It’s the start of the cross country season and some 2241 athletes – a 20-year high figure – are due to compete for 538 teams at this year’s Scottish National XC Relays at Cubernauld House Park. The race is the first of six events making up The Lindsays Scottish Cross Country Season which will end with the National XC Championships in Callendar Park, Falkirk, on 22 February 2015.
Some of Scotland’s finest athletes are taking part at Cumbernauld, including GB international Laura Muir (pictured) who returns after her superb run last year for Glasgow University when she clocked the fastest women’s leg, and who is joined by Team Scotland colleagues Callum Hawkins of Kilbarchan AAC and Central AC’s Ross Houston. Muir competed for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in the 1500m final at Hampden, while Hawkins ran the 10,000m track final and Houston the marathon at Glasgow 2014.
Enjoy some competitive cross country in the Cumbernauld mud as clubs the length and breadth of Scotland descend on the venue for an afternoon of racing. Age group races start at 12.30pm, with the Senior Women’s race at 1.40pm and the Senior Men’s race at 2.40pm.
Entry is free for spectators.
Photography credit: Bobby Gavin.