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Jan
25
Sat
Northern Cross Country Championships @ Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Northern Cross Country Championships @ Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside | Prescot | United Kingdom
This is an important event in the cross-country calendar, and one which the club strongly supports. Here is a link to last year’s championships, with a mention for our very own Lydia Turner in the u17 women section. Pictures of the event can be viewed here. As this event is being held in Liverpool, a club coach will be arranged – full details will be posted on the website and on the club noticeboard once arrangements are finalised. The entry form will also be on the noticeboard, or you may email/text club secretary Val Baxter using the details given below if you will not be attending the club before the Christmas holidays (the last day for getting your name down will be the Thursday prior to the two week break over Christmas and New Year). Here are the details of the age categories and events:-

CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
  • 11.00   U17 Women 5.3K Age 15 & 16 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 11.35   Junior Women 5.8K Age 17, 18 & 19 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 11.55   U13 Girls 3K Age 11 years on day of comp & 12 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 12.10   U17 Men 5.8K Age 15 & 16 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 12.40   U13 Boys 3K Age 11 years day of comp & 12 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 12.55   U15 Girls 4K Age 13 & 14 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 1.20   U15 Boys 4K Age 13 & 14 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 1.40   Junior Men 8K Age 17, 18 & 19 years on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 2.15   Senior Women 8K Age 20 years and over on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
 
  • 3.05   Senior Men 12K Age 20 years and over on 31st Aug/1st Sep 2013
Jan
30
Sat
Northern XC Championships, Witton Country Park, Blackburn @ Blackburn, Witton Country Park
Jan 30 all-day
Our coach will be leaving from the main road outside Birtley Leisure Centre at 7am prompt – please be ready to board the coach by 6.50am at the latest.

Timetable
  • 11.00 U17 Womens Championship 4.7 Km
  • 11.25 U15 Boys Championship 4.2 Km
  • 11.45 U15 Girls Championship 4.2 Km
  • 12.10 Junior Womens Championship 5.5 Km
  • 12.45 U13 Girls Championship 3.1 Km
  • 13.00 U17 Mens Championship 5.5 Km
  • 13.25 U13 Boys Championship 3.1 Km
  • 13.40 Junior Mens Championship 7.7 Km
  • 14.10 Senior Womens Championship 7.7 Km
  • 15.00 Senior Mens Championship 12 Km


  • Parking

    Pleasington Playing Fields Tower Road BB2 5 LE (Coach parking on Preston Old Road BB2 2TP – approx 500m past Tower Road.)

    Changing facilities

    The Astro-Turf changing rooms with showers and toilets accessed off Preston Old Road and is the turning into Witton Park just before the Main Entrance on the left.

    Registration

    Registration will be in the ‘old’ Blackburn Harriers clubhouse at the side of the café and will be signposted. Team Managers ONLY to collect chips and numbers. Please note that registration will be open from 9.30 am for collection of numbers for U13 B&G; U15 B&G; U17 M&W; U20 M&W. Senior Men’s and Women’s numbers will be available from 12.30pm onwards. Event programmes and camera registration will also be located at this point.

    Presentation

    Individual presentations will take place after each race. Team presentations will be made as soon as results are available. All presentations will be announced over the PA System.

    On Course

    Any emergency announcements will be made from the PA System. Staff of Remote Medical Services and the Mountain Rescue will be on site throughout the day. Lost children must be taken to the PA area and will only be allowed to leave once staff are satisfied that responsibility has been established. The site is fully accessible to people with disabilities, the course is not. This is due to the undulating topography of the cross country course, toilets that are fully accessible are located in the Start/Finish area. Please ensure that all mobility vehicles (eg wheelchairs) remain on paths and walkways at all times.
    Athletes should both bring and wear suitable clothing and footwear. A specific site for club tents will be situated as indicated on the course map (see below)

    Travel Directions

    Directions to Witton Country Park (Blackburn)
    By road
    From the North 1 Leave the M6 at Junction 30. 2 Join the M61 3 Take the M65 Eastbound towards Blackburn 4 Leave the motorway at Junction 3 5 From M65 J3 follow ‘Blackburn’ sign to ‘T’ junction 6 Turn right on A674 7 Follow ‘Witton Country Park’ brown signs for 2.2 miles. All cars will park at Pleasington Playing Fields, Tower Road (Approx. 500m before you get to Witton Park on the left hand side.
    Parking for Coaches & Mini-Buses is on the Main Car Park at Witton Country Park on Preston Old Road BB2 2TP – approx 500m past Tower Road.

    Other Considerations

    As with all public parks, there are other park users, and athletes and spectators are asked to respect their right to use the area. The park is also a popular exercise area for walkers, joggers, dogs & owners. Receptacles will be provided for litter, please ensure that these are used and that as little debris as possible is left on site.

