Cross Country Season

The main fixtures for the coming Cross Country Season are listed below.

Main XC Fixtures

Jan
18
Sat
2019/20 East District League 3 – Livingston
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Team Managers: TBA

Course Map (to be confirmed)

Entry is on the day, just make yourself known at the club tent in plenty of time for your race.  If possible, it’s appreciated but not required if you can let the team managers know ahead of time that you will be running.

This event is open to all club members aged 9 (born after 1/09/2008) and upwards.

Race start times are normally the same for all 3 league meets, but keep an eye out for last minute changes.

  • 12:00  – U11 Girls
  • 12:15 – U11 Boys
  • 12:30 – U13 Girls
  • 12:50  -U13 Boys
  • 13:05 –  U17 Men
    13:10 – Junior, Senior & Vet Women,
  • 13:45 – U15 Boys
    13:55 – U15 Girls & U17 Women
  • 14:15 – Senior, Junior, Vet Men

Note that the U17 Men, and Jun/Sen/Vet Women run at the same time, but the men start a few minutes earlier.  Similarly for the U15 Boys and U15/U17 Girls race

The club tent and banner will be at the start/finish area from around 11.00am where you can check-in, collect your number. Entry is free for Club Members. It is recommended that you arrive in good time to do a recce of the course and warm up before your race. 

See the East District Cross Country League page for more information about these events.

This race also counts towards the Club Cross Country Championships.

Feb
8
Sat
2020 Masters XC Championship
Feb 8 all-day
Details:

Entries:
Entry information will be made available in Autumn 2019.

Important Information for Team Entries:
Athletes who compete in a scottishathletics championship MUST be current members of scottishathletics on the day of the race.  SA numbers must be quoted on the entry form, as per UKA Rule 21. Athletes who are submitted without a valid membership or out of date membership cannot be added after the closing date.

Feb
22
Sat
2020 National XC Champsionship
Feb 22 @ 11:29 am – 12:29 pm
Details:

Entries:
Entry information will be made available in Autumn 2019.

Important Information for Team Entries:
Athletes who compete in a scottishathletics championship MUST be current members of scottishathletics on the day of the race.  SA numbers must be quoted on the entry form, as per UKA Rule 21. Athletes who are submitted without a valid membership or out of date membership cannot be added after the closing date.

Provisional Timings:

Time Age Team
1100hrs Under 13 Girls 4 to count
1116hrs Under 13 Boys 4 to count
1132hrs Under 15 Girls 4 to count
1153hrs Under 15 Boys 4 to count
1215hrs Under 17 Men 4 to count
1225hrs Under 17 Women 3 to count
1300hrs Senior Women 5 to count
1355hrs Under 20 Men 4 to count
1400hrs Under 20 Women 3 to count
1450hrs Senior Men 6 to count


Marshals:
Clubs entering are asked to provide two marshals to assist on the course.  Names and contact details for the marshals should be emailed no later than Wednesday 12th February to alex.jackson@ed.ac.uk

 

Age groups for Scottish Athletics XC 2019/20 are as follows:

  • U11  – Born Between  01/09/2008 and  31/08/2010
  • U13 – Born Between  01/09/2006 and  31/08/2008
  • U15 – Born Between  01/09/2004 and  31/08/2006
  • U17 – Born Between  01/09/2002 and  31/08/2004
  • Juniors – Born Between 01/09/1999 and 31/08/2002
  • Seniors – Born Before 01/09/1999
  • Masters – Over 40 on day of race

How to Enter:

Entries for all of the events (except for the three league meetings in Stirling, Livingston, and Broxburn) are required in advance and close either 2 or sometimes 3 weeks before each race – so get the dates in you diaries now.  Sign up sheets will be on the notice board at Craigswood for those events that require it, and if you want to run please add your name to the list.

You can also enter by e-mailing your name, date of birth and Scottish Athletics number to raceentries@lothianrunningclub.co.uk  or commenting on the relevant post on our facebook page.

Entries for the three league events are free to current club members.

The club subsidise the other races in the calendar.  The cost to the athlete for each race is £5 which you pay in advance or the day to the club’s team manager in the Club’s tent which along with our club banner will be present at all the events.  Entry for under 17’s is £3.

Please note if the club has entered you for an event and you don’t run, the full race fee is still due (except the East League events).

Team managers:

Contact colinpartridge@lothianrunningclub.co.uk to volunteer as team manager for any races.  Or for more information on what this involves.

Scottish Athletics Membership

All National, District, and League events require membership of Scottish Athletics (except U11s). As well as being a member of the club you must also be a member of Scottish Athletics to participate.  SAL fees are £5 for under 21’s and £18 for Senior Membership – full details of how to apply are on the Scottish athletics website. See Scottish Athletics Website for more details.

Club Championships

Club Cross Country Championships – The club’s annual cross-country championships encompasses a selection of races throughout the season.

East District League

East District League  – The three events are always popular with the club, and count towards the club championships.

Other Cross Country Events

Borders Cross Country

Another popular  series of events is the Borders Cross Country Series. A single one-off entry entitles you to run in any of the 6 events. Entires fill up fast.

Details are here: http://www.bordersxc.com/

Lasswade Open Cross Country

Lasswade Open Cross Country