1.The Cross Country Championships
shall be held within the County of SUFFOLK.
2.The Championships shall be held on
the Sunday in Week No. 1 in each year.
3.A Cross Country Secretary shall be
elected at the County AGM. Also a Cross Country sub-committee to be formed.
4.The Cross Country Secretary will
call a Sub-Committee meeting to appoint the following;
c)Venue and Promoting Club
5.Race Referees Responsibly
Oversee all aspects of the Championships.
is responsible for;
i)The first point of contact for all
queries regarding the organisation of the Championships.
ii)On-Line Entry system is in place
iii)Race Numbers are available in
different numbered sequences for the various age groups.
iv)All returnable trophies are
returned and available on the day, order any other trophies / medals as
v)Ensure that all trophies are signed
for so that they can be collected the following year if not returned.
vi)Ensure that a results team is
available to deal with the results.
7.The Promoting Club is responsible for;
i)Agreeing any expenditure with the
County Treasurer before incurring any expenses.
ii)Booking the Venue as agreed by the
iii)Propose a course at the venue
consisting of various laps of 2Km, 3Km and 4Km. in length.
iv)Appoint a Clerk of the Course who
shall be responsible for laying out the course, advising on the marshalling and
keeping the course in good order during the championships.
v)Arrange changing facilities and
baggage storage if the car parking is too greater distance from the course.
Competitors will be advised to come ready changed in their own transport.
vi)Arrange suitable toilet facilities
for both male and female and disabled.
vii)Book the First Aid Providers for
the event and obtain a MEDICAL Risk Assessment from them.
possible, arrange for, or providing refreshments for the athletes, and
spectators to purchase.
ix)Book a public address system if
x)If possible, arrange for, or
providing refreshments for the officials, these being paid for by the County.
xi)Provide detailed course maps giving
details of marshalling positions, this being superimposed with a grid reference
for inclusion in the race program.
xii)Give a legend with the lap with all
marshalling positions that is required to complete the laps required.
possible arrange covered facilities for the results team. The results team to
arrange a race program.
xiv)CONDUCT A RISK ASSESSMENT for the
WHOLE EVENT not just the COURSE.
i) On receipt of a list of all
available marshals provided by the Meeting Manager will assign them to the
various marshalling posts around the course.
ii) Ensure that a comprehensive
Course Map is provided to all marshals, showing all marshalling positions and is
overlaid with a Reference Grid so an accurate location of any incident can be
1. With permission from the
landowner mark out as much of the course on the previous day to the
championships, leaving the taping up to race day.
2. As much of the course to be
double taped i.e. both side of the running line, long straight sections can be
marked with flags. All inside turns to be marked with stakes and tape. With more
stakes preceding the turn. Stakes and tape must be used on long curving section
to ensure that no short cuts can be taken.
3. The start must be suitable
for 200? Competitors and the first 200m should be straight before any corners.
4. The finish shall consist of
two funnels, separated down the middle with a centre control rope and
constructed from stakes and tape. The length of the funnels must be at least
5. The start / finish must be
constructed in such a way to minimise the potential for injury to
competitors, officials and spectators and any member of the public when they
have access to the course. The layout of the course shall be that
the maximum number of laps shall not exceed 3. If different laps are being
used then the shortest lap must be run first
6. The course should be laid out
so that the starts can take place without interfering with finishing
7. Due to the wide range of
abilities in the county events and the need to keep the duration of the
championships to a minimum time span, it is often required to start a race while
another is still in progress. This should be borne in mind when designing the
course to meet local conditions and timetable. Variations to the timetable are
acceptable to meet local conditions if agreed in advance with the Sub-Committee
through the Meeting Manager
11.30am Under 11 Boys &
11.45am Under 13
12.00pm Under 13
12.15pm Under 15
12.35pm Under 15
12.55pm Under 17
13.10pm Under 20
13.50pm Under 20
13.50pm Senior Men
14.40pm Under 17
After the race, clear up everything, ensuring
that nothing is left behind that could reflect on the promoting club or the
Suffolk County Athletic Association.
Submit final list of expenses to the County
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SUFFOLK CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY TO THE EVENT
1Qualifications for Entry in the Suffolk Cross Country Championships
I)Teams of First Claim members of any English Cross Country Club or
Individual First Claim Member of any English Cross Country Club are eligible to
compete in the Championships provided they meet County Qualifications.