    The Course

    Witton Park Course Map NA Champs 2016

    Chip timing will be used. Team managers & athletes are asked to ensure that the correct chip is allocated and is securely and correctly fixed to the athletes ankle. If you have any queries please contact us at the NA office on 01924 457922 Any on the day emergency queries related to weather conditions etc should be directed to Judith Temperton (07525 045307), Arwel Williams (07795261458) or Steve Gaines (07771 660979). Weather updates and all latest information will be posted on the NA website
    Oct
    22
    Sat
    Northern Cross Country Relays @ Sheffield @ Graves Park (Meadhowhead School)
    Oct 22 all-day
    A coach has been organised and details of pickup time etc. will be published shortly. Parking details for anyone travelling by car will also be published as soon as they are available.

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    Jan
    28
    Sat
    Northern XC Champs – CHANGE IN PICKUP TIME @ Knowsley Safari Park
    Jan 28 all-day
    This is an important event in the cross-country calendar – we encourage all of our athletes to enter.

    The coach will be picking up outside Birtley Leisure Centre as usual – please arrive in time for a 6.30am departure. This is to ensure roadworks near the venue don’t cause us to miss the u17s race at 11am, also allowing time for a warmup and numbers collection. For this travelling by car, this traffic link may be useful.

    Timetable of events
  • 11.00am u17 Women 5.3K – FOUR to score for team trophy
  • 11.35am Junior Women 5.8K – THREE to score
  • 11.55am Under 13 Girls 3K – FOUR to score
  • 12.10pm u17 Men 5.8K – FOUR to score
  • 12.40pm u13 Boys 3K – FOUR to score
  • 12.55pm u15 Girls 4K – FOUR to score
  • 1.20pm u15 Boys 4K – FOUR to score
  • 1.40pm Junior Men 8K – FOUR to score
  • 2.15pm Senior Women 8K – FOUR to score
  • 3.05pm Senior Men 12K – SIX to score


  • Parking
    Parking will be within the confines of Knowsley Safari Park. There will be a £5 parking fee on arrival and that will allow access to the facilities around the car parking area. For an additional fee of £5.00 a full car can go around the Safari Drive: check on closing times.

    Changing facilities
    There are Changing Rooms situated at the front of the sea lion house for males and females. There are no shower facilities.

    Registration
    Registration will be in a large marquee in front of the main restaurant and will be signposted. Team Managers ONLY to collect chips and numbers. (See map below) Please note that registration will be open from 9.30 am for collection of numbers for U13 B&G; U15 B&G; U17 M&W; U20 M&W. Senior Men’s and Women’s numbers will be available from 12.30pm onwards. Event programmes and camera registration will also be located at this point.

    Presentation
    Individual presentations will take place after each race. Team presentations will be made as soon as results are available. All presentations will be announced over the PA System

    On Course
    Any emergency announcements will be made from the PA System. Staff from Remote Medical Services will be on site throughout the day. Lost children must be taken to the PA area and will only be allowed to leave once staff are satisfied that responsibility has been established. The site is fully accessible to people with disabilities, the course is not. This is due to the undulating topography of the cross-country course, the main toilet block that are fully accessible are located by the restaurant near to the main car park, and there are others approx. 150m before the course. In addition there are additional toilets on the road leading to the Safari Drive. Please ensure that all mobility vehicles (eg wheelchairs) remain on paths and walkways at all times.
    Athletes should both bring and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
    A specific site for club tents will be situated near to the start area and will be cordoned off.

    Travel Directions
    Access to the site is via the dual carriageway (A58) towards St Helens and is easily accessible via Jct 2 of the M57 motorway. If travelling from the North or North East most probably you would travel down the M62 to Jct 6 (M57) and follow the above directions. Knowsley Safari Park is signposted from Jct 2 of the M57.

    Dogs
    Since the 1st of June 2015, pet dogs haven’t been allowed in any areas of the safari park. They do however provide basic accommodation for your dog should you wish to bring them on your trip. Assistance dogs are allowed access to pedestrian areas but not the animal areas. They are not allowed in the safari drive for safety reasons. Please see link re kennels etc.

    Other Considerations

    We are invited guests by Lord Derby to use the grounds of Knowsley Safari Park. As with all such facilities athletes and spectators are asked to respect their right to use the area. DO NOT WARM UP TOWARDS THE AREA OF THE SAFARI PARK. Receptacles will be provided for litter, please ensure that these are used and that as little debris as possible is left on site.

    The Course
    Course maps will be displayed on the day and in the event programme. The course will be open for inspection between 0930 and 10.00am. Chip timing will be used. Team managers & athletes are asked to ensure that the correct chip is allocated and is securely and correctly fixed to the athlete’s ankle.

    Layout copy (2)

    Coursecopy
    Mar
    25
    Sat
    Northern u17 & u15 5k Road Race Championships @ Stanley Park
    Mar 25 @ 11:00 am
    If you’re interested in competing, please see your coach at the club, or contact Val (see contact info above). Full details can be downloaded by clicking on the following images:-

    u15 u17 road relays

    12 and 6 Short & long Course
    Northern 6/12 Stage Road Relay Championships @ Stanley Park
    Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm
    If you’re interested in competing, please see either Val Baxter, Tommy Millmore, Brian Bailes, Adrian Bailes, or Shannel Curtis at the club, or contact Val (see contact info above). Full details can be downloaded by clicking on the following images:-
    stages 1

    stages 2

    Course Map
    12 and 6 Short & long Course

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