2014 Harrier Notices & Breaking News

Last updated: Thursday, 13 November, 2014 at 05:11pm
SIan Lambourn competing in the Oxford Mail Cross Country League event held at Shotover on Sunday, 7 January 2013.

Below are important notices about up–and–coming club events, requests for team members and other general information.

top <Final Round Venue Change – Chiltern Cross Country League ~ Friday, 31 January 2014

The final round of the 2013–14 Chiltern Cross Country League, originally scheduled to be held at Cottesloe School, Wing, Bedfordshire, has had to be rearranged to be held at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes owing to a late withdrawal of the use of the school facilities.

This fixture is included in the Club Senior & Veteran Cross Country Championships. Please refer to this Notice for further information.

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Dene Stringfellow

top <Rescheduled – Oxfordshire Cross Country Championships ~ Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Following their postponement earlier this month, the Oxfordshire Cross Country Championships have now been rescheduled to be held on Sunday, 2nd March at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Harwell in conjunction with the fifth and final round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League.

The timetable will be as for the Oxford Mail League races – but there will be a change in the awarding of prizes for the County Prize Winners. It is planned to award medals where possible to the first three runners in the various races immediately after the races. There will be no special prize ceremonies for the County Medals as there are already ceremonies for the awards to the Oxford Mail League Prize Winners. Similarly, the team medals will be awarded after the event, rather than on the day.

Dene Stringfellow

top <Cirencester – Oxford Mail Cross Country League Notice ~ Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The fourth and penultimate Oxford Mail Cross Country League fixture of the season hosted by Cirencester AC will take place at Cirencester Park, Cirencester on Sunday, 2 February. Please could any members planning to attend this fixture let either Angela Briscoe (01235 769214) or Gareth Smith (01235 767538) know.

The race start times will, as normal, be as follows:

  • 09:55amtbc mUnder 11 Girls Fun Run
  • 10:00am1,200 mUnder 11 Girls Fun Run
  • 10:10am1,200 mUnder 11 Boys Fun Run
  • 10:20am2,000 mUnder 13 Girls
  • 10:30am2,000 mUnder 13 Boys
  • 10:45am3,500 mUnder 15 and Under 17 Girls
  • 11:00am4,800 mUnder 15 and Under 17 Boys
  • 11:20am6,500 mWomen
  • 12:00pm8,500 mMen

The race venue is located at grid reference SO992024, off the A419 with the entrance to the estate located at grid reference SO988018, off the A419. A link to the location map is provided here. According to the RAC Route Planner the journey to Cirencester Park should take just over an hour covering a distance of approximately 37 miles.

Courses: The race courses will be the same as those used in 2012.

Car Parking: Please note that the usual fee for car parking will apply to cover the costs of hiring the park and providing the facilities including medical cover.

Restriction on MP3 Players: Please also note the restriction on the use of MP3 players introduced at the Banbury race will now hold for all future races until further notice.

Facilities: There will be toilet facilities and a refreshment van selling burgers, tea, coffee etc.

Dene Stringfellow

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