II)Full Time Education members of a recognised School Association will
represent the school if they enter a team otherwise they can represent their
III)The team scoring the least number of points, according to the positions
in which the members of the team finish, whose positions are to count, shall be
the winning team. The positions of the non-scoring members of a team whether if
finishes all of its members or not, shall be scored in computing the totals of
the other teams. In the event of a tie on points, the team whose last scoring
member finishes nearest first place shall determine the result.
IV)Entry Fees for the year 2016/17 are £8.00 for Senior’s (over 18) and
£6.00 for Junior’s. The entry fee may change each year.
Under 11 Girls & Boys
Under 13 Girls & Boys
3Km Under 15 Girls &
Women 5Km Under 17
Women 6Km Under 20
8Km Senior Men
i)All entries must include the Full Name & Address, DoB, England Athletics
License Number and their registered Club.
ii)None Club members will be accepted, provided they meet the requirement as
laid down in the UKA Rule book Rule 9 (2).
All affiliated club members
competitors MUST wear club colours. Failure to do so will lead to
disqualification. Unless agreed by the referee at his/hers discretion.
i) Age groups for
Cross Country shall be taken as at Midnight 31st August / 1st
September at the beginning of the competition year for the for the following
Under 11 Girls
& Boys (9/10 years old, on reaching the age of 9 on the day of competition)
Under 13 Girls &
Boys (11/12 years old) Under 15 Girls & Boys (13/14 years old)
Under 17 Women
& Men (15/16 year old)
ii) Age groups for
Cross Country for the Under 20 and Senior Women & Men will be as per IAAF Rule
which is on 31st December in the year of competition.
Under 20 Women & Men (18/19 years old) Senior Women & Men (20years plus)
awards will be presented to first three finishers in each race i.e. First,
Second and Third overall. If a Master in any category were to finish in any
of the first three positions they be awarded their age category award as well as
the overall position award.
awards in all races from Under 13’s to the Under 20’s (both sexes) it will be
the first three athlete’s to finish constitutes as one team only.
Teams to consist of, Male 6 to run 4 to score, Female 4 to run 3 to score. Clubs
wishing to declare more than one team at i.e. “A”, “B” or “C” MUST do so with
the names of each team member at least 30 minutes before the start there race,
otherwise it will be taken that the first three ladies or the first 4 men home
to count as a Team.
club teams MUST be affiliated to Suffolk AA to count as a team.
age categories are,
Female F40, F45, F50, F55,
F60 & F65,
Male M40, M45, M50, M55,
M60, M65 & M70
All masters age categories are taken as age on the day of the race
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2015-16 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
10th January 2016
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MESSAGE FROM CROSS
I would like to say a big thank you for those people who turned up
on Saturday to help with the set up mainly Joe M, Chris C, Bobbie S,
Trevor B, Bob F and myself and others who I may have missed off.
Race day, I would like to thank all the marshals who turned up so
make sure the event went almost without any hitches. It was great to
see so many of you out there. I would also like to thank all those
who stayed behind to help clear up the course. You know who you are
Also I would like to thank the runners for turning up, without you
there would not be a race.
Now time to get on my soap box, if we do not have any new blood
coming into the sport
to take over from us old fogies,
YOU WILL NOT HAVE A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
None of us who organise this event are getting any younger, it’s time
for someone else to take over the reins.
COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
A LIST OF SUFFOLK COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS SINCE 1928
The county cross country
desperately looking for a
venue for the2015 County
which are due to
be held on January 10th
This is because Ickworth
Park is not allowing any
sporting events in the park
between November to February
inclusive. The two main
considerations to take into
account for a new venue are
that there is:
sufficient car parking
close by and
that courses of 2km, 3km
and 4km can be achieved.
Other factors include the
provision of adequate toilet
If anyone or a club know of
a suitable venue, can you
ether contact Joe Mower or
Failure to find a course in
time, will result in the
event being cancelled.
5th January 2014
at Ickworth Park,
Nr Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE
THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED
TO MAKE THE 2013/14 CHAMPIONSHIPS THE SUCCESS IT WAS. SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE
MARSHALLS WHO CONDUCTED THE RACES EXCELLENTLY.
