West Yorkshire XC League Race 4

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West Yorkshire Cross Country League 2012


Race 4- Thornes Park- Wakefield 

The final race of the league takes place this Sunday 9th December at Thornes Park in Wakefield. Information on the location and the course are available at the league website http://www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk  . The postcode of the venue is WF2 8QZ .

The results from the last race were AMAZING. It was wonderful to see so many of our athletes running and doing so well. It would be wonderful to equal or better the turn out for the last race. The presentations for the league as a whole will take place on the afternoon and we will hopefully have a lot to cheer about. As always please make sure you get there in good time, if anyone is struggling for a lift I will be taking the club minibus and have got spaces. I would love to get a photo of as many of the juniors as possible as they have all done so well. The only realistic time for this is going to be just before the first race at around 11.35. For those of you in the later races please try and get to the venue in time for this.

A few reminders:


  • Arrive on the course around 75 minutes before your race.
  • Bring plenty of layers for the juniors to wear before racing but make sure they don’t wear too much to race in. Bring spare shoes for the kids for the way home, warm clothes, flasks of hot drinks, sandwiches, snacks,  raincoats, umbrellas etc.
  • Remember your league number
  • Remember all your kit.,Club vest ,Cross country spikes ,Shorts, Lots of layers to wear to warm up in (but don’t be tempted to race in them) ,Rain coat


Safety pins (for attaching your number- we will have some if you can’t find any)

Gloves and hat

Please let your age group team manager know ASAP if you can not run.

The Start times and approximate distances for the Different Races are given below.

Under 11 Boys 1.5km 11.45
Under 11 Girls 1.5km 11.46 (a minute or two after U11B)
Under 13 Girls 3.0km 12.00
Under 13 Boys 3.5-4.0km 12.10
Under 15 Girls 3.5-4.0km 12.25
Under 15 Boys 4.0-4.5km 12.40
Under 17 Girls 4.0-4.5km 12.41 (a minute or two after U15B)
Under 17 Boys 5.0-5.5km 13.10
Senior Women 5.0-5.5km 13.45
Senior Men 10km 14.15 



Coming Up........

  • Saturday 15th December – Junior Christmas Party. Tickets are on sale on club nights at Neiley or on Sunday at the race.
  • Sunday 16th December Curly Wurly quarry runs – Junior fell races Penistone Hill country park Haworth
  • Saturday 21st  December Holmfirth Harriers Junior Christmas Handicap Races Brooklands Nursery Totties. Sign up on the board in the club house
  • Saturday 5th January Yorkshire County Championships Thornes Park Wakefield  let me know ASAP if you wish to run and have not yet given me your name
  • Saturday 26th January Northern Cross Country Championships – Knowsley – let me know ASAP if you wish to run
  • Saturday 23rd February- National Cross Country Championships. – Sunderland . Let me know if you would like to run in this too and I will put you on the list. 



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