#Muddybrilliant! Run Stirling ready to roll out the UK Cross Challenge

Butchart Liverpool

The five nations descending on the city of Stirling will bid for cross country glory in the Home Countries and Celtic XC International events as around 3000 take part in the Run Stirling event at Kings Park from early on Saturday morning. 

The start-lists, timetable and other important information can be found on the  Event section page with the various championships incorporated into the British Cross Challenge, which is back in Scotland for the first time in 16 years.

The Run Stirling event is taking place thanks to a partnership between scottishathletics, Stirling Council, EventScotland and host club Central AC  – with Great Run staging the Great Castle Run 7.4k trail race.

The international  teams are packed with talented athletes and include pictured Olympian Andrew Butchart (handicap -6.9), as well as Mhairi MacLennan (handicap 0.4), Jamie Crowe (handicap -5.8),Jonny Glen (handicap -5.6),Lachlan Oates (handicap -4.9),Annabel Simpson (handicap 0.1), Fiona Brian (handicap 0.7), and Nynke Mulholland (handicap 0.9),  for the host team.

Kristian Jones (handicap -6.0) and Fionnuala Ross (handicap 0.1) are set to compete for Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. There are a number of other GB international athletes on the start-lists such as Emily Hosker-Thornhill (handicap -0.6), Kate Avery (handicap -0.7), Ellis Cross (handicap -5.3), Adam Hickey (handicap -5.7) and Jenny Nesbitt (handicap -1.5).

Further details here.


Course map is below: