Scottish National XC 2018

Post date: Mar 5, 2018 9:55:35 PM

The 2018 Scottish National XC took place on Saturday 24th of February with strong contingent of CRC members competing in the female and male senior events. The weather was unseasonably sunny and mild, which made the conditions great for a fast run. This weather was a far cry from the 'Beast from the East' weather system that was about to hit the country the following week!

Enough of the weather...on to the running!

Jennifer Martin produced the run of the day in the Female senior event finishing an impressive 35th out of 271 runners in 43:32. Considering this was Jennifer's first time at the Nationals, and running a XC race, then it was an outstanding run. Even managed to get praise from the 'coach' Graham Crawford, who was spectating, so Jen must have done something right!

For the mens senior event the field was slightly larger with 623 competing. CRC managed to drum up 6 big bruisers for the race, which meant we would qualify for a team. Stuart McGeachy finished 95th in a time of 38:00. Garry Muir finished 178th in an impressive time of 40:08. Big Drew Dutton, just straight aff the boat, wasn't far behind in 198th in 41:00. Ewan Smith finished up in 359th in 44:47, Alisdair O'May was 520th in 50:31 and Iain McKinnon was 566th in 53:19.

For the Senior mens team event we finished 27th out of 38 teams. Not bad considering some of the opposition and gives us a target to aim for next year.

For full results click here.