Lindsays announces four more years of support for the Scottish Cross Country Season
Award-winning legal firm Lindsays has extended its support for the Scottish Cross Country Season for the next four years.
Two years ago the company announced a partnership which created the Lindsays Cross Country Season across the winter of 2014-15 - culminating in the highly popular National XC at Falkirk.
The agreement covers six events per season - three at District level and three at National level. Lindsays say they are delighted with the success of the sponsorship so far.
Now Lindsays and Scottish Athletics have agreed to continue the sponsorship to cover the next four seasons, through to the end of the 2019-2020 winter programme.
As part of the sponsorship agreement, Scottish Athletics members and clubs are being offered an exclusive package of legal services, generating further investment in the club network.
The Lindsays Scottish Cross Country Season for this year starts with the National XC Relays at Cumbernauld Park on Satuday, 22nd October, with five more events thereafter this season.
Lindsays is an award-winning law firm offering a full range of legal services for individuals, families and businesses. The partnership reinforces the firm's interest in the sport with its backing for two-time Olympian, three-times British champion and GB international, Eilish McColgan, in an individual sponsorship deal.
Ian Beattie, the chief operating officer at Lindsays, is Chairman of Scottish Athletics and a regular ultra, marathon and half marathon runner. "We are delighted to be continuing our involvement with the Scottish Cross Country Season", he said.
"It has been really encouraging to see the levels of participation at all age groups over the last few years, a trend that reflects very positively on the hard work being carried out at athletics clubs across the whole country.
"We look forward to our continuing involvement in the series over the next four years, and I am sure we will see further growth in the numbers taking part over this period".
Claire McCracken, a corporate partner at Lindsays who specialises in sports law and is a former Scottish Record Holder for the women's 3,000 metre steeplechase, added: "We are delighted to be involved in the Lindsays Cross Country Season.
"Lindsays has a long-standing relationship with Scottish Athletics and a commitment to investing and supporting sport in Scotland. I have competed in the National Cross Country on many occasions so I recognise how important the season is to athletes and clubs throughout Scotland".