This Saturday, 27th October, sees one of the biggest Cross Country races in the Cross Country Calendar in Scotland – National Cross Country Relays, which will take place at our very own Cumbernauld House  🙂

Team Selection
We will have over 30 Club Athletes taking part this year, Junior up to Masters 🙂

Please Note: as we unfortunately don’t have enough U15’s to support the number of U17 Athletes that wanted to take part, we have had to take the hard decision of having to ask some of U17’s who kindly agreed to take part to miss this race however with Lasswade XC, National Short Course, LAAA XC and then the West Districts XC – there will be no shortage of competitions for them over the coming month.

Event Timetable, Course Layout and Final Logistics
The following is a copy of the final timetable, can I please ask all the Athletes to be at the Club Tent at least 40 mins before their race starts, which will be pitched close to the Start/ Finish Line.

A copy of the Course can be found here.

@ Athletes – What to Bring with You
The current weather forecast looks perfect race conditions, please can you make sure you have the following with you:

– Club Vest, Shorts and four pins;
– Long sleeved Top, Club hoodie, and joggies;
– Hat, Showerproof Jacket and trousers and gloves;
– XC Spikes (if using spikes, remember to change the size of your spikes from track to XC) or Trail Shoes;
– Black bin bag to put your race clothing and spikes into, which your parents will thank you for 😉
– Pack lunch for after with a non fizzy isotonic drink.

A BIG Special Thanks to Donald Pegrum, Archie McBride, Frankie Reilly, Liz Wishart, Joanne Hart, Annmarie McCaffrey, Susan Addison (Kirkintiloch Olympians), Terry Addison (Kirkintiloch Olympians), Russel Smith (Kirkintiloch Olympians) and Norry Mod (Kirkintiloch Olympians) in kindly agreeing in helping with both the Course planning and layout  – all much appreciated!!!!

For all those running, on behalf of all the Club Coaches we hope you all enjoy the race 🙂