Constance Nankivell and Duncan Robinson are our current leaders in the Cross Country GP (photos by Nathan Brown and Bobby Gavin)
The Scottish Cross Country Grand Prix is now at the halfway stage – with two events remaining in the four-race series.
There’s £4000 up for grabs for Senior athletes as we seek to encourage our best athletes to compete in major events over the 2022-23 winter.
And the indications are that the contests may be even closer than in recent years with only a few points separating the top five in both the women’s and men’s divisions.
Constance Nankivell of Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds leads the way for the women with 67 points following the Lindsays Short Course XC and the Lindsays District XC events.
Following Constance in the table are four women each with 50 points – Megan Keith (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds), Holly Page (Carnethy HRC), Catriona MacDonald (Bellahouston Road Runners) and Catriona Graves (Highland Hill Runners).
Duncan Robinson’s victory in the West District XC at Kilmarnock has propelled the Giffnock North AC athlete to the top of the men’s table with 77 points.
Tom Graham-Marr of Central is just a single point adrift on 76 and his club-mate, Ben MacMillan, is currently third with 72.
The top five for the men is completed by Callum Tharme of Strathclyde Uni on 66 and Hamish Hickey makes it three Central AC athletes in the top five with 65 points.
Next up in the XC Grand Prix is our Inter-District XC Champs at Scone Palace in Perth on Saturday 14 January.