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Scottish Cross Country Championships

The men's Scottish Cross Country Championship was first held at Lanark Racecourse on 27th March 1886 when it was organised by the SAAA Sub-Committee of Management for National Championships. Two bodies, the Scottish Cross Country Association and the Scottish Harriers Union held separate National Championships over the next few years until the formation of the Scottish Cross Country Union in 1890. The Scottish Cross Country Union changed its name to the National Cross Country Union of Scotland in 1904 and back again to the Scottish Cross Country Union in 1964.

The Junior Championship was started in 1891 as a separate race open to any athlete or any age who had not finished in the first three of the District Championships or been a member of a winning team in the District Championships. From 1903 to 1949, the separate race was dropped and the Junior Championship awarded to the first Junior in the Senior race. In 1950 a Junior was defined as 21-18 and a new separate Championship introduced to replace the old notion of a Junior. The Youths Championship first appeared in 1933, the Senior Boys in 1958 and the Junior Boys in 1968.

The inaugural general meeting of SWAAA took place on 25th September 1930 in Glasgow. The Daily Record of 13th December 1930 reports that 13 teams had entered for the first scottish women's cross country championship at Bothwell with the start next to the Uddingston cricket ground and tea and prizes in the Labour Exchange. The race (an 8*1 mile relay) was won by Shettleston Ladies (61.35) by about 100 yards from Dundee Hawhill Harriers (61.40) and Maryhill Ladies (62.10). They recieved the Daily Record Trophy which has since been used for the Team Race Championship. The Shettleston team consisted of N. Aitken 7.03, B. Anderson 7.30. J. Stewart 7.54, C. Harvey 7.4, M. Smith 8.09, N. Hutchison 7.17, S. Rogan 8.14 and B. Boyd 7.40. The 13 competing teams were Bellahouston H, Clydesdale H, Dundee Hawkhill, Greeock Wellpark H, Kilbarchan AAC, Kilmarnock H, Lochwinnock H, Maryhill H, Monklands H, Penicuick H, Plebain H, Shettleston H and Teviotdale H.

A Women's National Cross Country Championship took place in 1932 with N Robson of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers winning the race. A recent Clydesdale Harriers publication refers to this race as the 2nd Championship which we interpret as meaning as acknowledging the existence of the season 1930/31 Relay. From the 1990-1 Programme it looks like the U17 and U15 Women's Championships started in season 1962-3 with the U13s in 1965-6.

The formation of the Scottish Athletics Federation saw the amalgamation of the men's and women's Championships in 1993.

Results

Individuals
U13
U15
U17
U20
Senior
Teams
U13
U15
U17
U20
Senior
Team Members
U13
U15
U17
U20
Senior
         
   
   
         
         
   

 

Junior Men's Individuals 1890-1 to 1948-9

Junior Men's Teams 1890-1 to 1901-2

Junior Men's Team Members 1890-1 to 1901-2

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