THE CLUB & THE NATIONAL XC CHAMPIONSHIP

Updated: 2010-02-17
The Scottish Cross Country Championships are one of the country’s oldest athletic events, first held at the now defunct Lanark Racecourse in 1886.

Since then and the present location at Callander Park,Falkirk the event has been staged at a variety of venues including, football grounds, rugby parks, school playing fields, golf courses even army barracks, the list goes on.

As this is an historic and major event in the Scottish athletics calander i feel a record should be kept of every athlete who represented the Lothian Running Club at the event since the club was inaugurated in 2000.

If the club wishes i intend writing up a year by year inventory of everyone who has ran listing the year, their placing and in their age groups
It will take a bit of time to put it all together but i am sure it will be of value and interest in years to come and can be archived in a special section on the club website, and be added to and updated every year.

As a small taster to the 2010 event on Saturday here are 1 or 2 pieces of club history at the event i hope to include in the eventual compendium.

MEDAL WINS [INDIVIDUAL]
GOLD: ASHLEY TONER [UNDER-13 GIRLS]2001.
SILVER: SARAH INGLIS [UNDER-20 WOMEN]2009.
BRONZE: JEMMA TONER [UNDER-15 GIRLS]2003.
BRONZE: SARAH INGLIS [UNDER-17 WOMEN] 2007.
BRONZE: SARAH INGLIS [UNDER-17 WOMEN] 2008.
MEDAL WINS [TEAM]
SILVER: JEMMA TONER-LAURA BANN-ASHLEY TONER [UNDER-15 GIRLS 2003.

HIGHEST CATEGORY PLACINGS
UNDER-13 GIRLS: 1st ASHLEY TONER 2001.
UNDER-13 BOYS: 19th ROBERT INGLIS 2003.
UNDER-15 GIRLS: 3rd JEMMA TONER 2003.
UNDER-15 BOYS: 12th TRAVIS SINCLAIR 2003.
UNDER-17 WOMEN: 3rd SARAH INGLIS [2007 & 2008]. UNDER-20 WOMEN: 2nd SARAH INGLIS [2009]
UNDER-17 MEN: 14th ROBERT INGLIS 2008.
UNDER-20 MEN: 20th ROBERT INGLIS 2009.
SENIOR WOMEN: 5th EDEL MOONEY 2009.
SENIOR MEN: 7th IAIN DONNAN 2007.

HIGHEST TEAM PLACINGS
When Applicable]
UNDER-15 GIRLS: 2nd 2003.
UNDER-15 BOYS: 8th 2002.
SENIOR WOMEN: 10th 2009.
SENIOR MEN: 8th 2005.

Any feedback as to whether this would be worthwhile doing or just a waste of time, or any other suggestions would be welcome.
sfenton@ymail.com

Shane Fenton