25 November 2009

Cross Country Notes/Fixtures

Noel's notes and comprehensive list of the various league and championship races taking place this winter

Nov 28th MLL Liverpool (Sefton Park)

Note that if you attend this you will need to get a number from the MLL tent

Dec 5th Cumbria HL ( Keswick)

Fitz Park was badly affected by the recent floods (90% underwater and damage to paths etc.) Even so Keswick think the cross country can go ahead OK. Even so you should check that the races/venue are OK before travelling.

Dec 13th Cumbria County Ch Barrow

EF on reverse. The event is also a selection race for the Inter-County Ch at Birmingham. If you want to run for Cumbria, you should enter - even though you are not able to run at Barrow. Cumbria is likely to need runners at u17 and u20 level.

You do not need a county qualification to compete in the under11. Guests are allowed in other races.

Dec 19th MLL Burnley (Townley Park)

You will need to use the number you had at Crooklands. Townley Park is on the SE side of Burnley

Jan 9th Cumbria HL ( Carlisle)

Bitts Park was badly affected by the 2005 floods, but not apparantly by the recent events. To get to the course take the road to the side of the castle and follow the signs for the Sheepmount.

Jan 9th Lancashire Championships Witton Park Blackburn

see below for location.

Jan 16th MLL Blackpool

The Cumb schools champs is on the same day (at Sedbergh)

Jan 23rd Northern Championships Blackburn

Entries for this must be made in advance. Closing Date Dec14th You can only enter through the club- not as an individual If you want to run, please contact me asap.

Take the A677 from M6 at Preston turn to left past a school on top of hill leads down to Witton Park. There are no under 11 races but you can run in u13 if you are 11 on the day of the race.

The course has a feature known as “the saucer “ - a climb up a fell type hill with a run down cumulating through a farm gate and often very muddy.

Feb 13th MLL Hyndburn

At Clayton le Moors turn left at the crossroads/lights

Feb 27th English Championships (Roundhay Park Leeds)

You do not need to qualify to enter this. It is a similar race to the Northern but with more runners. Again no under 11 races.

The Start of the races, especially the Senior Mens, is one of the great sights of Athletics.

Dallam once managed to field a team finishing 158th team out of 162.

Contact me if you want to compete.

Mar 6th MLL Barrow

Same venue as County Champs

March 13th Inter-Counties.

No venue fixed as yet, but the West Midlands is the most likely. Probably further away than Nottingham, but easier to get to.

Noel Hakeman 01434 321385 Email: noelh@cybermoor.org.uk