Ladies and gents, boys and girls.
I’m sure that our athletes are all looking forward to the climax of the cross country season on Saturday and I hope that their preparations are going well.
We have had a handful of athletes who have had to withdraw because of injury and illness, but we have the following taking part in the National:-
Under 13 Girls – Mairi Eades – race starts at 11.45am.
Under 15 Girls – Bethany Nelson – race starts at 12.15pm.
Senior Women – Sarah Inglis, Edel Mooney, Saran Jones, Leanne Webster, Jill Horsburgh, Lynne Murray and Christine McVarish – race starts at 1.25pm.
Under 21 Men – Max McNeil – race starts at 2.00pm.
Senior Men – Scott Nelson, Kenton Jones, David Eades, Stephen Malcolm, Jim Alexander, Colin Partridge, John Malcolm, Graeme Ackland, Alan Moffat and Kenny Mearns – race starts at 2.30pm.
A map of the course together with event and important information and travel directions can be found in the Scottish Athletics website.
We hope to have the club tent and banner erected in the ‘tented village’ in front of Callendar House around 11.00am. I will arrange to collect all athletes numbers and chips from registration and take them to the club tent. You can collect your envelope containing your running number and chip from the club the tent when paying your £2 entry fee.
John Barclay, one of our new members, was first to ‘volunteer’ to assist with marshalling duties and will be involved in ‘de-taging’ athletes as they finish.
Hope to see a large turnout of lothian members on Saturday whether competing, assisting at the event or spectating.