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The Championships this year will again be held at Horspath. To aid the smooth running of the programme, we are asking each of the T & F clubs in Oxon to nominate ONE helper for each of the four half days of the championships. This is in addition to the qualified officials they provide. We need this extra help as the two counties do not have enough officials to maintain all the events. We are agreed that these helpers will never be asked to run any event without the support of more senior officials.
The remaining medals from the County XC Races will be available for collection at the County Half Marathon (White Horse Half Marathon) this Sunday (April 8th). They will be parcelled up in individual clubs, and it would be helpful if a member of all clubs could contact the County Chairman in the Hall after the half-marathon and then distribute onwards. The delay in presenting these arises because of the cancellation of the last race in the OxMail XC series.
Inadvertently, there is a misconception in the notes for the T&F championships, relating to the U13 athletes. For Track and Field athletics, they must have reached their 11th birthday by August 31st in the competition year, and so can compete whilst aged 10. It is only in Cross Country and Road Races (including the County Road Relays) that these athletes can only compete as U13 from the day of their 11th birthday.
The Championships this year will again be held at Horspath and the final timetable and entry form available in due course. However, athletes and coaches may like to note the following:
It is essential that the length of the championships is not more than 8 hours on each of the days. This can best be achieved by removing some events (3000m, 5000m and 10000m; Steeple-chases) to other occasions during the summer.
It has been pointed out to me that the information sheet indicated that team awards for the veterans would be based on runners from all age groups; not the V1, V2 and V3 groups as occur in some county events.
Hence the first three teams in the Veteran men and women categories are:
Oxford City - 107 points (Jones 5; Richardson 9; Atyeo 21; Grant 72)
Eynsham RR - 123 points (Lewis 19; Storey 29; Pollard 36; Warburton 39)
Woodstock H - 151 points (Bolton 8; Cantwell 41; Linnell 50; Webster 52)
Attached are the results from the Junior Cross Country Championships held on Sunday 7th January 2018.
Any errors should be sent to John Sear.
Can we remind athletes to check that they enter the appropriate age group based on the date shown on the information sheet? This applies particularly for U20 athletes. The U9 and U11s races are also held under the rules that pertain for UK-Athletics; although, of course, there is no provision for these age groups in UK-A rules.
Athletes competing in the championships will need to wear special numbers so that they can be identified. These will be handed to club team managers ON THE DAY.
The XC Championships should preferably be entered online, with the cheque (NOT cash) sent separately. Please note the closing date for entries of 21st December - NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Also entries without EA registration numbers will not be accepted.
It would help the organisation of the event if mass entries from clubs were made on the relevant form. Athletes should note that entries should be listed as for their first-claim club. Entries must state whether they are born in Oxon or have been resident in Oxon for the past 9 months.
The 5Km track championships for 2017 will be held in conjunction with the Banbury Harriers Open Event on September 3rd. Entries are welcome from athletes with County qualification either through birth or residence (>9 months). In addition, entries from other athletes will be welcome.
Please enter using the attached form; clearly marking that form with the heading 'COUNTY 5KM'; and making cheque payable to Banbury Harriers AC . Medals will be given for both men and women. The closing date is 31 August.