Lothian Running Club: Shale Trail Run 22 11th December 2022

The Shale Trail is a way marked route through West Lothian’s historic oil shale landscape. The route from West Calder to Winchburgh is 25km and provides a low level and sheltered run route.

The 25km run is open to individuals or teams of 3 splitting the run at checkpoints at Livingston Civic Centre and Uphall Station Car park. Individuals can run the 25km to Winchburgh or just 8km to Livingston. You can also run the double Winchburgh – WestCalder – Wincburgh a route of 50km or thereby.

Age limits: 50km 20yr and older , 25km 17yr and older, 8km ( and relay) 15yr and older.

Enter ( entries will close at 23:59:59 on Friday 9th December).

Club Championships 2022 Results

Results have been calculated using the SATS Performance Tables which can be found here. Any queries please email President@Falkirkvics.com . Club Championship scoring comes from your best three events with at least one track and one field event needed to count.

Congratulations to all Winners. Medals will be presented at the annual club presentation night. This will be at the Dobbie Hall in Larbert on November the 12th 2022. Tickets will be on sale soon.

East District XC relays Saturday 1st October galashiels

Not long until the first XC event of the season! All young athletes who expressed an interest in this event via the Google form should have received 2 emails with information about the event including the teams.

Information for everyone regarding course maps, parking, start lists etc can be found by following the link below


Good luck everyone!

East District XC relays Saturday 1st October 2022 Galashiels (all athletes U13 upwards)

Thank you to all of you who have returned your Google form expressing your availability for the XC season 2022-23.

Just a reminder that the closing date for the East District relays is Thursday 15th September. If you wish to be entered for this event, and haven’t already returned your google form, can you please return it by 12 noon on Tuesday 13th September at the latest to allow time for team managers to sort out number of teams to be entered before closing date. Thank you.

Link to google form is


Link to East District Relays information


HBT Junior hill race Pentlands 2022

Please see information on HBT Junior Hill Race

Event information
Hunters Bog Trotters Petlands junior hill races

Date: Sunday 25th September
Entries: Email advance entry only. No late entries or entry on the day.
Email: Meganmowbray@doctors.org.uk.

Please list the following:
Age on race day
Email contact
Race category you want to enter

Entries Open: Monday 5th September.
Entries Close: Friday 23rd September 12noon.
Cost of Entry: £1 (bring cash on the day).

U13 race: Boys and Girls 12.20
Distance 3.2km; Climb 110m. Born 2010 or 2011.

U15 race: Boys and Girls 13.00
Distance 4.9km; Climb 212m. Born 2008 or 2009.

U17 and U20 race: Boys and Girls 13.40
Distance 7.4km; Climb 326m. U17 born 2006 to 2007, U20 born 2003 to 2005. Boys and Girls races may be combined if entries allow, with any such combined race going at 13.40pm.

Parking, changing
Please travel to the event using public transport if possible. Parking is available at the Bonaly car park. EH13 0PB There will be no changing room/shower facilities. Please arrive ready to race. The walk from the bottom Bonaly car park to the start is 1km uphill, allow 20-30minutes.

Race numbers
Race numbers will be provided at registration. Please bring your own safety pins and pin your number at each corner.

The course is off road on paths of mud and grass.

The course will be clearly marked and marshalled. A sweeper will run each race. There will also be a first aid presence. Be familiar with the SHR safety rules.
You MUST bring a waterproof top and whistle and carry these during the race even if the weather is fair. Checks will be carried out on the start line. This is a compulsory race condition. No top/whistle = no run. NB if you start but then pull out, you MUST report to a race marshal or to the finish team (without running through the finish).
Please check yourself for ticks after the event.

Other park users
Please respect other park users. Please avoid disturbance to sheep. Sheep graze the moorland all year round, if you come across sheep, please give them a wide berth and do not run through the middle of the flock as this will cause stress.

There will be no race results available on the day. Race results will be posted online by Monday 26th September.

We would ask you to note and comply with the following:
Please do not attend if you are ill, have symptoms of Covid-19.
Bring your own food and drink for pre-race and post-race. No post-race water or snack will be provided.

Entry terms
In submitting an entry all entrants acknowledge that this is an off-road hill race on rough steep terrain with inherent risk.
They confirm that they will comply with the instructions of the race officials and marshals including the content of the Race Information Sheet.
They will report to a race official if they start but do not finish.
They will make themselves familiar with the SHR Safety Rules and Guidelines available at https://www.scottishhillrunners.uk/Safety.aspx .

Maps of race routes

U13 boys/girls

U15 Boys and Girls

U17 and U20 boys and girls

Two laps of the hill loop

Cross Country Availability Form 2022/2023

Please can you complete the link below for your availability for the upcoming Cross-Country Season 2022/23.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could complete this no later than September 13th 2022 by 12pm if possible as it will give us time to gather the information we require to submit the entries.

We would also appreciate any help at these events in any way whether you were able to take the Club Tent if you had space in your vehicle or as a Team Manager for the different age categories. If you are willing to help please email enquire@falkirkvics.com.

Club Clothing Order Window Closing Sunday 4th September

The order window for club clothing will be closing on Sunday the 4th of September at Midnight. Therefore if you wish to order club clothing in time for Christmas or For next year then please do so by then. There is a minimum order on various items of clothing and should items be required below this minimum order there is an excess of £10 per item. It is essential that you order the correct size as these are custom made NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS can be given. Please follow the size table below and if in doubt order a size larger because the kit comes rather tight fitting.