Cross Country Championships
Note: Course Maps Amended 14 Dec 22
DATE: December 18, 2022
VENUE: The Copas Fruit Fields, Off Long Lane, Cookham, Maidenhead SL6 9RF
ENTRIES OPEN: November 1, 2022
ENTRIES CLOSED: Monday 11th December 2022
11.00: Race 1 - Senior, Masters (V35 and above) and Junior (U20) Men - 10km (8km juniors)
11.50: Race 2 - Senior, Masters (V35 and above) and Junior (U20) Women - 8km (6km juniors)
12.30: Presentation for Race 1
12.35: Race 3 - Under 15 Boys 4km
12.50: Race 4 - Under 15 Girls 4km
13.00: Presentation for Race 2
13.05: Race 5 - Under 13 Boys 3km
13.15: Race 6 - Under 13 Girls 3km
13.20: Presentation for Races 3&4
13.25: Race 7 - Under 17 Men 5km
13.40: Presentation for Races 5&6
13.45: Race 8 - Under 17 Women 5km
14.20: Presentation for Races 7&8
U13 Age 11 or 12 on 31st August 2022
U15 Ages 13 & 14 on 31st August 2022
U17 Ages 15 & 16 on 31st August 2022
U20* Ages 17, 18 & 19 on 31st August 2022
Seniors Age must be 20 or over on 31st August 2022 and under 35 on the day of the competition (born after 18th December 1987)
Masters (V35 and above) Age must be 35 or over on the day of the competition (born on or before 18th December 1987)
To be eligible to compete, an athlete must have been born in Berkshire, or have had 9 months’ continuous bona fide residency in the county prior to the date of competition (December 18th 2022), or have served in a unit of HM Forces stationed in Berkshire for 9 months immediately prior to the competition.
A student does not acquire a residential qualification by residence in Berkshire in school/college term time only.
Club vests must be worn.
*Anybody who is 20 between 1st
September January 2023 and 31st December 2023 will need to register as a senior at the County Championships, if they wish to be considered for the Senior team at the Inter Counties Championships. As that competition is held under IAAF rules, these athletes would be too old to qualify for the Under 20 team.
An athlete in the Masters age group will only be allowed to enter as a Master and not as a Senior. This also applies to team results.
Athletes are reminded to read UKA Rule G2 (21) S 6 UKA Supplement regarding county qualification, and Rule G2 (21) S 1 UKA Supplement regarding Athlete Registration.
Entries can only be made via the Open Track website. Postal entries will NOT be accepted.
People entering via the Open Trackwebsite will be emailed further details after entries have closed.
Individual Entry Fee £8.00 per athlete (for ALL Age Groups).
ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
NO LATE ENTRIES, NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY, OR REQUESTS TO CHANGE EVENTS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE, WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The closing date for entries will be 11th December 2022.
If you have any questions or queries about this year’s championships, please email Sam Whalley (email@example.com).
No entry fee – teams do not need to be entered.
Team entries will be based on individual entry classifications, i.e. Masters cannot count as seniors.
For all age groups, the first three (and subsequent three) finishes from a club will constitute a team.
Medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each age group, and members of the first three complete teams in each age group.
CRITERIA TO BE USED IN THE SELECTION OF THE BERKSHIRE TEAMS FOR THE INTER-COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Subject to the two exceptions set out below, in each age group from Under 13 to Under 20, the first eight athletes to finish at the Berkshire Cross Country Championships will be offered a place. Athletes finishing between 9th and 12th will be offered the four reserve places.
Subject to the two exceptions set out below, in the Senior Women’s and the Senior Men’s age groups, the first nine athletes to finish at the Berkshire Cross Country Championships will be offered a place. Athletes finishing between 10th and 15th will be offered the six reserve places.
The only exceptions to the above are:
- An athlete who has been selected to compete at a higher level competition than the County Championships within 10 days of those Championships (18th December 2022);
- An athlete who has finished in the first three at the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championships, who is unable to compete in the Berkshire Championships due to illness or injury.
In either of the above cases, Berkshire Athletics must be informed at least the day before the Berkshire Championships (by 17th December 2022). An athlete meeting either of these criteria will take the place of the 8th or 9th finisher, depending on the age group, who would be offered a reserve place instead of the 12th or 15th finisher respectively.