The cross-country section of the club has really taken off over the last couple of years, and regularly sees up to thirty seniors taking part. The team ranges greatly in age and ability, and has won promotion through the leagues, won Vet Age Group Awards and individual awards. This certainly is an area were camaraderie and support for each other makes the club outings a memorable day out, and as we have some great bakers at the club, the cakes at the end of each meeting, makes the effort worthwhile!
The club pays an annual fee to affiliate to the Mid Lancs. Cross Country and Field and Track League. This enables any member of the club to participate in Mid Lancs. cross country and track and field events, free of charge.
The cross-country season usually starts in October and comprises of six monthly meetings, ending in March, at venues around Lancashire and South Lakes. Our cross-country captain will register any interested runners at the beginning of the season, where they will be allocated a race number to be used in each race entered. You can run in as many races as you wish or join in at any stage of the season. If you have not been registered at the beginning of the season, you can be registered on the day of the race. There is no individual cost to enter these races.
The ladies’ race covers a distance of approximately 6k and starts at 2pm, followed by the men’s race at 2:30, covering 9-10k.
Points are gained on a team, vet group and individual basis, added up over the six races to provide league positions, with the best four scores being used at the end of the season to determine final positions.
The ladies’ A team are the first three runners home in each race, and the B team are the second three. There are 3 Female Vet. Calories, 35/45/55, with the first three in each age group counting for the team.
The men’s A and B teams are the first and second six runners home. The Vet groups are Vet 40,50,60, with the first four vet 40’s counting, and first three in the Vet 50/60 teams.
Your Vet age category is determined by your age on the first race of the season.
Information about each race is send out by the Captain usually two weeks before each race, and cars and lifts organised.
Several junior members also participate in the events, with parents organising transport between them.
Order of events
(Different race times for BA Cross Challenge in Liverpool in November- see race website)
|12:30pm||u11 girls||up to 2k|
|12.45pm||u11 boys||up to 2K|
|1.20pm||u15 girls and u13 boys||3K|
|1.40pm||u15 boys and u17 women||4K|
|2.00pm||u17 men, v70 men and jnr, snr & vet women||6K|
|2.30pm||jnr, snr and vet men||9-10K|
Further details can be found on this link: http://www.midlancs.org.uk/