics website. It is advisable to arrive at races at least one hour before race start time in order to register, walk 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.
CROSS COUNTRY 2018-19
|Date||Event||Venue||Entry||Fee paid by|
|13/10/18||East District relays||Glamis Castle, Kirriemuir||Club||Club|
|20/10/18||East League 1||Stirling Uni||Turn up and run||Club|
|10/11/18||National Short course||Lanark Equestrian Centre||Club||Athlete/club*|
|24/11/18||East League 2||Broxburn||Turn up and run||Club|
|8/12/18||East District Champs||Aberdeen||Club||Athlete/club*|
|12/1/19||Inter-district Champs||Stirling||Selection by East District||None|
|19/1/19||East League 3||Livingston||Turn up and Run||Club|
|17/3/19||Junior Road Race Champs||Royal Highland Centre||Club||Club|
|24/3/19||National 4 stage Road relays||TBC||Club||Club|
Please note, this year, for championship events, if Scottish Athletics membership has expired when entry sent, the athlete will be withdrawn and the entry disallowed.
*Athletes in full time education do not pay club-entered race fees
For club entered events, it is the athlete’s responsibility to provide the relevant information to team managers, no information/contact then no entry, so please get in touch and tell them what you want to do!
Team managers are:-
- Mary Kerr (U11 to U17)
- Jane Waterhouse (U20 and Senior Females)
- Derek Easton (U20 and Senior Males)