Cross Country Championship 2023

Date: Sunday 12th March 2023
Venue: Beverley Racecourse, York Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8QZ
Hosted by: Beverley Athletic Club (permit applied for)

Postcode for Satnav is HU17 8QZ.

Parking

Parking can be found at the racecourse.

If you are bringing a coach it would help to inform the organiser before the event, so she can advise you on the best place to park.

Registration

Registration will take place at in reception area of the Owners and Trainers building. Team managers or a representative from each club should collect envelopes containing numbers and age group categories (to be worn on the back). Registration will open at approximately 10.30 am. Please make sure your athletes bring enough pins for both race number and age category number. Bring your own sandwiches and light refreshments. The start is a short walk of ½ a mile.

Facilities

Toilets are available at the racecourse. There are outside toilets and indoor toilets available. If using the indoor facilities, please remove muddy footwear.

Presentations

The presentations will take place in the reception area of the Owners and Trainers building after the finish of the last race, as soon as the results have been processed. Please ensure you or another member of your club stays to collect any trophies (individual or team) that may have been won. Obviously, all data has to be entered, results checked and printed, and while this will be done as fast as is humanly possible it will not be instant! Bring some sandwiches and light refreshments and chat to your fellow competitors about the great or not so great run you’ve just had!

Course

A lapped course will be used. One lap is 1.5 miles or 2.5 km.

Club Tents

An area for club tents is available on the Westwood down near the start/finish line.

Races

Race 1) Start at 12.00 noon: (All F45+, F55+ and F65+ ladies and M70+) 5 km – 2 laps.

Race 2) Start at 1.20 pm approx.: (M50, M55, M60 and M65 and F35 – 44) 10 km – 4 laps.

Race 3) Start at 1.20 pm approx.: (M35, M40 and M45) 10 km – 4 laps.

Notes:

  1. In order to shorten the ‘event day’ we have once again combined Race 2 and 3 so they will both start at approx. 1.20pm. This saves over an hour on the day.
  2. Teams are M35 – 39, M40 – 49, M50 – 59, M60 – 69, M70+, F35 – 44, F45 – 54, F55 – 64 and F65+ but individual trophies are in usual 5-year age groups.
  3. An older runner can compete in a younger team e.g., F45 in F35 – 44 team but can only count towards individual trophy if in correct race e.g., F45 in F35 – 44 team would run in Race 2 whereas all other F45’s in Race 1, so couldn’t count in individual F45.

YVAA Awards

Individuals

Men: 1st 3 M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75+

Women: 1st 3 F35, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65, F70+

Teams

Men: 3 to score M35-39, M40-49, M50-59, M60-69, M70+ (medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams)

Women: 3 to score F35-44, F45-54, F55-64, F65+ (medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams)

Shields for ‘All to Count’ teams in each team age category. A minimum of 5 runners needed to qualify in all teams. Winning team (1st 3 to count) are eligible to win All to Count if they have sufficient entries to qualify.

Numbers/registration (from 10.30 am): To be collected on the day by team managers. Please ensure your runners bring a minimum of 6 pins for numbers/age categories.

NOTE: All runners must wear club vests with age category on the back of their vest. Failure to do so may result in demotion down the finish list, if a complaint is made to the referee and it is deemed to have a possible effect on placings.

Entry

Entries to: Rob Kersey, 8 Wellhouses, Cartworth Bank Road, Holmfirth, W Yorks. HD9 2SS, on official entry form. Please enclose SAE if you wish for confirmation that your entries have been received, otherwise Rob will try and send email confirmation if you supply a legible email address. Entry forms can also be emailed to robhh1950@gmail.com.

Entry Fee: £6.00 per individual runner. Cheques payable to Yorkshire Veterans Athletics Association (in full not YVAA). Contact the YVAA treasurer by email Thomas Sharp thomas.sharp@me.com if you wish to pay by bank transfer. Or alternatively pay by card using our online form. Payment alone does not enter you for the race, you must also submit an entry form.

Closing date: Saturday 4th March 2023. NOTE: While we will try to be as flexible as possible with late entries we cannot guarantee entries after the closing date. Clubs must ring or email Rob Kersey, robhh1950@gmail.com, to check it is possible and if agreed ok, must bring a cheque or cash (in an envelope) on the day if it cannot reach him in time by post.

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