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Scottish Inter–District Cross Country Championships

Tracing the history of the Inter–District Championships has been difficult so if anyone has past results or information please send them on.

The earliest record we have is a woman's fixture promoted by the SWCCU that took place in Fauldhouse on 8/1/1972. This was an East v West match. We should remember that North athletes competed for the East at that time. Our records show that in 1986-7 Northen Ireland were competing in the race and in 1990-1 a Scottish Students team participated. This continued annually until season 1993-4 with the formation of the Scottish Athletics Federation when the North District was added as a separate team.

Many will remember a men's annual Scotland v Scottish Universities fixture in early December in the 1960s that often included the presence of a Northern Ireland team. This seniors only race continued until season 1992-3. Other teams were added from time to time like the Scottish Banks, Civil Service, Scottish Police and Scottish Local Authorities.

The SCCU East District minutes of March 1980 note a request to hold an Inter–District match. At the May meeting Ian Clifton announced that races for Senior Boys and Youths would be held in season 1980-1 on the basis of a 1 year trial. The races would be held in conjunction with the SCCU/Scottish Universities event on the 13th December 1980 at Stirling University. Junior Boys were added the following year and a Senior Championship was added in 1987-8 at St Andrews University.

One year after the formation of the Scottish Athletics Federation the events were brought together with the Championships being held at Cumbernauld on 12/12/1993.

The event transmuted into the Reebok Challenge at Cumbernauld in season 1998-99 and in 2001-2 moved to Holyrood Park. The Reebok Challenge ended in season 2002-3. In 2003-4 the race was held in conjunction with the Celtic International Series in Ayr.

It returned to Holyrood Park in season 2004-5 as part of the Great Edinburgh Cross Country.

In season 2018-9 the race moved to King's Park, Stirling as part of the Great Stirling Cross Country. The event continued at Stirling in 2019-20 and incorporated the UK Cross–Country Challenge.

 

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