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6th January 2013
at Ickworth Park,
Nr Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE
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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
8th January 2012
at Ickworth Park,
Nr Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE
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Message from Bobbie 7th February 2016
Between Walpole and Heveningham villages on the B1117. Sat Nav
postcode is IP19 0QA
Junior race (1 lap) starts at 11am. Distance 1.9 miles
Adult race (2 laps) starts at 11.15. Distance 6.2 miles
The routes are different from 2015 and don't go into the woods!!!
Parking will probably be at Hill Farm (same site as used for the
County Championships). This will be signed off the B road. Location for parking is
dependent on the weather but we don't anticipate sufficient global warming to
dry the field adjacent to the Hall to allow us parking there. The space at Hall Farm is limited,SO
PLEASE CAR SHARE IF POSSIBLE.
Any queries or for further info either email me or phone 01953
is the intention of holding a minutes silence before the start of the Senior
Race on Sunday @11.15am.
This will be in memory of Marcus Gynn from Newmarket Joggers who very sadly
passed away last week.
There will be a couple of committee members present from Newmarket who intend to
say a few words immediately before the silence.
We would ask that everyone bears this in mind on Sunday morning and respects
this small act of tribute/remembrance.
MARCUS GYNN -
Newmarket Joggers club member, Marcus Gynn, died on Thursday, after
a years battle with cancer. He loved his running and was a popular
athlete both within the club and across the wider network. Although
unable to run since January 2015, he has remained supportive of the
sport throughout his illness and has been an inspiration showing
true courage in the face of adversity. He had a love for Cross
Country and has takenpart
in the winter leagues up until this season.
Debbie, Secretary, Newmarket Joggers
The 3rd race of this year's Suffolk Winter
Cross Country League will be held atStowmarket
17th January 2016
Park, Stowmarket, IP14 3JY.
Race times and distances:Juniors,
10.45am, 1 lap course, approx. 3km.
Seniors; 11am, 2
lap course, approx. 8km.
10.40am: Junior Race(ages 11-16), this race is one loop of our
senior course, approx. 1.5 miles.
10.42am: Under 11's Fun Run(no
minimum age), this run is held entirely on the start/finish meadow, approx.
Senior Race(ages 16+), this is three loops of our course, lots of
ups and downs and
hopefully plenty of mud!, approx. 4.5 miles.
All races start and finish on the picturesque Castle Meadow, a 5 minute walk
from Race HQ.
Please note that due to limited parking space over the winter months we ask that
you please car-share wherever possible.
It will make things much easier both for us
as organisers and for you as competitors.
We'd really appreciate your support on this
As usual, homemade cakes and hot drinks will be available both before and after
We look forward to welcoming you to our event!
The 2nd race of this year's Suffolk Winter
Cross Country League will be held atWoodbridge
on 7th December 2014
Venue: Sutton Village Hall, Woodbridge
Road, Sutton, Woodbridge, IP12 3JQ
(The venue will be sign posted from the
11:00am: Junior Race (ages 11-16),
this race is a shortened, single lap of the senior course of approx.2.3 miles
11.15am: Senior Race (ages 16+), this
is a two lap course – a sandy and undulating heath land of approx. 5.5 miles
The start line is a short walk/jog
from the village hall, ideal for a warm up.
Please note that due to limited
parking space please car-share wherever possible.
Refreshments will be available within
the Village hall
Roll on December!!
SUFFOLK WINTER LEAGUE (ROUND 4)
Directions for the Heveningham Hall venue
Heveningham Hall is midway between the villages of Heveningham and Walpole.
entrance off the B1117.
postcode is IP19 0PN.
We will put runners notices on the roads locally to assist runners.
The gates to the estate open automatically. You do need to be a little patient
but they open gracefully and in a manner befitting such a grand place!!!
We anticipate that the junior run will start at 11am and the seniors at 11.15.
Parking will be just inside the gates and will be signed and marshalled.
The races take place over a mix of grass meadow and (for seniors) woodland
those contemplating spikes, both junior and senior races cross two tarmac estate
senior race also uses a concrete underpass and a wooden agricultural bridge
The course is likely to be muddy so a change of clothing is advisable.
If you require any further information please ask.