Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
Info for the upcoming x-country season is below:
The rules and constitution can be found at the RRXC website (click HERE). READ THEM!! By participating, it is taken that you have read AND understood them.
This year’s events are:
Saturday 11th October @ Leigh
Saturday 8th November @ Chorley
Saturday 22nd November @ Bolton
Saturday 6th December @ Rossendale
Presentation night will be 27th February 2015
The races are for athletes aged 8 (on date of the race) to Senior. Lots of mud, lots of fun and a little bit competitive. Entries are required by 1st September.
Age/Category determination rules: You must be aged at least 8yo to race…so if you are 7yo for the first three races and turn 8 before the final race, you can run in the final race only. A junior athlete’s category is taken from their age as of midnight 31st August / 1st Sept. i.e. If age 16yo on 31st Aug, they will be U17 despite the fact they may turn 17 before the first race. Senior/Veterans’ age is taken from the first race of the season competed in i.e. if you are aged 44 years at Leigh (first race), you will be V40 throughout despite a birthday after the first race.
The FOUR races are £5 (that’s for all 4 – a bargain!!), but each race entered individually is £5 on the day…it’s a no brainer to register with Nick…see below!
You MUST enter via Nick (BUH&AC Team Manager). Entries are available online but ONLY by team managers. DO NOT enter individually as you will not count for BUH&AC.
The FOUR things Nick needs to know NOW are:
-Date of Birth
-Age (on 31/8/14 for juniors, as of 11/10/14 i.e. first race, for seniors)
Register your details with him at the track or by email. Then pay NICK in OCTOBER when he has the bibs/race numbers.
Please also note the following changes in the rules from the RRXC AGM:
a) This year, the U13 race will be separate boys and girls races.
b) Athletes 65+ have the option to run in the shorter race, but do not qualify for an award, or run the longer senior men’s race and qualify for an award. Once that decision is made, it applies for the whole season.
Please also be advised that the FULL RULES can be seen at the RRXC website. If you think you will be in the mix for the prizes, then make sure you take the time to acquaint yourself with them as it is always disappointing when an athlete believes they have won a prize, but the rules say otherwise. Of note…”if a tie still remains at the totalling of points then the athlete with the lowest aggregate time of the FOUR races will be declared the winner. This will also apply to the team result as well. If neither athlete has run all four races and both have run the same three races, the winner shall be the athlete who has beaten the other twice.”