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Vince Ashton – Webmaster
For those who haven’t entered the cross country league at the club before, we enter both the Red Rose (RR) and South East Lancs (SEL) leagues as a club then enter the names of the runners who have chosen to participate. We just charge one flat fee at the beginning of the season and if you’ve paid your money you’re automatically entered by Rachel Stoney into all the races below.
Both leagues are separate with their own prizes and you have to complete 3 out of the 4 to complete each seperate league. We also run the Radcliffe AC XC champs where you have to complete a certain number of races to qualify.
It would be great to see some new runners giving cross country a go! We won’t lie – it’s hard work but we have some excellent courses in this area and it is great winter training.
Distances are around 5k for ladies (slightly more in SEL) and 10k for men but it’s not really about the distance as conditions (mud, snow, mud, ice, rain, mud) can vary so much.
You can just enter one race to have a go – you just have to let Rachael know and pay on the day.
We are entering the Red Rose XC and South East Lancs XC leagues as usual and there are 4 races in each league. To qualify for the club’s xc championship you will need to complete any 5 of the 8 races.
If you want to qualify for the 2 separate leagues then you’ll need to complete at least 3 Red Rose races and at least 3 SEL races. Don’t forget teams count as well.
You will get 2 numbers – one for each league – and it is ESSENTIAL that you KEEP YOUR NUMBERS and remember to wear the right number to each race. Mistakes are often made at the finishes in xc so it really helps if you always have the right number. Very limited spare numbers are available. As with other club races you must run in your club vest to qualify.
It is £8 to enter all 8 races – a bargain! Rachael needs the money as soon as possible please and she will enter you. Please don’t try and enter yourself, it’s slightly different than road and fell races.
If anyone needs any further information please do not hesitate to contact Rachel either by email or phone. If you don’t have transport we can always arrange lifts. Rachael always needs help and is always appreciated with the gazebo before races.
XC Manager Radcliffe AC
Full Red Rose Cross Country information available
Saturday 29/09/12 Leigh Sports Village RR
Saturday 13/10/12 Heaton Park, Manchester SEL
Saturday 20/10/12 Witton Park, Blackburn RR
Saturday 10/11/12 Hyndburn RR
Wilson Playing Field, Clayton Hall Drive,
Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington BB5 5SD
Saturday 17/11/12 Clayton Vale, Manchester SEL
Saturday 15/12/12 Leverhulme Park, Bolton RR
Saturday 19/01/13 Leigh Sports Village SEL
Saturday 16/02/13 Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester SEL
Red Rose Junior (17 and over), Senior and Vet Men 2.15pm
Senior and Vet Ladies 1.35pm
SEL Junior (17 and over), Senior and Vet Men 2.30pm
Senior and Vet Ladies 1.50pm
Official club vest must be worn in cross country races to qualify.
The Club Cross Country Championship is made up of two local leagues and are marked (RR)
Red Rose and (SEL) South East Lancs
For further details of these races, please see the Cross Country Manager.(Rachael)