Worcestershire County Cross Country Championships 2022

Date – Saturday 8th January 2022
Location – HMPSC Newbold Revel CV23 0TH
Hosts – Warwickshire AA

To be held jointly with Warwickshire AA Championships

Timetable

11:00                   Under 13 Boys                           3.0 k
11:03                   Under 13 Girls                           3.0 k
11:20                   Under 15 Boys                           4.0 k
11:23                   Under 15 Girls                            4.0 k
11:50                   U17 Ladies                                   5.0 k
12:25                   U17 Men                                       6.0 k
13:00                   U20/Senior/Master Women   7.0 k
14:00                   U20/Senior/Master Men         10.0 k

All distances are approximate.

Age Groups: As defined in UKA rules on Cross Country-rule 141.S3 apart from Masters who need to be over 40 on the day of competition.

Eligibility: UKA Rule 21 S6

  1. By birth in the County

  2. By 9 months continuous residence in the County prior to competition

  3. By 9 months service in a unit of HM Forces stationed in the County

Worcestershire is defined by the pre 1974 boundary and includes parts of Birmingham

Rules: Only first claim athletes can score in team competition

Only Clubs affiliated to Worcestershire County are eligible for team awards

Any number of eligible athletes can enter

Official Club colours must be worn

UKA Rules 143 S1 (advertising & clothing) and 143 S2 (numbers) apply

Awards: Presentations on the course as soon as possible after each event

Awards within own age group apart from the senior team awards where masters athletes will count in the scoring team

If equal team scores the first team to close will be declared the winner

Entry Fee: Masters/Seniors £7.00
All other age groups £5.00

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th December 2021
NO LATE ENTRIES.

Online Entries – https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/showentries

Contact Details For Queries:
Email: ian-joan.clarke@blueyonder.co.uk
Phone: 07913 490751

Please be aware that the area used for qualification as a County athlete uses the County
Boundary prior to 1976. This does include significant areas of South Birmingham and Dudley.
Basically, in Birmingham if you live WEST of the Birmingham to Worcester Canal then you
can consider yourself inside the Worcestershire boundary.

Clubs we must ask you to use the online entries website, this will make processing the entries
much easier and quicker for us to combine the entry lists with that of Warwickshire.
There will not be combined under17/under20 races for this Championships.

The under 20 athletes will be combined with the Senior & Masters this season, those who will
be eligible under the age categories to compete as seniors at the Inter Counties the team
managers will take this performance into account. If any under 20’s wish to contest the senior
race, please enter as a senior. They would then not be included in the individual or team result
for their age group.

Following confusion about selection criteria for the Inter-Counties XC the
following arrangements have been decided on by the County Committee:

These Championships are the main criteria for selection for the Inter Counties Cross Country
Championships.
Rita Brownlie will be present on the day and will look after the distribution of invitation forms
for the Inter Counties Cross Country.
The female acceptance forms will go to Rita Brownlie, Keith Perry will manage the male
teams.

In future on the day of the Championships when the teams are chosen all the invitation letters
will be given out to the maximum number, we can enter for the Intercounties XC, and the
wording changed to “will be considered for the Inter Counties team”.
The first five will be guaranteed selection, the rest at the selector’s discretion. The final
places will then allow for athletes not able to run on the day. It will be up to the athletes to
contact the team manager to confirm their fitness and availability and to ask if they have been
selected.

Please Note: Any Athlete not able to compete at the County Championships who wishes to be
considered for the Inter-County teams must notify the County before the day of the
Championships. No consideration will be given to applications after the event.
Note: the contact email for this is ian-joan.clarke@blueyonder.co.uk

The closing date is late in December to make it easier for athletes and team managers but there are consequences.

There will be no discussion about late entries. Please do not embarrass us and you by asking for special treatment after the closing date. The County volunteers have a lot of work to do after the closing date and only a few working days to do this in if they are to have time to enjoy the Christmas and New Year breaks