This Saturday, 26th 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 26 Club Athletes taking part this year from Junior up to Masters 🙂 Angela McCafferty has kindly agreed to be the Team Manager for the event – primarily for the Junior Athletes 🙂

Event Timetable, Course Layout and Final Logistics
A copy of the final timetable can be found here, 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 the following who have all kindly agreed to help prior and throughout the day of the event – all much appreciated – especially to the Club Sprints & Hurdles Coaches 🙂

Course Planning Prep: Donald Pegrum, Archie McBride & Frankie Reilly

Course Roll-out: Archie McBride, Frankie Reilly, Shona McMonagle, Amy McCabe, Annmarie McCaffrey, Susan Addison (Kirkintiloch Olympians), Terry Addison (Kirkintiloch Olympians), Russel Smith (Kirkintiloch Olympians) Vive Fraser (Kirkintiloch Olympians) and John Duffy (Kirkintiloch Olympians);

Course Marshalls & Car Park: Donald Pegrum, Archie McBride, Liz Wishart, Lewis Wallace, Gillian Tobin, Andrena Wallace, Stephen McCafferty, Rob Kennedy, James Wallace and Luke McCabe.

For all those running, on behalf of all the Club Coaches have a great run and we all hope you all enjoy the race 🙂