The Masters National Cross Country Championships

Hundreds of Masters athletes converged at Tollcross last Sunday for the Lindsays Masters Cross Country Championships. This year’s race hosted a record entry for the Women, with no fewer than a hundred and sixty six entries. In all, five hundred athletes entered across all age groups, from aged forty and upwards, turned out to compete.

Ladies Race

In the Ladies race, club Captain Marian Monk continued her comeback from illness with an excellent 18th place in the W50 age group.

Marian looking strong on the first lap


Charlotte McKay showed consistency and continued improvement with a 7th place in the W65 age group. Newbie Sharon Docherty ran her first cross country race a week after her first ever race! The expression of delight on her face, despite the tough course was an inspiration to all. Unfortunately, Alison Smart had to pull out with a stomach bug.

Sharon in her first cross country and second ever race!


Ladies Team Results

Mens Race

Birthday Boy Gavin Morrison, on his way to a celebratory day out to Edinburgh, ran an excellent race, finishing 10th in the M55 category.

Next in was Danny McLaughlin, who managed to pull back over 30 seconds in the latter part of the race to catch Campbell Cromar, finishing 16th and 26th  in their respective age groups.

Danny closing in on Campbell with just over a lap to go

Scot Hill once again showed his continued improvement with each race in the lead up to the Nationals. Unfortunately, Neil Lafferty had to pull out due to a last minute injury during the warm-up.

Mens Team

Results can be seen here.